$750 or £500 Gaming Rig, Opinions please. Tags: Homebuilt Cooler Master Build Systems Last response: November 17, 2011 5:11 PM in Systems Share HappyKirky November 16, 2011 10:58:28 PM This is going to be my first Build from scratch so I just wanted some opinions on my current build plan. I plan to use this PC for some pretty heavy gaming. CPU: Intel i3-2100 3.1GHz 3mb Cache http://www.ebuyer.com/254976-intel-core-i3-2100-3-10ghz... GPU: Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB DDR3 Overclocked Dual Fan Edition http://www.ebuyer.com/232853-gigabyte-gtx-460-oc-1gb-gd... MOBO: MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) P67 ATX Motherboard http://www.ebuyer.com/261288-msi-p67a-gd53-b3-p67-socke... Memory: 2x2GB G Skill 1600MHZ (9-9-9-24) http://www.ebuyer.com/240501-g-skill-4gb-2x2gb-ddr3-160... Case and PSU: CoolerMaster Silencio 550 with CoolerMaster GX 550W PSU http://www.ebuyer.com/267881-coolermaster-silencio-550-... Extra Case Fan: CoolerMaster HAF 120mm http://www.ebuyer.com/254078-coolermaster-high-air-flow... HDD: I am using my old HDD until prices start to fall http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-ST3160812AS-RK-Barracuda-... What do you think of that build? All opinions are greatly appreciated. P.S: I would have liked to have got an i5-2500k, but due to my lack of funds I will wait until later to upgrade to an i5. In the futue I hope to add: Another GTX 460 in crossfire A 1000W PSU i5-2500k An SSD boot-up drive Then overclock the S**t out of it! Good Plan? More about : 750 500 gaming rig opinions r0aringdrag0n a b B Homebuilt system November 16, 2011 11:09:55 PM Go with the i5 2500k straight up, you're using $750 for this comp, anything over $700 and I'll put a i5 in. HappyKirky November 16, 2011 11:15:04 PM The i5-2500k is about $225-250 while the i3-2100 is $135, is it really worth $100? Btw im converting £ to $ as im British so these prices may seem steep to you as electronics over here are more expensive than in the US. Related resources Need Some Opinions on These 2 HTPC/Gaming Builds (Budget:$500~$750) - Forum Opinions/Advice on ~$1,500 Gaming Rig Build - Forum Feedback and Opinions on Parts for First Gaming Rig, Please - Forum Opinions on these parts for a new gaming rig please! - Forum Gaming Rig Opinions Please - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer r0aringdrag0n a b B Homebuilt system November 16, 2011 11:27:10 PM Oh yeah, it's worth it. I have the i5 2500k and I have boot times of like 10 seconds (and I don't even have a SSD). If you can, definitely get the i5 2500k. HappyKirky November 16, 2011 11:30:45 PM Thanks for the reply, If I get a i5-2500k I would need a larger PSU right? r0aringdrag0n a b B Homebuilt system November 16, 2011 11:36:19 PM Nope! The i5 is the same as the i3, a 95W CPU, although you might want a higher Wattage PSU if you plan to SLI. HappyKirky November 17, 2011 5:01:10 PM Ok, cheers, does the rest of the build look ok to you? Andre2807 November 17, 2011 5:11:21 PM Your build looks decent. However if you magically have a $70 lying around, you can get the Asus Maximus Gene Z if you are into overclocking. Although it's m-ATX... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedcan someone please suggest parts for a budget gaming rig that can paly hight end games like bf4 and cod ghost under $500 Forum My gaming rig part list, opinions please. Forum SolvedHi-End Intel Gaming Rig - Opinions Please Forum SolvedNew build: REVISED. Opinions on this strictly gaming rig please Forum How's my $750 Gaming Rig? Honest Opinions! Forum $500-600 New/upgrade gaming rig, opinions/suggestions Forum NEED HELP New Gaming Rig keeps locking up OPINIONS PLEASE Forum SolvedGaming Pc rig Around $400 give opinions on my parts please Forum SolvedNeed help building a $750 gaming rig PLEASE! Forum Gaming Rig...opinions/comments please Forum SolvedPlease HELP finalize my ~$1,500 Gaming Rig Forum Solved$500 gaming rig (rate / advise please!) Forum Fair gaming rig, opinions and suggestions please. Forum SolvedGaming rig trying to stay at $500 mark need a little guidance please Forum SolvedOpinion on CPU for this Under $500 Budget Gaming Rig Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !