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£500 - £600 I5 2500k custom pc

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August 21, 2011 5:12:21 PM

I have a budget of around £500 - £600 and am in desperate need of a new computer, and since im into technology and its apparently cheaper i have decided to build my own one. I will be playing fps games on the systems and also games like wow and starcraft. I also will be doing video editing on after effects and sony vegas and some 3d work in cinema 4d (very little and not complex things e.g. 3d text or intros) , with this in mind does anyone know what parts i should get on top or different to the ones i will state below, thanks reece

... and also is it worth overclocking with my build if not should i just get the 2500. I will not be needing a monitor or a mouse/keyboard just windows 7 which ive found for around £70

i5 2500k
(not sure on a motherboard)
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 CPU Cooler
EVGA Nvidia GTX460SE SuperClocked 1GB 192-Bit GDDR5 Graphics Card
Windows 7
LG GH22NS50.AUAA 22x SATA DVDRW Drive
(not sure on case what it to look quite nice as well , as is an added bonus)
Corsair TX Series, 650 Watt - (wasn't to sure on this)


Finally what are the cheapest website or shops to get these from and many thanks once again.

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August 21, 2011 5:16:09 PM

You could save yourself some money and get a 500w PSU which would be plenty for a single GPU build.

Best UK websites: www.scan.co.uk, www.ebuyer.co.uk
SCAN especially do some fantastic "Today only Deals" where you can find yourself saving a fair amount.

Also to note - you haven't included a HDD (hard disk drive) or RAM in your build list - do you already have these?

Rough Build Idea for you here:
Processor: i5-2500k (£161) EBUYER
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 (£15)
Motherboard: Asus P8P67 LE Rev3 Intel P67 (£70) SCAN
RAM: Not Required
GPU: XFX HD 6870 900MHz 1GB GDDR5 (£140) EBUYER
Optical Drive: LiteOn iHAS124-19 24x DVD±RW (£14) EBUYER
HDD: Seagate ST31000524AS 1TB (£40) SCAN
Case: Casecom Shiny Black Mid Tower Case (£20) EBUYER
PSU: Corsair 500W CX (£45) EBUYER
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (£70) EBUYER

~ £575 total



Maybe able to get some cheaper deals from SCAN's TODAY ONLY DEALS
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August 21, 2011 5:48:10 PM

AdrianPerry said:
You could save yourself some money and get a 500w PSU which would be plenty for a single GPU build.

Best UK websites: www.scan.co.uk, www.ebuyer.co.uk
SCAN especially do some fantastic "Today only Deals" where you can find yourself saving a fair amount.

Also to note - you haven't included a HDD (hard disk drive) or RAM in your build list - do you already have these?

Rough Build Idea for you here:
Processor: i5-2500k (£161) EBUYER
Motherboard: Asus P8P67 LE Rev3 Intel P67 (£70) SCAN
RAM:Corsair Memory XMS3 Classic 4GB DDR3 1600 MHz (£25) SCAN
GPU: XFX HD 6870 900MHz 1GB GDDR5 (£140) EBUYER
Optical Drive: LiteOn iHAS124-19 24x DVD±RW (£14) EBUYER
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB (£40) SCAN
Case: Casecom Shiny Black Mid Tower Case (£20) EBUYER
PSU: Corsair 500W CX (£45) EBUYER
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (£70) EBUYER

Maybe able to get some cheaper deals from SCAN's TODAY ONLY DEALS


I already have 8gb of corsair vengeance ram and was thinking on the same hdd you picked or a 1tb caviar black or blue wd hdd
August 21, 2011 6:12:03 PM

AdrianPerry said:
Oh right ok so take off £25 for the RAM and you've got a total build price of £575 there

EDIT: Also this HDD, slightly better than Spinpoint (SATA III instead of SATA II)
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-seagate-st31000524as...


also scan's deals of the day are great value what do you think of the i5 system build today as i can always send back my vengeance ram as only order a few weeks ago , also some of the motherboard cpu and ram bundles look very appealing thanks for the heads up :) 
August 21, 2011 6:37:05 PM

I actually had a look at that build for a friend since all that would be needed is a graphics card.

Im unsure of the quality of Xclio PSU's but other than that its a pretty solid build for £470. If you returned your RAM, bought a ATI 6870 and an aftermarket CPU cooler your looking about the same price (£600 ish).

Either option would work :) 
August 26, 2011 12:54:38 PM

Thanks for all your help, im still not sure on a graphics card, anyone know a really good graphics card between around £100 - £130 (preferably)
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