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June 14, 2011 5:46:55 PM

Hi all, I'm looking to build a Casual Gaming HTPC.

Budget Range: Max £600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Listening to music, watching HD films, gaming.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, case

Case: Silverstone GD06

Motherboard: Must have USB 3.0 as the case comes with two 3.0 ports.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Ebuyer

Country of Origin: UK

Parts Preferences: i5 Sandybridge

Overclocking: No

Would love some input from you guys.


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a b 4 Gaming
June 14, 2011 6:11:36 PM

heres a kickass gaming system with a 60gb ocz ssd boot drive (will give great boot times), it can be removed or downgraded if you want to save some cash tho:
June 14, 2011 6:51:55 PM

Looks a good setup, I think I need to be more specific.

The case I want costs £100, this has to be factored into the budget.

So perhaps cheaper graphics card.

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a b 4 Gaming
June 14, 2011 7:19:36 PM

ok heres another:

still has an SSD, still has great performance just an ATI5770 instead, and a 320GB drive (and 32gb boot drive SSD)

or without the SSD altogether, and with a gtx 460 and the first rig:
June 14, 2011 7:32:59 PM

May i just ask; what case are you thinking of buying for this build?
June 14, 2011 8:16:59 PM

CasualNinja said:
May i just ask; what case are you thinking of buying for this build?

A Silverstone GD06 GD05 or GD04, probably will end up with a GD04 on further thought.

June 14, 2011 10:33:18 PM

I'm not sure you need an i5 for what you're looking for. i3 should be plenty for gaming and you don't even need a graphics card if you don't game. If you're willing to switch to i3 you can get some savings that way.
June 15, 2011 9:49:50 AM

I thought an i5 was overkill too, but I'm looking to do a little bit of future-proofing.