Need to chop £200 off this £800 gaming build!

Hey guys

I'm building 2 computers, 1st one for me with a budget of around £800. 2nd one for a friend with a budget of around £600 (he could be pushed slightly higher if it means the difference between good and bad :D).

I've put together a spec for the £800 one below, but need some advice!

1. thoughts on this build? anything I could do to improve?

2. i'd quite like to keep a similar build for my friend so need help shaving £200 off the parts below, whilst trying to keep it as good as possible ;)

They're both going to be used primarily for gaming.

* I'm unsure as to the case and am very open to suggestions here!


Mobo: Asrock P67 EXTREME4 V3 - £131.46

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K - £164.00

RAM: G-Skill 8Gb 1600MHz - £64.63

GPU: Gigabyte HD 6950 2GB - £194.99

PSU: Corsair 750W HX Modular PSU - £109.98

H/D: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - £41.79

DVD: Sony Optiarc AD-5260S 24x DVD±RW - £14.99

Case: CM Storm Scout Case - £74.03

TOTAL : £795.87


Thanks for reading, appreciate any comments and help =)
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  1. you can cut 30 by going to 4 GB of ram, you dont need 8 for gaming, You can also shave some money off by getting a 600W PSU, 750 is overkill and you could get by with a 550W but 600W to be safe. you could also save like 10 or 15 switching to a haf 912 or other cheaper case.

    To really shave off 200, you will need to abandon the i5-2500K and go with an AMD build.
  2. thanks for the replies sleapeasy

    i like the idea of cutting back on the ram, psu and case. my friend is keen to stick with the i5-2500k however. i had been thinking of a downgrade of the GPU to an 6850 and perhaps buying a cheaper motherboard? what are your thoughts and recommendations?
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