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 ).
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!
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.
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?