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£600ish New Build - Advice Wanted

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October 11, 2010 7:21:43 PM

Right, so here's the deal.

After starting working full time once finishing my A Levels, i am looking to build a gaming PC as my current laptop and PC are lagging behind on old tech (PC's still running AGP and a 3.00GHz Single Core) so as you can imagine, upgrading is kinda out of the question as other parts are failing anyway.

I was looking to build a new PC from the ground up, and aim to spend around £600, and obviously, the lower the better, and at this moment in time, my only set request is that the Antec Lanboy Air is fitted into that budget. And i know, sitting pretty at £130/40 it's quite a large chunk of the PC. So i guess what i really want to know is, can i still build a PC capable of WoW on High/Full and games such as Starcraft 2, Left 4 Dead 2 and Team Fortress 2 on High/Full Graphics (All at 1900 x 1200 Preferably)

Heres what i've looked at so far

CPU
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP...
Core i5 760 (2.80GHz Quad)
OR
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/185941
Core i5 650 (3.20GHz Dual)

GFX
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/230556
GeForce GTX 460 (768MB)

Case
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/236178
Antec LanBoy Air (Yellow)

Motherboard
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/189288
Gigabyte GA-H55-UD3H H55 Socket 1156 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard

Memory
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/240298
Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz Dominator Memory

Storage
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/124228
Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATAII

Optical Drive
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/165168
Sony AD7241S 24x DVD±RW DL & RAM

Power Supply
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/200490
Coolermaster GX 750W PSU - 6x SATA 2x PCI-E 80plus Certified

I know the price is a little over what i said, but im not building for another couple of months, so the price will drop.

Any suggestions?




October 11, 2010 7:45:00 PM

What i didn't add...

Approximate Purchase Date: 1st December 2010


Budget Range: £600ish


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, email, watching movies, music/itunes


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, operating system

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Ebuyer, Overlockers, Scan

Country of Origin: UK

Parts Preferences: Intel i5 CPU

Overclocking: Willing

SLI or Crossfire: Probably not

Monitor Resolution: 1900 x 1200

Additional Comments: The case is kind of a big deal for me...
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