Mid-range build £800 Tags: New Build Systems Last response: September 30, 2010 9:58 AM in Systems Share MeatInACan September 29, 2010 10:25:07 AM Hi guys, Helping a friend put together a system. He's looking to spend around £800, doesn't need a monitor, keyboard or mouse. After doing a bit of reading around I've come up with this tentative list, any opinions would be welcome. CPU: Intel Core i7 860 MOBO: ASUS P7P55D iP55 RAM: Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz GFX: MSI GTX 460 HAWK OC Edition 1GB HDD: Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB PSU: Corsair 650W TX Case: Antec 900 DVD: Samsung SH-S223 CPU fan: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Thanks in advance. More about : mid range build 800 gkay09 September 29, 2010 10:35:43 AM ^ If it will be a gaming build, then drop the CPU to i5 760, and upgrade the mobo to P7P55D-E Pro which supports SLI, would allow the option to add 1 more GTX 460 later on... http://www.ebuyer.com/product/229999 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/194854 And get this PSU - Is modular and has required power connectors for 2x GTX 460s http://www.ebuyer.com/product/191826 infernox_01 September 29, 2010 1:04:10 PM any specific reason you went for the msi hawk gtx460? for a few quid more you can get a sapphire HD5850. http://www.ebuyer.com/product/199655 you could save some money by buying from scan. heres the i5 760 for £146. http://www.scan.co.uk/products/Intel-i5-760-S1156-Lynnf... heres a Asus P7P55D EVO Intel P55 Express 1156 Motherboard for £132. http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Asus-P7P55D-EVO-Intel-P5... if you want a gtx460 heres a msi cyclone gtx 460 1GB for £170. http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-MSI-GTX-460-Cyclone-... or theres a slightly cheaper gigabyte gtx 460 1gb OC for £164. http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-Gigabyte-GTX-460-OC-... Related resources $800-$900 Mid-Range Build - Forum Need Help Building $800 Mid-Range PC - Forum Mid-Range sub $800 Gaming Build Last Min Clarification. - Forum Lowrange to Midrange gaming build (600-800$) - Forum Midrange system for around $800 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer batuchka September 29, 2010 1:21:42 PM I am with *the philosophy* of infernox - GTX 460 is of course a great GPU at its price range.....if u tight for $$ for a gaming config that is. 800 quid u could easily hit a HD 5870 infernox_01 September 29, 2010 3:28:02 PM im not sure about the 5870 but he could definately go for the gtx470. palit/xpertvision gtx470 for £211. http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1280MB-Palit-GTX-470-40n... Asus GTX 470 Graphics Card for £229. http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1280MB-Asus-GTX-470-V2-4... batuchka September 30, 2010 9:50:21 AM 775 quid with a nice Noctua cooler in asteldian September 30, 2010 9:58:27 AM If you plan on going with 2 cards in the future I rate the GTX460 as a better choice than the 5850. Having said that, if you can afford a 5870 or GTX470 in the build then I would seriously consider them Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumSolved[First-Timer] Homebuilt Mid-range PC with budget of $800 ForumSolvedMidrange build for Titanfall and Valve Games. ForumSolvedIs my mid-range gaming build too restrictive for possible future upgrades? ForumSolvedAdvice on a $500-$800 midrange future proof system. ForumWTS: Midrange Gaming Comp (GTS 250, AMD Phenom II 3.2GHz, 8 gb ram, 128 GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD, Blu-Ray RW, 800W PSU) $650 ForumSolvedNew Mid-Range Gaming Build ForumMid-Range gaming Laptop Under $800 ForumSolvedMid-range gaming config, first time build. Can this be improved? ForumSolvedAdvice for PC Build: Midrange NextGen PC Gaming Build ForumSolvedHelp with a mid-range build ForumSolvedMid-range PC build - compatibility with old PSU? ForumSolvedAny glaring issues with this mid-range gaming build? ForumSolvedIs This a good mid-range Gaming Build? ForumSolvedIs this a good mid-range gaming build? ForumSolvedWould this be a good mid-range gaming build? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !