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Build Advice £800 Gaming PC - Suggestions Welcome

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Leitchy, 29 Aug 2011.

  1. Leitchy

    Leitchy Member

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    Hello,

    It's finally time to retire my old Core 2 6600 and 8800GTX bundle which has happily lasted me from the past 4 or so years.

    With the likes of Skyrim/Battlefield 3 coming out soon, I would like your suggestions on a build list no more than £800. An SSD upgrade would be nice as my Windows boot but can ultimatly live without if it affords me a longer lasting system (Can upgrade later to an SSD). Current Resolution is 1650 x 1050 with no near future plans to go larger. I'm not shy of trying an overclock!

    I already have the following list which won't require upgrading:
    • 2 Monitors
    • Keyboard/Mouse
    • 2 * 1.5TB storage drives used in mirror Raid
    • DVD Writer

    Thanks!
     
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  2. oliverrr

    oliverrr New Member

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    £155- Intel i5 2500k
    £103- Msi P67A-GD53
    £180- Msi Gtx 560 Ti Twin Frozr||/oc
    £82- 64gb Crucial M4
    £82- Antec HCG-750 High Current Gamer 750W
    £192- Silverstone FT02B-W Case

    :) £6 short :)
     
  3. Farting Bob

    Farting Bob New Member

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    Is gaming the only thing you really stress any componant? Also you say you use 1650x1050 but have 2 monitors, do you have a multi-monitor setup?

    I would suggest something like the 2500k CPU (you can get cheaper, but not much with SB), a cheap P67 board (MSI and Asus are my choice right now), A GTX560 or 6870 GPU. These will run any game at max settings on your resolution. Any higher is a waste unless you plan to upgrade the monitor.

    8GB of RAM because its cheaper than tap water right now.

    A case you like the look of.

    A 1 or 2TB Samsung F3 drive, or Western Digital Black. Both are excellent drives and very good value for money.
     
  4. aNuclearPidgeon

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    Really? Almost £200 on the case instead of adding more power to the gfx card? :/
    You could cut a little off the case and spend it on this GTX 570
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1280...-40nm-4000mhz-gddr5-gpu-770mhz-shader-1540mhz
     
  5. mucgoo

    mucgoo Well-Known Member

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    Bulldozers less than a week away so wait before picking up 2500k
     
  6. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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  7. Leitchy

    Leitchy Member

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    Hello all,

    Thanks for the help so far.

    It is correct that I have 2 monitors, but my main widescreen is the 1680 res and don't plan to upgrade that any time soon.

    £200 for a case. Unless I was exhibiting the case in my hallway for visiotrs to wow at, I think this may be a little high safe to say :)

    Interesting point about Bulldozer Mucgoo. How does this new chip line actually compare to the i5/i7 range? I guess if anything it will help drive prices down on the Intel lines, but not sure how long I can wait for this to happen.
     
  8. mucgoo

    mucgoo Well-Known Member

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    Apart from rumours and questionable leaks little is known.
    It seems as though it will be a worse performer core for core but it should push down prices.
    You've waited 4 years so what is one more week?

    Look at the fractal r3 £70 for a discreet quiet case.
     
  9. Blazza181

    Blazza181 SVM PLACENTA CASEI

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    I like the Zalman Z9 Plus case. Plenty of room, fans and ports, for just over 40 quid.
     
  10. David164v8

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    I'm building a pc like this soon, mine is pretty much the same except I'm using an NZXT Phantom :3
     
  11. MrGumby

    MrGumby CPC 464 User

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    If i was upgrading now id hold on for amds new chips. Then see how the market is. Ram is really cheap now so get some fast 8gb stuff 1600mhz min. I have the msi GTX560Ti and its fine at 1920x1080.
     
  12. Bede

    Bede Well-Known Member

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    My rig, without the SSD, cost just over £700. With the SSD it's about £800, so take out the SSD and get yourself a 570 and you'll be set :)
     

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