Jul 22, 2012
Approximate Purchase Date: next week

Budget Range: £400-450 / $600-650

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Office, editing
Parts Not Required: mouse,monitor,keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Country: UK

Parts Preferences: amd/intel micro or Midi tower for "22inch 1024x768 at minimum

Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: No

Additional Comments: I dont need a show off pc just enough to play on. At least be able to play crysis 2


here are some suggestions:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G870 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor (£54.98 @ Novatech)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£45.30 @
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£29.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£40.20 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£161.74 @
Case: Cooler Master Elite 371 ATX Mid Tower Case (£29.94 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£36.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive (£15.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £415.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-23 23:10 GMT+0000)

the pentium will be just enough for crysis 2 though a 2GB card will help if you want higher settings; i struggled to get 45 FPS will a 550ti 1 Gb with anything about "medium" settings. the PSU is a bit small but it will allow you to upgrade to any sandy/ivy bridge cpu and graphics card with one 6 pin power connection actaully it has a 6+2 pci power connection but i don't know about using a 8 to 2x6 pin adapter . . .

but like i said its just some suggests to help you see what you may want to look at.

If you're playing at 1024x768, this rig will max out every game in existence for a long time. This rig will do well at 1920x1080 as well.

The motherboard has a front USB 3.0 header, but the case does not support front USB 3.0 (it does have front USB 2.0). A similar case with front USB 3.0 is about £10 more expensive just to have 3.0 on the front instead of just in the back :)


Here's an interesting build. I'm looking at a similar setup, though I already have the Caviar Black and a PSU. It's all from AMazon and it's 100% free delivery.

The total is £453. Couple reasons for some of the choices. The i3-3220 is basically useless for over-clocking so went with a cheaper B75 board. You loose out on the SRT feature and overclocking for CPUs & RAM but again with the 3220 it doesn't matter. And since you won't be overclocking, no need for an aftermarket cooler.

You could pare down the price even more if you've got your own HDD and/or PSU you could use. The Cooler Master one is only an 70 PLUS but should be fine at 500W.

Western Digital 500GB Hard Drive - Caviar Black - Western Digital

Cooler Master 500W 12V Elite Power 500 Power Supply Unit - Coolermaster

ASRock B75 Pro3-M Motherboard (Socket 1155, Intel B75, DDR3, S-ATA 600, Micro ATX, Instant Boot, AsRock XFast LAN and XFast USB, AsRock APP Charger) - ASrock

Crucial Ballistix BLS2CP4G3D1339DS1S00CEU 8GB (4GB x2) DDR3 Memory Kit - Crucial

Intel Core i3 3220 Dual Core CPU ( 3.30GHz, Socket 1155, 3MB Cache, Ivy Bridge, 55W, Intel HD Graphics 2500, Advanced Vector Extensions) - Intel

Xigmatek Asgard ATX Midi Without Power Supply Black - Xigmatek

LG GH24NS90.AUAA50B 24x SATA Bare Internal DVD Rewriter - Black - LG

Sapphire 11200-07-20G Graphics Card (2GB, HD7850, GDDR5) - SAPPHIRE

Subtotal: £453.18


Jul 22, 2012
Thank you for the quick answers but i have to give it to Quilciri though amazon dont have the ram in which i took the Corsair CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9; had to change the case to Riddley's because of amazon (i don't want to spend time creating accounts on different websites)
total amount = £435.71 shipping included