jacktb123

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Hey everyone, I have £550 to spend on a new PC. I already have a monitor to use, but its a TV I play on my xbox with. I think itll be alright for now, but if you want to know its name its a 19" UMC TV with a built in DVD Player, dont know its exact Product number or anything so yeah.It plays at 1920 x 1080. I need my PC to be able to play most games at a decent FPS and it needs to be fairly upgradeable. The only things I need are mouse and keyboard, but I can find a cheap bundle for £15 quid for now. If anyone could help me id be very thankful of them.

Preferences:

CPU:
Intel

Case(In order of priority, high to low):
Good cable management,Drive bays facing sideways,Window

Ill experiment with a few builds but I dont really know what to choose.
 

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It doesnt help me at all. I need to know a good setup that will play the games at my settings and I have very little knowledge of doing so.
 
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/pB8q
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/pB8q/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/pB8q/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£144.05 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£71.58 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£29.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£50.16 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£159.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.95 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £545.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Try this, with a quad core i5 intel ivy bridge and a MSI GeForce GTX 660 OC Twin Frozr : http://tpucdn.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_Twin_Frozr_III/images/perf_oc.gif
 

jacktb123

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Thanks for this, recommend any websites I could buy all of this from, it will be a lot easier from one shop but i dont know which one to go to.
 

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This looks great too, I would love to have either of the PCs but because I am on a tight budget your one does it better for me as it comes in under-budget so I can change it a bit and add some stuff to it(Better case(Would a Corsair 200r be good or a Sharkoon T9/T28?) and a keyboard/mouse).

Thanks for both the options.
 
From only one shop :

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/pBiV
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/pBiV/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/pBiV/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£149.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£62.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£29.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£59.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£159.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£49.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Total: £552.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
 
Another one only amazon.co.uk :


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/pBmH
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/pBmH/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/pBmH/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£144.05 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£71.58 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£31.15 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£57.96 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£161.88 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£39.54 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £546.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
 

jacktb123

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Heres my PC build then.

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor
Motherboard: MSI ZH77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer
Total: £560 with delivery

It looks great, and with the i3 I wont have to upgrade soon, maybe in a year or two when there is a new generation of cpus out and I went with the HD 7870 because my motherboard can handle crossfire and not sli, so im safe there if needs be, but the only things left to upgrade now are getting an SSD and then just little things.
 
That psu wont do for crossfire the 7870 need 2 x 6 pin and for crossfire will be 4x6 pin, that psu only has 2x6 pin, the build from overclockers.co.uk is much better in my opinion.
In three years there will be another gfx cards that will be more powerful than adding another card, crossfire or sli will be pointless.
With the i3 when games start using 4 cores for real that cpu will be gone, the i5 has more future.
Newer cpu intel generations will come with a different socket, so you'll have to buy new cpu and mobo again...
 

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True, but I do plan to upgrade to an i5 in the future. Also for crossfire, I will just buy a new PSU aswell and I knew I wouldn't be able to do it.
 
Why not just buy it now, the price difference isn't that much, doesn't make much sense spending twice when you can get it now, and for the crossfire like i said when the time comes its better just to switch for a newer card for e.g : in the future like a 9xxx series from amd or 8xx or whatever series nvidia the mid cards will beat the crossfire setup(i bet it will) and its a trend that with a newer generation the less power consumption so that psu will be fine.
Crossfire setups doesn't do 100% scale have micro-stuttering problems and headaches with the drivers.
 

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The price difference isnt much in the builds,but I have £550 without shipping full stop. I would love to go for that extra power but I cant. I also have upgraded the case for ease and and so it makes it even more expensive. I really would like to go for the i5 but it is impossible with the budget I have and the parts I want to choose but the haf 912 is a lot better for me than a cheaper case and I need some peripherals.

Changes:

Swapped HD 7870 out for a EVGA GTX 660
 

jacktb123

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This is not true as I went onto amazon and it cost me £576 because I need a optical drive aswell and a keyboard/mouse which you did not include in the price.
 
Oh i was doing only with the setup for the site overclockers and didn't know that, but anyway people already give a hint on what you should choose, either i3 or i5, h77 mobo, 7870 or 660 gtx, etc.
Now its up to you.