New Gaming PC build you decide for me!

waqi11

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Hello,
im thinking of building a new computer for gaming, video editing and multi-tasking while playing games e.g. going on the internet etc. i saw some builds for the best config and was wondering if you guys could help me choose the components. i have a £870 budget which is around $1,415. im looking for this computer to be able to play BF3 at least on high on multiplayer. i have everything i need mouse,keyboard and monitor.
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so you want to be able to game and video edit at the same time? for 1400 that will not be a problem i know i can surf the internet while playing on my system with no problems cpu load never goes above 35-40% while playing bf3 on ultra @ 1440x900
 
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£162.74 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£35.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.99 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£233.95 @ Dabs)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case (£51.97 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£89.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£59.94 @ Aria PC)
Total: £828.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 15:40 GMT+0000)
 

waqi11

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so this will allow me to max out BF3 while surfing (multi tasking and skypeing)
 

jonjonjon

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you left out a couple important details. are you planning to overclock? do you need an os? both of those questions will have a serious effect on what you can get for your budget. and without knowing those we are just guessing. also get a ssd.

how much video editing do you do? if you are serious about it you might want to consider the 3770k with its hyperthreading. but it really depends on if you use anything that take advantage of hyperthreading.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£163.94 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.60 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£53.99 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£69.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (£233.95 @ Dabs)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case (£51.97 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer
Total: £781.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-04 19:04 GMT+0000)
 

waqi11

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jonjonjon

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today's games don't use hyperthreading so it wouldnt help you in gaming. i wouldn't worry about it costing you FPS either. the real problem is its £76.05 more and you would have to decide if you would use the hyperthreading enough to make it worth it.

even though its a 660 review you can look through the graphs to see what kind of FPS you can expect depending on your resolution.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_HAWK/8.html