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shoulderbloop

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Hey there, I'm looking to build a nice custom PC, mainly for gaming and I require your help. I've had a look myself and selected a few custom builds, although my knowledge is limited compared to you guys. I'll show the builds I have selected and then I shall ask for your suggestions on what I should get. Budget: Around £800, give or take £50. Thank you all.

PC 1:
Case
COOLERMASTER ELITE 311 BLUE CASE

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-3570 (3.4GHz) 6MB Cache

Motherboard
ASUS® P8Z77-V LX: USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs, ATI®CrossFireX

Memory (RAM)
8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (2 x 4GB KIT)

Graphics Card
2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 650 - DVI, mHDMI, VGA - 3D Vision Ready

Memory
500GB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD5003AZEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)

DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

Power Supply
450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan

Processor Cooling
Super Quiet 22dBA Triple Copper Heatpipe Intel CPU Cooler (£19)

Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

Network Facilities
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs

USB Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 4 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS

Operating System
Genuine Windows 8 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)

Monitor
AOC 18.5" WIDESCREEN LED TFT - 1366 x 768, 5MS, D-Sub, DVI-D (£69)

Keyboard & Mouse
Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 for Business (£15)

Mouse
LOGITECH® OPTICAL USB MOUSE (£5)

PC 2
Case:
Cooler Master Elite 430 Case

Processor:
Intel Core i5 3570K Processor Overclocked to up to 4.5GHz

CPU Cooler:
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler

Thermal Paste:
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste

Motherboard:
Asus P8Z77-V Motherboard

Memory:
8GB PC3-10666 1333MHz DDR3 Memory (2 x 4GB sticks)

Graphics Card:
Chillblast NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 1024MB Graphics Card

1st Hard Drive:
1000GB 7200RPM Hard Disk - 6Gbps

1st Optical Drive:
24x SATA DVD-RW Drive

Power Supply:
Corsair Ultra Low Noise 600W PSU

Sound Card:
Sound Blaster Audigy SE PCI

Operating System:
Windows 8 64 bit

Cable Management:
Standard Chillblast Cable Management

Primary Monitor:
21.5" AOC E2250SWDNK TFT Monitor

Keyboard and Mouse:
Logitech Cordless Keyboard and Mouse


Sorry for it being a a bit unorganized, but thank you for reading and feel free to suggest any builds that cost around £800.
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iammykyl

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Hi shoulderbloop, Posted Image
Please consider the configured build.
Gone for a better performing GPU, a larger monitor as the one selected for games would not be the best size.
Lowered the specs for the CPU, this will still play your games but some not at ultra settings. This would be the only part you may need to upgrade in the future.
Not included a keyboard and mouse. It is always better to visit somewhere you can try them out before buying.

The case is listed on CPP and priced, but link to a retailer not available.

Build, > http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/VoAm
Case, > http://www.staticice...c GX 700&spos=3 You could also search for your parts on StaticIce.
If you had any parts from another compute you could reuse, it would save some money.
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Veeg

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I would personally go with an i5 3570k,and it is only 5 bucks more on newwegg.com
Just provides even better performance..
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iammykyl

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Hi.
Just to clarify. Prices shown are in Pounds Sterling and the i7 would cost an extra £79.20 and as already just over budget, using the i3 in the build was the better option versus lower specs on the other parts.
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iammykyl

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Gday.
How is your selection going? An update would be appreciated.
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