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Old 01-27-2011, 01:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello I've been looking to build a new gaming rig for a while and I was wondering if anyone could help me as I've been out of the hardware loop for a while. Im looking to build it from a budget of around 750-800 and will not need any peripherals. I'll be using it for gaming mostly.

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Old 01-27-2011, 01:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you looking to overclock? The new Intel CPUs are really decent it at it, but you need a premium CPU and premium motherboard to overclock them (adds about 40-50 to the price, then another, say, 30 for a decent cooler).

You say you don't need any peripherals, does this include monitors?

Also, when are you planning on buying it?

I'm just putting together a few builds.
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I don't need a new monitor and i don't mind either way on the overclocking
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CPU - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/intel...-cache-95w-oem
Motherboard - Scan.co.uk: Asus P8P67 Intel P67 Express Socket 1155 Motherboard
RAM - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/8gb-(...-9-24-xmp-150v
GPU - Scan.co.uk: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 1GB NVIDIA Graphics Card - 01G-P3-1371-ER
HDD - Scan.co.uk: Samsung 1Tb Spinpoint F3 Hard Drive - HDD - HD103SJ
ODD - Scan.co.uk: Samsung SH-S223L/RSMS DVD Writer, SATA, Lightscribe, Retail
PSU - Scan.co.uk: Corsair TX CMPSU-650TXUK 650W Power Supply (PSU)
Cooler - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/scyth...amd-cpu-cooler
Case - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/coole...r-case-w-o-psu

Total - 774

Went for 8GB since the price of RAM dropped amazingly in the past couple months.

Any questions? Remember that I can help you put it together and OC it, if you need/want. (for other readers, note that we know each other :P)
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Seeing as intel dropped the ball with the motherboards could you please do me another build intel or amd i don't mind.
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If you're only going to use the one HDD, which I imagine is true for you, then you should probably just get this build.
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A great bundle that you should probably go for.
Scan.co.uk: Intel CPU Core i5 2500K Unlocked Sandy Bridge Quad Core Processor OEM - CM8062300833803

If you bookmark the link, it lasts about a week, despite being in the Today Only section.
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