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    Looking to get a new PC.

    Alright so i'm fairly new to the whole custom PC scene, so I've not really got much of a clue what to look for. I'm looking to get a custom PC from one of those places like PC specialist (Just saying it as it's the first one that comes to mind) but I don't want to overclock it, or waste money on unnecessary parts and as a lot of people here on MMOC are vets when it comes to the internals of a computer, I'd appreciate the help!

    I want a computer (no monitor needed) That'll be capable of playing TERA at fairly high graphics, with no FPS issues.

    I want to be able to record my gaming, again, with no FPS issues.

    I wouldn't really want to spend over £700, but if it is for some sort of major upgrade I don't mind splashing out a bit more.

    Cheers, and hope someone can help!

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    Minnesota eh
    This is what I would recommend. If you must get it below 700 you can drop down to an i3-2120 CPU.

    I would highly suggest saving up about 70 GBP and get an MSI 7850 video card.

    Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£165.74 @ Ebuyer)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£109.99 @ Dabs)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£37.28 @ Maplin Electronics)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£82.20 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card (£130.42 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case (£69.41 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: OCZ 500W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£47.55 @ Ebuyer)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£13.11 @ Amazon UK)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£68.85 @ Ebuyer)
    Total: £724.55
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated 2012-04-24 17:58 BST+0100)

    If you don't need windows included in this let me know and I should be able to improve it.

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    I'll need Windows too
    Is the MSI 7850 going to make much of a performance loss compared to the XFX Radeon?

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    Dec 2010
    Minnesota eh
    For Tera @ max graphics yes. The 6870 is a generation old, while the 7850 is new.

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