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    Help with building new pc

    Budget: £1,500 (including monitor)
    What can be reused: Nothing
    Country: UK

    Hey guys, I want to build myself a new pc and I got a list of items in mind but just wanted some people with more clue then me to check it and see if I'm getting the best things/deals. Cheers

    Manufacturer: Coolermaster
    Model #:
    Name: Coolermaster CM 690 II Lite Black Mid Tower Computer Case
    Link if possible: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coole...e-sata-w-o-psu

    Manufacturer: Corsair
    Name: Corsair Memory XMS3 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 9 Dual Channel Desktop
    Speed: 1600
    Size: 8GB (2x4gb)
    Link if possible: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-%...-9-9-9-27-165v

    Manufacturer: Intel
    Name: Intel CPU Core i7 2600K Unlocked Sandy Bridge Quad Core Processor
    Speed: 3.4GHz
    Link if possible: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel...che-95w-retail

    Manufacturer: Corsair
    Name: Corsair CMPSU-650HXUK HX 650W Modular Power Supply
    Wattage: 650W
    Link if possible: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-...et-fan-atx-v22

    Manufacturer: MSI/NVIDIA
    Name: MSI 1536MB GeForce GTX 580 Twin Frozr II/OC NVIDIA Graphics Card
    Link if possible: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1536m...es-%28plus-bf3

    Manufacturer: Gigabyte
    Name: Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H Intel Z77 Socket 1155 Ivybridge Ready Motherboard
    Link if possible: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigab...hdmi-micro-atx

    Hard Drive 1:
    Manufacturer: OCZ
    Name: OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD
    Link if possible: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120gb...0mb-s-85k-iops

    Hard Drive 2:
    Manufacturer: Seagate
    Name: Seagate 1TB SATA 3 ST1000DM003 Performance Hard Drive OEM
    Link if possible: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-s...he-8ms-ncq-oem

    Operating System-
    Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
    Bit: 64bit

    Sound Card-
    Manufacturer: Asus
    Link if possible: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-...e-ampifier-oem

    Network Card-
    Manufacturer: Edimax
    Name: Edimax EW-7612PIn 300Mbps Wireless 802.11 b/g/n PCI Express Adapter
    Link if possible: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/edima...xpress-adapter

    Manufacturer: Acer
    Name: Acer 21.5" LED Monitor Full HD 1920x1080 HDMI/DVI/VGA 120M:1 250cd/m2 5ms ET.WS1SE.013
    Link if possible: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/215-a...1-250cd-m2-5ms

    Optical Drive:
    Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
    Name: SATA 22x DVD Writer SAMSUNG SH-S222BB/BEBE
    Link if possible: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/samsu...sata-black-oem

    CPU Fan:
    Manufacturer: Antec
    Name: Antec KUHLER H2O 620 CPU Liquid Cooler
    Link if possible: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/antec...plus-am3-3plus

    2x fans: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120mm...-and-long-life

    hope all the info needed is there, would be awsome to know if there are better things I could get in my price range, the stuff linked above came to £1,300. Also do people in the UK know if there are places cheaper then scan.co.uk ?

    Thanks in advance


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    The Lightbringer Jakexe's Avatar
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    Best I could give is to drop the i7 to an i5 and get a bigger moniter. Assuming it's a gaming machine there's no real difference.
    i7 4790K @ 4.7GHz 1.35V || Asus Z97 Hero VII || MSI Gaming X GTX 1080 || 32GB Corsair Vengence 2133mhz || 128GB+500GB(x3) SSD (PRO/EVO) || 2TB+4TB WD Blacks || Corsair HX-850W || Custom Water Cooling - xspc ex140 w/ noctua NF-A14 - xspc rx360 - xspc photon 270 w/ D5 - primochill acrylic tubing & ghost fittings -
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    Thanks Jakexe, forgot to mention I wont get a bigger monitor then like 21.5 or 22 as I'll be getting a second one later. Don't like massive monitors anyways

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    Looks pretty good, but as said above, for gaming there is no difference between 2500k and 2600k, but there is a price difference, could use that money for something else
    But ofc if you do a lot of video editing, rendering, or use some other program that utilizes virtual cores well, then you could aswell go for 2600k.
    | i5-4690K @ 4.5GHz | R9 Fury Nitro |

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    Minnesota eh
    This is what I would do. For ~100 less you are getting better performance all around.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.29 @ Ebuyer)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK-140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler (£52.97 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£109.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£39.96 @ Amazon UK)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£72.34 @ Ebuyer)
    Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£103.34 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£320.99 @ Dabs)
    Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case (£69.41 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£90.93 @ Maplin Electronics)
    Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£13.67 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Monitor: ViewSonic VX2253mh-LED 22.0" Monitor (£116.64 @ Dabs)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£68.85 @ Ebuyer)
    Total: £1220.38
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-04-28 21:38 BST+0100)

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    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£320.99 @ Dabs)
    Might aswell go for the 7970 then, for a few extra bucks. If OP doesn't think that's overkill ofcourse!
    CPU: I5 2500K @4.5ghz (1.285v), CPU cooler: Corsair H100 push/pull GPU: MSI R7970 Lightning @1200Mhz, Case: Corsair 650D, Ram: 16GB Corsair vengeance, Mobo: Asrock Z77 Extreme4, PSU: Corsair TX650M, SSD: Samsung 830 128GB, HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB SPU: Xonar Essence STX

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    ahh wow thanks alot hapylol, list looks great

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