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    New Gaming PC Help Please!!!

    Hello there, Ive recently come into a bit of money and finally have the chance to get a decent gaming PC.

    Im looking to get a PC which can run all the top end games (BF3 , Crysis 2 etc etc ) ideally in the highest settings.

    I have a budget of £1000 - £1500 so any ideas and suggestions people may have would be brillant!!!

    Thanks in advance

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    I'll try. These are configured in my opinion and you can freely tweak it :]
    add screen or key board or anything and change cases.
    Also if you'll want to have multiple GPU you'll have to upgrade the power supply


    Case
    COOLERMASTER SILEO 500 QUIET MID TOWER CASE

    Processor (CPU)
    Intel® Core™i7-2700k Quad Core (3.50GHz, 8MB Cache) + HD Graphics

    Motherboard
    ASUS® P8Z68-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
    3GB AMD RADEON™ HD7970 - DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable

    Memory - 1st Hard Disk
    1TB SEAGATE Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s HDD, 32MB Cache (7200rpm)

    1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
    24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

    Memory Card Reader
    INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT

    Power Supply
    600W Quiet 80 PLUS Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£59)

    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

    Configure here http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/comput...ndy-bridge-pc/

    £1,283.00 inc VAT

    Or


    Case
    InWin CENTINAL BUC BLACK GAMING CASE

    Overclocked CPU
    Overclocked Intel® Core™i7-2700k Quad Core(3.50GHz @ max 5.00GHz)

    Motherboard
    ASUS® P8Z68-V/GEN3: PCI-E 3.0 READY, SLI, CROSSFIREX

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

    Graphics Card
    3GB AMD RADEON™ HD7970 - DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable

    Memory - 1st Hard Disk
    1TB SEAGATE Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s HDD, 32MB Cache (7200rpm)

    1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
    24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

    Memory Card Reader
    INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT

    Power Supply
    CORSAIR 650W ENTHUSIAST SERIES™ TX650 V2-80 PLUS® BRONZE (£69)

    Processor Cooling
    COOLIT ECO II A.L.C ADVANCED LIQUID COOLER (£59)

    Thermal Paste
    ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND (£9)

    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

    £1,389.00 Configure here http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/comput...5-overclocked/


    Choose your own case
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    With or without a monitor?

    This is just about as top end as it gets for gaming.

    Case
    COOLERMASTER CM690 MKII ADVANCED CASE Pick your own case in this price bracket and you wont go wrong this si just my personal choice.
    Processor (CPU)
    Intel® Core™i7-2600 Quad Core (3.40GHz, 8MB Cache) + HD Graphics just about top of the resonable price ranged stuff, good enough for gaming
    Motherboard
    ASUS® P8Z68-V/GEN3: PCI-E 3.0 READY, SLI, CROSSFIREX Good Motherboard, room to add in a 2nd GPU in the future should you want to
    Memory (RAM)
    8GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 4GB) You could up this to 16 GB but 8GB is more than enough for now.
    Graphics Card
    3GB AMD RADEON™ HD7970 - DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 CapableFastest single card out, can't really see any games pushing this one for a while.
    Memory - 1st Hard Disk
    2TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD2002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm) Could put in a 120GB SSD and a 1TB caviar black. SSD's are very quick but very expensive.
    1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
    24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
    Memory Card Reader
    INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
    Power Supply
    CORSAIR 850W ENTHUSIAST SERIES™ TX850 V2-80 PLUS® BRONZE (£99) Enough to add in a 2nd 7970 in the future should you need to
    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
    6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD
    Operating System
    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
    Office Software
    FREE Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 (Limited functionality Word & Excel)
    Anti-Virus
    BULLGUARD INTERNET SECURITY - FREE 90 DAY TRIAL
    Warranty
    3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)
    Delivery
    STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
    Build Time
    Standard Build - Approximately 10 to 12 working days
    Quantity
    1

    Price: £1,389.00 including VAT and delivery.

    Configure Here: http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/comput...ndy-bridge-pc/

    If you need a monitor etc then the above spec can be tuned down a little, even if you just wanted to save money you could drop many of the components down a notch and still have an amazing gaming rig. As it stands that is going to give you the maximum possible FPS but it is at the top end of your budget.

    Come back with comments and we can tweak it as needed.

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    big thanks for the suggestions.

    Mantadog im really liking the look of that setup is a standard size monitor going to bump the price up alot?

    would it be worthwhile getting the Intel® Core™i7-2700k Quad Core (3.50GHz, 8MB Cache) + HD Graphic ??

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    Have you seen the 2 ready-designed builds PCS recommend for BF3? They on the main site somewhere. I would base ideas on those if I were you.

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    Do you need monitor, keyboard and mouse?
    CM Storm Trooper - Intel I7 2600 @3.4 - Asus P8Z68 V Pro - 16Gb Kingston Hyper X Genesis 1600Mhz - 2X 2GB EVGA GTX 680 Superclocked SLI - Corsair HX1050 - Noctua NH-D14 - 120GB Corsair Force GT SSD - 128 GB Corsair Force GS SSD - 1TB WD Caviar Black - 2TB WD Caviar Green - Asus DX - Lamptron FC 5 V3 - NZXT HUE LED Controller - Tritton Ax Pro - 2X IIyama 24Inch - CM Storm Quickfire TK - Razer Imperator

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    At first glance, this pc will meet ya needs really well Could be improved by adding a SSD, will give you benefits from a faster boot/start up, and whatever programs you install on it being very slightly faster at loading up. (games best to go on mechanical HDD) If you want to spend more i'd go for a i7 2600. But for gaming this system will see you very well for a good few years! also has the benefit thta you can add another 7950 for an extra performance boost.

    Case
    COOLERMASTER CM690 MKII ADVANCED CASE
    Processor (CPU)
    Intel® Core™i5-2500 Quad Core (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache) + HD Graphics
    Motherboard
    ASUS® P8Z68-V/GEN3: PCI-E 3.0 READY, SLI, CROSSFIREX
    Memory (RAM)
    8GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 4GB)
    Graphics Card
    3GB AMD RADEON™ HD7950 - DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable
    Memory - 1st Hard Disk
    2TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD2002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
    1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
    24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
    Memory Card Reader
    INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
    Power Supply
    CORSAIR 650W ENTHUSIAST SERIES™ TX650 V2-80 PLUS® BRONZE (£69)
    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
    6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD
    Operating System
    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
    Office Software
    NO OFFICE SOFTWARE
    Anti-Virus
    NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
    Warranty
    3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)
    Delivery
    STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
    Build Time
    Standard Build - Approximately 10 to 12 working days
    Quantity
    1

    Price: £1,168.00 including VAT and delivery.

    Configure Here: http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/comput...ndy-bridge-pc/
    CM Storm Trooper - Intel I7 2600 @3.4 - Asus P8Z68 V Pro - 16Gb Kingston Hyper X Genesis 1600Mhz - 2X 2GB EVGA GTX 680 Superclocked SLI - Corsair HX1050 - Noctua NH-D14 - 120GB Corsair Force GT SSD - 128 GB Corsair Force GS SSD - 1TB WD Caviar Black - 2TB WD Caviar Green - Asus DX - Lamptron FC 5 V3 - NZXT HUE LED Controller - Tritton Ax Pro - 2X IIyama 24Inch - CM Storm Quickfire TK - Razer Imperator

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    I've merged your two threads together butcher since they were asking the same question and both had replies.
    Please try to not double post

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    A nice monitor will bump about £130 or so onto that price. You could compromise the spec i posted and get a 7950 for the GPU (still a really quick card) and get a monitor. You could also drop to the i5, for gaming it's not really important to have an i7 and you should focus as much as possible on the GPU. If it was my choice i would have a hard time deciding which to do in all honesty.

    If i had £1500 i would go with the spec tom posted, but add in a 7970 and a nice iiyama monitor. I have not checked but i think that comes out somewhere near £1500

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    well i completly forgot mouse & keyboard and when looking into it that could cost me another £200ish so im thinking i need to drop the budget of my pc down to ab out £1300

 

 

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