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    Gaming PC (1500-1600 Budget)

    Hello, after trawling through the website forums for the last two weeks trying to work out a spec for a PC, ive finally decided to bite the bullet and ask for advice on the matter.

    What im looking for

    I want a pc with the best possible specs in my budget to be a pure gaming machine. I dont really have any need for video/sound editing or anything like that, just a pure powerhouse pc to operate the latest games as best as possible. I will be playing games such as BF3 and Skyrim etc.

    The only thing i really ask for is a 3D monitor and graphics able to support this. Possible a SSD for booting and major programs. I dont need a large HD as apart from some music and films i dont really store much else.

    My budget is around about 1500 -1600, i may be able to push a little extra.

    The whole SLI, Crossfire, Dual core graphics card with which motherboard and how much power / cooling and what case etc is blagging my head a bit now! My last pc was a bit messed up due to me not knowing and my case being a big cramped up mess! So any advice is greatly appreciated

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    Are you looking for a overclocked rig? IF you are only gaming in my opinion its not really needed.
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    no need for an overclock, overclocking the cpu for gaming isnt really worth it.

    This powerhouse workhorse spec packs plenty of power:

    Case
    InWIN DRAGON RIDER BLACK GAMING CASE

    Processor (CPU)
    Intel® Core™i5-2500 Quad Core (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache) + HD Graphics

    Motherboard
    ASUS® P8P67 (NEW REV 3.0): USB 3.0, SATA 6.0GB/s, CrossFireX™

    Memory (RAM)
    8GB SAMSUNG DDR3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 4GB)

    Graphics Card
    1.5GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 580 - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready

    Memory - 1st Hard Disk
    80GB INTEL® 320 SERIES SSD, SATA 3 Gb/s (upto 270MB/sR | 90MB/sW)

    2nd Hard Disk
    750GB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD7502AAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)

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

    Power Supply
    CORSAIR 650W ENTHUSIAST SERIES™ TX650 V2-80 PLUS® BRONZE (£72)

    Processor Cooling
    SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE CPU COOLER (£19)

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

    Network Facilities
    ONBOARD 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)

    Monitor
    ASUS VG236HE 23" 120Hz 3D LCD, HDMI/DVI-D HD, 1920x1080 (£235)

    Eyefinity / GeForce 3D Vision
    NVIDIA GEFORCE 3D VISION WIRELESS STEREOSCOPIC KIT (£109)

    Warranty
    3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)

    Total: 1595

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    CM STORM SNIPER | Intel i7-2600k | ASUS P8P67 DELUXE | 1.5GB GTX 580 | 16GB KINGSTON HYPER-X 1600Mhz
    240GB OCZ VERTEX 3 | 2TB WD CAVIAR BLACK | x2 3TB WD CAVIAR GREEN | 600GB WD VELOCIRAPTOR HLHX
    CORSAIR HX750W PRO | COOLIT ECO A.L.C | Sound Blaster ZxR
    Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013 | Razer Ouroboros
    Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit



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    Nah no need for overclocking to be honest with you. Just a desktop for playing games within the budegt, no other requirement really.

    Cheers Teaz, ill have a gander!

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    id recommend getting the P8Z68 board, has some handy features and is a more modern board
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