Spec for gaming PC

  russchilds 13:47 25 Jun 2009


I built my own PC about 11/12 years ago. Since then I have used work laptops at home. I want to get back into PC gaming as I really miss it.

I plan to build myself (unless someone can recommend a good company for good price). What spec should I be aiming for? I would love to play crysis.

Sorry not up-to-date on the latest CPU and graphics cards.

I already have a 19inch monitor, so the resoltion won't be incredibly high.

My budgect is roughly £1,000.


  I am Spartacus 14:56 25 Jun 2009

Cougar Extreme have a good reputation on here for building PCs click here Might be worth giving them a ring to discuss specifications after you've checked out the kit they have available.

  retep888 20:06 25 Jun 2009

Case click here

PSU click here

Motherboard click here
(If you're thinking of SLI in future then order the Pro version)

Graphic card click here

CPU(OEM) click here

CPU cooler click here

DDR2 RAM(4GB) click here

Hard Drive(1TB 5yrs Warranty) click here

DVD-RW(sata) click here

OS(64bit Vista) click here

Cart total inc vat: £858.38(Free delivery if you choose 5 days option)

Strongly recommend you to include this 24" monitor as well click here Cart total ex vat: £1012.07 ,if it incurs an overweight delivery charge then order the monitor separately.

  Devil Fish 21:59 25 Jun 2009

a quick note

if you go down the buy route make sure you have a windows 7 upgrade option

if you build it may be worth hanging on a few months and wait for the win 7 it is a whole lot better than vista

cnat vouch for any companies as i build my own

a couple of sites worth looking at for parts

overclockers click here
Ebuyer click here

both have served me well in the past

  russchilds 08:35 26 Jun 2009

THanks guys! Very, very helpful!!!!!

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