Is this a good build for my new Gaming PC?

  TheFallenTrojan 13:53 23 Oct 2011

Ok, let's get this clear. When people start talking about CPU's and Motherboard's, I am extremely confused and usually turn off. So I was wondering, is this a good build for a gaming PC?

AMD X4 Quad Core 3.1GHz


2TB Hard Drive

ATI 6770 1GB Graphics

8x USB2

Gigabit Ethernet

DVD Writer

And then you've got the included crappy mouse and keyboard, the Windows 7 operating system and all that jazz.

My cousin who is into computers can't really explain it in normal non Jargon English left me these instructions:

Intel Core i5 2500k - £170

Motherboard - P67-No - Z68-Yes

CPU - Geforce 560Ti or 570 - Radeon 6870 or 6950

I am sticking to a budget of a maximum of £650 so if someone can give me some advice on parts and stuff it would be much appreciated.

PS: It's a desktop not a laptop, just though I should slip that in.

  gengiscant 18:24 23 Oct 2011

CPU - Intel Core i5 2500k - yes

Motherboard - P67 or Z68 - Yes. Both good boards.

GPU - Geforce 560Ti or 570 - Radeon 6870 or 6950 anyone of these cards is fine.

PSU - Get a decent 500W minimum.

HDD - Split your hard-drive in two,so you have 2 x 1TB hard-drives which means one will back up the other. If you have everything on the one drive and it fails then you could lose everything.

Get a decent case, a gaming PC produces a fair bit of heat so keeping the insides cool is a must.

If you want I'll put together a spec for you tomorrow and you can run it by your cousin. I have been building a while now and I like my FPS's .

Let me know.

  gengiscant 19:04 23 Oct 2011

PS. Doe this include a monitor?

  TheFallenTrojan 17:55 24 Oct 2011

No, it hasn't got a monitor included but my parents are paying for one separately. But yes, I will run your build by my cousin as long as it is £700 or under.

  gengiscant 18:19 24 Oct 2011

OK,I'll have a look tomorrow.

  TheFallenTrojan 11:05 25 Oct 2011

sorry, got the number wrong, the comp has to be £600 or under

  TheFallenTrojan 11:14 25 Oct 2011

also, just a quick side note/question, will my graphics card be able to play Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Guild Wars 2 and other high graphic games?

  gengiscant 15:25 25 Oct 2011

Heres one spec thats just over your £600 budget but it includes the postage and you are buying from a store that I use for most of my components as they have excellent customer service.


You can easily shave some cash by shopping about. Hard-drives for instance can be had cheaper.

  gengiscant 15:26 25 Oct 2011

Sorry for the reference to a cousin earlier.Mixed my posts up.

  TheFallenTrojan 16:35 25 Oct 2011

This just brings me to the SCAN website,if you wanna just write down the specs you got then I will take a look.

  gengiscant 17:58 25 Oct 2011

Don't know what happened there.

CPU: i5 2400 - £148.98 Ln36728

Mobo: GA-Z68P-DS3 - £75.22 LN41414

RAM: 4gb 1600mhz DDR3 - £24.48 LN37493

HDD: 2 x 500GB - £62.83 LN28751

PSU: EZcool 500W - £25.67 LN8039

GPU: XFX HD 6870 £137.62 LN37721

CASE: Coolermaster Elite 430 £38.38 LN34936

CD/DVD: SATA DVDRW £13.99 LN39605

OS: Windows 7 32 BIT OEM £73.28 LN29160

Which comes to £603.28 with postage.

I had to do it all again as I had not saved the last list which I normally do.The LN numbers you can just put in the search bar at Scan.

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