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    Have just got the go ahead from Square Enix that I can be on eof their Beta testers, however my current PC doesn't work with the client.

    So can you guys just check that this set-up would work/ improve on it by making it cheaper...

    Seagate Barracuda 3.5 inch 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB 6GB/S Internal SATA Drive

    Asus Extreme N7300GT SILENT/HTD/512M Graphics Card GeForce 7300GT 512MB PCi-E VGA/DVI

    Asus PCE-AC66 1300Mbps Wireless PCI-E Network Interface Card

    Corsair 16 GB Vengeance 240-pin DIMM DDR3-RAM 1600 MHz PC Memory

    Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 Motherboard (Socket 1155, ATX, DDR3, USB 3.0, HDMI, Bluetooth Module)

    Alpine 650W Quiet Silent PC Power Supply PSU 120mm Fan

    INTEL Core I7-2600K 3400MHz 8MB Cache LGA1155 Desktop CPU boxed

    Any suggestions to get it below £1,000 would be greatly appreciated.
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    How much is this coming up at the moment?


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    (Original post by LRBrown94)
    How much is this coming up at the moment?


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    Just above £1,000

    I want it to be able to play games 4-5 years on.
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    (Original post by Booyah)
    Have just got the go ahead from Square Enix that I can be on eof their Beta testers, however my current PC doesn't work with the client.

    So can you guys just check that this set-up would work/ improve on it by making it cheaper...

    Seagate Barracuda 3.5 inch 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB 6GB/S Internal SATA Drive fine about £70

    Asus Extreme N7300GT SILENT/HTD/512M Graphics Card GeForce 7300GT 512MB PCi-E VGA/DVI £33, terrible, very outdated

    Asus PCE-AC66 1300Mbps Wireless PCI-E Network Interface Card £75, you could do better with a direct connection with the ethernet port

    Corsair 16 GB Vengeance 240-pin DIMM DDR3-RAM 1600 MHz PC Memory 16gb is overkill for gaming.........better to get low profile, plus ram at the moment has nearly doubled in price

    Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 Motherboard (Socket 1155, ATX, DDR3, USB 3.0, HDMI, Bluetooth Module) £152, very unnecessary in terms of spec unless you plan to utilise the features

    Alpine 650W Quiet Silent PC Power Supply PSU 120mm Fan £18, cheap, generic and likely to fail or explode and ruin your other parts possibly

    INTEL Core I7-2600K 3400MHz 8MB Cache LGA1155 Desktop CPU boxed There is barely any performance gain between a i5 and i7, sometimes the i7 is actually slightly worse

    Any suggestions to get it below £1,000 would be greatly appreciated.
    The specs you listed to build are quite outdated to be honest
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    The specs you listed to build are quite outdated to be honest
    Got the wireless adapter as I do not have a way of getting an ethernet cable to my room, I'll decrease the RAM to 8GB. Any advice on motherboard + Graphics card+Processor and power supply.
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    (Original post by Booyah)
    Got the wireless adapter as I do not have a way of getting an ethernet cable to my room, I'll decrease the RAM to 8GB. Any advice on motherboard + Graphics card+Processor and power supply.
    Ok........there are plug adaptors of sorts.
    Mobo: I would advise something like the Gigabyte z77-d3h best budget z77 mobo....or look at the Asus range z77-lx

    Graphics card: depends on your budget, looks like you got quite a bit of cash, anything from the 7850 around £150 to the 7870,7950,7970, gtx660, gtx660ti or gtx670 at under £300......gtx670 is currently the choice for custom pc gamers.

    processor: i5 processor for gaming.......... that said, you could go for the i7 if they plan on utilising the extra threads of the i7 in the future. Again also depends on the version, if you plan on overclocking then go for a k version otherwise don't.

    psu: Something from Corsair, around at least 600 watt
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    I got a GTX 760 overclocked, i5 3570k, Gigabyte Z77 SLI compatible motherboard, 750W PSU, great air cooling system (quiet and effective), 2TB drive and a 128GB SSD etc off cyberpower for about 1100 pounds, so you can do a lot better than that for the money.

    Are you using cyberpower/pcspecialist/overclockers? Try them all and see which is the cheapest for your specs, for me it was cyberpower.

    Also you won't need 16GB of RAM for gaming. I have 8 and it's more than enough.

    Also I back what Iqbal007 says about the i7, when it comes to gaming an i5 is more than sufficient, in fact i7s sometimes perform worse.



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    Mobo: I would advise something like the Gigabyte z77-d3h best budget z77 mobo Exactly what I've got!
    ....or look at the Asus range z77-lx

    Graphics card: depends on your budget, looks like you got quite a bit of cash, anything from the 7850 around £150 to the 7870,7950,7970, gtx660, gtx660ti or gtx670 at under £300......gtx670 is currently the choice for custom pc gamers. Again exactly what I've got, mine is the Gigabyte windforce one, gets performance very close to the 680

    processor: i5 processor for gaming.......... that said, you could go for the i7 if they plan on utilising the extra threads of the i7 in the future. Again also depends on the version, if you plan on overclocking then go for a k version otherwise don't.

    psu: Something from Corsair, around at least 600 watt
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Ok........there are plug adaptors of sorts.
    Mobo: I would advise something like the Gigabyte z77-d3h best budget z77 mobo....or look at the Asus range z77-lx

    Graphics card: depends on your budget, looks like you got quite a bit of cash, anything from the 7850 around £50 to the 7870,7950,7970, gtx660, gtx660ti or gtx670 at under £300......gtx670 is currently the choice for custom pc gamers.

    processor: i5 processor for gaming.......... that said, you could go for the i7 if they plan on utilising the extra threads of the i7 in the future. Again also depends on the version, if you plan on overclocking then go for a k version otherwise don't.

    psu: Something from Corsair, around at least 600 watt
    i've got a gtx 660 and it works like a charm
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    What you could buy which would do literally everything you need:

    Processor:
    i5:http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007RUZKK...SIN=B007RUZKK6 (£173)
    or i7: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007RMH1W...SIN=B007RMH1WY (£227)

    RAM: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0050119O...SIN=B0050119O0 (£53)

    Graphics:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-NVIDIA-G...ywords=gtx+660 (£161)
    great card, the one i have personally as well

    PSU:
    http://www.dabs.com/products/ocz-tec...l?q=ocz&src=16 (£65)

    Motherboard:
    if you can find one for a good price which supports the ram, otherwise just downgrade the ram speed, to 1866 or 1600.
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    Remember, 1150 socket & nvidia 700 series out soon, might be worth waiting.
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    (Original post by CodeJack)
    Remember, 1150 socket & nvidia 700 series out soon, might be worth waiting.
    New processors and mobos are out in a few months in the summer
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    Alrighty then new specs, I also found a case that I fell in love with for the way it looks, kinda expensive I think but it looks awesome in my eyes. And apparently it will stop a lot of sound.

    Case: Antec Lanboy Air:
    £87.13

    PSU: Antec EarthWatts Green Series EA-650 650W Power Supply Unit £65.37

    Graphics CardVGA GeForce GTX 660 SC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
    £185

    Processor: Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU (4 x 3.40GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 6Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)
    £173.17

    RAM: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit
    £55.59

    Mother Board: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Intel® 1155 7.1, Optical S/PDIF Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
    £85.94

    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 3.5 inch 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB 6GB/S Internal SATA Drive
    £65.09

    Wireless Card: Asus PCE-AC66 1300Mbps Wireless PCI-E Network Interface Card
    £77.30


    TOTAL: approx £795

    Any recommendations for cheaper/improved products?
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    (Original post by Booyah)
    Alrighty then new specs, I also found a case that I fell in love with for the way it looks, kinda expensive I think but it looks awesome in my eyes. And apparently it will stop a lot of sound.

    Case: Antec Lanboy Air:
    £87.13 Would reconsider the case, the case is essentially made up of a chasis and mesh........so noise and well bad cooling......consider the Corsair 300R, 2 versions clear side window or solid side http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Carb...s=corsair+300r

    PSU: Antec EarthWatts Green Series EA-650 650W Power Supply Unit £65.37 Again would say try getting a Corsair CX600 OR CX700

    Graphics CardVGA GeForce GTX 660 SC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
    £185 Better value http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-m...098mhz-cores-9

    Processor: Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU (4 x 3.40GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 6Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)
    £173.17

    RAM: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit
    £55.59 in case you put in a aftermarket cooler http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CML8...sair+vengeance

    Mother Board: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Intel® 1155 7.1, Optical S/PDIF Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
    £85.94 http://www.ebuyer.com/351598-gigabyt...FQrJtAodLQMArQ

    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 3.5 inch 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB 6GB/S Internal SATA Drive
    £65.09

    Wireless Card: Asus PCE-AC66 1300Mbps Wireless PCI-E Network Interface Card
    £77.30


    TOTAL: approx £795

    Any recommendations for cheaper/improved products?
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    (Original post by Booyah)
    Alrighty then new specs, I also found a case that I fell in love with for the way it looks, kinda expensive I think but it looks awesome in my eyes. And apparently it will stop a lot of sound.

    Case: Antec Lanboy Air:
    £87.13

    PSU: Antec EarthWatts Green Series EA-650 650W Power Supply Unit £65.37

    Graphics CardVGA GeForce GTX 660 SC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
    £185

    Processor: Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU (4 x 3.40GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 6Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)
    £173.17

    RAM: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit
    £55.59

    Mother Board: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Intel® 1155 7.1, Optical S/PDIF Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
    £85.94

    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 3.5 inch 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB 6GB/S Internal SATA Drive
    £65.09

    Wireless Card: Asus PCE-AC66 1300Mbps Wireless PCI-E Network Interface Card
    £77.30


    TOTAL: approx £795

    Any recommendations for cheaper/improved products?
    The MSI version of the GTX660 is quicker, and I highly recommend g skill ripjaws which you can get for £40 at 1600Mhz. But the rest would be fine.


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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
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    Well you seem to know a lot about this topic, so I'll use the case you recommended and what is this after market cooler?

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    The MSI version of the GTX660 is quicker, and I highly recommend g skill ripjaws which you can get for £40 at 1600Mhz. But the rest would be fine.


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    What what what? How much quicker is it? and what does that g skill ripjaws do?

    EDIT: I'm a computer n00b
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    (Original post by Booyah)
    Well you seem to know a lot about this topic, so I'll use the case you recommended and what is this after market cooler?



    What what what? How much quicker is it? and what does that g skill ripjaws do?

    EDIT: I'm a computer n00b
    Its one of the best cases around and very good value, loads of awards, comes with 2 fans, can fit in another 5 I believe.
    For the cpu, usually for overclocking, but the coolers can be big and can sometimes get in the way of the ram.
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Its one of the best cases around and very good value, loads of awards, comes with 2 fans, can fit in another 5 I believe.
    For the cpu, usually for overclocking, but the coolers can be big and can sometimes get in the way of the ram.
    Don't plan on over clocking to be fair, how would you reduce sound? That is my main concern and do I need a sound card?
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    (Original post by Booyah)
    Don't plan on over clocking to be fair, how would you reduce sound? That is my main concern and do I need a sound card?
    If you're not going to overclock get a i5 3570 (locked version) and use the stock CPU cooler. It's a few quid cheaper. You won't need a sound card most z77 motherboards have integrated sound on them.
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    (Original post by Dosset)
    If you're not going to overclock get a i5 3570 (locked version) and use the stock CPU cooler. It's a few quid cheaper. You won't need a sound card most z77 motherboards have integrated sound on them.
    Whats the difference between locked and the other one? Just wondered if one would be slightly faster then the other...
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    (Original post by Booyah)
    Don't plan on over clocking to be fair, how would you reduce sound? That is my main concern and do I need a sound card?
    Well some people put in sound absorbing foam inside their case................ or setting up the system to run more quietly............or getting a aftermarket cooler for the cpu which keeps the temps much cooler when it goes on load.

    Locked means it can't overclocked, k version are unlocked allowing overclocking to occur
 
 
 
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