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Can you build me a gaming pc for 1500 pounds?

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4 March 2013 13:19:08

Hello,
My name is Victor and I need a gaming pc with a maximum expense of 1500 Pounds. So can anyone recommend me a computer which can run games like BF3 at Max settings and 50-60fps?
Thanks!

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4 March 2013 13:51:43

This will be ore than enough(for 1080p) :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£91.99 @ Dabs)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£38.27 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£81.58 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£63.59 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£296.63 @ Aria PC)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case (£59.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.17 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.85 @ Aria PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.30 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £948.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

If you need a monitor :
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-monitor-ips224vpn
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-monitor-ips237lbn
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4 March 2013 14:32:53

djangoringo build is solid i would suggest it. This is another option for an excellent price for an extremely good gaming build that will play pretty much everything you throw at it at high to ultra settings.


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£126.98 @ Novatech)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£39.99 @ Dabs)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£145.00 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£63.59 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£371.60 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case (£59.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£65.98 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.85 @ Aria PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.30 @ CCL Computers)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor (£165.79 @ Dabs)
Keyboard: Microsoft Sidewinder X4 (UK Layout) Wired Standard Keyboard (£33.47 @ CCL Computers)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse (£45.03 @ Ebuyer)
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Total: £1385.55
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4 March 2013 15:25:40

I would stick with a 7970 for the graphics, the 670, especially at £370, just isn't quite worth it, given that the 7970 will almost always perform better. Don't the XFX Version though in my opinion, it's a very noisy and quite hot as well card. This Gigabyte version has much better cooling, which justifies the higher price tag: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr...
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4 March 2013 15:36:25

marshallbradley said:
I would stick with a 7970 for the graphics, the 670, especially at £370, just isn't quite worth it, given that the 7970 will almost always perform better. Don't the XFX Version though in my opinion, it's a very noisy and quite hot as well card. This Gigabyte version has much better cooling, which justifies the higher price tag: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr...
After reading the reviews, it's clear that the custom PCB and power phases with higher binned chips and a custom cooler really help the card to push higher overclocks and higher turbo boosts. I would be all over that Asus TOP for its high factory overclock, cool temps, and really, really quiet fans,heavily modified PCB, with an efficient VRM design to produce low temperatures, improved voltage regulation circuitry, much better Chil controller , specially binned chip and voltage control and monitoring support that you won't find on most other non-reference cards.The card is a straight beast! Asus 670 TOP - 10.0 rating (only card ever to get a 10.0)
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670... /33.html That Gigabyte voltage is locked on so it's not better then the XFX besides he could always get this instead http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/mr/dabs/msi-video-card-n670p... AMD has been having problems with frame latency, meaning that higher frame rates don't translate into smoother gameplay. They have tried to address the issue in recent driver updates. It's worth it to check out these articles:
http://techreport.com/review/24218/a-driver-update-to-r...
http://techreport.com/news/24136/driver-software-to-be-...
http://techreport.com/review/23981/radeon-hd-7950-vs-ge...

4 March 2013 16:54:50

Just to note the XFX's voltage is also locked. The Asus is indeed a very nice card, just also a very pricey one. You can get an Asus Direct CU II 7950 from Amazon for £260 though, saving you £110.
5 March 2013 00:46:39

Thanks guys for all the reply's. First time using forums and I love it! :D 
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5 March 2013 00:53:43

No problem.Your welcome!
5 March 2013 01:02:39

bigcyco1 said:
djangoringo build is solid i would suggest it. This is another option for an excellent price for an extremely good gaming build that will play pretty much everything you throw at it at high to ultra settings.


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£126.98 @ Novatech)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£39.99 @ Dabs)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£145.00 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£63.59 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£371.60 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case (£59.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£65.98 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.85 @ Aria PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.30 @ CCL Computers)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor (£165.79 @ Dabs)
Keyboard: Microsoft Sidewinder X4 (UK Layout) Wired Standard Keyboard (£33.47 @ CCL Computers)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse (£45.03 @ Ebuyer)
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Nice, would this build run games with a framerate higher than 45 fps. Framerate is important to me as I am switching from console gaming. One more thing: Are the keyboard and mouse friendly to a console gamer or will I have to buy a gamepad?
Thanks!
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5 March 2013 02:19:38

Tuftac said:
Nice, would this build run games with a framerate higher than 45 fps. Framerate is important to me as I am switching from console gaming. One more thing: Are the keyboard and mouse friendly to a console gamer or will I have to buy a gamepad?
Thanks!
It depends on the game.I know it will run most games on ultra settings 50 to 60fps in some games it get more and others less.You also might want to consider buying a gamepad
5 March 2013 03:01:48

Thank you guys! You all were of great help! :D 
5 March 2013 03:03:57

Djangorinco (Sorry if spelled wrong the username) In you place for 1500 pounds I would better get a 3rd generation Core i7-3770 CPU which works better, about what Intel says. Amazon sells it at $289.98 & FREE Super Saver Shipping.
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5 March 2013 04:35:56

I will answer the question for him i do not think hes on right now.He can add whatever to it when hes on lol. Why not the i7 3770K you may ask? Well the i7 3770K merely adds Hyper-Threading and a higher clock speed to the equation. Though these two improvements are fantastic in CPU intensive tasks such as video encoding and 3D modeling, in gaming scenarios it doesn’t really do a whole lot. Games these days are much more graphics intensive than CPU intensive, so it’s a much better idea to invest the extra dough into the graphics card.

That said, if you are looking to do live streaming or other tasks which require any sort of video encoding, feel free to pick up an Intel Core i7 3770K instead. The part is 100% compatible with his build and will give you better performance for these tasks. EDIT - Just realized you meant the i7 3770 lol same applies except the i7 3770 is not overclockable .
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8 March 2013 00:00:06

bigcyco1 already answered to it, the i5-3570k is more gaming oriented, the i7 more for editing/encoding/3d modelling, if your needs is mostly gaming you don't need the i7.
As for the cards, either the 7970 or 670 gtx are good ones, i usually prefer the 670 gtx, but in this case the 7970 offers two games with crysis 3 and bioshock infinite, so hence the choice, it was also a bit cheaper than the 670 gigabyte or evga at the time.
16 March 2013 22:10:59

I meant the Core i7-3770K, my fault.