new gaming rig - please help!

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Hi. I have a £2000 budget and would like to build a gaming pc but don't know where to start. I will also need a monitor. Any help you guys could give me would be very much appreciated as I am a complete novice and hopeless on my own. Hopefully I can get this ordered pretty quickly with your help. Thanks a lot :)
 
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Do you need everything, keyboard, mouse, OS ect or do you just need a tower and monitor?

What type of games do you want to play?
 
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If you really want to spend 2k then this would be good.

MSI GeForce GTX 670 OC Twin Frozr Power Edition 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (N670GTX PE 2GD5/OC) £319.99
(£266.66) £319.99
(£266.66)
Benq XL2420T 24" TRUE 120Hz 3D Vision 2.0 Widescreen LED Monitor - Black/Red £279.95
(£233.29) £279.95
(£233.29)
Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 High-Power 2.1 PC Speaker System - 232 Watts RMS £184.99
(£154.16) £184.99
(£154.16)
Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £173.99
(£144.99) £173.99
(£144.99)
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W) - Retail £167.99
(£139.99) £167.99
(£139.99)
Seasonic X-Series 850w '80 Plus Gold' Modular Power Supply £149.99
(£124.99) £149.99
(£124.99)
Corsair Obsidian 650D Gaming Midi Tower - Black £149.99
(£124.99) £149.99
(£124.99)
Gigabyte Osmium Mechanical Gaming Keyboard £109.99
(£91.66) £109.99
(£91.66)
Samsung 128GB SSD 830 Desktop Series SATA 6Gb/s KIT with Norton Ghost - (MZ-7PC128D/EU) £89.99
(£74.99) £89.99
(£74.99)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32-Bit - OEM (GFC-02021) £79.99
(£66.66) £79.99
(£66.66)
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM (ST2000DM001) £79.99
(£66.66) £79.99
(£66.66)
Logitech G9x Laser Mouse (910-001153) £69.98
(£58.32) £69.98
(£58.32)
Alpenföhn K2 Mount Doom CPU Cooler (Socket LGA1156/1155/1366/AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+/FM1) £59.99
(£49.99) £59.99
(£49.99)
Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX) £25.99
(£21.66) £25.99
(£21.66)
Samsung SH-S222BB/RSMS 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black/Silver/Biege) - Retail £14.99
(£12.49) £14.99
(£12.49)
Sub Total : £1,631.50
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
DPD Next Day Parcel
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £27.55
VAT is being charged at 20.00% VAT : £331.81
Total : £1,990.86

Sorry for not using the post basket tool, but I'm on the ipad.
 
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Hi. Just the tower and monitor. I have the rest.

And I'd like to play all the latest games; from Diablo to Dishonored, and the upcoming Christmas games :)
 
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Ok then, drop the things you don't need out of the spec above, and add a second 670.
I'd like to add that this is completely overkill, but I'm enjoying spending all your money.
You could build a pc for half the budget that would easily play all those games.
 
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Single 670:

YOUR BASKET
1 x Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 Windforce 3X 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £339.95
1 x Benq XL2420T 24" TRUE 120Hz 3D Vision 2.0 Widescreen LED Monitor - Black/Red £279.95
1 x Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W) - Retail £167.99
1 x Gigabyte Z77X-D3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £106.99
1 x XFX 850W XXX Edition Modular '80 Plus Silver' Power Supply £92.99
1 x Samsung 128GB SSD 830 Series SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive - (MZ-7PC128B/WW) £89.99
1 x Antec P280 Super Midi Tower Case - Gun Metal Black £64.99
1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM (ST1000DM003) £58.99
1 x Cooler Master Hyper 612S CPU Cooler (Socket LGA1366/1156/1155/775/AM3/AM2+/AM2) £32.99
1 x Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX) £25.99
Total : £1,284.94 (includes shipping : £20.10).



Double 670:

YOUR BASKET
2 x Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 Windforce 3X 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £339.95 (£679.90)
1 x Benq XL2420T 24" TRUE 120Hz 3D Vision 2.0 Widescreen LED Monitor - Black/Red £279.95
1 x Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W) - Retail £167.99
1 x Gigabyte Z77X-D3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £106.99
1 x XFX 850W XXX Edition Modular '80 Plus Silver' Power Supply £92.99
1 x Samsung 128GB SSD 830 Series SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive - (MZ-7PC128B/WW) £89.99
1 x Antec P280 Super Midi Tower Case - Gun Metal Black £64.99
1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM (ST1000DM003) £58.99
1 x Cooler Master Hyper 612S CPU Cooler (Socket LGA1366/1156/1155/775/AM3/AM2+/AM2) £32.99
1 x Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX) £25.99
Total : £1,624.88 (includes shipping : £20.10).

 
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Well I wouldn't want to spend all my money if it's not necessary lol. I was under the impression that I'd need to spend 2k to play the latest games.

See, I told you I was useless lol.
 
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You've got a lot of specs to look though in this thread.
and here's another one :D
Slightly more sensible than my last.

YOUR BASKET
1 x MSI GeForce GTX 670 OC Twin Frozr Power Edition 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (N670GTX PE 2GD5/OC) £319.99
1 x Benq XL2420T 24" TRUE 120Hz 3D Vision 2.0 Widescreen LED Monitor - Black/Red £279.95
1 x Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W) - Retail £167.99
1 x Gigabyte Z77X-D3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £106.99
1 x XFX 850W XXX Edition Modular '80 Plus Silver' Power Supply £92.99
1 x Samsung 128GB SSD 830 Series SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive - (MZ-7PC128B/WW) £89.99
1 x Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower Case - Black £79.99
1 x Seagate Barracuda 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (ST1000DL002) £55.99
1 x Alpenföhn Matterhorn Pure Edition CPU Cooler (Socket LGA2011/1366/1155/1156/775/ AMD AM3/AM3+/AM2/AM2+/FM1) £29.99
1 x Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX) £25.99
1 x Samsung SH-S222BB/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £13.99
Total : £1,287.97 (includes shipping : £20.10).



The MSI GPU is a great card for the money, also the power supply and the motherboard chosen will allow you to add a second in the future.
The monitor has got great reviews and games will look amazing at 120hz.
Cases are a very personal thing, i find most look pretty obnoxious, but i really like the Arc Midi. Its got great cable management, good cooling options and is really spacious inside.
You could easily spend less on the case, GPU and monitor. But i think if you've got the cash to spend, these would be really good options.
 
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Hi, thanks very much for all your replies. I have a great deal to choose from here :)

Can I just ask if all these will play the more recent games on maximum settings?

Thanks again.
 
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Hi, thanks very much for all your replies. I have a great deal to choose from here :)

Can I just ask if all these will play the more recent games on maximum settings?

Thanks again.

They are all very similar builds and will max most games.
 
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I think Idleman means max all games lol ;) Or at least at 1080P. But yeh here we don't like to give a ultitmatum. So why we might be right in saying max all games we prefer to say most...
 
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I think Idleman means max all games lol ;) Or at least at 1080P. But yeh here we don't like to give a ultitmatum. So why we might be right in saying max all games we prefer to say most...

Ah ok, that makes sense :)

Thanks again everybody.
 
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