New PC Spec - Budget <£1200

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Hey guys,

First time post, but have been an avid reader of the forums for many years.

I've decided to build a PC (hence why i'm posting this :p), but i need some advice.

The PC will be for Gaming (Anno 2070 and some current FPS-ers) and 3D Art (Maya, Cinema 4D, photoshop etc.). I have built PC's in the past, but its been a few years since I've built one.

so as the title says my budget is less than £1200. but i will consider a little bit of wiggle room so i may be able to push it to £1300/£1350.

So what do i need....basically i need a full kit...monitor (x2 if possible), decent case etc.

I'll be planning on overclocking the machine as well, so i will need sufficient cooling, and i will be upgrading parts in the future (more ram, better GPU, PSU).

so can you help?

Thanks ;)
 
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YOUR BASKET
1 x KFA2 GeForce GTX 670 EX OC 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £299.99
1 x Intel Core i7-3770K 3.50GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W) - Retail £239.99
1 x Gigabyte Z77X-D3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £108.98
2 x BenQ GW2250HM 22" Widescreen LED Professional Monitor - Black £99.95 (£199.90)
1 x Samsung 128GB SSD 830 Desktop Series SATA 6Gb/s KIT with Norton Ghost - (MZ-7PC128D/EU) £86.99
1 x PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III Series 600W '80 Plus Bronze' Modular Power Supply - White £69.98
1 x Antec P280 Super Midi Tower Case - Gun Metal Black £64.99
1 x Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM (WD10EZRX) **SINGLE PLATTER** £57.98
1 x TeamGroup Elite 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C11 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (TED316GM1600HC11DC01) £53.99
1 x Thermalright True Spirit 140 CPU Cooler (Socket LGA1366/LGA1155/LGA1156/LGA775/AM2/AM3) £39.95
1 x Samsung SH-S222BB/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £13.99
Total : £1,256.95 (includes shipping : £16.85).



Over

but worth it

I7 will help with maya and other art/model rendering software you may use

16 gb ram, again i believe with programs like maya. the more the merrier and i think 8gb is the safe amount so 16 will be future proof

this case, i was wondering why everyone put it in their specs. had a look into yesterday. for price its unbeatable!

670 with cuda cores will help again with your 3d art software and will destory any game currently out.

might be worth forking out more for a 670 with 4gb vram as its going across 2 monitors. I'll let someone else comment on that

good PSU will be more than enough for this system
 
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Your basket

Product Name Qty Price Line Total
Asus X79 Sabertooth Intel X79 (Socket 2011) DDR3 Motherboard £262.99
(£219.16) £262.99
(£219.16)
Intel Core i7-2700K 3.50GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail £259.99
(£216.66) £259.99
(£216.66)
Sapphire HD 7950 OC 3072MB PCI-Express Graphics Card (11196-01-20G) with FREE FARCRY3, Hitman Absolution, Sleeping Dogs & 20% off MOH Warfighter PC Games £259.99
(£216.66) £259.99
(£216.66)
Corsair Vengeance RED 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 PC3-14900C10 1866MHz Dual/Quad Channel Kit (CMZ32GX3M4X1866C10R) £199.99
(£166.66) £199.99
(£166.66)
XSPC RayStorm 750 RS240 WaterCooling Kit £139.99
(£116.66) £139.99
(£116.66)
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750M High Performance 750W '80 Plus Bronze' Modular Power Supply (CP-9020003-UK) £99.98
(£83.32) £99.98
(£83.32)
BenQ GL2055 20" Widescreen LED Monitor - Black £95.99
(£79.99) £191.98
(£159.98)
Akasa Venom Toxic Full Tower Gaming Case - Black £89.99
(£74.99) £89.99
(£74.99)
Adata Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive (ASP900S3-128GM-C) £74.99
(£62.49) £74.99
(£62.49)


Total : £1,600.12

Nice CPU and motherboard combination;)
 
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OP said needed full kit, was this just the full kit for the tower or did you need os , keyboard and mouse aswell?
 
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yeah, i will need OS, Keyboard/mouse! but i think i can find those by myself :p.

For the last few years I've been a laptop user, due to moving around so much. so i'm having to start from scratch.
 
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yeah, i will need OS, Keyboard/mouse! but i think i can find those by myself :p.

For the last few years I've been a laptop user, due to moving around so much. so i'm having to start from scratch.

If I remove the keyboard+mouse then.


Faster GFX card (single card setup)

YOUR BASKET
1 x Gainward GeForce GTX 670 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £275.99
1 x Intel Core i7-3770K 3.50GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W) - Retail £239.99
2 x BenQ GW2250HM 22" Widescreen LED Professional Monitor - Black £99.95 (£199.90)
1 x Samsung 128GB SSD 830 Desktop Series SATA 6Gb/s KIT with Norton Ghost - (MZ-7PC128D/EU) £86.99
1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-Bit - OEM (GFC-02050) £83.99
1 x Gigabyte Z77-D3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £79.99
1 x Antec P280 Super Midi Tower Case - Gun Metal Black £64.99
1 x Corsair Enthusiast Series TX550M High Performance 550W '80 Plus Bronze' Modular Power Supply (CP-9020001-UK) £59.99
1 x Toshiba (7K1000.D) 1TB SATA 6GB/s 32MB Cache - OEM (DT01ACA100) £54.98
1 x Thermalright HR-02 Macho CPU Cooler (Socket LGA775/LGA1156/LGA1155/LGA1366) £29.18
2 x Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX) £25.99 (£51.98)
1 x Samsung SH-S222BB/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £13.99
Total : £1,262.18 (includes shipping : £16.85).




Or


Sli setup (weaker GFX card),


YOUR BASKET
1 x Intel Core i7-3770K 3.50GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W) - Retail £239.99
1 x MSI GeForce GTX 660 OC Twin Frozr 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £173.99
1 x Gigabyte Z77X-D3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £108.98
2 x BenQ GW2250HM 22" Widescreen LED Professional Monitor - Black £99.95 (£199.90)
1 x Samsung 128GB SSD 830 Desktop Series SATA 6Gb/s KIT with Norton Ghost - (MZ-7PC128D/EU) £86.99
1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-Bit - OEM (GFC-02050) £83.99
1 x Seasonic M12II 650W '80 Plus Bronze' Modular Power Supply £82.99
1 x Antec P280 Super Midi Tower Case - Gun Metal Black £64.99
1 x Toshiba (7K1000.D) 1TB SATA 6GB/s 32MB Cache - OEM (DT01ACA100) £54.98
1 x Thermalright HR-02 Macho CPU Cooler (Socket LGA775/LGA1156/LGA1155/LGA1366) £29.18
2 x Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX) £25.99 (£51.98)
1 x Samsung SH-S222BB/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £13.99
Total : £1,209.66 (includes shipping : £14.75).

 
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my spec finished at 1256 quid, do you fell that laves enough room for you to go find os, keyboard or mouse or would you like me to drop it to x amount?
 
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