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The £1300 Gaming PC

Postby DarthBeans on Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:22 pm

Hey guys, I need Help.

What is a good build for £1300?

Tell me all the Parts you think that are good!

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Re: The £1300 Gaming PC

Postby DeanX on Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:47 pm

Probs be a uber pc, im sure someone with time will put a rig togeather for you easily with that money
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Re: The £1300 Gaming PC

Postby Deathtaker27 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:21 pm

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Re: The £1300 Gaming PC

Postby sNaKeBiTe on Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:31 pm

It really depends on what you do with your Computer. Gaming, media, office stuff , how much storage do you need, overclocking, 3D, multi-monitor, modding, etc.
What components do you already have? Like PSU, maybe a case.

I posted a config with a similar price range a couple of months ago in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=57837
Since then not much has changed with the exception of the graphics card (the GTX 660 Ti is new)


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Re: The £1300 Gaming PC

Postby m0lineux on Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:55 am

I agree with sNaKeBiTe. Would it be possible for you to elaborate on your specific needs? as there are different routes we could go down and would most defiantly give two very different systems. You may also want to consider which operating system you would like to use as this could have a knock on effect on the components you may want to buy. Hope this helps.
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Re: The £1300 Gaming PC

Postby syco cocker on Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:37 pm

Coolermaster Centurion 5 II SPECIAL EDITION Case with Red Interior - With Coolermaster 650W GX PSU
Intel Core i7 2700K 3.50GHz Socket 1155 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Wifi Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI DisplayPort 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866Mhz Memory Kit CL9 1.5V
MSI GTX 660 Ti Power Edition 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card
Corsair 240GB Force 3 SSD - SATA-III 2.5" - Read 550MB/s Write 520MB/s 85K IOPS Fast Performance 3YR Warranty
Seagate 2TB BARRACUDA 3.5" SATA-III Hard Drive - 7200RPM 64MB Cache
That little lot around a £1000 & should fly through just about anything, just need to add whatever OS you want around the £65-£100 odd.
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Re: The £1300 Gaming PC

Postby sNaKeBiTe on Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:31 pm

syco cocker wrote:Coolermaster Centurion 5 II SPECIAL EDITION Case with Red Interior - With Coolermaster 650W GX PSU
Intel Core i7 2700K 3.50GHz Socket 1155 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Wifi Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI DisplayPort 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866Mhz Memory Kit CL9 1.5V
MSI GTX 660 Ti Power Edition 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card
Corsair 240GB Force 3 SSD - SATA-III 2.5" - Read 550MB/s Write 520MB/s 85K IOPS Fast Performance 3YR Warranty
Seagate 2TB BARRACUDA 3.5" SATA-III Hard Drive - 7200RPM 64MB Cache
That little lot around a £1000 & should fly through just about anything, just need to add whatever OS you want around the £65-£100 odd.


If you buy a K (unlocked) CPU for overclocking you'll want an afermarket cooler, like for example a Thermalright HR-02. Also if you are just using this machine just for gaming, you could go with an i5 (without hyperthreading) as games don't really benifit from that.
You could also save a couple of £ with a cheaper motherboard if you don't use wifi.


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Re: The £1300 Gaming PC

Postby Ragonz on Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:33 pm

Why exactly do you want to spend £1300 on a PC? That is quite a lot, does it include monitor, mouse, keyboard? Do you want SLI/Crossfire? Watercooling?

Below is a pc i built for a customer a few months ago (prices have gone down a little since then)


Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40Ghz (cpu)
MSI P67A-G45 Motherboard
Corsair Memory Vengeance Blue 8GB (2X4GB) DDR3 1600 MHz
Corsair TX 850W V2 PSU - 80plus Bronze Certified (PSU)
Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Cooling Fan
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 – 64 Bit
OCZ 60GB Solid 3 2.5" SSD - SATA-III - Read 500MB/s Write 450MB/s
Seagate 1TB 3.5" Barracuda SATA-III
XFX HD 6950 2GB version
Samsung 16x DVD-ROM Drive

Pretty decent spec and all that cost just over £900
an extra £400 on top of the above is enough for a SLI/Crossfire setup, Watercooling etc.

Let us know what it is that you need the pc to do and if you need the peripherals too

Also on a sidenote if you check my signature i build these for a living so feel free to get in touch via email or PM
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