I hope I'm not treading on any toes here
The intention of this thread is not to replace Hexus Monthly Build Guide October 2011 but to encourage the more experienced among you to have an ape at the following examples:
CPC Mag:recommended Performance Build July 2012
Case: SilverStone Fortress FT02B-W USB 3.0 =£187.79 SCAN
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene =£146.12 AMAZON
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570k =£176.80 AMAZON
Memory: 8gb Patriot G2 PGD38G1600ELK =£37.64 AMAZON
CPU Cooler: Be Quiet Dark Rock Advanced =£39.98 EBUYER
Graphics Card: PNY GeForce GTX 680 2GB =£400
PSU: Corsair Professional Series HX 650 =£78.78 SCAN
Storage (HDD):Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM0001=£78.34 EBUYER
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DX =£58.61 AMAZON
Storage (SSD):Samsung SSD 830 256GB =£145 NOVATECH
Optical drive: Lite-On IHAS123-19 =£15 AMAZON
Your choice of Monitor example: Dell U2412M, Dell U2711 =£200-£530
The goal in mind here is to run games at high resolutions at least 1920x1200 or above on a single GPU with AA+ settings. possibly with your own twist on what is the best tech going on this month.
more importantly have a little fun with your recommended hardwear.
list the components as above and a paragraph on why you'r build's the best.
More examples can be found here courtesy of bit-tech:
Gaming Workhorse May 2012
Premium Player May 2012
If there are any regular build blogs you follow please feel free to share them with us.
By mid August this thread will already be a bit dated it is hoped by then Preformance Hardware guide August 2012 will be up and running depending on the response to this thread.