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    Gaming rig

    Hey all. Aiming at the £1000 mark can you's help me put together a good gaming rig?

    Probably go with E6600 C2D, not sure if i should invest in a DX10 graphics card yet?
    Don't need a monitor i'll hook my 26" sammy up to my tower.

    Speakers and mice/keyboard can be sorted out at a later date.

    This is my first time building a pc so all help is appreciated.

    Thanks guys

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    how does this take your fancy?

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    • Blackmage's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI P67-GD65
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core I7 2600k
      • Memory:
      • 8 Gb Hynix DDR3 1333
      • Storage:
      • Crucial m4 120Gb, 2TB Samsung F4
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI HD5830
      • PSU:
      • 700w Coolermaster Gold Plus
      • Case:
      • Xclio/Aplus Windtunnel
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Professional
      • Monitor(s):
      • Viewsonic VX2239WM 22" LCD Monitor
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      • Virgin Broadband 10mbit
    free shipping? also i would change the mobo to an nforce 680i and i would also wait for an E4300 and overclock the hell out of it.

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    • chuckskull's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z77-D3H
      • CPU:
      • 3570k @ 4.7 - H100i
      • Memory:
      • 32GB XMS3 1600mhz
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Samsung 850 Pro + 3TB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 980Ti Classified
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic M12 700W
      • Case:
      • Corsair 500R
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus VG278HE
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    I think Steve B has it pretty much dead on. Maybe a 680i motherboard. I wouldn't go for a E4300 for you budget. E6660 all the way.

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    Might want to add a decent CPU cooler on there, as the stock coolers are poo according to the reviews.

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    520watt PSU?? Get at least 600-700 with an 8800. Also the Samsungs are supposed to be quiet but not that fast. Get a 300gb Seagate instead. You could also add a raptor for the os.
    With love and many thanks,

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    • aidanjt's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Strix Z370-G
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7-8700K
      • Memory:
      • 2x8GB Corsiar LPX 3000C15
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Samsung 960 EVO
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0
      • PSU:
      • EVGA G3 750W
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      • Fractal Design Define C Mini
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      • Asus MG279Q
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    nForce chipsets + Intel CPUs = bad

    The P965 is stable and well supported.
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    • Mad-Max's system
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      • Asus or Gigabyte
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      • Corsair
      • Storage:
      • Western Digital
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA all the way
      • PSU:
      • Corsair or Seasonic are good
      • Case:
      • Any that looks nice and has great cooling
      • Operating System:
      • XP/7 and any thing else
      • Monitor(s):
      • Big widescreen will do
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      • Some thing nice and fast with no cap
    I would go for a Corsair 620w it perfect for future upgrades

    The 520w corsair is alright, its got 40A on the 520w and 50A on the 620w.

    http://www.corsairmemory.com/corsair...er_supply.html

    Also a cpu cooler might be handy too

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    Cheers guys think I've got a fair idea what I'll go for now! Thanks again.

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