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My Next Medium Budget Rig

D. Abrahams
 
Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155)
Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K Unlocked Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155)
"Currently the best value processor on the market. Easily overclock this to 4.5GHz for performance better than the stock i7 1st Gen"
MSI 1155 Intel P67 4xDDR3 SLI Crossfire USB3.0 ATX Motherboard
MSI 1155 Intel P67 4xDDR3 SLI Crossfire USB3.0 ATX Motherboard
"Sandy Bridge mobo from MSI (Good trusty company), with OC Genie II, great for overclocking. Also, B3 stepping cracks the SATAIII bug for the CPU"
Corsair CMZ4GX3M2A1600C9 4GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit
Corsair CMZ4GX3M2A1600C9 4GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit
"Good RAM. I might go for 6GB. People go over the top with RAM. You will never ever need more than 6GB"
MSI nVIDIA GTX560Ti OC 880MHz 4200MHz 256Bit DDR5 TWIN FROZR II Graphics Card (1024MB, PCI-E, 2xDVI, 2xHDMI)
MSI nVIDIA GTX560Ti OC 880MHz 4200MHz 256Bit DDR5 TWIN FROZR II Graphics Card (1024MB, PCI-E, 2xDVI, 2xHDMI)
"Always go NVidia. Absolute bargain of a graphics card. Overclock it by 20 to 900MHz, it will meet the stock performance of the GTX 570, which is nearly £100 more!"
Samsung HD103SJ 1TB F3 EcoGreen SATA 7200rpm 16MB 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive
Samsung HD103SJ 1TB F3 EcoGreen SATA 7200rpm 16MB 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive
"Plenty of space, quiet and fast. Samsung are excellent. Get two of these if you need the space"
Samsung SH-S222AB 22X SATA Dual layer DVD Writer DVD±RW Black
Samsung SH-S222AB 22X SATA Dual layer DVD Writer DVD±RW Black
"Nothing special, just a DVD RW by Samsung. I have used Samsung since day one. I have no need for blu-ray, but if you do, I recommend this: B0044683HI"
Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 Midi Tower with Window - Black
Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 Midi Tower with Window - Black
"Cheap and sturdy but great looking chassis. Fits 12.5" Video cards and supports ATX. Loads of room and a side window!"
Coolermaster Silent Pro 500W Modular PSU - UK
Coolermaster Silent Pro 500W Modular PSU - UK
"Another feature that people often overkill with. 500W should do it, as it is a budget build. All components add up to 410W. That leaves 90W for heat loss, should be fine."
LG E2260V-PN.AEU LCD LED Backlit 22 inch Wide Monitor - Black High Glossy
LG E2260V-PN.AEU LCD LED Backlit 22 inch Wide Monitor - Black High Glossy
"On eBuyer this monitor is £102.99. What a bargain!"