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£1000 ( or around ) gaming rig help

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Well my friend just converted from an xbox gamer to a PC gamer.

To make it short :

He has £700 and doesnt mind spending extra, all he wants is just the best he can get with that kind of money.

Any reccomendation's ?
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Does he need monitor? Mouse? Speakers? Keyboard? What games does he play? If he doesn't need a monitor, what is his current monitor setup? Is quiet computing important? Does he want to overclock? Are top-end graphics settings important to him? Listening to music on his computer? Other major uses? Does he need windows?
    
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Does he need monitor? Mouse? Speakers? Keyboard? What games does he play? If he doesn't need a monitor, what is his current monitor setup? Is quiet computing important? Does he want to overclock? Are top-end graphics settings important to him? Listening to music on his computer? Other major uses? Does he need windows?

He has a everything, music is no issue and overclock if its worth it at that price range. It dont matter if its quite, all he wants is a a gaming machine smile.gif + rep for contributing.
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Ok, for tower only, this is fairly high-end on the core components, with basic but decent supporting components:

Core components (non-overclocking): 483 pounds
i5-3570 as good a gaming CPU as you can get without overclocking an i5, a cheap & basic motherboard that will allow one open expansion slot other than the video card, a high-end video card, the 7950, and some RAM.
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-35701155-ivy-bridge-quad-core-34ghz-5-gt-s-dmi-650mhz-gpu-6mb-smart-cache-34x-ratio-77
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-b75ma-e33-intel-b75-s1155-2xddr3-1x-pcix16-1x-pcix1-1xpci-usb30-sata6g-vga-hdmi
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-msi-radeon-hd7950-twin-frozr-oc-be-5000mhz-gddr5-gpu-880mhz-1792-cores-dvi-hdmi-mdport-plus-free
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-vengeance-low-profile-jet-black-pc3-12800-(1600mhz)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-

Supporting components: 222 pounds
NZXT 210 Case, a basic but decent case. White with black trim, also available in all black. Be Quiet S6 450w power supply. Normally I'd recommend the XFX Core 450w as a great deal, but it's out of stock at the moment. Samsung 840 SSD (optional) put your OS & the programs you want to load zoom-zoom fast here. 1TB HDD for general storage. DVD-burner (optional).
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-source-210-elite-white-mid-tower-gaming-case-with-usb-30-w-o-psu
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/450w-be-quiet!-system-power-s6-bn090-87-eff-80-plus-fan-atx-psu
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120gb-samsung-840-basic-25-ssd-7mm-3-core-mdx-toggle-nand-read-530mb-s-write-130mb-s-256mb-cache-85k
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-seagate-st1000dm003-barracuda-720014-sata-6gb-s-7200rpm-64mb-cache-8ms-ncq-oem
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/samsung-sh-224bb-bebe-dvdr-24x-rw-8x-6x-dvd-ram-12x-black-oem

Optional Sound Card (some people who play shooters like these for pickup on footsteps - not all that useful without quality headphones or speakers; will use up last expansion slot on the motherboard, but I dunno what you'd put there anyway): 48 pounds
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-xonar-d1-71ch-pci-24bit-soundcard-with-low-profile-bracket

Total w/o Sound card: 705 pounds
windows & anything not-tower related is not included

The main way to spend more is to move to an overclocking configuration (another 50-70 pounds), increase storage size, or go for a quiet-computing configuation with a better video card cooler, higher end case, and that sort of thing. But none of that is going to dramatically increase your general gaming experience.
Edited by MisterFred - 2/20/13 at 9:31pm
    
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