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I'm looking to build a gaming PC for between £700-£900. I know it's ambiguous but preferably under $800 if possible.

MrSuperGuy
  • 72 months ago

I was told that a 780 graphics card would throttle an intel celeron CPU and the motherboard (I can't remember which) and that I didn't need a sound card. I just need to if one: I need a sound card, two: if a 780 graphics card would throttle the motherboard/an intel i3 CPU and three: if there any other things I could to save money and get similar/better performance because I'm a bit of a noob. Thanks :)

Here's my current build: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor £63.76 @ Scan.co.uk
CPU Cooler Zalman CNPS90F CPU Cooler £5.66 @ CCL Computers
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard £43.79 @ CCL Computers
Memory Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory £52.64 @ Ebuyer
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £36.00 @ Aria PC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card £248.52 @ Ebuyer
Case Zalman Z3 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case £31.56 @ Scan.co.uk
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £64.99 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer £11.32 @ CCL Computers
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) £35.99 @ Amazon UK
Mouse Razer Razer Naga 2014 Wired Laser Mouse -
Headphones Creative Labs Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Alpha Headset £46.93 @ CCL Computers
Other Razer Tartarus £69.99
Other Xbox One Wireless Controller £38.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £749.15

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I mean under £800 in the title, not $800.

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