Good gaming desktop build?

  IIsiddleII 20:37 PM 27 Dec 11
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i am currently looking for a new computer for gaming on, however i do not know alot about GPU's and CPU's. Id like to be able to play battlefield 3 on ultra. Here are two computers that i have seen so far, any other links to better or cheaper builds from Uk stores/ websites would be much appretiated, i have a budget of £750 for the computer itself and i have already got a monitor :)

computer 1:

CPU: NEW! AMD FX 6100 Black Edition

Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Motherboard: M5A78L-M/USB3

Memory: NEW! 4.0GB Corsair DDR3 1600mhz Vengeance (1x 4GB)

Hard Drive: 500GB S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s

Optical Drive: 22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA

Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1,280MB

Sound card: Onboard 7.1 Audio

Case: Zalman Z9 Plus

PSU: 700W Xigmatek

Product Subtotal: £737

  IIsiddleII 20:50 PM 27 Dec 11
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computer 2:

CPU: AMD FX 6100 Black Edition

Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Motherboard: Gigabyte 990XA-UD3

Memory: 8GB DDR3 1333mhz (2x 4GB)

Hard Drives: 500GB S-ATAII 3.0Gb/s

Optical Drive: 22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA

Graphics card: 2 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1G

Sound card: Onboard 7.1 Audio

Case: Zalman Z9 Plus

PSU: 700W Xigmatek

Product Subtotal: £699

  KRONOS the First 09:58 AM 28 Dec 11

Forget the second build as it has a poor graphics card.I do not think that the first build is particularly good value for money either. You do not mention which company or companies you have got these specs from.

Have you looked here: PC Build.

Ideally you should be looking for a P8P67 motherboard and a Intel 2500K CPU with at least 8GB RAM with of course your 570 GPU.

  IIsiddleII 13:16 PM 28 Dec 11

these are both from Dinopc.com and i have looked on that website before but i cant get a 570 gpu ect for £750 or less from pcspecialist.com, so maybe you could tell me an alternative for around £750?

  KRONOS the First 14:26 PM 28 Dec 11

I am really the wrong person to advise as I build my own PC's but I can tell you that SLI or Crossfire never seem to be quite as good as you want plus there can be a lot of problem's with drivers in my opinion. Go for option 1 but see if you can afford another 4GB of RAM there is not much point in Windows 7 64Bit and only 4GB of RAM.

  IIsiddleII 14:52 PM 28 Dec 11

ok, i dont think it would be much to add another 4g of ram, thank you

  Ibanez2010 20:57 PM 28 Dec 11

Why is there not much point in 4gb ram with Windows 7 64bit? I find it plenty for gaming.

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