Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic
If I waded through the rubbish layout correctly, the 2 choices are mostly the same and differ only on these parts:
Intel Core i5 3570K CPU
MSI H77MA-G43 motherboard, micro ATX
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB RAM
Total package price: 770.25; price of just those 3 parts: 281.91
Intel Core i5 2500K CPU
Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 motherboard, full ATX
Corsair DDR3 Vengeance RAM, 8 GB
Total package price: 752.44; price of just those 3 parts: 274.81
Personally--I'd go with the first package. The processor is slightly stronger. But I would swap motherboards, using the Gigabyte board from the second package instead of the MSI.
And I'd ditch the Coolermaster PSU in exchange for either of these:
XFX Pro 550 watt Core Edition; 59.99, not yet in stock
Antec High Current Gamer 520 watt; 62.99
My changes would add a total of 10 or 12 pounds to the total price.
Good choice on the Samsung SSD.
I know I just realised that when I left for work, thinking "Hang on.. i think they were the same"
But thanks for the PSU recommendations. I have no idea about the good PSUs out there but I just picked that one out. I'll be looking for a monitor too, know any good ones under £100?
Oh and one extra thing which could help, but not too bothered about - Are there any good cases which look very unique, like the NZXT Phantom? I want my PC to look a bit like a gaming console in a way, thankss