Building a budget gaming computer for less than £600

Processor: Intel Core i5 3470
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX
Memory: Corsair Vengence 8GB
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracude 7200 1TB
Graphics Card: Radeon HD 7850
OS: Windows 8
PSU: Corsair VS 550W
Optical Drive: 22x DVD + RW DL S-ATA
Cooler: none
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus

Is this a good enough gaming rig to play games such as Guild Wars 2, and Elder Scrolls Online when it comes out, with reasonably high settings?
And is there anything I need to change to make the computer better or anything I can remove to reduce the cost?
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  1. That looks fine. Great looking mid range rig.
  2. rolli59 said:
    That looks fine. Great looking mid range rig.


    Is there anything I need to add to this build for cheap that could have a significant improvement?
    Or is there anything I could replace with a cheaper component to reduce the price?
  3. How much are you paying for the case vs a budget Cooler master case?
    Really the only thing to add would be an SSD for snappier system but they do not come cheap.
  4. rolli59 said:
    How much are you paying for the case vs a budget Cooler master case?
    Really the only thing to add would be an SSD for snappier system but they do not come cheap.


    £36.99 for the power supply, and £50 for the case
  5. 50 is not bad for the case and really it is hard to save any money from there or the PSU. It is a solid Intel build and the only way to save money would be changing over to AMD FX6300 on 970 chipset board.
  6. rolli59 said:
    50 is not bad for the case and really it is hard to save any money from there or the PSU. It is a solid Intel build and the only way to save money would be changing over to AMD FX6300 on 970 chipset board.


    Would the Radeon 7770 HD be a major stepdown from 7850?
  7. Yes in overall performance but do you have a 2GB or 1GB 7850 in mind? http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Club_3D/HD_7850_RoyalQueen/28.html
  8. 1 GB, but i'm considering getting the 7770 to save some money...
  9. It really depends on your resolution. If you are at 1920 x 1080 I would stick with the 7850 but if you have 1680 x 1050 or lower the HD7770 will do fine.
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