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March 17, 2013 5:10:15 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: April 16th. (My b'day.)

Budget Range: £300-400

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming! Gaming gaming gaming.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: N/A, I want to buy one fresh.

Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I don't know. Maybe pcpartspicker?

Location: United Kingdom, Warwickshire, Leamington.

Parts Preferences: I want good stuff that can run modern games.

Overclocking: Maybe. (I am a computer noob so if you think I can handle it.

Crossfire: i am not sure what this is haha

Your Monitor Resolution: How do I see? It is a 24 inch.

Additional Comments: I would like it to be quiet, I need it to run modern games like Battlefield 3, DirT 3, Minecraft, Dishonoured and so on, just modern games at high to ultra.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading : I am not but my PC is a fail atm, so I want a new PC that can run good games at high - ultra.

By the way I dont mind if it is pre-built or build your own.

I just want a good running PC! Thanks!
THANKS! :D 

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March 17, 2013 5:17:57 AM

Price range 300-400, is that in pounds? That would be $450 to $600 if so.
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March 17, 2013 5:41:28 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£92.34 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4 ATX FM2 Motherboard (£59.49 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£41.18 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.98 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£46.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£52.86 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.49 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £354.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-17 12:41 GMT+0000)
My suggestion using an APU
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a b 4 Gaming
March 17, 2013 5:47:39 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£99.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£47.94 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£36.23 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£40.14 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£142.28 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£34.96 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.49 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £413.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-17 12:47 GMT+0000)
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March 17, 2013 5:57:31 AM

Ok , i love a challenge , lets see what we can do for you ( £400 doesn't buy a huge amount of power ) my concern is it sounds like you want to
buy a pre-built machine is this the case or are you willing to do some building yourself

If you aren't looking to do the build yourself and want to buy I would suggest buying something like this and then later add your own graphics powerful graphics card ( trust me its easy)

http://www.ebuyer.com/455030-exdisplay-zoostorm-desktop...

Or if you want to just buy a complete pc this isnt bad http://www.ebuyer.com/410614-cyberpower-gaming-commando...

The first one is a far superior long term build but lacks a graphics card when you buy it ( uses the internal GMA)
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March 17, 2013 6:14:48 AM

ScrewySqrl said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£99.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£47.94 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£36.23 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£40.14 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£142.28 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£34.96 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.49 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £413.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-17 12:47 GMT+0000)


You forgot a PSU?
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a b 4 Gaming
March 17, 2013 6:16:23 AM

Physical size doesnt determine resolution, but between 21.5" and 27" you can pretty much expect it to be 1920x1080.
Google your monitor model, that should bring up its specs and native resolution. You can also right click on the desktop, select "screen resolution" and it will at the very least tell you what it is running right now which is likely to be its native.

Crossfire is AMD's name for when you run multiple Radeon GPU's in tandem for better performance, Nvidia call it SLI with their cards. You dont have to worry about this as your budget is far too small to justify multiple cards.

Wouldnt expect to be maxing intensive games on a rig of this budget, but youl get decent enough performance if you lower settings.

I'l admit this is just Screwy's modified a bit to fit a PSU in (how'd you miss that? :lol: ) and assumes you can scavenge the optical from your current computer.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£99.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£47.94 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£36.23 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£40.14 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card (£108.65 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: Xigmatek Asgard II Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£29.31 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£37.57 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £399.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-17 13:12 GMT+0000)

EDIT:
:lol: 
Both 2Twenty and I pointed out the PSU at the same time.
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March 17, 2013 6:52:43 AM

synthaside said:
Ok , i love a challenge , lets see what we can do for you ( £400 doesn't buy a huge amount of power ) my concern is it sounds like you want to
buy a pre-built machine is this the case or are you willing to do some building yourself

If you aren't looking to do the build yourself and want to buy I would suggest buying something like this and then later add your own graphics powerful graphics card ( trust me its easy)

http://www.ebuyer.com/455030-exdisplay-zoostorm-desktop...

Or if you want to just buy a complete pc this isnt bad http://www.ebuyer.com/410614-cyberpower-gaming-commando...

The first one is a far superior long term build but lacks a graphics card when you buy it ( uses the internal GMA)

Ok well I don't really mind building a pc, if that is the best option. If that is the case, I will build my own!
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March 17, 2013 6:54:40 AM

Thanks guys!
And you are saying that I can run the games I listed for these builds?
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March 17, 2013 6:57:49 AM

manofchalk said:
Physical size doesnt determine resolution, but between 21.5" and 27" you can pretty much expect it to be 1920x1080.
Google your monitor model, that should bring up its specs and native resolution. You can also right click on the desktop, select "screen resolution" and it will at the very least tell you what it is running right now which is likely to be its native.

Crossfire is AMD's name for when you run multiple Radeon GPU's in tandem for better performance, Nvidia call it SLI with their cards. You dont have to worry about this as your budget is far too small to justify multiple cards.

Wouldnt expect to be maxing intensive games on a rig of this budget, but youl get decent enough performance if you lower settings.

I'l admit this is just Screwy's modified a bit to fit a PSU in (how'd you miss that? :lol: ) and assumes you can scavenge the optical from your current computer.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£99.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£47.94 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£36.23 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£40.14 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card (£108.65 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: Xigmatek Asgard II Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£29.31 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£37.57 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £399.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-17 13:12 GMT+0000)

EDIT:
:lol: 
Both 2Twenty and I pointed out the PSU at the same time.


Thanks for the help, so I can run the games on high with my budget? :lol: 
But I do need an optical drive, reckon you could fit that in for me?
Also is this a better option...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vibox-Star-4-0GHz-Quad-Core-8...

ALSO DO I NOT NEED A CPU COOLER WITH THIS?
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March 18, 2013 10:05:04 PM

Huh, thought I had replied to this... Internet must have screwed up when I did and it didnt post.

Wouldnt expect high settings, would be thinking medium.
TBH, just throw an optical drive at the build. Its £10 and in my experience, computer builds always run over budget, its to be expected.

Nope... Wouldnt touch that rig with a 10ft pole.
That rig is nowhere close to any of the rigs recommended so far. It features the weakest mainstream CPU of the last gen, an entry level graphics card from two gens ago and slower RAM. PSU is not mentioned, so we can assume its a generic piece of (expletive) and motherboard offers no upgrade path.
Admittedly it does have a bigger HDD, but eh...

You dont need a CPU cooler, all mainstream chips (AMD and Intel) come with their own stock coolers. If you want to overclock the CPU you will want to get an aftermarket cooler though.
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March 18, 2013 10:20:00 PM

I suggest this : http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/KHbL

Leaves you option to add ram later, with a 7850 that comes with two games free, if your monitor resolution is 1080p, the 7850 is recommended, this includes optical drive.
The i3-3220 is a good cpu, low power demanding, it doesn't bottleneck the 7850.
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