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£550 pc build for gaming

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April 16, 2013 12:47:13 AM

hey guys im planning on building this pc and i just wanted your opinions on the components will they work for gaming? do i need different parts? any advice and input is welcome thanks
motherboard-Asus M5A97 R2.0 AMD 970 AM3+ Motherboard Socket AM3+ £70

CPU- AMD FX-4100 Black Edition 4 Core 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 95W CPU £70

graphics card- AMD ATI Radeon HD 7850 core edition 2gb £150

ram- corsair vengeance 8gb ddr3 1866 £50-60

case-corsair carbide 200r atx midi tower £50

power supply- XFX Core Edition PRO650W £70

hdd-Seagate ST2000DM001 Barracuda 2TB SATA3 6Gbps 7200RPM 64MB Cache £67

dvd rom drive- ASUS 24X DVD Burner £17

TOTAL £544

now i have been told to cut the cpu and replace for an amd fx-6300 or an intel i3220 but i think two cores isnt enough and 6 is maybe to much?

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April 16, 2013 1:50:02 AM

533 quid off ebuyer UK
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April 16, 2013 2:01:18 AM

thanks for your input seems like a good setup to me.Is the 7870 better than the 7850 also is it not worth spending an extra 20 pound on a 2tb hdd or is the western digital one better otherwise i think this is my new list
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April 16, 2013 10:59:17 PM

If u need the storage go for it and ya a HD 7870 is a rung higher than a 7850 ^^
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April 19, 2013 5:49:58 AM

get an A10-5800K then you can crossfire the integrated graphics with the GPU
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