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Best gaming rig for £420

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May 5, 2013 3:00:26 AM

I am getting a new PC in a couple of weeks and i am choosing parts, but i need some help because i know nothing about pc's:

i have mouse, keyboard, speakers, headset and a monitor

Monitor resolution: 1440x900 16:10 19inch

AMD over Intel for CPU

AMD or Nvidia for GPU

Dont need a copy of windows

for gaming but i dont need like 400fps at 1080p i am very happy with 40fps on decent settings.

do want a DVD drive but it can be cheap like £10

also I need to be able to add a wireless card onto the motherboard

so yeah could you suggest parts lists please :) 

thank you.

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a b 4 Gaming
May 5, 2013 3:03:41 AM

Watch this space.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3210 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor (£93.35 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£60.00 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Crucial 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£27.77 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£56.52 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 2GB Video Card (£93.88 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£37.88 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.66 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £417.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-05 11:11 BST+0100)

Give me a £450 budget and I can get you something slightly stronger in the GPU area :) 

Just get a wireless card if you want one.
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May 5, 2013 4:29:01 AM

spat55 said:

Give me a £450 budget and I can get you something slightly stronger in the GPU area :) 


so if you had £30 more to spend on a GPU which one would you get?

Also i noticed you had chosen an intel over AMD, i heard for low cost gaming builds the new AMD's were good

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a b 4 Gaming
May 5, 2013 5:10:13 AM

jasher11 said:
spat55 said:

Give me a £450 budget and I can get you something slightly stronger in the GPU area :) 


so if you had £30 more to spend on a GPU which one would you get?

Also i noticed you had chosen an intel over AMD, i heard for low cost gaming builds the new AMD's were good



I'd rather get a dual core i3 than AMD I think, also you can upgrade to a quad later. I'd also get a HD 7850 if I had £30 more.
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May 5, 2013 6:49:42 AM


okay thanks i will look into getting this then :) 

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a b 4 Gaming
May 5, 2013 8:32:12 PM

jasher11 said:

okay thanks i will look into getting this then :) 



Best answer me please!
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May 5, 2013 9:04:42 PM

I always thought Intel was for me, but I like how easy amd is to overclock - just to give it an extra boost. But if money is at a low, i would recommend amd since you can get a cpu for cheaper and use dual graphics with a series - so you dont have to spend as much on a gpu! - well thats my opinion!
Maybe mine is more your PC? http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1669403/good-s...
I dont know if its any good but i hope it is, it takes time finding the right components, finding reviews ect. :) 
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