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Best gaming rig for £420

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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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    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.
  4. okay thanks i will look into getting this then :)
  5. jasher11 said:

    okay thanks i will look into getting this then :)



    Best answer me please!
  6. 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-starter-improve-make-cheaper.html
    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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