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June 1, 2013 3:41:54 PM

Hi guys,

I have asked people on this forum about certain finds and they have said it would be cheaper and generally better to build one myself. I am going to attempt to build one with my dad, but i'm not sure which components to buy. I have already found an OS, monitor (24" LED Full HD), mouse and keyboard. All i need now is the PC. My budget for the actual PC is £400 as it is my first, but not last PC!

In a nutshell, i need help on choosing the best components i can buy within my budget.

I would like to play games like battlefield 3, need for speed most wanted 2 and maybe some other intense games. The settings i would have to play i dont really mind as long as the fps is good. Also i record with a roxio game capture hd pro from my ps3, the main reason why im getting a new PC. I save and export videos i make with minor editing.

Also im going to need at least 1TB i download a lot and obviously play games!

Any help would be awesome. Thanks.

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a b 4 Gaming
June 1, 2013 3:55:15 PM

How strict is the £400? It's a tad low for everything. If you can stretch to £450, then you can get a good GPU for the games.
June 1, 2013 4:00:05 PM

ksham said:
How strict is the £400? It's a tad low for everything. If you can stretch to £450, then you can get a good GPU for the games.


Yeah, i could stretch to £450.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 1, 2013 4:20:18 PM
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Here's what I have. Capable of SLI and OC if you buy a CPU Cooler in the future.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£83.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£65.25 @ Dabs)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£38.91 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.79 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card (£135.96 @ Dabs)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.90 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£52.52 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£4.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £461.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
June 1, 2013 4:22:53 PM

ksham said:
Here's what I have. Capable of SLI and OC if you buy a CPU Cooler in the future.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£83.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£65.25 @ Dabs)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£38.91 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.79 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card (£135.96 @ Dabs)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.90 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£52.52 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£4.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £461.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Thanks man thats awesome!

a b 4 Gaming
June 1, 2013 4:31:46 PM

You are welcome.
June 2, 2013 5:16:54 AM

ksham said:
You are welcome.


Can i use a different case as long as it has the same dimensions and compatibility as the one you kindly suggested.
a b 4 Gaming
June 2, 2013 5:33:16 AM

As long as it fits everything, go for it.
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