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June 2, 2013 10:36:55 AM

It is my birthday next month and i have asked for a gaming pc, i have a budget of £350 maybe £400 so i want the best specs for that amount. Can somebody suggest some ideas please

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a b 4 Gaming
June 2, 2013 10:56:22 AM

Pre-built, or to build yourself?
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a b 4 Gaming
June 2, 2013 10:59:49 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£81.99 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£50.95 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£41.77 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£47.94 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card (£80.97 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£14.80 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£67.19 @ Aria PC)
Total: £385.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-02 18:58 BST+0100)

Still needs case and PSU though, I'd recommend the Coolermaster Elite 342 case, which comes with a 500W PSU. I think it's around £50.

This exceeds your budget slightly, but it's worth it. I can make it slightly cheaper if you want though.
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June 2, 2013 2:05:31 PM

That setup is pretty good for your budget what I do recommend (don't quote me on this) is to grab a highend i3 cpu, I remember watching one of Jackfrags' video and he had a highend i3 with the 7770 and it could run bf3 on 1080p low settings, same with dayz with 30 fps in the laggiest city.




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a b 4 Gaming
June 2, 2013 2:20:59 PM

I have an Athlon II x4 640 (3.3ghz) and a HD 7750, and I play BF3 on Ultra @ 1080p @ 30fps (no deferred or post AA though). Which leads me to believe you've misquoted, or the i3 is just crap.
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June 2, 2013 2:48:09 PM

Well, chances are in the video he used a certain cfg to fix the fps
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a b 4 Gaming
June 2, 2013 2:51:34 PM

If so, why would he not show that the i3 is capable of Ultra on BF3?

I know for a fact that my CPU isn't as good as an i3, yet I play at better settings than he displayed.
Additionally, my 7750 isn't as good as a 7770 (obviously).

I am curious :p 
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June 2, 2013 3:32:00 PM

Taking into fact hes played bf3 for ages, that is a question I can't answer


Sowwy, gimme cewkie

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a b 4 Gaming
June 2, 2013 3:33:11 PM

cewkie granted. :p 
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June 2, 2013 5:37:34 PM

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