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£500 gaming pc build(including osand gaming keyboard+mose) - will it work? - Recommend and different parts?

Processor£82.79
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/AMD+%28Piledriver%29+FX-6300+3.50GHz+%284.10GHz+Turbo%29+Socket+AM3%2B+6-Core+Processor+-+Retail+?productId=52724&source=skinflint

cpu cooler£16.70
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arctic-Cooling-Freezer-Rev-2-Cooler/dp/B002G392ZI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1372859698&sr=8-2&keywords=cpu+cooler

motherboard£32.91
http://www.ebuyer.com/344015-gigabyte-ga-78lmt-s2p-amd-socket-am3-7-1-channel-hd-audio-matx-motherboard-ga-78lmt-s2p

4gb ram£28.64
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9-1600MHz-Vengeance-Memory/dp/B004CRSM48/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372771417&sr=8-1&keywords=4+gb+ram

hard drive£50.00
http://www.ebuyer.com/319639-seagate-1tb-barracuda-internal-hard-drive-oem-st1000dm003

graphics card£145.54
http://www.extak.com/catalog/25644/GeForce-GTX-660-OC---2-GB-GDDR5---PCI-Ex?ppc=google_shopping

wireless adpater£5.99
http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-WN722NC-150Mbps-Wireless-Adapter/dp/B003158RHE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1372848879&sr=8-3&keywords=wireless+adapter

case£29.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/343262-cit-vantage-gaming-case-black-hd-audio-black-interior-4-fans-card-cscitvan

psu500w £32.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/363095-ocz-500w-corexstream-psu-ocz-cxs500w-uk

dvd-drive£13.79
http://www.ebuyer.com/410560-liteon-ihas124-24x-dvd-rw-dual-r-ram-sata-drive-internal-black-ihas124-19cu

(TOTAL=£481.44)
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Keyboard+mouse£22.69
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2000-DPI-USB-Optical-Game-Gaming-Mouse-Mice-RED-LED-Backlit-Multimedia-Keyboard-/350706106995?pt=UK_Computing_ComputerComponents_KeyboardsMice&hash=item51a7b68273

windows 7£34.00
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Oem-Windows-7-Home-Premium-64-Bit-Sp1-Coa-Key-Full-Program-Free-Post-/321153370757?pt=UK_Computing_Software_Software_SR&hash=item4ac63b8a85
(TOTAL=£56.69)
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TOTAL=£496.03
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  1. If you want to overclock, you'll need a much better motherboard.

    If you don't, you won't need that cooler, and a slightly better motherboard would be advisable anyway.

    I'd get a better PSU as well - that OCZ one isn't great.

    And fyi, that Windows 7 copy is a rip-off. It's a repair disc for a Dell PC - it won't work for you. NEVER buy Windows licenses from ebay - there are too many rip-off artists - just stick to known retailers like ebuyer/aria etc. It costs more, but you'll be getting an actual copy of Windows.

    Bottom line is, these changes will push your budget up into the region of nearly £600, so you may be unable to make these changes, if you can't stretch your budget.
  2. JRAtk94 said:
    If you want to overclock, you'll need a much better motherboard.

    If you don't, you won't need that cooler, and a slightly better motherboard would be advisable anyway.

    I'd get a better PSU as well - that OCZ one isn't great.

    And fyi, that Windows 7 copy is a rip-off. It's a repair disc for a Dell PC - it won't work for you. NEVER buy Windows licenses from ebay - there are too many rip-off artists - just stick to known retailers like ebuyer/aria etc. It costs more, but you'll be getting an actual copy of Windows.

    Bottom line is, these changes will push your budget up into the region of nearly £600, so you may be unable to make these changes, if you can't stretch your budget.



    Thanks for your reply.
    What type of windows 7 home premium will I need? Is it called OEM or something?

    And also I don't want to overclock, so I don't need to have the cpu cooler? (I will be playing games like battlefield 4 on high settings)
  3. Best answer
    This might be good for you:-

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£59.99 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£52.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£26.17 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.59 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£149.99 @ Novatech)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.10 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.35 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £497.96

    It includes Windows in the price.
  4. JRAtk94 said:


    could I not use this, it says only for system builders only? http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004Q0PT3I
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