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

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July 14, 2013 7:25:30 AM


Processor£82.79
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/AMD+...

cpu cooler£16.70
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arctic-Cooling-Freezer-Rev-2-Co...

motherboard£32.91
http://www.ebuyer.com/344015-gigabyte-ga-78lmt-s2p-amd-...

4gb ram£28.64
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9-1600MH...

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

graphics card£145.54
http://www.extak.com/catalog/25644/GeForce-GTX-660-OC--...

wireless adpater£5.99
http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-WN722NC-150Mbps-Wire...

case£29.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/343262-cit-vantage-gaming-case-bl...

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

dvd-drive£13.79
http://www.ebuyer.com/410560-liteon-ihas124-24x-dvd-rw-...

(TOTAL=£481.44)
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Keyboard+mouse£22.69
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2000-DPI-USB-Optical-Game-Gam...

windows 7£34.00
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Oem-Windows-7-Home-Premiu...
(TOTAL=£56.69)
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TOTAL=£496.03
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July 14, 2013 7:32:11 AM

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.

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July 14, 2013 7:44:39 AM

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)
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July 14, 2013 7:50:58 AM

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.
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