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Gaming PC for £500-600

Approximate purchase date: November

Budget range: £500-600 ($800-900)

System Usage: Gaming, recording, internet

Monitor: no

OS: yes

overclocking: no

SLI or crossfire: maybe what ever is best

Additional comments: I would like to play games such as: BF3, BF4, minecraft and tekkit and be able to record them.

I dont mind noise or heat.

thanks in advance.
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  1. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£87.59 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£57.18 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£58.97 @ Dabs)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£169.95 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
    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 (£11.87 @ Aria PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £601.11
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-25 14:40 BST+0100)

    This is what I would go for. Of course, the case if up to you, but for £50 this case is pretty much the best you can get. If you don't like the looks, then by all means change it. Could save a few pounds too. Will be able to play BF3 on ultra with this card and should get BF4 onto high settings (at 1080p). 6300 shouldn't be too much of a bottleneck in these games as they're very GPU-dependent.
  2. sophiebeth100 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£87.59 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£57.18 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£58.97 @ Dabs)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£169.95 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
    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 (£11.87 @ Aria PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £601.11
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-25 14:40 BST+0100)

    This is what I would go for. Of course, the case if up to you, but for £50 this case is pretty much the best you can get. If you don't like the looks, then by all means change it. Could save a few pounds too. Will be able to play BF3 on ultra with this card and should get BF4 onto high settings (at 1080p). 6300 shouldn't be too much of a bottleneck in these games as they're very GPU-dependent.


    Ok, is the hd 7870 good enough to last for a few years at least?
  3. zaubertorf said:
    sophiebeth100 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£87.59 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£57.18 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£58.97 @ Dabs)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£169.95 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
    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 (£11.87 @ Aria PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £601.11
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-25 14:40 BST+0100)

    This is what I would go for. Of course, the case if up to you, but for £50 this case is pretty much the best you can get. If you don't like the looks, then by all means change it. Could save a few pounds too. Will be able to play BF3 on ultra with this card and should get BF4 onto high settings (at 1080p). 6300 shouldn't be too much of a bottleneck in these games as they're very GPU-dependent.


    Ok, is the hd 7870 good enough to last for a few years at least?


    I would say three years. By that time you'll probably only managed low-medium on new games. It's just the way tech goes D:
  4. sophiebeth100 said:
    zaubertorf said:
    sophiebeth100 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£87.59 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£57.18 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£58.97 @ Dabs)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£169.95 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
    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 (£11.87 @ Aria PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £601.11
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-25 14:40 BST+0100)

    This is what I would go for. Of course, the case if up to you, but for £50 this case is pretty much the best you can get. If you don't like the looks, then by all means change it. Could save a few pounds too. Will be able to play BF3 on ultra with this card and should get BF4 onto high settings (at 1080p). 6300 shouldn't be too much of a bottleneck in these games as they're very GPU-dependent.


    Ok, is the hd 7870 good enough to last for a few years at least?


    I would say three years. By that time you'll probably only managed low-medium on new games. It's just the way tech goes D:


    That is fine. three years of playing the latest games for £600 is fine by me, thanks for the help
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