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Advice for first ever £500 gaming build

hi. im trying to throw together what will be my first ever build to play the day z mod and arma 2/3. the thing is i need it this month due to starting uni in sept and ill be using it for my work.

so far i have this build.
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1oYs6

my thinking behind this build is that it has a decent enough psu and an am3+ mobo so that next month i can buy an fx 8350 and then upgrade the gpu down the line when the 9000 series come out

my questions are: is this a feasable upgrade path.

will i get playable fps on day z?

is the mobo and psu sufficient.

theres no way i can go intel. my budget is far too tight at the moment. i have around 50 head room, but would like that for games.

other than that any improvements are welcome.
thanks for your time.

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    avilash98 said:
    You won't need 600watt of PSu unless you plan to SLI later.

    Check this with the CPU(AMD's best) /GPU

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£132.95 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£52.24 @ Aria PC)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£52.00 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£65.97 @ Dabs)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£48.12 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£154.39 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Ebuyer)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £568.80
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-07 12:31 BST+0100)


    He won't be SLI'ing with AMD :wink:
  2. wow the fx 8350 has dropped by almost £20 in the last few days. on friday it was 150. thanks for your input avilash. but 550 is my absolute max this month. thing is i will have the same to spend next month. its just i cant wait. so as long as it runs arma 2 and day z. but has to be under. 570 and id have my build but no arma co! :-(
  3. avilash98 said:
    studentbum said:
    wow the fx 8350 has dropped by almost £20 in the last few days. on friday it was 150. thanks for your input avilash. but 550 is my absolute max this month. thing is i will have the same to spend next month. its just i cant wait. so as long as it runs arma 2 and day z. but has to be under. 570 and id have my build but no arma co! :-(


    You mean you get 550 every month?
    WoW...so if you had saved your cash for like 12 months then you could have got yourself a Workstation..lol..

    There are many options before you to make it within 550.
    Like

    ♣>Drop the HDD to 500 GB
    ♦>Drop the SSD to 64 gb/none
    ♠>Drop the RAM to 4GB(8 gigs won't help you that much).Its mostly redundant.

    Or,
    All of the above


    Your right. SSD would be nice but not a neccesity right now and it saves me messing around with a new processor next month. everything else can stay and it would still come in under my phenom build by a couple of quid. i think im going to go with this exact build minus the SSD. I can buy one of them and save for a few months for a 1440p monitor and a better gpu when i see what the 9000 series are offering. Thanks a lot dude.
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