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August 9, 2013 2:21:01 PM

hey i am a console gamer atm, but i want to switch to PC. i have never built a pc before and do not know the performance levels of the hundreds of different GPUs, CPUs, and other components out there, so i was referred to this site because you guys give good advice and builds im told. so can you please help me out? i am in the UK and i have a £600 budget, which is $930 dollars in the US.

i have a 32 inch hdtv, a 19 inch pc monitor with DVI and VGA ports, also i have an old keyboard and mouse from my very very old PC. i would like to use my small monitor as a 2nd screen

When are you purchasing the parts ?
roughly around September/October time because im guessing this is when the Battlefield 4 PC requirements will be released, so i can build my PC around those requirements

What is your budget ?
£600

What are your needs ?
purely gaming, on games such as battlefield 4 (when its released), crysis 3, dayZ etc etc. im happy with medium settings with a good FPS but if i can squeeze out high settings on some games im happy

Your expectations from the PC :
Gaming with good graphics and framerate. Medium settings, would be lovely if i could get high settings


Your location :
UK

Your preferred sellers/websites :
UK sellers. any. just get good prices and make sure they ship to the UK and sell in pounds

Are you upgrading or taking parts from any older PC/laptop ?

yeah monitor, tv, keyboard, mouse

Do you plan to upgrade this PC ?
yes

Do you need a OS or any other software ?

yes windows 7 64bit

Any other notes :

i would like it to be relatively quiet and well ventilated with a good case that has plenty of space. also i want some lights on the case with a see through side panel so i can see the lights and my components :D  also maybe go for AMD parts? since battlefield 4 will be optimised for AMD. however this isnt a neccessity

Also I am not planning on overclocking

thanks in advance
a b 4 Gaming
August 9, 2013 2:35:39 PM

How about this?

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1qahr
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1qahr/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1qahr/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£83.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£58.54 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£49.73 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.59 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£169.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£63.27 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
Total: £600.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-09 22:35 BST+0100)
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August 9, 2013 2:43:07 PM

Maxime506 said:
How about this?

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1qahr
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1qahr/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1qahr/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£83.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£58.54 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£49.73 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.59 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£169.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£63.27 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
Total: £600.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-09 22:35 BST+0100)


I was just about to post a pretty similar build to the +1 rep
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August 9, 2013 2:47:49 PM

Maxime506 said:
How about this?

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1qahr
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1qahr/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1qahr/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£83.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£58.54 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£49.73 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.59 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£169.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£63.27 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
Total: £600.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-09 22:35 BST+0100)


Thankyou! Does the case have a see through side panel with lights etc?? Also is 6 core better than 8 core? I heard that 8 core is better for gaming
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August 9, 2013 2:55:14 PM

EZTiger said:


Thankyou! Does the case have a see through side panel with lights etc?? Also is 6 core better than 8 core? I heard that 8 core is better for gaming



No that case dont. look at the 300r window
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Carbide-Series-CC-90110...

With the new console coming out, the eight will be better since games are gonna be optimized for it.
If you can stretch your budget then do so.
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August 9, 2013 3:01:19 PM

ifreestylin said:
EZTiger said:
11323828,0,1307063 said:
How about this?

Thankyou! Does the case have a see through side panel with lights etc?? Also is 6 core better than 8 core? I heard that 8 core is better for gaming
said:



No that case dont. look at the 300r window
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Carbide-Series-CC-90110...

With the new console coming out, the eight will be better since games are gonna be optimized for it.
If you can stretch your budget then do so.
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Ok, I can stretch my budget a little. Can you recommend a better 8 core processor?
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August 9, 2013 3:11:21 PM

I have made a few changes to the list;

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1qaZM
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1qaZM/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1qaZM/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£143.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£58.54 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.97 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£41.53 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£169.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case (£69.13 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£63.27 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
Total: £687.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-09 23:09 BST+0100)

Its a bit more but a better system overall. Do you plan to overclock? Also i have added a case with a see through window.
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August 9, 2013 3:13:40 PM

ifreestylin said:
I have made a few changes to the list;

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1qaZM
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1qaZM/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1qaZM/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£143.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£58.54 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.97 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£41.53 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£169.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case (£69.13 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£63.27 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
Total: £687.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-09 23:09 BST+0100)

Its a bit more but a better system overall. Do you plan to overclock? Also i have added a case with a see through window.


Thanks and no I am not
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August 9, 2013 3:19:26 PM

You should look into OC if you want the most out of your system and if so, you gonna need a better cooler anyways your welcome
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a b 4 Gaming
August 9, 2013 4:46:44 PM

Well in the future it will be steamroller FX- CPU who take care w/ future gen games. But still if u could stretch your budget FX-8350 will be a great choice.
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August 9, 2013 4:54:18 PM

Maxime506 said:
Well in the future it will be steamroller FX- CPU who take care w/ future gen games. But still if u could stretch your budget FX-8350 will be a great choice.



I'll try
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