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Micro ATX £500 Gaming PC

I have a £500 budget for a gaming pc. I already have a monitor, mouse, keyboard and speakers so none of that is needed. Also my monitors resolution is 1366x768 so i figured that i don't need to spend as much on the GPU. Also i need it to be Micro ATX and the AMD M-ATX motherboards don't look very good for over clocking, the strong point of their chips.

Anyway this will be used to play a huge variety of games, for example BF3/4, GTA 5, WatchDogs, MineCraft and League Of Legends. I do not care about the highest settings, i just want 60fps+.

Here is what i have made.
PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1qFCo
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1qFCo/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1qFCo/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£140.39 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B85M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£47.99 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.59 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card (£124.54 @ Scan.co.uk)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN822N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£12.99 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£28.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£38.00 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £501.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-11 09:36 BST+0100)

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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£140.39 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: Asus B85M-G Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£58.89 @ Dabs)
    Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£40.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.59 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card (£124.54 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN822N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£12.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Case: Zalman ZM-T2 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£19.14 @ Dabs)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £505.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-11 11:13 BST+0100)


    corrected ur built
    1. dont get msi low end boards they are not good corrected it to a pro4 board
    2. ram needs to be 2x4gb so that u can run it in dual channel
    3. u need a 550w supply to be safe 450w would be fine better get a 550w


    everything else is good
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£140.39 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: Asus B85M-G Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£58.89 @ Dabs)
    Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£40.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.59 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card (£124.54 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN822N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£12.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Case: Zalman ZM-T2 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£19.14 @ Dabs)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £505.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-11 11:13 BST+0100)


    corrected ur built
    1. dont get msi low end boards they are not good corrected it to a pro4 board
    2. ram needs to be 2x4gb so that u can run it in dual channel
    3. u need a 550w supply to be safe 450w would be fine better get a 550w


    everything else is good


    1. I have used low end MSI boards before on friends PC's and they work very well and they have had no problems with them.

    2. That RAM you suggested is actually £63 not £40. I have found some RAM though for £50 2x4gb. This - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-xms3-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-24-165v

    3. I know 450w is enough, my friend has pretty much the same system but with a FX 6300 and a GTX 650 TI Boost and he doesnt have any issues. So i think i am pretty good with a 450w PSU.

    4. Also that Case you chose is horrible.
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£140.39 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: Asus B85M-G Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£58.89 @ Dabs)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£52.00 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.59 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card (£124.54 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN822N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£12.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£28.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£38.00 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £514.12
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-11 11:57 BST+0100)


    i corrected it all
    and bro its advicebale to have a better board as its the motherboard at first which fails out

    and investing in a powersupply 550w is good as it can power any of ur upgrades
  4. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£140.39 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: Asus B85M-G Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£58.89 @ Dabs)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£52.00 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.59 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card (£124.54 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN822N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£12.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£28.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£38.00 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £514.12
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-11 11:57 BST+0100)


    i corrected it all
    and bro its advicebale to have a better board as its the motherboard at first which fails out

    and investing in a powersupply 550w is good as it can power any of ur upgrades


    What do you think of this AMD build?
    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1qGZP
  5. look i can get u a great built if u can allow urself to get a atx mini tower
  6. the amd built will have bottleneck with the amd cpu
  7. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    the amd built will have bottleneck with the amd cpu


    I do not have enough space for anything bigger than the Fractal Design Core 1000.

    Also if i am gaming at a low resolution(1366x768)/60FPS+ i wont notice the bottleneck.
  8. ohkay for that resolution u dont need a card like 670

    i will get u a built soon enough a balanced one so that if u plan to game even at 1080p u ll be going great
  9. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£154.79 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock B85M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£58.29 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£52.00 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.59 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£120.40 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£28.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£34.99 @ Maplin Electronics)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £507.78
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-11 12:50 BST+0100)


    get this built with

    1. a much better cpu
    2. a 2gb 7850 card
    3. the xms 3 is not compatible as it operates at 1.65v and for haswell 1.5 is the limit so viper 3 are great option
    4.better mobo
  10. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£154.79 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock B85M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£58.29 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£52.00 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.59 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£120.40 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£28.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£34.99 @ Maplin Electronics)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £507.78
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-11 12:50 BST+0100)


    get this built with

    1. a much better cpu
    2. a 2gb 7850 card
    3. the xms 3 is not compatible as it operates at 1.65v and for haswell 1.5 is the limit so viper 3 are great option
    4.better mobo


    With that build i get less performance plus when i add the Wifi adapter to the cost it will be £20+ which i can not spend. I can easily change the GPU to a 7870 or 7850 in my build but i have enough for a 670.
  11. U r talking of the amd built??
  12. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    U r talking of the amd built??


    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1qHe8

    This is what i have come up with. It is much better at low resolutions. The bottleneck is hardly noticeable at 1366x768. As long as the FPS is over 60 i am not really bothered. I have seen the new games that are coming out that will be nvidia optimized and this has persuaded me to go nvidia.
  13. I really will suggest u a 6300 fx at minimum after thats its ur call
  14. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    I really will suggest u a 6300 fx at minimum after thats its ur call


    How about buying the Athlon ii X4 760k? It is at 3.8Ghz and it can be overclocked very easily due to the unlocked multiplier. Also according to benchmarks it is at the same performance as a FX 4300 which is a very good CPU in games. Overclocking it would just increase the performance making it a very good buy for £62.
  15. yes they both have same performance
    get a 760k a good buy
  16. Sn1992-1361850 said:
    yes they both have same performance
    get a 760k a good buy


    So the same build but with the Athlon ii X4 760k?

    Also i have found a GTX 580 for £138 and it also gives the rest of my order free delivery. (£20)
    Is it worth it?
  17. Best answer
  18. no not worth it
    get a 7870 instead of that

    reason
    http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7850-vs-GeForce-GTX-580
    http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7870-vs-GeForce-GTX-580

    Is the HD 7870 the max i should go for my resolution? (1366x768)
  19. Yes it is max
    Great card
    Go fr it


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