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Gaming PC build help/advice needed

Last response: in Systems
August 22, 2013 7:29:31 AM

Hi, I looking to build a gaming pc with a budget of £500, I have virtually no knowledge of which components are best which is why I'm asking for help. I want to be able to play Rome Total War 2 on it on high settings and smoothly. I've asked around on the internet for help and I've been suggested a few builds that seem good, but I don't really know if they're any good or not. So I was wondering if anyone could help me by picking out the best build or suggesting improvements or even a completely new build, but it must fit into my budget. Thanks.

Recommended requirements for Rome Total War 2:
Recommended requirements for Rome Total War 2:
Processor:2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor (or greater)
Memory:4GB RAM
Graphics:1024 MB DirectX 11 compatible graphics card.
Hard Drive:35 GB HD space

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a b 4 Gaming
August 22, 2013 7:44:09 AM

If you wanted to go super high end, this rig is pretty high end:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£85.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£52.83 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£37.64 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.80 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£185.75 @
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.64 @
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£43.80 @
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.90 @ Aria PC)
Total: £504.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-22 15:43 BST+0100)