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August 23, 2013 11:08:05 AM

Hi there, back again guys! I need to help my friend build a gaming PC which will mainly involve MMORPG's such as: SWTOR, WoW, LoL etc.

I will be giving her an SSD but she needs the rest of the system built for circa £600 which is about $950.

The list of parts we've come up with so far is:

CPU - FX-6350
MOBO - 990FX UD3
GPU - 1GB XFX 7790
PSU - 600W Corsair CXM
CASE - Zalman Z11 Plus
MEM - Corsair XMS3
HDD - 1TB Cav Blue

Please make any changes you see fit! Thanks!

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August 23, 2013 7:33:08 PM

Get an fx6300. Get the cheapest 8gb RAM kit you can. Upgrade the GPU to an hd7850.

Switch PSU to the XFX550. It is a much higher quality unit.
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August 30, 2013 6:18:24 AM

I would recommend this build, it's a little over £600 (£625) but that's because it includes an OS with it :) 

Here's the link http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1xIwZ

CPU - AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor
Motherboard - MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+
Memory (RAM) - G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Graphics Card - MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB
Case - NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply - XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
DVD Drive - Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (might not be required but it's so cheap I thought i'd add it in and if you didn't want the dvd drive your build would be £610)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (could be swapped with Windows 7 or if you don't want/need and OS then you could use the extra £70 for a different graphics card, more RAM or a better power supply so your build is more upgradeable in the future)

Hope I helped :) 
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August 30, 2013 7:02:26 AM

Thanks for giving me best solution.

good luck with your build and I hope your friend enjoys it!! :) 
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August 30, 2013 8:27:35 AM

Yebol said:
I would recommend this build, it's a little over £600 (£625) but that's because it includes an OS with it :) 

Here's the link http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1xIwZ

CPU - AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor
Motherboard - MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+
Memory (RAM) - G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Graphics Card - MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB
Case - NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply - XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
DVD Drive - Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (might not be required but it's so cheap I thought i'd add it in and if you didn't want the dvd drive your build would be £610)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (could be swapped with Windows 7 or if you don't want/need and OS then you could use the extra £70 for a different graphics card, more RAM or a better power supply so your build is more upgradeable in the future)

Hope I helped :) 


That particular motherboard has no heatsinks on the VRMs and is known to overheat and even catch fire in many cases. switch it with a gigabyte or ASUS offering.
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August 30, 2013 8:43:47 AM

tiny voices said:
Yebol said:
I would recommend this build, it's a little over £600 (£625) but that's because it includes an OS with it :) 

Here's the link http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1xIwZ

CPU - AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor
Motherboard - MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+
Memory (RAM) - G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Graphics Card - MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB
Case - NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply - XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
DVD Drive - Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (might not be required but it's so cheap I thought i'd add it in and if you didn't want the dvd drive your build would be £610)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (could be swapped with Windows 7 or if you don't want/need and OS then you could use the extra £70 for a different graphics card, more RAM or a better power supply so your build is more upgradeable in the future)

Hope I helped :) 


That particular motherboard has no heatsinks on the VRMs and is known to overheat and even catch fire in many cases. switch it with a gigabyte or ASUS offering.


Has it, I thought MSI were a good brand for mobos or is it just that particular model I suggested?! Wow maybe don't go with that mobo and swap it, like tiny voices said for a Gigabyte or Asus one.

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August 30, 2013 8:48:06 AM

Yes, it is just the particular model. MSI is an amazing company. I use an MSI board myself. That board specifically is just a dud.
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August 30, 2013 8:56:27 AM

tiny voices said:
Yes, it is just the particular model. MSI is an amazing company. I use an MSI board myself. That board specifically is just a dud.


Glad you said that quickly or this person would be a very unhappy customer and I would be the one that got the blame!
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August 30, 2013 8:59:07 AM

Always glad to be able to help!
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August 30, 2013 9:01:55 AM

tiny voices said:
Always glad to be able to help!


:)  btw, I know this is a little off topic but i'm new to Tom's Hardware so may I ask how you get your system information on the right side of every forum post you make for example yours says this "Intel i3 3225 | MSI Z77MA-G45 | Coolermaster Hyper T4 | 8gb RAM | SLI gtx560s | Antec HCG 750w | NZXT Vulcan"
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August 30, 2013 9:12:42 AM

^^ Don't worry! I found it. ^^
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