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£600 Gaming PC

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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  1. 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.
  2. Best answer
    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 :)
  3. Thanks for giving me best solution.

    good luck with your build and I hope your friend enjoys it!! :)
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. Always glad to be able to help!
  9. 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"
  10. ^^ Don't worry! I found it. ^^
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