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August 26, 2013 2:03:47 AM

Ok, so here are the specs of the Rig I'm going to build. My budget is £300.

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

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 740 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£53.69 @ Scan.co.uk)
Thermal Compound: Cooler Master HTK-002 0.01g Thermal Paste (£0.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard (£44.56 @ Dabs)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£37.15 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card (£68.79 @ Dabs)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£45.02 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£35.49 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £298.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-26 10:00 BST+0100)

I'm hoping it will run most modern games like battlefield 3 decently but I'm not sure it will. What should I change? Try to keep under budget :p  (I know I can't do much with £300 but its all I've got)

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August 26, 2013 3:42:56 AM

dont worry about aftermarket thermal paste . It probably wont even be as good as the stuff that comes with your processor .
Can you live without a dvd drive? Even windows can be installed from a USB stick .

The money you save would let you fit a Radeon 7770

Ideally you should be using a dual channel RAM kit .
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August 26, 2013 5:05:11 AM

Outlander_04 said:
dont worry about aftermarket thermal paste . It probably wont even be as good as the stuff that comes with your processor .
Can you live without a dvd drive? Even windows can be installed from a USB stick .

The money you save would let you fit a Radeon 7770

Ideally you should be using a dual channel RAM kit .


Yeah, can live without a DVD drive, the only reason I chose it Is because thought the GPU came with a cd drive with the drivers

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August 26, 2013 5:17:57 AM

Graphics drivers are usually out of date by the time you install the card .

Its always better to down load the latest version directly from AMD
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