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Best bang for buck Gaming PC around £450-500 budget

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August 26, 2013 9:27:17 AM


Approximate Purchase Date: Few weeks time when my birthday arrives

Budget Range: £450-500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Casual games such as Fallout 3 and Skyrim

Parts Not Required: Mouse and Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any websites that I can get parts delivered to the UK
Country: UK

Parts Preferences: Whatever you thinks best

Overclocking: I'm sorry but I don't really know what this is, is it where you push the computer so it performs better? Yes / No / Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Don't know what this is Yes / No / Maybe

Monitor Resolution: No need to worry about this

Additional Comments: Have an OS on me so no need for that

What I would really want is a pc that can run most mmo or just role playing games such as Oblivion or Skyrim in a decent resolution, when the pc isn't being used for gaming it will be used for general stuff scouring the internet, youtube and other forums and a bit of Photoshop.

I already have a monitor, mouse and OS if this helps.

This is my first build and I'm (to say the least) a bit of a tech noob, as I don't know what components to buy etc. But my cousin said its always best to build your own pc as it will perform better and be a lot cheaper than pre built pc's, I will be learning how to build a pc and do some major research on what parts I would like to buy.


If you could post below the budget build that would be great.
Thanks Tom's hardware Community and I hope I haven't asked for too much :) 
a b 4 Gaming
August 26, 2013 9:57:39 AM

Can you go £550?

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

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£86.39 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler (£19.66 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£74.43 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£49.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£48.36 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£119.74 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case (£60.06 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£76.26 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £548.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-26 17:56 BST+0100)
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a b 4 Gaming
August 26, 2013 10:14:43 AM

If you cant here a £500 build:

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

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£86.39 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£66.96 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£49.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£48.36 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£119.74 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case (£60.06 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£55.82 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £500.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-26 18:12 BST+0100)
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August 26, 2013 11:20:04 AM

filippi said:
If you cant here a £500 build:

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

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£86.39 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£66.96 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£49.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£48.36 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£119.74 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case (£60.06 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£55.82 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £500.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-26 18:12 BST+0100)


I think I might be able to push to 550 mate just gotta save a bit more, I have no idea how good this build will be maybe I should check the benchmarks for the items to see how they compare to others
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August 26, 2013 11:57:09 AM

Anybody else able to help me out with a build, but thanks for the build bro just wanna see what other people think ;) 
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August 26, 2013 2:20:58 PM

aaza7 said:
Anybody else able to help me out with a build, but thanks for the build bro just wanna see what other people think ;) 


Could anyone else do me a build please It would be much appreciated and I can talk about it with my tech cousin thanks a lot guys
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