Is this a good build for under £400?

I am going to build a PC and I have been sent this in. Is this a good build for a budget gaming PC?

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£86.39 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£22.85 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£48.29 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.99 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card (£94.90 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £399.39
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  1. That is a great budget build.
  2. tiny voices said:
    That is a great budget build.


    Would I even need the CPU Cooler?
  3. I would rather do this.

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

    CPU: AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£71.29 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£52.68 @ Aria PC)
    Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£40.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.99 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£147.50 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£34.99 @ Maplin Electronics)
    Total: £394.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-04 19:41 BST+0100)
  4. Seladon-1370374 said:
    I would rather do this.

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

    CPU: AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£71.29 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£52.68 @ Aria PC)
    Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£40.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.99 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£147.50 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£34.99 @ Maplin Electronics)
    Total: £394.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-04 19:41 BST+0100)


    Graphics Card is too expensive aha
  5. How is it too expensive ? It fits your budget, with the build that I proposed, and it performs almost twice as fast as the HD 7790.
  6. Seladon-1370374 said:
    How is it too expensive ? It fits your budget, with the build that I proposed, and it performs almost twice as fast as the HD 7790.

    My whole budget is £500, I still need to fit in a monitor and Windows 7 OS
  7. The build above was £399.39 and you didn't complain about the fact that it did cost too much, compared to mine which is £394.44. But ok, here's a build for £500, including a monitor and Windows 7 :

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

    CPU: AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£71.29 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£52.68 @ Aria PC)
    Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£40.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.99 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card (£94.90 @ Dabs)
    Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£34.99 @ Maplin Electronics)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.96 @ CCL Computers)
    Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor (£91.14 @ Dabs)
    Total: £502.94
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-04 20:10 BST+0100)
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