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£600-700 Budget, New gaming PC with OS

I have a budget of £600-£650 or around 935-1000 USD. Looking to game at high quality on all games, streaming some games, as many as possible really at 720fps.


When are you purchasing the parts ?
Around September time.

What is your budget ?
£600-£650

What are your needs ?
Gaming, I want to play all games to a high standard, medium to high graphics is fine with a stable fps @60 ish. Streaming is also something I really want to get into, I will play new shooters (i.e. Battlefield 4, don't plan on streaming that, but would if I could). My main games are WoW, LoL, SC2 and Diablo 3.

Your expectations from the PC :
As much as I can get for my money.

Your location :
England

Your preferred sellers/websites :
Any UK seller, someone reliable, I trust you guys know best.

Are you upgrading or taking parts from any older PC/laptop ?

Have a keyboard, mouse and monitor.

Do you plan to upgrade this PC ?
In time, need it to do as much as possible for now, as won't have loads of finance over the next 6-8 months atleast.

Do you need a OS or any other software ?

OS Don't mind which, I would like your opinion on Windows 7 vs 8.

Any other notes :

I need this computer to have a good amount of life in it, I need this PC as much for work as I do for gaming, I do not know enough in the AMD vs Intel debate, so either system will do (I heard AMD is cheaper), please give a reason though as to why you chose which system, just to educate me in the future.

I will overclock if advised, although I might have to ask how to, but that is for the future.

Please don't be too mean, I'm very new to this but hope to continue on this route if I can see how much cheaper building my own PC is.

Regards, Jack.
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  1. Well.
    I assume you have a 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 monitor so i wont include such a thing.
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1AfQi
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1AfQi/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1AfQi/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 12g Thermal Paste ($17.25 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($85.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.78 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card ($298.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair C70 Gunmetal Black (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Other: Windows 8.1 Preveiw
    Total: $907.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 11:30 EDT-0400)
  2. William Longstreet said:
    Well.
    I assume you have a 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 monitor so i wont include such a thing.
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1AfQi
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1AfQi/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1AfQi/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 12g Thermal Paste ($17.25 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($85.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.78 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card ($298.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair C70 Gunmetal Black (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Other: Windows 8.1 Preveiw
    Total: $907.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 11:30 EDT-0400)


    Thank you this is brilliant, any chance I could get a price list in pounds though?
  3. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    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: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard (£81.84 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£51.34 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£48.36 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£209.99 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Zalman Z12 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£54.68 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.85 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer (£14.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.96 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £690.25
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 16:58 BST+0100)
  4. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    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: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard (£81.84 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£51.34 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£48.36 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£209.99 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Zalman Z12 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£54.68 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.85 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer (£14.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.96 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £690.25
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-05 16:58 BST+0100)


    Can I just ask why you chose AMD over intel? Just so I know the difference
  5. Better value at a lower budget.

    Build is solid from top to bottom.
  6. So this will be able to stream and play top end games for the next year or so on medium graphics?
  7. Yes it will , it's a great build for the price.
  8. Will this also have space for a wireless network card, considering I will be streaming I've heard an inbuilt pcie card is better than a USB adapter? i.e. like this one http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/tp-link-wireless-network-card-tlwdn4800
  9. There is a PCIE X 1 slot on the board.
  10. And that card I chose will be adequate?
  11. Yes it's decent!
  12. Thankyou for all your help, when I get paid I'll be putting this together, just hope I don't mess it up!
  13. Take your time , be patient and it will go well!
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