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Recommendations for Gaming PC Build ($1000/£625)

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October 6, 2013 11:36:49 AM

Hi Tom's Hardware, ;) 

I am looking to be creating a custom PC build. I would like it to be a medium to high end build which will last me around 2 - 3 years (with upgrades along the time). I'd like one of the best CPU and GPU which fit my price range, as I would like to be playing games at high to max settings on current games with good performance.

I'd like a 2TB Hard Drive for my storage, not too expensive but a high quality drive would be nice. On this hard drive I would like Windows 8(or 7) 64 bit as my OS, so I would like this fit into the build.

My budget is around $1000 USD, which is £625 GBP. I am from the UK, so consider GBP pricing please. :) 

Thanks a lot!

EDIT: I had a re-think, and I should be able to extend my budget with another £75 at the most. :) 
October 6, 2013 11:56:08 AM

edogawa said:


Thanks a lot for your recommendation.
I can extend my budget with another £50 if I must, will this get me a better CPU?
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October 6, 2013 11:57:51 AM

Okay, re-posting this now, GPD prices really whacked things up. This is a bit more money, but you'd get a lot more out of it.

A 760 will handle BF4 for example at high/60FPS easily if you're into that game.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£115.10 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£67.54 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£65.52 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£63.26 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£206.03 @ Aria PC)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case (£59.90 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£67.19 @ Aria PC)
Total: £694.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-06 19:57 BST+0100)
October 6, 2013 12:35:13 PM

Thanks a lot. :) 
Any other recommendations but with Intel CPUs?
a b 4 Gaming
a b * Windows 8
October 6, 2013 1:28:41 PM

Would be a lot more expensive for you to get an equivalent Intel chip.