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October 26, 2013 5:05:17 AM

Hi, I'm just building a computer for the VERY first time. It's not for me, but it's a fairly budgeted PC. I have the parts i want, and am 80% sure they are compatible. Because it's not my money i'm spending, I'm very worried. Any chance anyone could review the parts and see if they are infact compatible? Also: This computer will be used for gaming.
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CiT Vantage Case - http://tinyurl.com/nrffm8m - £37
Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard - http://tinyurl.com/prebb39 - £52
AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core (AM3+) - http://tinyurl.com/p6katzo £90
1TB HDD - http://tinyurl.com/oja3rop £46
CD Case - http://tinyurl.com/o2yszp2 - £18
WIFI - http://tinyurl.com/p92rpyb - £10
Corsair 1x 4GB RAM - http://tinyurl.com/q5msl3r - £36
Nvidia Geforce GT640 2GB (PCI 3.0) - http://tinyurl.com/nnll8em - £70
Win7 (OEM version) - http://tinyurl.com/nk6j8vp £70
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Corsair Builder Series CX 600 Watt - hhttp://tinyurl.com/oj2p9qr - £51

Or in pastebin, if its easier:
http://pastebin.com/M5tcJgDj

Thanks so much in advance!
October 26, 2013 5:21:06 AM

Good to hear they are compatible! About the RAM, it's not alot, no, but I've said to him, it's upgradeable in the future. And the problem with the GPU is, he's only a budget of around £500, so it's not that great, but do you think it'll be substantial enough to play games, for example Skyrim on high settings?

Thanks!
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October 26, 2013 5:47:50 AM

Ah right! Well i'll just ask him if he'll throw in another £30, if it is that much better. Also, another question (if you don't mind :)  )
Considering this is a budget build, and just to make sure he will have to throw in another £30, do you think i could downgrade the PSU from 600w? I'm not sure, but I think that might be a little overpowered for what I've got here.
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October 26, 2013 6:05:30 AM

Right, so if he choses the 650ti, i'll get a 500w one.
And on that sheet it says the gt 640 is 350w, so if he choses to stick with the 640, you think I should just get a 450w one?
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October 26, 2013 6:35:07 AM

Hi. Check this build for £480. Its good for gaming too.

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

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£74.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£59.00 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£39.15 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£41.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7790 2GB Video Card (£94.60 @ Dabs)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN781ND 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter (£8.70 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.95 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.24 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
Total: £481.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-26 14:32 BST+0100)
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October 26, 2013 7:07:22 AM

Oh wow! Thank you very much! :) , do you think I should be using an AMD or a Nvidia?
I really don't know much about AMD :/ 
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October 28, 2013 11:40:11 AM

Right. So I've found an MSI Radeon HD 7790 2GB DDR5 for just £30 more, that's alot better than Nvidia GDDR3 2GB right?
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November 16, 2013 8:28:36 AM

USE PCPARTPICKER!
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