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October 31, 2013 4:15:46 PM

I'm 14 looking for a my first budget gaming PC, I don't need it to run crysis 3 on ultimate, melt your PC settings, but I would like it to play games like Minecraft, Planetside 2 and other games with good frames.

I don't have a set budget, but I'd like to keep it under £500, this is not including mouse, keyboard or monitor, but will include the OS. I've never built a PC before and all I have now is a £400 laptop, I'm sure I could build it myself though.
Thanks in advance for your help!

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October 31, 2013 4:19:52 PM

Your budget is misleading, where are you buying this, you can end with different build depending if your budget is in dollars or pounds.
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October 31, 2013 4:22:38 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($85.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($234.74 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $796.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 19:22 EDT-0400)
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October 31, 2013 4:23:33 PM

The fact that he included the british pound would mean he would probably want the equivalent parts from the UK

Planetside 2 is demanding as heck as well...

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1VHFl

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£79.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£38.27 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£49.73 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£41.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£133.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£43.39 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£41.76 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive (£10.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
Total: £505.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 23:25 GMT+0000)
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October 31, 2013 4:30:51 PM

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

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.24 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($23.02 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $729.18
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October 31, 2013 4:40:59 PM

rolandzhang3 said:
Planetside 2 is demanding as heck as well...


I know... although i manage 10 fps in big battles XD so its only forward...
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October 31, 2013 4:41:50 PM

Haha well it is very CPU intensive so an i5 would be optimal in that case, it's a bit over budget now

The cheapest 7970 I see on this is also 200 pounds, around $320 USD or so...

The best value card I see is the 7870 XT which performs very close to a Radeon 7950

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1VI26

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£144.62 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-HD3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£53.55 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£49.73 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£41.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£133.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£43.39 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£41.76 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive (£10.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
Total: £585.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 23:43 GMT+0000)
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