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November 3, 2013 2:48:53 PM

So I'm ordering the components today or tommorow I just cannot stall this anymore, I already have a monitor, mouse and OS, I can get a keyboard from a family member. Basically I'm on a budget of £600 I'm just aiming for this to be the best system money can buy for playing games and editing videos and pictures. I will be playing games such as COD Ghosts, BF4, Skyrim, Fallout and other campaign games I can buy. I will be editing footage of them games so it will be playthroughs then rendering them. I have heard AMD's are good on budget builds and processors such as the fx6300 and the fx8350 are good processors to use, I could also probably fit in an Intel build with the processor i5 4670k. But I'm just not sure what will be the best system I can possibly make for those purposes for £600 I have done lots of research but I think it comes down to your prefrence.

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a c 466 4 Gaming
November 3, 2013 3:05:26 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£112.21 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£59.00 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.99 @ Novatech)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.96 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£180.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£46.55 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.99 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive (£10.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £589.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-03 23:05 GMT+0000)

This is a really good option for your budget.
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November 3, 2013 3:08:24 PM

tiny voices said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£112.21 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£59.00 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.99 @ Novatech)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.96 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£180.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£46.55 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.99 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive (£10.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £589.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-03 23:05 GMT+0000)

This is a really good option for your budget.


Change the CPU to an 8350, and you sir, will have a good build ;) 
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a c 287 4 Gaming
November 3, 2013 3:09:41 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£112.21 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£95.98 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.99 @ Novatech)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.98 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£143.18 @ Amazon UK)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case (£59.90 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.99 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive (£10.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £598.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-03 23:06 GMT+0000)

Overclocks to 8350 levels.
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a c 466 4 Gaming
November 3, 2013 3:10:05 PM

Mopkap said:
tiny voices said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£112.21 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£59.00 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.99 @ Novatech)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.96 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£180.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£46.55 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.99 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive (£10.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £589.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-03 23:05 GMT+0000)

This is a really good option for your budget.


Change the CPU to an 8350, and you sir, will have a good build ;) 


Nope, no point to do that. They are the SAME CPU, the 8320 s just under-clocked. Simple bump the core clock up a few mhz and you have THE SAME chip for less money.
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November 3, 2013 3:14:28 PM

tiny voices said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£112.21 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£59.00 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.99 @ Novatech)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.96 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£180.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£46.55 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.99 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive (£10.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £589.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-03 23:05 GMT+0000)

This is a really good option for your budget.


gtx 760 :o  whats that card like? I'm gunna have to do a bit of research I've only ever looked at 7870's and 7950's
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a c 466 4 Gaming
November 3, 2013 3:15:08 PM

The gtx760 is better than the 7870 by alot and slightly (1-8%) better than a 7950.
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November 3, 2013 3:21:22 PM

tiny voices said:
Mopkap said:
tiny voices said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£112.21 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£59.00 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.99 @ Novatech)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.96 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£180.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£46.55 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.99 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive (£10.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £589.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-03 23:05 GMT+0000)

This is a really good option for your budget.


Change the CPU to an 8350, and you sir, will have a good build ;) 


Nope, no point to do that. They are the SAME CPU, the 8320 s just under-clocked. Simple bump the core clock up a few mhz and you have THE SAME chip for less money.


Well that's not 100% true, but I guess you're right... :p 
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November 3, 2013 3:41:56 PM

tiny voices said:
The gtx760 is better than the 7870 by alot and slightly (1-8%) better than a 7950.


Ah theres no crossfire support :(  and this card looks huge, is the msi version of the gtx 760 the best one it doesnt it really matter?
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November 3, 2013 4:21:13 PM

I'm going for a 7950 card I'm afraid gents
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a c 466 4 Gaming
November 3, 2013 4:22:08 PM

There is SLI support. SLI is corssfire for Nvidia cards. The 760 is the better card. I would get it for sure.

Also you eon't be using crossfire anyway. You wuld need to spend alot more money on a motherboard that fully supports it complete with 8x/8x PSI lanes.
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November 3, 2013 4:49:47 PM

Im speaking to my cousing and hes saying the 7950 is better and doesnt overheat as much as the 760 and AMD cards run better at higher resolutions and AMD cards run better at games made by AMD which is most games like BF4 and other shooters
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a c 466 4 Gaming
November 3, 2013 4:55:55 PM

Well, he is 100% wrong. There is no such thing as a card that runs better at higher resolutions. That isn't real. All cards of the same level scale EXACTLY the same as resolution is increased.

The 7950 actually runs hotter than the 760 but that isn't even fair because both ards have a different 'safe range' for temps.

Sorry, your cousin doesn't really know what he is talking about.

http://anandtech.com/bench/product/854?vs=855 here you can clearly see that bf3 runs WAY better on nVidia and BF4 will be the same.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 3, 2013 4:57:05 PM

Overclock the 8320 and you should be set!

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November 3, 2013 5:01:34 PM

ah I see in those comparisons you just showed me the 7950 outperforms the 760 in like 2/3 of the games and programs tested though :o 
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November 3, 2013 5:01:35 PM

ah I see in those comparisons you just showed me the 7950 outperforms the 760 in like 2/3 of the games and programs tested though :o 
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a c 466 4 Gaming
November 3, 2013 5:02:39 PM

That specific MSI card has low ratings for overheating all the time. I would stay away.

Also, you said you cared about BF4 which will run better on nVidia by a decent amount.
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November 3, 2013 5:06:11 PM

And I hate to be a complete tool but is there any better looking cases than the Corsair 200R it's the first build and I wouldn't mind it looking hawt :D 
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a c 466 4 Gaming
November 3, 2013 5:07:36 PM

Well, the Corsair 200r is the best case in its price range BY FAR quality wise, so you will be looking at spending a bit more oney to get something flashy and the same quality. If you are willing to sacrifice some cable management and overall quality ( I wouldn't in a million years), there are some other options.
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November 3, 2013 5:09:34 PM

tiny voices said:
That specific MSI card has low ratings for overheating all the time. I would stay away.

Also, you said you cared about BF4 which will run better on nVidia by a decent amount.


ahhh this is the hardest bit on deciding the build imo, I do like the look of the gtx 760 but if I was to get an AMD card it could crossfire with this motherboard in the future :-( I'm just stuck man and I really wanted to order this before I go sleep
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November 3, 2013 5:10:45 PM

tiny voices said:
Well, the Corsair 200r is the best case in its price range BY FAR quality wise, so you will be looking at spending a bit more oney to get something flashy and the same quality. If you are willing to sacrifice some cable management and overall quality ( I wouldn't in a million years), there are some other options.


I would rather not then I heard the Corsair 200r was a great case with great cable management when I was looking at other builds on pc partpicker
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a c 466 4 Gaming
November 3, 2013 5:10:59 PM

Nope. You cannot do that. The second PCI lane only runs at x4 so if you add a second card, you don't get any performance.

It doesn't ACTUALLY support crossfire. Purely for marketing.
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November 3, 2013 5:16:17 PM

tiny voices said:
Nope. You cannot do that. The second PCI lane only runs at x4 so if you add a second card, you don't get any performance.

It doesn't ACTUALLY support crossfire. Purely for marketing.


damn it cheeky wingnuts, well I might have to delve into the 760 like you have recommended then :)  is the MSI version you recommended any good or are other brands better?
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a c 466 4 Gaming
November 3, 2013 5:18:46 PM

For the 760 all the brands are really the same. They will all perform the same. Get whichever you can get cheapest. The MSI is a good card.
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November 3, 2013 5:20:26 PM

tiny voices said:
For the 760 all the brands are really the same. They will all perform the same. Get whichever you can get cheapest. The MSI is a good card.


kk thanks man been a very big help and I'm buying the pc as we speak :) 
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November 3, 2013 5:31:57 PM

Mopkap said:
tiny voices said:
For the 760 all the brands are really the same. They will all perform the same. Get whichever you can get cheapest. The MSI is a good card.


http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentvie...

That's a pretty nice 760 :p 


lol most of budget gone
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a c 466 4 Gaming
November 3, 2013 5:37:31 PM

Yeah that card is stupid overpriced.
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a c 466 4 Gaming
November 3, 2013 5:37:47 PM

aaza7 said:
tiny voices said:
For the 760 all the brands are really the same. They will all perform the same. Get whichever you can get cheapest. The MSI is a good card.


kk thanks man been a very big help and I'm buying the pc as we speak :) 


Always glad to be able to help!
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November 3, 2013 5:56:36 PM

tiny voices said:
aaza7 said:
tiny voices said:
For the 760 all the brands are really the same. They will all perform the same. Get whichever you can get cheapest. The MSI is a good card.


kk thanks man been a very big help and I'm buying the pc as we speak :) 


Always glad to be able to help!


all ordered from Dabs and Amazon :-)
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a c 466 4 Gaming
November 3, 2013 5:58:07 PM

Awesome!
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