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£300 PC needs reviewing

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November 12, 2013 9:35:55 AM

I know it's pretty impossible to buy a good PC for £300 (yes, I'm in England), but I know it is a little less hard to build one yourself. I think I would be capable of building a PC, it's just getting the right components that is the tricky bit. I don't know very much about computer insides, and am a little bit stuck. I have created a £302 computer on PCPartPicker, but am not sure how good it would be. I am not hoping to play very computer-intensive games on it, but want to play a few low specification games. I also want to be able to browse the internet (with lots of tabs open) with no lag, which my current computer, a 2009 Mac Mini, unfortunately cannot do. Here's my current choices:

AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £53.98

ASRock N68C-GS FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard £35.99

A-Data Premier Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory £28.05

Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £41.40

Asus GeForce GTX 650 2GB £97.76

TP-Link TL-WN781ND 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter £8.70

NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £38.65

XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply £34.99

Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer £13.15

And for now I'll use Linux operating system. I'll get Windows 7 later on.

Can anybody come up with a better specification computer for up to £305?
And is this one good?

Thanks.

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November 12, 2013 9:49:46 AM

This will not play any modern games at all. You are looking at playing tf2 and half-life era games only.
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November 12, 2013 10:32:02 AM

tiny voices said:
This will not play any modern games at all. You are looking at playing tf2 and half-life era games only.


What would you suggest (bear in mind price range. You can go a little above if you want)?
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November 12, 2013 10:35:33 AM

You need a better GPU. The gt620 isn't really even better than intel integrated graphics.

You should be looking at a gtx650 or hd7750.
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November 12, 2013 11:37:11 AM

tiny voices said:
You need a better GPU. The gt620 isn't really even better than intel integrated graphics.

You should be looking at a gtx650 or hd7750.


Added to my list. Only thing is, I'm now looking at £350. Oh well. Any other ideas or things to tell me, anyone?

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November 12, 2013 1:12:18 PM

Get the 1gb version of the 650. Those lower end cards aren't even able to use 1gb let alone 2gb. The 2gb cards are a marketing gimmick.
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November 12, 2013 1:16:46 PM

tiny voices said:
Get the 1gb version of the 650. Those lower end cards aren't even able to use 1gb let alone 2gb. The 2gb cards are a marketing gimmick.


Oh, ok. Shall I get the Ti one then (whatever that means)?

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November 12, 2013 1:20:10 PM

The gtx650ti is a completely different card and is ALOT more powerful. it should be bale to play modern games at medium settings at 1080p comfortably.
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