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December 5, 2013 5:47:58 AM

Hi Guys, So i've decided to build my own gaming computer, the only problem is i have a budget of about £500 ( which im over with my current hardware )
my main question is whether all of this hardware is going to support eachother?
my second question is do you think i have the best hardware for my budget? being the first time i have ever built a computer i kinda have no idea whats good and bad , i have looked at recommendations via google and got most of what i could from them
any help would be greatly appreciated, thankyou!

Here is my list INC Prices:-
-Seagate 1TB SATA III 7200RPM 64 MB Cache £ 49.00
-CIT Galaxy Evo Gaming Case USB3 3x Red/Blue LED Switchable Fans + Bubble LED £37
-GSKILL 8GB 2x4GB) DDR3 1866MHz/PC3 15000 Dual Channel Kit £ 74.00
-TP-Link Wireless PCI Express Card 802.11n 300Mbps (TL-WN881N) £18.00)
-AMD FX 4350 X4 (Skt AM3+) Retail Kit (Including Heat Sink+Fan) £98.00
-EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB PCiEx £ 149.00
-Samsung 24X +/- DVD-RW SATA Dual Layer Black (OEM) £ 15.00)
-Coolermaster 500W Elite Power 12cm Fan (OEM) £35.00
-Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P rev. 1.0 (Socket AM3+) £59.00

After posting this i realised i have no operating system.. therefore i am more over budget then i can afford. any tips on what hardware i can swap out?
i want to be able to play games such as: Skyrim, Call Of Duty Ghosts, WOW. in high settings if possible

Thank you in advance !
December 5, 2013 6:27:08 AM

I'm pretty sure they are compatible and yes you can run Ghosts, Skyrim and WoW on your PC at high settings.
If I were you, I'd either install Ubuntu for the meantime while waiting for SteamOS or because I don't think you can buy Windows.

Get this one instead of the 650 Ti Boost, it's way faster. 1/5 or 2 times faster..
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Card...

You also get a free game and you get a more powerful GPU.
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December 5, 2013 6:39:53 AM

Nuck Chorris said:
I'm pretty sure they are compatible and yes you can run Ghosts, Skyrim and WoW on your PC at high settings.
If I were you, I'd either install Ubuntu for the meantime while waiting for SteamOS or because I don't think you can buy Windows.

Get this one instead of the 650 Ti Boost, it's way faster. 1/5 or 2 times faster..
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Card...

You also get a free game and you get a more powerful GPU.


thanks for the fast response! i think i will get the GPU you have suggested as its only £3 more then my currently listed one.. but as i am over my budget is there anything you could recommend to cut my costs on any other hardware?

Also i had no idea there was a Free OS. Thanks alot !!
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December 5, 2013 7:54:29 AM

Get the Fx 4300, The 4350 is just slightly factory overclocked.
Your power supply is a very crucial part of your system. I would get the best one you can. get 1600 MHz Ram, and 4gb of it. 8gb is way too much for your budget. You can upgrade later on that. Also, If you can find a 500gb HDD for less, go with that one, you really only need 500Gb for average daily usage.
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December 5, 2013 7:58:07 AM

you can maybe build with pentium g2030 and LGA 1155 mobo - the CPU is much cheaper and will run games quite good. Later you can upgrade to i3/i5 if you have the money.

You can also buy 2x2gb right now and add later another 2x2gb.

Thats how i would do when tight on budget. Maybe wont get you ultra settings on games but still will run good FPS on medium/high. Depends on the resolution you will be playing.
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December 5, 2013 12:53:47 PM

thanks for the input guys i will look into those 2 options fully when im back from work as i just woke up and had a quick check. i made a second option earlier which is far cheaper and could use some advice on that?? here is a list of everything, thanks.

OPTION 1 £550 running ubuntu OS

HDD-Seagate 1TB SATA III 7200RPM 64 MB Cache £ 49.00
CASE-CIT Galaxy Evo Gaming Case USB3 3x Red/Blue LED Switchable Fans + Bubble LED £37
Memory-GSKILL 8GB 2x4GB) DDR3 1866MHz/PC3 15000 Dual Channel Kit £ 74.00
wireless-TP-Link Wireless PCI Express Card 802.11n 300Mbps (TL-WN881N) £18.00)
CPU-AMD FX 4350 X4 (Skt AM3+) Retail Kit (Including Heat Sink+Fan) £98.00
GPU-Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X WindForce 3X OC 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-e Graphics Card £153
CD ROM-Samsung 24X +/- DVD-RW SATA Dual Layer Black (OEM) £ 15.00)
POWER-Coolermaster 500W Elite Power 12cm Fan (OEM) £35.00
MOTHERBOARD-Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P rev. 1.0 (Socket AM3+) £59.00

OPTION 2 £411 NO OS so Roughly £500 With Win 7

CPU- Intel Core i3-3220 Dual-Core Processor 3.3 Ghz 3 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80637i33220 £81
GPU- Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X WindForce 3X OC 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-e Graphics Card £153
Memory-Kingston Technology HyperX Blu 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM KHX1333C9D3B1/4G £29
CASE-CIT Galaxy Evo Gaming Case USB3 3x Red/Blue LED Switchable Fans + Bubble LED £37
POWER-Tesla 500W 12cm Fan ATX PSU - Black - £11
HDD-Seagate 500GB Barracuda Internal Hard Drive - £37
CD ROM-Samsung SH-224DB 24X Internal DVD Writer with SATA - OEM £12
WIRELESS-TP-Link TL-WN951N Wireless N PCI Adapter £20
Motherboard- MSI H61M-P20 (G3) Socket 1155 DVI VGA 8 Channel Audio mATX Motherboard £31
Keyboard

thinking maybe running the MOTHERBOARD and PCU from option 1 into option 2. meens i saved money on
other parts such as the memory..+ that being a quad core may help with more modern games.
both systems im going to run off the free UBUNTU OS for a week or 2 until i can save for windows 7
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December 6, 2013 1:15:53 AM

I'd get a quad core because dual cores will be irrelevant for around 2 years time.

And may I ask what website do you use to get your PC parts from?
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December 6, 2013 3:11:08 AM

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2fSZF

FX 6300
6GB 1066MHz RAM (Ram frequency doesn't really matter that much in games)
R9 270X
Cooler Master K280 ATX case with USB 3.0

Total: £466.37
Your build in PCpartpicker didn't have a case in it.

TIP: If you can buy a mechanical keyboard, buy one. Thrust me it's worth it.

UPDATE: If you would like an ITX build with 4 cores in it just tell me. It also has the R9 270X but it won't have a DVD drive. I'll be using this case (Node 304) https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR...
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December 6, 2013 3:14:05 AM

Nuck Chorris said:
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2fSZF

FX 6300
6GB 1066MHz RAM (Ram frequency doesn't really matter that much in games)
R9 270X
Cooler Master K280 ATX case with USB 3.0

Total: £466.37
Your build in PCpartpicker didn't have a case in it.

TIP: If you can buy a mechanical keyboard, buy one. Thrust me it's worth it.


my budget is 500 , and sorry i forgot to mention that. i am wanting to get the galaxy evo

http://www.cclonline.com/product/121318/GALAXY-EVO/Case...

and thanks for the tip with the mechanical keyboard, never knew they existed and will definitely be making an investment when i can afford it
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