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December 5, 2013 7:09:07 AM

I'm building my first custom pc and even though I'm building it primarily for gaming, I'm gonna use it for various other tasks too, such as watching videos, doing homework etc.
I've chosen some parts for the pc already but I faced a problem. I keep repeatedly going over my budget, no matter what I try to switch. The pc should cost no more than 800€.

Here's my build: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Flace/saved/33Hf

As from 700 to 800€ is pretty much the same as 600£, I need the get a hundred £ off of that price.
I already switched i5 4670k to FX-8350 and the mobos along them to get the price down a bit but it's still way too high.

If anyone more experienced with this stuff could help me out, I would really appreciate it.

PS. I am not gonna overclock or anything right away but I planned to do so when the pc seemed that it was getting too slow for the new games. Therefore I want an overclockable processor to prevent my build from getting too old too fast.
December 5, 2013 8:18:08 AM

This looks like a pretty solid build to me. The one thing I would add would be a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo cooling.
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December 5, 2013 8:50:40 AM

MysteryINC said:
This looks like a pretty solid build to me. The one thing I would add would be a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo cooling.


Yeah I thought I could add it. But then again, there's the money issue. I'd still need to slice a 100£ away from that price tag.

EDIT: I added the Hyper212. Now I need to slice off a £130 though... e_e
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December 5, 2013 8:59:02 AM

Change the CPU to an 8320.
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December 5, 2013 9:06:42 AM

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

I went down as low as I possibly could.
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December 5, 2013 9:44:32 AM

MysteryINC said:
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2ftIz

I went down as low as I possibly could.


Looks good, though, I just remembered I had forgot something crucial from that list of mine... The GPU.
I was planning on getting something like GTX 760 but I'm open for suggestions. As games these days usually utilize the GPU more than CPU I should not forget to add it.

Thanks for your help this far!
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December 5, 2013 10:00:13 AM

If you can you can change the GPU to something like the Radeon r9 280x :) 
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December 5, 2013 10:15:41 AM

MysteryINC said:
If you can you can change the GPU to something like the Radeon r9 280x :) 


Was that more or less expensive than gtx 760? I'm trying to save money here, you know. Thanks once again though.

And it seems that I had actually remembered to add the GPU to the list. PCPartPicker was just messing with me. Apparently their web crashed for some reason. ._.

EDIT: I checked out the Radeon R9 280X. It seems to be a bit more expensive to the GTX 760. Do you happen to have any cheaper but about as good solutions left? :) 
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December 5, 2013 10:25:07 AM

Not really, the GTX 760 is the best "mid-range" card on the market at the moment :) 
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December 5, 2013 10:59:36 AM

Alright then, thanks for your help!
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December 5, 2013 11:01:33 AM

Remember to choose the best answer if I answered your question :) 
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December 5, 2013 11:40:13 AM

This is the you can get for that price and it has an r9 280x:

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2fxVb
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2fxVb/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://754182486uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2fxVb/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£113.20 @ Amazon UK)
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: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£53.49 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.42 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (£227.46 @ Dabs)
Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case (£33.06 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Integra R2 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£63.44 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £632.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-05 19:38 GMT+0000)
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December 5, 2013 11:55:56 AM

Welshstig said:
This is the you can get for that price and it has an r9 280x:

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2fxVb
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2fxVb/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://754182486uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2fxVb/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£113.20 @ Amazon UK)
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: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£53.49 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.42 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (£227.46 @ Dabs)
Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case (£33.06 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Integra R2 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£63.44 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £632.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-05 19:38 GMT+0000)


You sir... You are a magician.
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