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Is this the best build under £500?

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Anonymous
December 7, 2013 9:13:26 AM

title says it all. i will be gaming and doing homework on this pc.
NB: i CANNOT go over budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£82.79 @ 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: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£53.60 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.96 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£119.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£47.20 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.50 @ Ebuyer)
Other: Antec One Gaming Case Mid Tower ATX (£41.98)
Total: £477.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-07 17:13 GMT+0000)

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December 7, 2013 9:34:36 AM

Yeah, might aswell get a 1TB harddrive and some cheaper case. like zalman z9/z5
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Anonymous
December 7, 2013 9:39:26 AM

VolvoDoto said:
Yeah, might aswell get a 1TB harddrive and some cheaper case. like zalman z9/z5


why should i get a cheaper case?
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£82.79 @ 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: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£53.60 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.50 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£119.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.98 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£47.20 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.50 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £477.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-07 17:49 GMT+0000)
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December 7, 2013 9:46:38 AM

So you can get a larger hard drive.
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December 7, 2013 9:59:05 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£82.79 @ 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: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£53.60 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.50 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£119.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£47.20 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.50 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £489.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-07 17:58 GMT+0000)

Doubled the HDD size and went for a slightly better case.

Don't grab the Zalman Z9, it's lower quality. It's not worth it.
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