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Buget gaming build ( please read and feedback)

I'm building a gaming pc designed to play most games on about medium settings I'm also hopping to upgrade it in the furutre when I get more money.

Here are the specs as of yet :

CPU :AMD Athlon X4 760k

Motherboard : ASRock FM2A75 Pro4 or Gigabyte GA-F2A88X-D3H

Hard drive : Western Digital Caviar 250 GB Internal 7200 RPM

Case : Zalman Z9 Mid Tower

Power supply : Corsair CX430W Power Supply

Ram :G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (subject to what I can get on ebay)

Graphics card: Gigabyte Nvidia Gt630 or MSI GeForce GT 630

Operating system : Windows 8

WIFI adapter :TP-Link TL-WN951N

I'll be getting many of the parts from ebay to save money.

Any feedback on any parts way to save money with compromising performance please note I not going to get a cheaper motherbroad as I want to be able to upgrade.

Any feedback on the build would be appreciated
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  1. andrewidea said:

    Here are the specs as of yet

    Which are?

    Why don't you otherwise give a budget?
  2. Vic 40 said:
    andrewidea said:

    Here are the specs as of yet

    Which are?

    Why don't you otherwise give a budget?


    Agreed
  3. Vic 40 said:
    andrewidea said:

    Here are the specs as of yet

    Which are?

    Why don't you otherwise give a budget?


    diazalon said:
    Vic 40 said:
    andrewidea said:

    Here are the specs as of yet

    Which are?

    Why don't you otherwise give a budget?


    Agreed


    Sorry I've now added the specs
  4. Dont take GT version at least GTX 650 or 7770/7790 ati
    And at least 550w PSU
    Also you can tell your budget and give you some advise with the same money.
  5. Well my budget is £350 ( please note getting lots of parts from eBay)
  6. Its hard to keep this budget but here is my suggestion
    Also from PCpartpicker i cant find you parts from UK Ebay but take a look.
    I will suggest you take give 50 more and take a DDR5 GPU.
    You really need the OS ?
    You cant find it underground ? :P

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£56.10 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard (£44.10 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.96 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.68 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6570 2GB Video Card (£52.62 @ Dabs)
    Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.98 @ Ebuyer)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£47.50 @ Ebuyer)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£71.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £379.70
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-15 11:36 GMT+0000)
  7. Made a few tweaks to your list :

    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2kDbg
  8. Best answer
    andrewidea said:
    Made a few tweaks to your list :

    Yes i did,

    PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2kDQy

    Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2kDQy/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£60.91 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4 ATX FM2 Motherboard (£53.42 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.82 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.68 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card (£67.90 @ Amazon UK)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN822N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£14.18 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.98 @ Ebuyer)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£34.14 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£71.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £413.79
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-15 12:51 GMT+0000)

    For about the same price,but i had to take another case than the one you like.You get a far better gpu in return.If you want the zalman 9+ because you really like that one,and it is a good one,get the extra money for it.

    Do you already have a hdd? Because you picked a ssd.
  9. Vic 40 said:
    andrewidea said:
    Made a few tweaks to your list :

    Yes i did,

    PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2kDQy

    Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2kDQy/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£60.91 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4 ATX FM2 Motherboard (£53.42 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.82 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.68 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card (£67.90 @ Amazon UK)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN822N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£14.18 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.98 @ Ebuyer)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£34.14 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£71.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £413.79
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-15 12:51 GMT+0000)

    For about the same price,but i had to take another case than the one you like.You get a far better gpu in return.If you want the zalman 9+ because you really like that one,and it is a good one,get the extra money for it.

    Do you already have a hdd? Because you picked a ssd.


    yes do have a old 250gb hdd
  10. andrewidea said:

    yes do have a old 250gb hdd

    That should already be a sata disc and even then i would probably use it as a back-up disc.
    If you really want a nice ssd and this hdd is a sata disc get the next one if you have the money for it,
    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-internal-hard-drive-sv300s37a120g

    Do you btw have an old dvd player in your current system? It's not in the system you posted so i didn't put it in my parts list too.This should be sata connected too.
  11. Vic 40 said:
    andrewidea said:
    Made a few tweaks to your list :

    Yes i did,

    PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2kDQy

    Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2kDQy/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£60.91 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4 ATX FM2 Motherboard (£53.42 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.82 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.68 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card (£67.90 @ Amazon UK)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN822N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£14.18 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.98 @ Ebuyer)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£34.14 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£71.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £413.79
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-15 12:51 GMT+0000)

    For about the same price,but i had to take another case than the one you like.You get a far better gpu in return.If you want the zalman 9+ because you really like that one,and it is a good one,get the extra money for it.

    Do you already have a hdd? Because you picked a ssd.


    He said 350$ anyway if i can go above 400+ i will pick almost the same.
  12. I just prefer to add 1x4GB Ram because you can make dual channel with another 4GB in the future.
    And you can take 7790 not 7770 with this budget

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£56.10 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard (£44.10 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.96 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.68 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card (£92.30 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.98 @ Ebuyer)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£47.50 @ Ebuyer)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£71.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £419.38
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-15 13:57 GMT+0000)
  13. Vic 40 said:
    andrewidea said:

    yes do have a old 250gb hdd

    That should already be a sata disc and even then i would probably use it as a back-up disc.
    If you really want a nice ssd and this hdd is a sata disc get the next one if you have the money for it,
    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-internal-hard-drive-sv300s37a120g

    Do you btw have an old dvd player in your current system? It's not in the system you posted so i didn't put it in my parts list too.This should be sata connected too.


    yes i have a old song optical drive
  14. 3Dns said:

    He said 350$ anyway if i can go above 400+ i will pick almost the same.

    I made changes to his own made list,i didn't make up this budget.
    For a difference of 4 pounds i will go for dualchannel.
    For the hd 7790 the xfx 450watt will do just perfectly and still save money.
    You forgot the wifi card.
    For overclocking i wouldn't choose the msi board,i think the ts will go for that in the future looking at the comment in the op.
  15. andrewidea said:

    yes i have a old song optical drive


    Vic 40 said:

    This should be sata connected too.

    As long as i said it is a sata connected device your good.
  16. Vic 40 said:
    andrewidea said:

    yes i have a old song optical drive


    Vic 40 said:

    This should be sata connected too.

    As long as i said it is a sata connected device your good.


    It is , thanks
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