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£650 Gaming PC parts suggestions? December 2013

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December 22, 2013 6:24:22 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)

Budget Range: £600 - £650

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, watching videos / surfing the internet

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: everything

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: i dont mind. pcpartpicker is fine.

Location: City, State/Region, Country - UK

Parts Preferences: i5 haswell. AMD r9 280x if possible
Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: my current computer runs games at lowest resolution and lowest settings at a maximum of 10 fps.
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December 22, 2013 6:46:06 AM

Right now 650pounds is about $1,000, right? SO this one bro. It will max out all games at 1080p I believe.

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.48 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($319.99 @ B&H)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($82.79 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $950.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-22 09:45 EST-0500)

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December 22, 2013 7:01:53 AM

£650 is probably about $1000 but the prices are generally higher in the uk
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a b 4 Gaming
December 22, 2013 7:05:02 AM

Well check them. :)  Those parts will probably fit your 650 budget. The parts I've picked are the famous ones. lol So most likely you have those companies in Europe already. :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
December 22, 2013 7:15:31 AM

I would suggest the 8350 over the i5 because the 8350 is good enough for any current game and has the extra advantage of the extra cores when it comes to newer games. Hence this is what I would suggest :

+ AMD FX 8350, 8 Piledriver Cores @ 4.0 Ghz
+ AMD R9-280x GPU, just what you demanded for. Awesome GPU.
+ 8GB RAM @ 1866Mhz, awesome for gaming.
+ 1TB HDD, enough for storing just about any games, media, etc
+ Bitfenix Shinobi, awesome case with Neat cable management.
+ Seasonic 620W S12 II PSU, best quality PSU, also semi modular, would help with the cable management.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£138.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£66.50 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: GeIL EVO CORSA Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£60.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£41.00 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (£225.72 @ Dabs)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi ATX Mid Tower Case (£46.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£69.70 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £649.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-22 15:10 GMT+0000)

Take a look at the build and tell me what you think about it. Your feedback would be appreciated.
Have fun GAMING :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
December 22, 2013 7:17:46 AM

Why would anyone suggest an overclockable i5 4670k with a non-overclocking h87 motherboard is beyond my ability to think.

Also prices at UK and US are not directly comparable. Prices in UK are generally 10-15 percent higher. So $1000 rig in USA would be like $1150 in UK. So, they are not directly comparable.
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December 22, 2013 7:37:46 AM

thanks all
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a b 4 Gaming
December 22, 2013 8:04:24 AM

I am glad you liked the build that I suggested. That is a solid build for 650 pounds.
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