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January 9, 2014 1:23:35 PM

Hello, i've been thinking about building a gaming pc for about a year now, it will be my first time gaming on PC and my first time building one.

As i have already said I will have a budget of around £700, I won't need a monitor as I will be using my TV for a bit and the keyboard and mouse won't be a part of the cost as it will be a present, though I wouldn't mind if you guys could recommend me one :)  But i need everything else.

The only thing I have narrowed down is the CPU and even then there's five that i've picked, they are:
Intel I5 4670K
Intel I5 3570K
AMD FX-8350
AMD FX-8320
and AMD FX-6300e
I know the Ks are unlocked and can be overclocked,I thought they would be better than the locked versions as I would be able to overclock them in the future.

The type of games I will be playing is stuff like DayZ standalone, BF4 and hopefully next-gen games. Sorry if I have wrote too much and asked this in the wrong category and thank-you for any help.
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January 9, 2014 3:44:15 PM

intel build
PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2yBbT
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2yBbT/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2yBbT/benchmarks/
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.90 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£69.44 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£56.23 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£179.98 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.96 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£47.12 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£72.59 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £700.20
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-09 23:36 GMT+0000)
amd build
PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2yBsM
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2yBsM/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2yBsM/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£82.49 @ Ebuyer)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.90 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£72.70 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£56.23 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£71.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£189.99 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.96 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£47.12 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£72.59 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £699.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-09 23:43 GMT+0000)

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January 9, 2014 4:35:12 PM

Thanks for the reply!I think im going to go with the intel build, looks great, just one question, what's the difference with the gpu on the intel build and the gpu on the amd build? And if there is a difference, if im willing to spend a bit extra, do you think it would be good idea to get the more expensive gpu?(if it's compatible with the motherboard)
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January 9, 2014 4:38:12 PM

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2yD8g

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2yD8g
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2yD8g/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2yD8g/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£69.44 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£56.50 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (£225.48 @ Dabs)
Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.98 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£48.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.98 @ Ebuyer)
Other: windows 8 Student (£50.00)
Total: £705.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-10 00:34 GMT+0000)

If you know anyone in college or Uni you can get the student version of Windows 8 for £49.99 - http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msuk/en_GB/pdp/prod...

You don't need a CPU cooler until you actually decide to OC, the stock will be fine. I'd save money and get a better GPU (save up for a cooler for when you decide to OC) - The 280x and GTX 770 are around the same price (and performance), you just have to research which you would prefer.
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January 9, 2014 4:38:22 PM

AMD build (just another option) :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£107.93 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.90 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£99.02 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£174.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.98 @ Ebuyer)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£72.59 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £708.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-10 00:37 GMT+0000)
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January 10, 2014 1:25:59 AM

Thank-you for the builds, there's a nice little selection here. Jamesshamim, I was reading the Windows 8 student discount but I think need Windows 7 to actually use it, otherwise I would jump on it.
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