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January 20, 2014 2:06:16 PM

completely new to pc gaming, coming from xbox i would like to play games such as dayz standalone arma3 minecraft, but dont no whether to build one myself, or buy one already made, i am on a budget of around £500 maybe push to £550 would like to see if people can recommend a build for around this price cheers

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January 20, 2014 2:22:11 PM

Do you need a monitor, copy of Windows, mouse, keyboard, etc?
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January 20, 2014 2:28:01 PM

Assuming you need an OS since you are planning on buying or building:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£80.00 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£37.00 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£56.50 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate Momentus 750GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.79 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (£168.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case (£31.35 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£34.99 @ Maplin Electronics)
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: £533.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-20 22:27 GMT+0000)
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January 20, 2014 2:28:03 PM

No I've got a monitor keyboard and mouse would need a copy of windows tho if it's possible
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January 20, 2014 2:33:39 PM

Ok and that build will play arma 3 on at least medium settings? + is it difficult building a pc? As I've never had past experiences with pcs? Cheers
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January 20, 2014 2:39:34 PM

ARMA and DayZ are CPU needy games just something to think about. If you can get an i5 it would help a ton.
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January 20, 2014 2:50:16 PM

Problem with an i5 is the massive price jump from a 6300 in this budget range. This CPU and GPU are damn good for the price. The only problem is ARMA III is so stressful, even on high end PCs.

Here's a test of the 270 running ARMA III (the 270 is just a hair below the 270x, probably equal when overclocked):
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-280x-r9-2...

It (270) gets in the 40s on very high, so I would say it's safe to assume medium-high pretty easily.

Edit: I was just on another thread talking about the 270, forgot I included the 270x in this build lol you would get essentially the numbers shown for the 270x, maybe a tad lower because of the CPU used, but not really too much.
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January 20, 2014 10:19:00 PM

streeter46 said:
Ok and that build will play arma 3 on at least medium settings? + is it difficult building a pc? As I've never had past experiences with pcs? Cheers


It should, AFAIK I can play Arma 3 on an i7-2600k which is pretty decent.
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