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Need help on buying a £700-£800 PC to build myself or prebuilt in the UK.

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February 5, 2014 1:38:33 PM

Hey,
I'm looking for a new computer as i have been using a £300 little laptop that has decided to overheat all the time and get lots of Blue Screens.

My budget is £700-£800 and i would prefer to build it myself as then i can buy it in parts. It would be extra helpful if this also included a Monitor and Keyboard + Mouse nothing special just working.
I'm a student that has to do work such as Microsoft Word documents nothing too special. But i want the computer to be able to run games such as Minecraft and LoL and SMITE with decent graphic settings, i know for the budget i am on i wont be able to make a super computer that can run on max graphics but i'm tired of 5FPS on the worst graphics.

I am new to building a computer and because of this i do not know where to look for parts so i have no problems with using any good site. As long as it delivers to the UK i'm fine with it.

Any help would be appreciated, I'm sure that the people reading this will probably think that there is no point building a computer for a game such as Minecraft, but all i've heard is that its cheaper and more effective than buying shop bought.

Thank you for reading
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February 5, 2014 1:50:53 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£107.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£79.63 @ CCL Computers)
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 (£42.43 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card (£307.00 @ Aria PC)
Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case (£33.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£45.00 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.92 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £688.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-05 21:50 GMT+0000)
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February 5, 2014 1:55:19 PM

i5 3450, asus motherboard socket 1155, 2X4gb ddr3 ram 1600mhz, corsair 600w psu,a case and for graphic card hd 7790 or r9 270 depends if you want to spend more with r9 either way even hd 7790 wil play all the games on ultra and high.
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February 5, 2014 1:56:40 PM

Thanks for the reply wasn't expecting one so fast :) 
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