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I'm A Total noob to PC's and PC gaming ... need suggest parts

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February 9, 2014 1:12:26 PM

I'm under a budget of £600 pounds for that actually desktop and £75 pounds for the monitor mouse keyboard etc. I want to be able to run Dayz, rust, bf4, total war games and just general fps games like ns2. I was thinking of an i5 3770 and a 760 or 770 graphics card.. I want 8gb's of ram and I haven't even touched on the other parts. I've had a look at cases also. Have I over stretched my budget already and can anyone recommend parts to run the games above at medium settings with 60 fps... Sorry if I have just made myself look like a dumbass =)

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February 9, 2014 1:22:35 PM

[PCPartPicker part list](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2Qg8l) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2Qg8l/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2Qg8l/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54430) | £127.99 @ Aria PC
**Motherboard** | [ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-h87p...) | £56.50 @ Amazon UK
**Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cml8gx3m...) | £65.76 @ Scan.co.uk
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-d...) | £39.98 @ Aria PC
**Video Card** | [Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx760d...) | £194.60 @ Ebuyer
**Case** | [Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-rc91...) | £71.98 @ Novatech
**Power Supply** | [XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550s...) | £45.00 @ Aria PC
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | £601.81
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-09 21:21 GMT+0000 |

If you mean 525 pounds (600 - the monitor) then scale down the GPU to a 660.
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February 9, 2014 1:28:16 PM

Nope 600 for desktop 75 later for mouse keyboard monitor
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February 9, 2014 1:29:52 PM

Will this run most thongs at medium with good fps and also ... I'm such a noon , sorry, justjust to clarify are these all compatible
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February 9, 2014 1:36:34 PM

All of these components are compatible.

Newest Haswell I5 with a H motherboard, since your budget does not allow for K series, Z motherboard and a cooler. I guess you wont be overclocking so there is no need to spend money there.

The 760 will run most titles of today's titles at medium-high with high FPS (around 60). This is provided you use a single 1920 x 1080 resolution monitor.

The PSU is 550W. The total system draw should be a bit around the 250 mark at full load. PSUs are most efficient at 50% load. If you run a PSU at around 50% load it will be silent, quiet and last longer than if you pull 90% or up % of its capacity.

In the end, this build should last you some time, with possible RAM and SSD upgrades in the future. Also in few years, you might be needing to drop down the settings to mid or low-mid. But no one can be certain about that one.

You can also drop in a Broadwell CPU when they come along in an year. They are supposedly (or some of them will) able to be put in existing 8* motherboards with a BIOS update. But that is not really certain either.
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February 9, 2014 1:39:37 PM

if you dont want to go through all the trouble of building it you could get this:
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Gamer_Xtreme_2000

and in all honesty i bought my pc from there about 3 weeks ago, no issues and it works great. and i believe it's better than the one posted above as well
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February 9, 2014 1:43:12 PM

jubih said:
if you dont want to go through all the trouble of building it you could get this:
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Gamer_Xtreme_2000

and in all honesty i bought my pc from there about 3 weeks ago, no issues and it works great. and i believe it's better than the one posted above as well


Nope, it is not better. It has a trash PSU, LOW end water cooling that will not cool any better than a cheap Coolermaster hyper 212 EVO, Lower end motherboard with poor power phases.

The only thing that is ebtter is the CPU and this build costs $300 more dollars than the build posted above. It is TERRIBLE value.

For the money it is NEVER better to buy a prebuilt. You will ALWAYS get some lower quality parts and still pay more.
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February 9, 2014 1:56:57 PM

That one is 1000$ USD. If course you can get better PC with that. In Europe, PC components are more expensive due to tax regulations. Also I don't like the CyberpowerPC policy of "Major Brand powered by nVidia". Palit, Club3D, Sparkle and PNY are major brands, but I definitely don't want them in my computer. Also they have a poor choice for PSUs. Nothing up until the 200 bucks units was something I would trust. Specially the Cooler Master ones (although I am a Cooler Master fanboy, PSUs are not their thing)

For 601 without shipping I managed to get:

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4570 Quad Core 3.20 GHz 6MB Cache LGA1150 + HD Graphics
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive (Single Hard Drive)
MEMORY: 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3/1600mhz Dual Channel Memory [+28] (Kingston HyperX Blu w/Heat Spreader)
MOTHERBOARD: Asus B85M-G Intel B85 Chipset, Micro ATX Mainboard w/ 4 RAM slots, 8-Channel HD Audio, HDMI, GbLAN, USB 3.0, SATA-III, 1x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 & 2x PCIe 2.0 x1
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+145] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

Which does have a CPU 200 MHz higher, but - has lower tier motherboard, unknown GPU manufacturer, a PSU I would not trust and an unknown hard drive.
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February 9, 2014 10:19:21 PM

Louis McCawley said:
Will this run most thongs at medium with good fps and also ... I'm such a noon , sorry, justjust to clarify are these all compatible


Its a GTX 760, of course it well, if not medium, HIGH!
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February 10, 2014 12:03:00 AM

Okay thanks people... I really didn't know where to start from!
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