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I would like a good gaming pc for £400 please help?

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February 13, 2014 11:33:16 AM

Im looking for a computer, does everything else play movies, homework etc, But I would like more of a gaming aspect, so obviously AMD preferred components. I would like at least 8gb ram but I would like to keep my price between £400 and £500, my other aim is that I would like to run dayz on high to ultra game settings.

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February 13, 2014 11:53:23 AM

If you need a copy of Windows:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£80.39 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£50.08 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.95 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£38.97 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card (£111.98 @ Aria PC)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£34.14 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive (£10.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£73.99 @ Dabs)
Total: £498.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-13 19:50 GMT+0000)


If you don't need a copy of Windows:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor (£92.39 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£50.08 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.95 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£38.97 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (£152.50 @ Aria PC)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£45.00 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive (£10.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £488.32
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-13 19:53 GMT+0000)
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February 13, 2014 12:04:26 PM

Lol you want a good gaming pc to run high/ultra for below £500. No, it is not possible, unless you find some epic discounts. Save at least another couple hundred quid
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February 13, 2014 12:18:03 PM

If he doesn't need an OS, my second build with the 6350 and 270x will easily get high, and run a lot on Ultra.
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February 13, 2014 8:49:53 PM

Fitzitz said:
Lol you want a good gaming pc to run high/ultra for below £500. No, it is not possible, unless you find some epic discounts. Save at least another couple hundred quid


This, maybe next Black Friday/Cyber Monday though.
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February 14, 2014 1:12:21 PM

Like I said earlier, my second build with the 6350 and 270x will easily play High/Ultra at 1080p.
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February 28, 2014 2:33:57 AM

I know that you've specified AMD, but for a reference in performance from the other side, you can get:
£80 - Intel i3-4130
£110 - ANY of the GTX750Ti's - They're actually really good for gaming!
£50/60 - 8Gb ram
£40? - A decent case
£35 - Corsair CX430M (The GPU doesn't need that much power)
£50 - Mobo of choice
£20 - Soundcard of choice
£30 - 30Gb OS SSD
£35 - 1Tb HDD
£50 - Win7 Home Premium (64-Bit)

Total - £500

You can replace the soundcard with an ODD, or just spend an extra £10 (DVD) or £25 (Blu Ray).. Depending on what you'd want to do (streaming games through steam etc)

Source - Did it myself
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February 28, 2014 4:01:14 AM

All Arma series are cpu intensive, you will benefit from an i5 over an i3, however, not an i3 over Fx3200.

The intel quads are doing significantly more per clock cycle when loaded.
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