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£600 First Gaming PC Novice Help? (Build or Pre Built)

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February 16, 2014 1:04:43 PM

So I decided I want to make the move to PC gaming (skipped the new gen consoles you might be glad to hear). However, I am an absolute dummy when it comes to PCs and components, and generally anything remotely technical. Trouble is, because of this I don't trust myself to build a PC and I wouldn't know what parts to purchase.

I looked at some guides which cemented that I don't understand components and has thrown me away from the idea of building despite it being said over and over that it isn't complicated. Inevitably I looked at pre built alternatives in the £600 price range but I still have no idea what the specs would translate to in terms of quality and frame rate. I was looking at places such as Aria and Chillblast if anyone is interested, like the Fusion Elixir. This is essentially a plea from someone who has no clue in the slightest about PCs for help on how to get started with a first gaming PC.

As I said I wouldn't like to spend more than £600, though I know it won't get great performance, especially if pre built, but I don't really have an ideal budget. I saw the recommended builds on the forum and there is one in this range (although in $ if that is a problem considering I am in the UK) http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2pB3G but I still wouldn't know how to put it together. The budget would be on the system itself, including an OS i suppose, but not a monitor, mouse, keyboard etc.

Sorry to be a pain for not understanding the concept of building or the parts but any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
a b 4 Gaming
February 16, 2014 1:45:17 PM

Best I can do would be just over 800 pounds using pcpartpicker(UK)
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a b 4 Gaming
February 16, 2014 1:53:27 PM

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

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£80.39 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard (£73.68 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.98 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£191.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£45.98 @ Novatech)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£53.88 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) (£81.05 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £626.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-16 21:52 GMT+0000)

This is what I can come up with near your price. You could buy this one or use it as a reference to look at pre built ones.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 16, 2014 10:28:32 PM

woltej1 said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2Unvq
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2Unvq/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2Unvq/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£80.39 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard (£73.68 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.98 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£191.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£45.98 @ Novatech)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£53.88 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) (£81.05 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £626.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-16 21:52 GMT+0000)

This is what I can come up with near your price. You could buy this one or use it as a reference to look at pre built ones.


This, best build for your 600 quids imo. Enjoy!
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