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Please help getting really confused with building a gaming PC

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February 26, 2014 5:43:43 AM

Hello i really need help building a gaming PC but i really dont want to spend more than what is necessary. I would like to be able to play all games currently out at the maximum setting with possibly some texture packs and mods etc.

My budget is £500 although that is slightly flexible. I am really not looking for any kind of overkill but would like like the PC to run smoothly.

So to sum it up roughly £500 preferably a nvidia gfx and intel CPU and finding that balance between cost and performance.

Thank you for any responses in advance
February 26, 2014 5:45:48 AM

To start, what resolution are you going to play at? Do you need a monitor, keyboard, windows? 500 is a little on the low side for "everything" at max, especially if you need peripherals.
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February 26, 2014 5:51:03 AM

Hi thanks for the fast response this price is just for the tower and nothing else.
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February 26, 2014 5:53:28 AM

Will you overclock or not?
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February 26, 2014 5:55:36 AM

I would prefer not to but if necessary i would.

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February 26, 2014 5:56:50 AM

The components i am currently looking at are the GTX 760 and the intel i54670K. Now im not sure if these are good enough and im really unsure on almost everything else.
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February 26, 2014 6:01:22 AM

Those 2 are fine. :) 
Did you allready have a list compiled of the other parts that you can post here?
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February 26, 2014 6:11:06 AM

I wish i did but ill list whats currently on my mind

G.skill or corsair vengance 8gb
1tb wd HDD
Corsair 300R case
Corsair 500/600W CX PSU

and im completely lost on everything else :) 
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February 26, 2014 6:13:16 AM

Every game near max at 1080p buy this and overclock it:
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/30nLD
Most games at medium-high to ultra with no overclocking:
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/30nTM

Neither build includes a case, so you could count on spending another 50-100. I won't dare to pick a case, you just need to find one with a standard ATX form factor and it should work.

Also note that you can find some components cheaper, but those are what I consider good quality, a build that should last you a good 5+ years..

Thats what I would buy if I was on a budget and didn't want to sacrifice quality or performance.
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February 26, 2014 6:15:36 AM

The i54670K is a good choice, the GTX 760 isn't too good if your looking for a budget of 500. I'd go with GTX 660. Then your going to need case, power supply, ram, mobo, cpu-cooler, dvd/blu-ray. If you really want; reply to this or message me and ill send you a build by the end of the day that meets your specifications and you can tell me what you think and make adjustments.
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February 26, 2014 6:18:51 AM

That's a tall order at that price point - this is a close as I could get:

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/30nXH

I personally prefer the 760/770 but that 270X is better performance on the cheap.
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February 26, 2014 6:25:03 AM

i5 4440 £128.48
Maybe a lower cpu?
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February 26, 2014 6:35:51 AM

LavyDunois said:
computervegan said:
More towards your budget here

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/30oeD


Do they still include stock coolers with the K version? Didn't even notice.


Am pretty sure they do, also taking on what you said earlier it wouldn't be a bad choice to go for a slightly lower end CPU
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February 26, 2014 9:29:20 AM

Im really grateful for all the responses and im going to have a good think about all of thesesuggestions please keep posting if anyone has anything to add.

Thank you all very much
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