My first PC build - 3D rendering + gaming pc

Hi guys, I am planning on building my first pc within the next month.
The only parts i would like to include are an 8-core CPU and 16gb of RAM
My main use for the PC will be rendering programs like Solid works and Rhino along with Photoshop etc.
I will also like the pc to run games on medium to high settings at a smooth frame rate
I have an overall budget of around £800-£900 but that will have to include all the parts to the pc including windows 8 and a 24" hd monitor.
I'd preferably like to use
Thank you in advice to any responses :-)
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  1. Hi,
    Here is something for your budget.
    -I assumed that you would need 2 TB HDD for your works and was able to ad SSD for overall boost on the OS and some applications
    -Added the R9 270X (i own one), the gaming experience is pretty good even on demanding games like BF4 (80+ FPS at 1080p on high settings)
    -Sorry for not using Amazon only, but the overall price would be much higher if i were to used Amazon only.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£104.39 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£68.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£55.08 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£48.78 @ Aria PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.79 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270X 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card (£139.99 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.68 @
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.14 @ CCL Computers)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.79 @ Amazon UK)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£72.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor (£133.49 @
    Total: £796.55
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-04 21:55 BST+0100)
  2. Hi, will that motherboard hold 4 sticks of 4gb ram or do u know what 8gb ram sticks would be best?
  3. Best answer
    Nico27 said:
    Hi, will that motherboard hold 4 sticks of 4gb ram or do u know what 8gb ram sticks would be best?

    Yes it could support 4x4GB of RAM.
    Here is a suggestion for 2X8GB of RAM kit
  4. Okay thank you for your time and help that covers everything I wanted. That should do the job perfectly :-)
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