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May 6, 2014 5:41:02 AM

I am a newbie to building computers. I have a budget of £600. I’m willing to try and put it together myself but doubt I’ll get far in this.
I’m looking for my own gaming rig after my Notebook broke down on me a while back.
Games I aim to play on this are
ESO, BF4, Civ 5 Etc all on medium to high graphics.
Any new releases ill expect to play on medium and hopefully be able to record game play on all games.

Thanks in advance for any advice/Help
May 8, 2014 5:36:13 AM

Coxyy said:
I am a newbie to building computers. I have a budget of £600. I’m willing to try and put it together myself but doubt I’ll get far in this.
I’m looking for my own gaming rig after my Notebook broke down on me a while back.
Games I aim to play on this are
ESO, BF4, Civ 5 Etc all on medium to high graphics.
Any new releases ill expect to play on medium and hopefully be able to record game play on all games.

Thanks in advance for any advice/Help


You have some quite high expectations. :)  But alas, a good pc may be able to do some of what you ask. I would suggest not recording bf4 however, unless you reduce the details.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£151.19 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H81 Pro BTC ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£41.99 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Kingston Value 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£24.00 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£33.59 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£199.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£45.90 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£45.78 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive (£10.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £603.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-08 13:36 BST+0100)


I do suggest you try to put it together yourself. It's a great learning process, and its good not being scared of the innards of your pc. Most components come with a warranty.
Its really not that hard, you don't have to be an expert. look up a few tutorials.
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May 8, 2014 8:06:57 PM

And, if you need help putting it together yourself, look at YouTube; they have many helpful tutorials.
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May 20, 2014 5:50:38 AM

Rugnir_Viking said:

You have some quite high expectations. :)  But alas, a good pc may be able to do some of what you ask. I would suggest not recording bf4 however, unless you reduce the details.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£151.19 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H81 Pro BTC ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£41.99 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Kingston Value 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£24.00 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£33.59 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£199.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£45.90 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£45.78 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive (£10.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £603.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-08 13:36 BST+0100)


I do suggest you try to put it together yourself. It's a great learning process, and its good not being scared of the innards of your pc. Most components come with a warranty.
Its really not that hard, you don't have to be an expert. look up a few tutorials.


Sorry for the delayed reply, computer access can be a problem at the moment. I used your link on PC part Picker and both the storage and memory aren't there? should I just add two similar parts to it?

Im willing to go a little over budget and recording games im willing to lower the graphics! Thanks for your help
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May 26, 2014 3:01:42 AM

Coxyy said:
Rugnir_Viking said:

You have some quite high expectations. :)  But alas, a good pc may be able to do some of what you ask. I would suggest not recording bf4 however, unless you reduce the details.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£151.19 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H81 Pro BTC ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£41.99 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Kingston Value 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£24.00 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£33.59 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£199.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£45.90 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£45.78 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive (£10.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £603.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-08 13:36 BST+0100)


I do suggest you try to put it together yourself. It's a great learning process, and its good not being scared of the innards of your pc. Most components come with a warranty.
Its really not that hard, you don't have to be an expert. look up a few tutorials.


Sorry for the delayed reply, computer access can be a problem at the moment. I used your link on PC part Picker and both the storage and memory aren't there? should I just add two similar parts to it?

Im willing to go a little over budget and recording games im willing to lower the graphics! Thanks for your help


that would work. Just get the cheapest 8gb memory you can, and any storage you choose
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May 26, 2014 10:20:32 PM

Rugnir_Viking said:
Coxyy said:
Rugnir_Viking said:

You have some quite high expectations. :)  But alas, a good pc may be able to do some of what you ask. I would suggest not recording bf4 however, unless you reduce the details.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£151.19 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H81 Pro BTC ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£41.99 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Kingston Value 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£24.00 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£33.59 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£199.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£45.90 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£45.78 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive (£10.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £603.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-08 13:36 BST+0100)


I do suggest you try to put it together yourself. It's a great learning process, and its good not being scared of the innards of your pc. Most components come with a warranty.
Its really not that hard, you don't have to be an expert. look up a few tutorials.


Sorry for the delayed reply, computer access can be a problem at the moment. I used your link on PC part Picker and both the storage and memory aren't there? should I just add two similar parts to it?

Im willing to go a little over budget and recording games im willing to lower the graphics! Thanks for your help


that would work. Just get the cheapest 8gb memory you can, and any storage you choose


This; they are all the same after all!
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