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Building a new computer; need advice.

Hi guys,

I'm a bit rusty with computer knowledge of parts at the moment so I was hoping you could help me with picking the best parts for a £500 Gaming PC.

Here is what I need:

Windows 7
Case
PSU
Graphics Card
Processor
RAM
CD Drive
Motherboard
Hard drive

I have a screen, speakers, keyboard and mouse.

If you could recommend parts, I would be grateful.
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£76.79 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£70.05 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£32.36 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£32.90 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£149.64 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£36.99 @ 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) (£59.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £504.47
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-21 23:43 BST+0100)
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    esco_sid said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£76.79 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£70.05 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£32.36 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£32.90 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£149.64 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£36.99 @ 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) (£59.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £504.47
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-21 23:43 BST+0100)


    +1 to this build; it is very powerful for the price!
  3. esco_sid said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£76.79 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£70.05 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£32.36 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£32.90 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£149.64 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£36.99 @ 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) (£59.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £504.47
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-21 23:43 BST+0100)


    shoot, sorry I meant to pick you as the solution. Btw, is there any chance you could modify the build to be Micro atx but the same performance?
  4. This build will be smaller form factor and it allowed me to add gtx 760 even more powerful video card although smaller usually means less pci-e slots that can be used for upgrades

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£76.79 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£44.82 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£32.36 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£168.91 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case (£34.00 @ Ebuyer)
    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£36.99 @ 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: £494.63
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-23 01:45 BST+0100)
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