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May 24, 2014 9:12:45 AM

Approximate purchase date: Around early July
Budget Range: Around 650 pounds.
System usage from most to least important: Gaming, watching videos, surfing the internet.
No need for OS, monitor, keyboard, etc.
Preferred Website for Parts: Amazon UK
Location: UK
Parts preferences: I'd like a Nvidia GPU but if there are better ATI alternatives for my price range then I'm fine with that.
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your monitor resolution: 1920x1080
a b 4 Gaming
May 24, 2014 9:18:49 AM

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/cart/view.html/ref=lh_cart_v...

tell me if you can see that cart or not, leaves you a bit of room for a case but you will go over budget a tad. i forgot an HDD too whoops, probably more than a tad over budget, if you only did light gaming you could drop to a r9 270x and the i5 to a 4440
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May 24, 2014 9:27:10 AM

I would recommend pc specialist. You can customize pc from AMD build to Intel and Nvidia build.
Please note I do not work for pc specialist, or advertise for it. They just offer excellent support.
~Website~ https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/
Hope this helped,
-Tom
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May 24, 2014 11:00:11 AM

TheGreatTom said:
I would recommend pc specialist. You can customize pc from AMD build to Intel and Nvidia build.
Please note I do not work for pc specialist, or advertise for it. They just offer excellent support.
~Website~ https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/
Hope this helped,
-Tom

I know the site but I'd rather build the PC myself as this will also make the end result come out a bit cheaper.
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May 24, 2014 11:01:17 AM

Beezy said:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/cart/view.html/ref=lh_cart_v...

tell me if you can see that cart or not, leaves you a bit of room for a case but you will go over budget a tad. i forgot an HDD too whoops, probably more than a tad over budget, if you only did light gaming you could drop to a r9 270x and the i5 to a 4440


No, I can't see the cart and from what I've seen I can probably even get a r9 280x with the right build. I'm just hoping people will post alternatives.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 24, 2014 11:21:25 AM

AMD option:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£105.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.76 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£99.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£65.53 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.50 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card (£209.98 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.95 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£62.98 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £649.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-24 19:32 BST+0100)


Intel option without a cpu cooler:
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£163.90 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£89.99 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£57.79 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.50 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card (£209.98 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.95 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£62.98 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £664.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-24 19:27 BST+0100)
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May 24, 2014 1:22:36 PM

Suztera said:
AMD option:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£105.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.76 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£99.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£65.53 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.50 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card (£209.98 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.95 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£62.98 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £649.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-24 19:32 BST+0100)


Intel option without a cpu cooler:
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£163.90 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£89.99 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£57.79 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.50 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card (£209.98 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.95 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£62.98 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £664.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-24 19:27 BST+0100)

Thank you for the reply these look like very good options for me. One question however, if I choose to go with the intel cpu won't it have cooling problems w/ the stock cooler?

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May 24, 2014 1:30:12 PM

if you are not overclocking yet, the stock cooler is fine at stock speeds.
If you are not overclocking at all, you can go for a locked i5 and a H87 or H97 motherboard and the stock cooler.
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