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Best performance gaming pc £500

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June 1, 2014 1:27:41 AM

I need a £500 gaming pc that can also do things like video editing etc. and 3d design.

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a b 4 Gaming
June 1, 2014 1:38:19 AM

Here is about as good as we can do for that budget

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£101.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.24 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£53.95 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£56.99 @ Dabs)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£146.00 @ CCL Computers)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£48.98 @ Dabs)
Total: £500.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-01 09:36 BST+0100)
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a c 277 4 Gaming
June 1, 2014 2:17:56 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£101.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.24 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£60.23 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£56.99 @ Dabs)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card (£129.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£46.98 @ Aria PC)
Total: £495.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-01 10:17 BST+0100)

Took the above build but:
-Better quality psu and motherboard for practically the same price.
-Better quality case.
-Same performance gpu, cheaper price.
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