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June 22, 2014 2:51:10 AM

I have wanted a gaming pc for some time now and I have only got a limited budget so I wanted it to be around £400 with OS included and I came up with this system build:
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Tamoose/saved/

What I want to know is if this is the best system I can get for my money ( if not please show me a better one)? And whether this system would play games like dayz SA, Arma 3?

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a b 4 Gaming
June 22, 2014 3:06:55 AM

A way better CPU, a motherboard to support it, 8GB of RAM, a bit cheaper HDD, a better PSU, and Windows 7 (getting 7 instead of 8 saves you a lot of money):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor (£76.79 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H81 Pro BTC ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£29.99 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Kingston HyperX T1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£38.37 @ PC World Business)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£38.40 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card (£99.95 @ Amazon UK)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£35.34 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.88 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£44.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £406.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

EDIT: In addition, you can also upgrade the CPU later, unlike with the motherboard you originally chose.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 22, 2014 9:47:28 PM

Eduello said:
A way better CPU, a motherboard to support it, 8GB of RAM, a bit cheaper HDD, a better PSU, and Windows 7 (getting 7 instead of 8 saves you a lot of money):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor (£76.79 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H81 Pro BTC ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£29.99 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Kingston HyperX T1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£38.37 @ PC World Business)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£38.40 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card (£99.95 @ Amazon UK)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£35.34 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.88 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£44.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £406.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

EDIT: In addition, you can also upgrade the CPU later, unlike with the motherboard you originally chose.


That's a great build but if he wishes to upgrade the CPU and GPU wouldn't he have to upgrade the PSU?
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