Solved

Need advice with building a new gaming pc

I have a £500 budget for a new pc, and I desperately need help to set up a build. So if possible could anybody give me some advice on how to get the best for my money.The only essential is Windows 8.1.
8 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about advice building gaming
  1. Alright best i could do
    Edit** i changed the RAM

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£73.10 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£35.28 @ Aria PC)
    Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£58.99 @ Amazon UK)
    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 (£129.98 @ Novatech)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£30.25 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£35.09 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.05 @ CCL Computers)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£79.37 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £489.05
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-14 17:06 BST+0100
  2. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2P926h
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2P926h/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor (£43.14 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£130.73 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB FTW ACX Video Card (£120.96 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Cooler Master K380 ATX Mid Tower Case (£34.06 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£57.17 @ Ebuyer)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.05 @ CCL Computers)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£79.37 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £512.42
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-14 17:07 BST+0100


    You can drop that PSU down a bit actually left a tad high for upgrades later. That CPU does wonders with a basic OC for the money. The board allows you to upgrade CPU's later if you choose or for that matter even need to.
  3. rdizz81 said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2P926h
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2P926h/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor (£43.14 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£130.73 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB FTW ACX Video Card (£120.96 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Cooler Master K380 ATX Mid Tower Case (£34.06 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£57.17 @ Ebuyer)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.05 @ CCL Computers)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£79.37 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £512.42
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-14 17:07 BST+0100


    You can drop that PSU down a bit actually left a tad high for upgrades later. That CPU does wonders with a basic OC for the money. The board allows you to upgrade CPU's later if you choose or for that matter even need to.


    I would change the RAM. Look at the price of it.
  4. If you can spend a few Euros more, you can go for a much better XFX Radeon R9 280X: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9280xtdfd
    And a Gskill RipjawsX RAM.
  5. Somber said:
    rdizz81 said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2P926h
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2P926h/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor (£43.14 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£130.73 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB FTW ACX Video Card (£120.96 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Cooler Master K380 ATX Mid Tower Case (£34.06 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£57.17 @ Ebuyer)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.05 @ CCL Computers)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£79.37 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £512.42
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-14 17:07 BST+0100


    You can drop that PSU down a bit actually left a tad high for upgrades later. That CPU does wonders with a basic OC for the money. The board allows you to upgrade CPU's later if you choose or for that matter even need to.


    I would change the RAM. Look at the price of it.


    ya that is extremely overpriced ram haha...
  6. PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/G2TpQ7
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/G2TpQ7/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor (£43.14 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£65.90 @ More Computers)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 4GB DirectCU II Video Card (£170.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Case: Cooler Master K380 ATX Mid Tower Case (£34.06 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£57.17 @ Ebuyer)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.05 @ CCL Computers)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£79.37 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £497.62
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-14 17:17 BST+0100

    Not used to the UK =/
  7. And an i5-4460 is recommended over the Pentium 'dual core', as it's only few euros more, but is 2 more cores & 4 more threads powerful, with 2 mb more cache & other features too... :sol:
    OR
    Intel Core i3-4330 3.5GHZ.. :sol:
  8. I just really like that dual core chip, Can really play with it for the price and oc the hell out of it. But if you dont plan on OC at all then yes the i5 is the better option here.

    but fot the price that dual core performs especially in gaming. the i5 is 84$ more Euros
Ask a new question

Read More

Gaming Systems