Help with £600 - 700 gaming build

Hi there,

I'm looking to build a gaming PC for around £600 - 700. This is something I'm new to... I'd be very grateful for any advice you might be able to give.

I already have a monitor, keyboard and mouse. I can afford to be slightly flexible with the budget (give or take £50), if you think it would be worthwhile.

I won't be overclocking, if that makes a difference to some components. If possible, I'd like a nice-looking case.

Please don't hesitate to ask if there's any more info you need.

Many thanks!
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    If you can get this, it'd be a very powerful build and extremely comfortable for FHD ultra gaming even in the next couple of years:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£116.99 @ Amazon UK)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£22.63 @ Ebuyer)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£94.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£62.55 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.94 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card (£201.00 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£43.99 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£64.98 @ Ebuyer)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£10.22 @ CCL Computers)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£79.75 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £733.04
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-25 15:49 BST+0100
  2. Thanks very much! I like the look of that. Any reason why you chose an AMD CPU - is it cheaper than the Intel equivalent?
  3. newbuild123 said:
    Thanks very much! I like the look of that. Any reason why you chose an AMD CPU - is it cheaper than the Intel equivalent?

    Yes it was chosen for 1 major reason. I could adjust a R9 280X just because of AMD, its cheaper and not very far behind the i5 4690k in gaming. And both are very comfortable for Ultra gaming with any game so there'd be very minimal difference b/w the 2, and so I powered up the GPU.
  4. Thanks for explaining, that makes sense. Just one more question - if I wanted to choose a different case, are there any considerations I should keep in mind?
  5. It should have good airflow (atleast 2 fans) and good max GPU card length (280mm will be pretty much on the safer side).
  6. Thanks for taking the time to help me out.
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