What should i expect?

My dad is getting somone who works for him to build me a pc with some money that i saved up (£500) and i won't be charged for this... What specs should i expect with that budget?


Thanks, Calvin
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  1. does this include monitor/keyboard/mouse/OS/case?
  2. It's hard to beat this

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/budget-gaming-pc-phenom-ii-radeon-hd-6850,2903.html

    Of course, check UK shops to see what those parts would cost in pounds rather than dollars. If you also need an OS though it's going to be a little tougher and you may need to drop the Video card to a 5770 and the CPU to an Athlon II X3 to allow for an OEM copy of Win 7
  3. According to google £500 = $800 USD so I threw this together on newegg. This was done pretty quickly and I really didn't shop around for prices so I'm sure there is room for improvement. I hope this gives you a decent starting point.

    i5-2500k - $219.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - - $49.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    ASRocks Z68 Pro3 MOBO - - $119.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157251

    GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 (2x2GB) - $45.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series 650W - $89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

    MSI Radeon HD 5770 - $139.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127490

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB HD 7200 RPM - $59.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 - $59.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

    ASUS 24X DVD Burner - $20.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    Total: $806.91


    Again, I didn't spend a lot of time on this and there's probably a much better budget build out there but I hope it gets you started. If you're not interested in OCing you could easily drop the heatsink and perhaps go to a less expensive CPU or AMD chip. The money you save there could also get you a nicer GPU. It really depends on what you're wanting to do

    -Steve
  4. Thanks :)
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