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Gaming Computer For 400 Pounds?

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July 23, 2011 11:14:46 PM

Just wondering if its possible to build a decent gaming computer for 400 pound? I have been scraping along on a 7 year old pc for some time now, and I feel I need to update. Im a student, so money is tight and I cannot spend more that 400. I am prepared to build it myself, so links to parts would be usefull :) . It just needs to play games like team fortress 2 on medium settings. I was thinking of maybe using an AMD Phenom II X4 Quad 955 Core Black edition as the proccesor, as that seems to be going for under 100. I dont need any periferals such as a mouse, keyboard, monitor, and I also do not need an operating system. Any help is appreciated :) 
July 23, 2011 11:27:02 PM

Micro ATX Case 24pin SATA 450W PSU - £22.80


ASRock N68C-S-UCC AM2+ Motherboard DDR3 mATX - £32.98


AMD Phenom II X2 555 3.2GHz Black Edition Socket AM3 6MB 80W (unlocked for full quad core/X4 usage via N68C mainboard) - £64.99


Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz - £33.98


XFX ATI Radeon 5570 HD 1GB DDR2 PCI-Express HDMI - £52.00


OCZ Technology 32GB Solid State Drive Onyx SATA II 125R - £46.99


Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F3 7200rpm SATA 3Gb/s 32MB - £39.99

Total - 292.73 GBP all from Dabs

The ASRock motherboard unlocks the extra 2 cores in the Phenom II cpu so this should be considered a quad core system.
July 23, 2011 11:41:15 PM

Can you think of any improvements that would bring the build up to 400 pound? It is the max, but I want to future proof as much as possible.
July 23, 2011 11:44:43 PM

yup. put money towards a more powerful gpu and psu.
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