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September 4, 2011 5:22:35 PM

I am looking to build a budget gaming rig with a limit of £600 (little flexibility). I would be aiming for an ATI build due to pricing.
Computer will be used for both gaming and graphics (e.g. photoshop CS5, Dreamweaver etc)
Price is for base unit only as I have already got monitor and Windows, before i propose a build i would like to hear your opinions, any help would be appreciated.
September 4, 2011 5:33:09 PM

I am looking to build a budget gaming rig with a limit of £600 (little flexibility). I would be aiming for an ATI build due to pricing.
Computer will be used for both gaming and graphics (e.g. photoshop CS5, Dreamweaver etc)
Price is for base unit only as I have already got monitor and Windows.

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-700) Total


System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Gaming, Graphic Design etc.)


Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (ebuyer & Scan, open to alternatives within the UK)


Country of Origin: (e.g.: United Kingdom)


Parts Preferences: by brand or type (AMD build, Asus motherboard)


Overclocking: No


SLI or Crossfire: No


Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1920x1080)


Additional Comments: e.g of games i player would be Dawn of War (would like to run in Max Graphics) - Graphic Software Adobe Photoshop CS5 etc.
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September 4, 2011 5:51:22 PM

Its going to take me a bit of time since I need to look everything up on a UK site so the pricing is right. Just letting you know it may take a little bit.
September 4, 2011 6:11:20 PM

Is there a reason you want to do AMD over Intel btw?
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September 4, 2011 6:37:30 PM

Intel i5-2400 £150
http://www.ebuyer.com/251595-intel-core-i5-2400-3-1ghz-...

Asus P8P67-M Pro R3 £108
http://www.ebuyer.com/261052-asus-p8p67-m-pro-r3-p67-so...

G-Skill Ripjaws X 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL £35
http://www.ebuyer.com/264750-g-skill-8gb-2x4gb-ddr3-160...

Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 £142
http://www.ebuyer.com/search?limit=50&store=2&cat=48&su...

Lian Li PC-K58 £54
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/lian-li-pc-k58b-lancool-...

Thermaltake Toughpower XT 575W 80Plus Bronze Modular £55
http://www.ebuyer.com/234911-thermaltake-575w-toughpowe...

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB £41
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-samsung-hd103sj-spin...

any SATA DVD rewriter ~£15

Total: £600

If you want to get an even more powerful graphics card or a much nicer, much more expensive case, then you would probably be justified in going with an AM3+ build.
September 4, 2011 6:40:01 PM

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Socket AM3 3.2 GHz 6MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor £89.86
http://www.ebuyer.com/190673-amd-phenom-ii-x4-955-black...

Mobo: Asus M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 880G Socket AM3 Onboard 128MB Memory DVI VGA HDMI Out ATX Motherboard £76.20
http://www.ebuyer.com/236462-asus-m4a88t-v-evo-usb3-880...

Ram: G Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333mhz Ripjaws Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V £43.92
http://www.ebuyer.com/240498-g-skill-8gb-2x4gb-ddr3-133...

GPU: Gigabyte GTX 560Ti OC 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card £192.27
http://www.ebuyer.com/253958-gigabyte-gtx-560ti-oc-1gb-...

HDD: Seagate 1TB 3.5" Barracuda SATA-III 6Gb/s Hard Drive - 7200RPM 32MB Cache £45.05
http://www.ebuyer.com/252858-seagate-1tb-3-5-barracuda-...

Case: Antec 300 Three Hundred Case £47.25
http://www.ebuyer.com/143854-antec-300-three-hundred-ca...

PSU: Antec TruePower New 650W Modular PSU £72.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/159920-antec-truepower-new-650w-m...

DVD Burner: LiteOn iHAS124-19 24x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black with Nero Essentials £13.98
http://www.ebuyer.com/176026-liteon-ihas124-19-24x-dvd-...

total before tax/shipping: £581.52
(shipping is £14.86 according to the shopping cart)
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