New cheap computer

I am looking to build a computer as my laptop is on its last legs. I normally use my laptop for 3D modeling, photo/texture editing and some light gaming (assassins creed 1 is probably the newest game I will play as I have just got an xbox). I don't have a huge budget and was thinking along the lines of an a6 3500 and AMD 6670 but am open to other sugestions. I have herd the i3 2120 is supose to be good in graphic intensive programs but and I could stretch to it but would it be worth it? What would be the best set up for my needs?

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  1. If you fill this out we can better assist you: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  2. Hi,
    Sorry didn't see that post.

    Approximate Purchase Date: In the next month (but may have to put it off for longer if I don't get paid)

    Budget Range: £0-£450

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3D modelling (google sketchup mainly), Photo editing, gaming, internet surfing, watching films.

    Parts Not Required: OS

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.co.uk

    Country: England

    Parts Preferences: 16" minimum monitor, prefer AMD but not essential, 512mb graphics card or above prefer 1gb.

    Overclocking: Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

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  3. A little bit over budget but here you go - this isn't including monitor, I don't think you can go that low unless you sacrifice the GPU:

    Case: Cooler Master Elite 371 - £35.98
    PSU: Corsair CX600 - £53.52
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 - £75.22
    CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i3-2120 - £94.98
    RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 1600MHz 1.5V - £39.74
    HD: 750GB Seagate Barracuda ST - £77.70
    Optical: Sony DVD Burner - £15.82
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6850 - £98.02

    Total: £500.57

    If you can include your peripherals (monitor/keyboard/mouse/speakers) in a separate budget that would be ideal.
  4. Hi,

    Sounds good, I might go for a slightly cheaper motherboard and graphics card to bring it on budget.

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  5. The i3-2120 does pretty well. Running one right now and I use my computer for performance gaming and some work here and there. Really limited by my GPU and lack of uses ;)
  6. boiler1990 said:
    The i3-2120 does pretty well. Running one right now and I use my computer for performance gaming and some work here and there. Really limited by my GPU and lack of uses ;)


    Yeah that's why I never recommend skimping on the GPU.
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