looking for a £400 first budget gaming build for a friend who wants to start pc gaming rather than sweaty Xbox 360.
I can build a computer but I don't know what parts to go looking that are quality for there price.
Approximate Purchase Date: for November of 2012
Budget Range: £350- £450 ($650)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: games like mine craft and half life but not bothered about playing on high settings as well as that just everyday stuff... web browsing but no over clocking and no video editing.
Parts Not Required: monitor, mouse and keyboard but a keyboard and monitor would be useful. but not required.
Preferred Website for Parts: ebuyer.com
Parts Preferences: whatever you think suits my needs
SLI or Crossfire: negative
Additional Comments: I have chosen a basket but I'm sure as usual there will be someone who would love to criticize it in every way possible
games dont even use 4 gig of RAM so cut your RAM in hal to a 2 x2 gig kit
and spend the money you save on a more powerful graphics card
Consider downloading the 64 bit Windows 8 preview . You can use this as an OS for now . Later you will have to reinstall a copy you buy from scratch but for now it could let you buy an i3 2100 and a radeon 6850