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Need advice on budget gaming build

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June 27, 2012 6:38:06 PM

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

Country: UK

Parts Preferences: whatever you think suits my needs

Overclocking: nope

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

Coolermaster Centurion 5 II SPECIAL EDITION with Red Interior - With Coolermaster 650W GX PSU

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 - Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - DVD - 64-bit

Intel Pentium G620 2.6GHz Socket 1155 3MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor

Gigabyte GT 430 OC 1GB DDR3 DVI VGA HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card

Corsair 8GB DDR3 1333MHz XMS3 Memory

Seagate 500GB Barracuda Hard Drive

Pioneer DVR S19LBK SATA DVD Optical Drive | Retail

Asus P8H61-M LE/USB3 Intel H61 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio mATX Motherboard



let me know what you think. i would like to know some money shortcuts as well as if this build would work


thanks in advance








June 27, 2012 9:44:57 PM

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

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/download

Nice case
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