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August 11, 2012 5:44:31 PM

Hi guys,

I have someone who is going to build my pc for me but they would like me to buy the parts so can you guys give me the best list of parts for a gaming pc please, my price limit is £550 this would need to include everything to get a pc up and running and to get the best graphics/performance while gaming !

Cheers guys !

More about : gaming build

August 11, 2012 7:06:53 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: about a month

Budget Range: £560 maximum

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the net, nothing else

Are you buying a monitor: No

Preferred parts: 8gb ram 750gb hard drive or higher and GeForce gtx 550 ti or better if it fits with budget ! windows 7 home

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: what ever is cheapest and most reliable and can ship to the uk

Location: UK

Overclocking: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1360x768

Additional Comments: need all the parts for a gaming pc and would be running games like gta iv, borderlands,
battlefield 3 etc, i also really like the geforce gtx 550ti as ive heard good things about it but if there is anything better please let me know ! so yeah basically i need a list of everything to get a gaming pc running !
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a b 4 Gaming
August 11, 2012 7:48:50 PM

Try this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£89.94 @
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£72.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£39.87 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£59.51 @
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card (£118.42 @
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.38 @
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply (£46.20 @
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£13.03 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£71.77 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £550.11
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-11 20:50 BST+0100)
August 12, 2012 8:33:04 AM

what sort of games could the above specs run and at what graphics settings ? can anyone else come up with a good gaming pc build for me as i dont really have a clue about parts ! so please help guys
a b 4 Gaming
August 12, 2012 8:38:17 AM

For your resolution, that build is too powerful, but it will max any game at 60fps with all settings turned up.
August 12, 2012 8:47:51 AM

can you or someone else create a parts list please that will work with my resolution ?
a b 4 Gaming
August 12, 2012 8:51:40 AM

Just change the GPU to a Radeon 6670 and you can still play those games on great quality settings.
August 12, 2012 9:55:12 AM

i would atleast like to be able to run most games on high settings is there any way possible within my budget and with my resoluion to do that ? and do i not need a cpu cooler or sound card ?
August 12, 2012 11:10:58 AM

DOes anyone know if the above set up is good ?
a b 4 Gaming
August 12, 2012 1:38:10 PM

Do you plan on upgrading your monitor?

If so, then my build would prove to be useful. With my build at your resolution, you shouldn't have any problem at playing on ultra settings at a comfortable fps.

Here's a youtube video benchmarking the hd 6870 @1360x768.

In games like Crysis, he's frequently dipping in the 30 fps range. You can watch the rest of the vid for yourself. I don't have the time at the moment.

Hope this helps. :) 
August 12, 2012 3:45:56 PM

i dont plan on upgrading sorry please someone help ?
August 12, 2012 7:01:33 PM

can someone please make me a list ?
a b 4 Gaming
August 12, 2012 8:06:09 PM

It's only been an hr. Bumping a topic won't get you fast replies. Please be patient.