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August 13, 2012 2:22:51 PM

Hey guys, first time builder here, spent a lot of time researching for this build. I've tried to get the best gaming computer for possible for around £550. I already have Windows 7 so I won't be needing it. Just asking for you guys to have a look through and tell me if anything could be better.







PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£89.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI H61M-P31 (G3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£34.57 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£16.14 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB Video Card (£154.43 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£33.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply (£46.20 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive (£11.96 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £386.82
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-13 15:18 BST+0100)


Monitor: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005E8GCIW/ref=asc_df_B005E8...


Storage:
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Storage/Hard+Drives+-+In...


Keyboard:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003PO22H2/ref=asc_df_B003PO...

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August 13, 2012 6:23:49 PM

ryanwyvill1 said:
I would be tempted to swap the i3 2120 to a AMD Phenom 965 Black Edition for £80 on amazon.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-HDZ965FBGMBOX-Phenom-II-965...

OR Bundled with a Motherboard, RAM and free Dirt Showdown for £130

http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Phenom-965-3-4Ghz-CPU/dp/B0...

Apart from that i aplaud you for getting all that under £400


I've always been told to get an i3, as it's a duo core which works out better for gaming, I'll certainly do some research on it tonight though, thanks for the tip.
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