Need budget computer build, please help?

hey, i need a budget computer build for £230/$369
i already have, a case, power supply, cd drive and a hard drive.
i would like a quad cpu. i would like to watch hd movies, play games, script java and html, listen to music, browse the web, photoshop, itunes and dreamweaver.
please could somone give a me cheap build which fits around that budget ?

i was thinking of an amd bullldozer or amd phenom for the cpu.
please help.
thanks
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  1. Core i3 3220:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i3-3220-s-1155-ivy-bridge-m-dual-core-33ghz-3mb-smart-cache-retail

    Gigabyte H77M-D3H:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-h77m-d3h-intel-h77-s-1155-ddr3-sata-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-30-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-micro-atx

    £169, rock solid all rounder. AMD is simply too slow. This won't be suitable for any gaming though. What games will you be playing so I can come up with a GPU?
  2. Not amazing games. Games like mincraft and online games. Is the i3 quad?
  3. Not a quad. A quad for what you want is not required. Dual is sufficient. I'd get this GPU to complement the CPU and mobo:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-xfx-radeon-hd-7770-dd-core-edition-4500mhz-gddr5-28nm-gpu-1000mhz-640-cores-displayport-dual-lin

    Although you are £21 or so over budget, it will easily do what you need it to and you system will be well balanced.

    What is your PSU model? And what are the 12V+ rail info?
  4. Umm, I would if you has to give me a recommend quad cores. Intel and ADM what would you reccomend?
  5. If you really want a quad:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-34701155-ivy-bridge-quad-core-32ghz-5-gt-s-dmi-650mhz-gpu-6mb-smart-cache-32x-ratio-77

    AMD is simply too slow. I have that in my gaming system and its more than enough. Its also more than enough for the basic workstation you have in mind.
  6. Smeg45 said:
    If you really want a quad:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-34701155-ivy-bridge-quad-core-32ghz-5-gt-s-dmi-650mhz-gpu-6mb-smart-cache-32x-ratio-77

    AMD is simply too slow. I have that in my gaming system and its more than enough. Its also more than enough for the basic workstation you have in mind.



    AMD is not simply too slow at all, it is more than quick enough for what the OP needs its just not as fast as intel, in fact i can safely say the OP in real world terms would not notice the difference between a decent AMD Phenom II X4 quad and an i3.

    Heres my recs..asuming your case is compatible with full atx mobos and you have a decent power supply.



    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition, S AM3, 3.4GHz, 8MB Cache, 125W, Retail
    £59.96 £71.95
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-phenom-ii-x4-965-black-edition-s-am3-34ghz-8mb-cache-125w-retail
    MSI 970A-G46, AMD 970, S AM3+, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 2.0 (x16), ATX
    £49.97 £59.96
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-970a-g46-amd-970-s-am3plus-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-20-(x16)-atx
    8GB (2x4GB) Kingston DDR3 HyperX Genesis Grey, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 999-27, XMP, 1.65V
    £23.33 £28.00
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-kingston-ddr3-hyperx-genesis-grey-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-27-xmp-1
    1GB MSI Radeon HD 7770, 4500MHz GDDR5, GPU 1000MHz, 640 Cores, 1x DP, 1x DVI, 1x HDMI
    £77.77 £93.32
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-msi-radeon-hd-7770-4500mhz-gddr5-gpu-1000mhz-640-cores-1-x-displayport-1-x-dvi-1-x-hdmi

    Total£263.42
  7. Don't need an OS with the build? With that small of a budget, you'll be better off buying a pre-built system.
  8. ive already got an os. windows 7
  9. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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