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Budget gaming

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September 14, 2012 11:31:39 PM

Hey, Got my money in finally and I am looking for a gaming PC, so here is my stuff.

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as I get the go ahead from you guys

Budget Range: £600 but cheaper is better as I want a laptop next month

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, WOW on very high or PREF max, skyrim on good/high at least

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Everything

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Cheapest one in the UK

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Scotland UK

Parts Preferences: What even is best bang for buck, was looking at i5 3570k and a AMD HD 7850

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: In the future

Your Monitor Resolution: Current 1920 * 1080

Additional Comments: 500Gb is probably enough storage

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: PC is broke


So is this possible? and thanks for all the help.

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September 15, 2012 1:21:56 AM

If you added some to your budget you could get a i5 3570k, cpu cooler and z77 mobo but the build I have below would perform almost the same as the bigger budget build would. Overclocking the cpu only adds a little to performance in gaming.

CPU - i5-3550 £156.96 @ CCL Computers

Motherboard - ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP £71.29 @ Amazon UK

Memory - Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 £31.99 @ Scan.co.uk

Storage - Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB £49.57 @ CCL Computers

Video Card - HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB £149.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk

Case - Cooler Master Storm Enforcer £65.90 @ Scan.co.uk

Power Supply - XFX 550W £49.99 @ Amazon UK

Optical Drive - Sony £12.58 @ CCL Computers

You could save some more by getting a cheaper case like the nzxt source 210.
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