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September 17, 2012 7:33:40 PM


dont know alot about pc but would this be good for gaming

CPU Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $185.99 $6.98 $192.97 @ CompUSA Remove
CPU Cooler Arctic Cooling ACFZ11-LP Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 FREE $29.99 @ Newegg Remove
Motherboard ASRock B75 PRO3-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $69.99 $7.56 $77.55 @ Newegg Remove
Memory A-Data Premier Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $38.99 FREE $38.99 @ Newegg Remove
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Storage A-Data S510 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $89.99 FREE $89.99 @ Newegg Remove
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Video Card Asus Radeon HD 6570 1GB Video Card $64.98 -$10.00 FREE $54.98 @ NCIX US Remove
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Sound Card Asus Xonar DGX 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card $38.85 FREE $38.85 @ Amazon Remove
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Case Antec DF-35 ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 -$30.00 FREE $69.99 @ Newegg Remove
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Power Supply Antec Basiq 500W ATX12V Power Supply $48.99 $48.99 @ SuperBiiz Remove
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.99 $4.99 $24.98 @ Newegg Remove
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September 17, 2012 7:59:27 PM

You've got a few unnecessary parts in there.

The CPU cooler is something that you don't really need unless your planning on overclocking, the stock one should be fine.

The motherboard has built in audio, so you really don't need that sound card at all.

personally i don't see a need for an optical drive, so that's something to consider if you can live without.

Another thing is that you have to factor in the cost of a copy of the operating system. ~100 dollars for an oem version.

Since you specified 'gaming' i would definitely buy a better video card. You can get a Radeon 7770 for around $130, and that is a decent mid-range card.

The other major thing, is i didnt see you including a regular hard drive? 120 GB isnt a sufficent amount in a "gaming" PC. Get yourself a decent sized hard drive depending on your needs.

Also do you have a budget in mind? we can help you a lot more with a spending point in mind.
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September 17, 2012 8:18:09 PM

no, that build sucks. whats your budget?
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September 18, 2012 5:08:03 AM

thanks for your replys everyone, i want to spend about 300 to 400 pound if possible, this would purely be for gaming
i have no clue whats needed, just thought i needed everything

thanks ian
a b B Homebuilt system
September 18, 2012 5:30:34 AM

uh... 400 punds? here you go:

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CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£94.96 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£62.99 @
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£31.99 @
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£56.08 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card (£76.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: BitFenix Outlaw ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.95 @
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£41.99 @
Total: £404.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-18 06:30 BST+0100)

September 18, 2012 12:55:39 PM

is it quiet easy to fit it all together. would this let me play the lastest games
September 18, 2012 3:54:53 PM

Watch a few build videos on YouTube, read a few how-to- build blogs, make sure you understand all the terminology, work slowly and double check everything and you should have no problems. :bounce: