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October 7, 2012 3:03:08 PM

Hey Guys,

After months of attempting to build my own system, i gave up, I began to look on ebay for some deals and i thought i found a great pc but it turns out that the GPU sucks. I tried to look for barebones PC and add my own GPU, that didnt work either.

It's been about half a year now and i just want someone to tell me what to buy.

I need a PC for about £450, I could maybe go up to £480, that's it :( 
It HAS to be able to run BF3 at like 40fps on ultra/high (it's a lot to ask i know)
but i basically want to run Minecraft on about 150fps on max settings. I might be playing on my TV at home, but if you can find a cheap monitor that has all the wiring and plugs etc. then please do.

so overall, a quad core +, 6gb + but i can do with 4gb/ a really good GPU and 400gb +

If you CAN find me this PC/Laptop then I will love you forever

I think iv'e made a post like this before but the information I got (I think) wasn't very helpful.

Thanks. :D 

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October 7, 2012 3:54:39 PM

This is a pretty good budget solution. I included a copy of windows and a monitor.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/jBm1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/jBm1/by_merchant/


CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£93.53 @ Scan.co.uk)

Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard (£42.71 @ Scan.co.uk)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.48 @ CCL Computers)

Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 6670 2GB Video Card (£52.39 @ Scan.co.uk)

Case: Cooler Master Elite 335 Upgraded ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.87 @ Scan.co.uk)

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£36.18 @ Ebuyer)

Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£13.98 @ Novatech)

Monitor: Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor (£92.80 @ Ebuyer)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£66.32 @ CCL Computers)

Total: £476.26

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
October 7, 2012 4:41:08 PM

Idonthaveaclue said:
Hey Guys,

After months of attempting to build my own system, i gave up, I began to look on ebay for some deals and i thought i found a great pc but it turns out that the GPU sucks. I tried to look for barebones PC and add my own GPU, that didnt work either.

It's been about half a year now and i just want someone to tell me what to buy.

I need a PC for about £450, I could maybe go up to £480, that's it :( 
It HAS to be able to run BF3 at like 40fps on ultra/high (it's a lot to ask i know)
but i basically want to run Minecraft on about 150fps on max settings. I might be playing on my TV at home, but if you can find a cheap monitor that has all the wiring and plugs etc. then please do.

so overall, a quad core +, 6gb + but i can do with 4gb/ a really good GPU and 400gb +

If you CAN find me this PC/Laptop then I will love you forever

I think iv'e made a post like this before but the information I got (I think) wasn't very helpful.

Thanks. :D 


That's a completely unrealistic expectation. Maybe medium for your price.
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October 7, 2012 5:02:09 PM

The 5800k's iGPU crossfired with the 6670 will equal a 7850 in graphics performance (more or less).
On the CPU side, the 5800K is a capable CPU, and it should be able to play BF3 in high settings around 30-40 fps.
October 7, 2012 5:08:12 PM

For that you're going to need a lot more than £480 buddy.
October 7, 2012 6:27:11 PM

AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4GHz Black Edition AM3 Socket L2/L3 8MB
£84.99

Asus M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 DDR3 ATX
£64.99

Asus GeForce GTX 560Ti 830MHz 1GB PCI-Express HDMI
£166.99

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 XMP
£35.98

Seagate 500GB Barracuda SATA-600 7200RPM 16MB 3.5" Hard Drive
£43.99

OCZ Technology 500W CoreXStream Series Power Supply
£31.99

Antec 300 Three Hundred Case Black
£41.98

I know i didnt include monitor and OS this is why you need to save up alittle

tbh this was really hard, You really need to have more money for what you looking for in performance.
October 8, 2012 6:39:20 AM

zared619 said:
The 5800k's iGPU crossfired with the 6670 will equal a 7850 in graphics performance (more or less).
On the CPU side, the 5800K is a capable CPU, and it should be able to play BF3 in high settings around 30-40 fps.


Are you sure about this ? i'm Hoping this will work :L
October 8, 2012 3:08:21 PM

Idonthaveaclue said:
Are you sure about this ? i'm Hoping this will work :L

This benchmark has BF3 in ultra settings and achieving 30 FPS. I'm sure it would do better in just high settings.
http://www.pureoverclock.com/Review-detail/amd-trinity-...

However, if you save up for a better graphics card, even a low end 7770 will do much better.
Note: This benchmark was done on single player, which is easier on the system than multi-player is.
October 8, 2012 6:18:42 PM

zared619 said:
This is a pretty good budget solution. I included a copy of windows and a monitor.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/jBm1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/jBm1/by_merchant/


CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (£93.53 @ Scan.co.uk)

Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard (£42.71 @ Scan.co.uk)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.48 @ CCL Computers)

Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 6670 2GB Video Card (£52.39 @ Scan.co.uk)

Case: Cooler Master Elite 335 Upgraded ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.87 @ Scan.co.uk)

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£36.18 @ Ebuyer)

Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£13.98 @ Novatech)

Monitor: Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor (£92.80 @ Ebuyer)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£66.32 @ CCL Computers)

Total: £476.26

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


It doesnt come with any RAM :(  how much will 8gb cost? and what do you recommend?)
October 9, 2012 4:03:39 PM

Sorry to be a pain but what could i buy with a budget of about £600-£650

i may be allowed to spend a bit more after all! :D 
October 9, 2012 6:09:02 PM



no monitor or case.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/jPMD
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/jPMD/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/jPMD/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3550 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£152.00 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£71.05 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£47.24 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.23 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£196.99 @ Novatech)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£55.82 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£12.95 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£66.32 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £654.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

You can get a bit cheaper processor and Mobo to save for something else
October 9, 2012 6:12:57 PM

Now we have something to work with. This build will allow you to overclock the CPU.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/jPP1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/jPP1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/jPP1/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£172.20 @ Amazon UK)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)

Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£75.80 @ Amazon UK)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.96 @ Scan.co.uk)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£40.98 @ Ebuyer)

Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£183.34 @ Scan.co.uk)

Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case (£49.98 @ Amazon UK)

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£44.17 @ CCL Computers)

Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer

Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)

Total: £636.04

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

It does not include windows or a monitor. I could modify this build to fit them in though.
October 10, 2012 3:17:30 PM

I read that *now we have something to work with* in such a cool voice then you cracked your knuckles and you were off :lol:  so nerdy of me

ANYWAY! I'll be needing an OS so, yeah
also, ill probably need a few quid extra to buy a keyboard and mouse, how much will that drag me backwards? £20?
October 10, 2012 3:31:19 PM

Idonthaveaclue said:
I read that *now we have something to work with* in such a cool voice then you cracked your knuckles and you were off :lol:  so nerdy of me

ANYWAY! I'll be needing an OS so, yeah
also, ill probably need a few quid extra to buy a keyboard and mouse, how much will that drag me backwards? £20?

Yea about £20.
I will have to do some tweaks to open up room for an OS.
October 10, 2012 3:40:51 PM

So, i had to drop the 7870 down to a 7850, but you can overclock it to achieve 7870 performance without any issues.
I picked a different, but capable case.
I also dropped the PSU to a 430 which is still enough.
Oh, and I added on OS and a basic keyboard with a mouse.
It's just a tad over 650, but at this point, I wouldn't sacrifice anything.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/jVfa
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/jVfa/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/jVfa/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£165.17 @ Amazon UK)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)

Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£74.23 @ Amazon UK)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.96 @ Scan.co.uk)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£40.98 @ Ebuyer)

Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£155.74 @ Scan.co.uk)

Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.99 @ Dabs)

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£36.18 @ Ebuyer)

Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)


Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£66.32 @ CCL Computers)

Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-KM6150 Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse (£9.99 @ Ebuyer)

Total: £657.17

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
October 10, 2012 3:59:48 PM

As a compatibility note on the bottom it says that the case doesn't have a USB 3.0 port for the Motherboard

Is this a problem :L
October 10, 2012 4:25:30 PM

That just means that the case has USB 2.0 and the motherboard supports 3.0. That means that instead of 3.0 speeds, you will get 2.0 speeds when you use the case USB.
You still have USB 3.0, you just have to plug into the the USB 3.0 on the motherboard itself.
It will be completely fine.
October 10, 2012 4:35:32 PM

zared619 said:
That just means that the case has USB 2.0 and the motherboard supports 3.0. That means that instead of 3.0 speeds, you will get 2.0 speeds when you use the case USB.
You still have USB 3.0, you just have to plug into the the USB 3.0 on the motherboard itself.
It will be completely fine.


So when I transfer something through the USB port will I be getting 3.0 transfer speeds or 2.0 speeds?
October 10, 2012 4:47:52 PM

If you use the USB ports on the front of the case, you will get 2.0 speeds. If you use the blue USB ports on the back that are attached to the motherboard, you will get 3.0 speeds
October 10, 2012 8:07:15 PM

Oh okay, I just read the message again and it made sense, thanks!

Is there any better amd CPU's for less? because, ive just realised I'll be needing a game or 2 and a Wireless Network adapter :( 

Ill probably just be getting Minecraft or DayZ when it's released
October 13, 2012 7:18:18 PM

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October 14, 2012 12:23:38 AM

CPU AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor £93.53 @ Scan.co.uk


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ASRock FM2A75M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard £52.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk


A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory £47.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk

Storage OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk £76.94 @ Scan.co.uk

Video Card Asus Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card £4.00 £57.98 @ Dabs

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Case Cooler Master RC-361-KKN1 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £29.23 @ Scan.co.uk

Power Supply XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply £35.99 @ Novatech

Optical Drive Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive £11.98 @ Scan.co.uk


Monitor Dell S2230MX 60Hz 21.5" Monitor £131.99 £131.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk
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Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) £71.64

Total: £610.26
a75 motherboard with 128gig ssd
ram u have to set in bios to 2133
This chipset has SATA III and USB 3.0 support. Some of these models come with good OC capacity too
can always add a 500gig hd
a55 no ssd and can't overclock for future
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