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October 26, 2012 11:08:00 PM

Hi guys, just planning a new gaming build and would just like to see any recommendations.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within two weeks

Budget Range: £900-1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies/videos, surfing

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Location: England, Wiltshire

Parts Preferences: AMD and RADEON

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Would like to have the option in the future

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

More about : amd gaming build

a b 4 Gaming
October 27, 2012 7:58:16 AM

Sorry hun, Ebuyer doesn't have the latest AMD CPUs that were released a few days ago, and they have great performance compared to BD; and some of the other parts.

Here you go.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£142.33 @
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard (£83.98 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£29.76 @
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.98 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£80.00 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£316.55 @
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case (£50.13 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£83.99 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£13.98 @ Novatech)
Monitor: LG E2360V-PN 23.0" Monitor (£142.51 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £996.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Just click the "Price breakdown" link to see which ones you can get from Ebuyer.

This is Crossfire ready as well, you won't have to upgrade anything like PSU wattage when you decide to add a 2nd GPU.

a b 4 Gaming
October 27, 2012 8:18:17 AM

Nice build excella

The only thing I'd change is probably the power supply . A 600 watt unit will be fine for a single graphics card
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a b 4 Gaming
October 27, 2012 8:28:35 AM

Oh, I gave 750w 'cause he mentioned he wanted SLI/CF as an option in the future. :) 
a b 4 Gaming
October 27, 2012 8:54:24 AM

excella1221 said:
Oh, I gave 750w 'cause he mentioned he wanted SLI/CF as an option in the future. :) 

I missed that .

The 750 watt unit makes sense if he crossfires
a b 4 Gaming
October 27, 2012 11:44:23 AM

750W might be a bit small for 2x7970 and a 125W CPU. I'd be looking at 850W
a b 4 Gaming
October 27, 2012 12:51:00 PM

^good point. Post edited. :) 
October 27, 2012 4:32:34 PM

Thanks for the fast feedback and build! I will defiantly be looking at the build from excella.

Sorry I couldn't reply faster.

Thanks again.