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November 17, 2012 3:58:45 AM

Hey guys i was wondering what would be the best build for £600 i don't need an OS or monitor. I know the budget is quite small but to me 600 pound is alot of money haha :p  what would be the best place to buy all the parts needed to build a pc and what could i get :) 



I'm pretty clueless on what to buy thanks for the help in advance :D 

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a b C Monitor
November 17, 2012 4:24:05 AM

For gaming? Keyboard/mouse?

The link in my sig may be helpful.
EDIT: Hmm; sig not showing in this thread. Gaming build, maybe a bit GPU heavy:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£90.68 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: MSI H77MA-G43 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£63.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£29.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.99 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£239.16 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case (£50.40 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£44.08 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£14.99 @ Novatech)
Total: £585.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 06:32 GMT+0000)

More CPU-heavy build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£143.38 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI H77MA-G43 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£63.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£29.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.99 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£180.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case (£50.40 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£44.08 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£14.99 @ Novatech)
Total: £580.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 06:34 GMT+0000)
November 17, 2012 4:46:12 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
For gaming? Keyboard/mouse?

The link in my sig may be helpful.
EDIT: Hmm; sig not showing in this thread. Gaming build, maybe a bit GPU heavy:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£90.68 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: MSI H77MA-G43 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£63.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£29.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.99 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£239.16 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case (£50.40 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£44.08 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£14.99 @ Novatech)
Total: £585.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 06:32 GMT+0000)

More CPU-heavy build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£143.38 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI H77MA-G43 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£63.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£29.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£52.99 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£180.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case (£50.40 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£44.08 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£14.99 @ Novatech)
Total: £580.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 06:34 GMT+0000)




Would 500w be enough for that setup? also is the case big enough for all that to fit in :p  would hate to order it and then try to put it together to either *** up the computer or the case is too small :p 
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a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
November 17, 2012 4:48:01 AM

I vote for the second build with the 3470. But if you can go over your budget a little, get the 7950 instead of the 7870 and you will have youself a beast of a computer.(although the 7870 is sufficient)
November 17, 2012 4:48:32 AM

Forgot to say i have a keyboard/mouse :) 
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
November 17, 2012 4:49:50 AM

Potdog said:
Would 500w be enough for that setup? also is the case big enough for all that to fit in :p  would hate to order it and then try to put it together to either *** up the computer or the case is too small :p 

Yes and yes. Many people buy power supplied that are overkill (i am guilty of this as well). The antec 300 case is actually pretty big and will have enough room to fit everything.
November 17, 2012 4:50:54 AM

Azn Cracker said:
I vote for the second build with the 3470. But if you can go over your budget a little, get the 7950 instead of the 7870 and you will have youself a beast of a computer.(although the 7870 is sufficient)



How much more over my budget :p 
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
November 17, 2012 4:53:27 AM

Various cost-cutting:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£143.38 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£55.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£29.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£41.40 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£239.16 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case (£50.40 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£44.08 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£14.99 @ Novatech)
Total: £619.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 06:54 GMT+0000)

EDIT: The fan that comes with the CPU already has thermal paste on it, grounding is important, but keeping a hand resting on bare metal is usually enough. Most importantly don't wear polarfleece or other synthetic clothes.
November 17, 2012 4:54:00 AM

One more thing i have never built a gaming rig before but when i get all the parts you have listed here thats all ill need right? Like i won't need any extra cables or anything? or thermal paste and how important is grounding myself when assembling it :p ? Sorry for all the questions trying to get clued up before i attempt anything :) 
November 17, 2012 4:57:23 AM

Think ill go for the second build with the Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card and upgrade to the 7950 when i get spare cash in a month or 2 :p  Right so if i bought all the stuff listed there i have everything i need to build the rig :) ? thanks alot for the help guys.
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
November 17, 2012 5:06:14 AM

Replacing a GPU in a month's time effectively means you lose however much you spend on the 7870 minus resale, which isn't a lot.

If you already have a DVD drive you could go for the third build, which would only be 5 pounds over budget.
November 17, 2012 5:07:51 AM

Sadly i don't have a dvd drive :(  hmm are all these sites safe to order from :) ? just wondering since you guys are in the know how its a shame that scan site doesn't have the £180.00 card in now :( 
November 17, 2012 5:19:57 AM

Damn yeah forgot i needed a HDD =/
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
November 17, 2012 5:30:55 AM

No, I was asking if you already had an HDD, because then you save 40 pounds.
November 17, 2012 5:34:47 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
No, I was asking if you already had an HDD, because then you save 40 pounds.




No i do not sadly =/ I'm looking up on this grounding thing man seems kinda risky if you don't do it properly :p  i get paid on the 28th so ill order all the parts then :D  and when and if the build is successful ill post and update so you guys know thanks so much for the info would have no clue what im looking for if you didn't tell me :) .
November 17, 2012 5:37:46 AM

Also on that case the PSU would go down at the bottom right?
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
November 17, 2012 5:48:49 AM

Yup, that's generally considered the best spot because it's not sucking hot air from the CPU.
November 17, 2012 5:56:34 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
Yup, that's generally considered the best spot because it's not sucking hot air from the CPU.



Awesome stuff :D  ill give you guys an update in 2-3 weeks and tell you how it went thank you so much for the help :D 
November 17, 2012 11:51:57 AM

The CPU comes with a heatsink right :p  cause i couldn't see one in the pic.
November 18, 2012 8:41:54 AM

Does anyone know if that cpu comes with even a stock heatsink?
November 18, 2012 1:37:37 PM

Bump
November 19, 2012 2:57:26 AM

Would that gpu be compatible?
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