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Budget Gaming PC

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November 19, 2012 2:20:53 PM

I'm deciding what parts to use for a gaming PC but a lot of it I dont know what really makes a goo budget build. I need an OS with it, so excluding that I have about £500(without os) to make a computer. I dont care that much about AMD vs Intel or Nvidia vs AMD as long as you an justify it. I want a 2GB version of my graphics card aswell. Thats prety much all I need to be satisfied.

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November 19, 2012 7:22:35 PM

Something like this.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£90.68 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£69.99 @ 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 (£41.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£149.74 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.95 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£55.82 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£13.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £493.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-19 21:15 GMT+0000)

or possibly like this.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£71.95 @ Scan.co.uk)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£70.76 @ Scan.co.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 (£41.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£149.74 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.95 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£55.82 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£13.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £501.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-19 21:17 GMT+0000)

Overall there wouldn't be a great difference. The Intel option would give slightly better gaming performance in most games. The AMD, being quad core will give benefits, in a small number of games, that actually use multi-core. (like BF3 multi-player, and Skyrim)
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