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November 22, 2012 4:25:00 PM

I need to make a budget gaming PC with only £600 and I need an OS,Keyboard and Mouse. I'm upgrading from console and I don't know a good build for around this price, but I need to be able to play most games at about high settings(As long as its better than console, so I can justify paying some more money) and that's about it. Here are some requirements I need:

Case:
Look Nice,Good Cable Management and have a window.

Motherboard:
ATX Motherboard

That's about it and for anything else you have total freedom over the build.
November 22, 2012 5:53:46 PM

I made this up quickly:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/oPAO
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/oPAO/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/oPAO/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£125.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£58.76 @ 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 (£41.05 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card (£79.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£64.69 @ 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)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£72.08 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £569.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-22 19:51 GMT+0000)

But should I downgrade the CPU to an fx-6300 and get a better motherboard or is it ok as it is?

CROSSFIRE: Eventually i will crossfire the HD 7770.
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November 22, 2012 6:10:03 PM

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

CPU: AMD FX-8120 3.1GHz 8-Core Processor (£109.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£26.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£64.00 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£26.59 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£37.98 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£141.98 @ Dabs)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.95 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£13.98 @ Novatech)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£72.08 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £583.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

With a much better gpu 7850 2GB, better mobo and the psu xfx 550w allows 2x 7850 2GB crossfire
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November 23, 2012 9:50:09 AM

Thanks, but I'd rather get PD than BD so thats the ~300 series like FX6300.
Also, could you reccomend a cheap budget case with good cable management and drive slots that face the side(behind the mobo tray).

Here is what I came up with a cheaper processor:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/oYtw
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/oYtw/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/oYtw/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£99.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£64.00 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.96 @ 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 (£41.05 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£140.23 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£13.98 @ Novatech)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£71.55 @ CCL Computers)
Other: Corsair 200R (£49.99)
Total: £592.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-23 11:50 GMT+0000)
November 23, 2012 9:54:53 AM

Sorry, I meant for only one memory to be in there so ignore I put two memory bundles in.
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