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Fast but cheap gaming PC?

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December 9, 2012 11:16:39 PM

I want a fast pc that can play recent games like BF3 and FC3 at high detail, but I can't afford much. Is this pc good and can you suggest any ways I can make it cheaper? Thanks

Extra Value 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ CL11 1.5v £23.99

Asus P8H61-MX R2.0 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio mATX Motherboard £36.75

Casecom KB-7760 Black ATX Midi Tower Case - No PSU, No Case Fans Included £12.65

Xenta USB 2 Channel Soundcard with volume control and Headphone/Mic Input £4.11

Casecom Silver 500W PSU - With 12cm Red LED Fan, 20+4pin 1x SATA, 1x PCI-E £16.50

Intel Core i5 3470 3.20GHz Socket 1155 6MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor £145.90

Sapphire HD 7850 OC Edition 2GB Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card £149.99

TRAVELSTAR Z5K320 320GB SATA - 2.5IN 7MM 5400RPM HTS543232A7A384 £32.99

total inc vat: £422.88

(all these things are from ebuyer)

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December 9, 2012 11:40:52 PM

Firstly, I don't feel you need the sound card. I feel you would need to spend a bit more to get a decent sound card like the Essence STX from ASUS for audiophiles so you can remove that. The power supply dj recommends looks good I'd want something a little larger in case you wanted to move up from the 7850 a lot of the modern cards have a minimum requirement of 500 watts and a decent requirement on the 12v rail so maybe a 550 or even the 650 watt version from xfx or corsair wouldn't be a bad idea. My biggest complaint is that you have a lot of no name brands associated with your build your memory for example is that the name of the ram vendor extra value really?