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December 12, 2012 10:39:13 PM

I need some quick advice on my first build by Christmas. I've been looking around have been stuck on comparisons and components. Mostly on other components that i can cheap out and go full out on graphics card with out overclock or bottlenecks.
Full build of desktop (exc. monitor, mouse, OS) must not be higher than £400/$650
Right now i have my eyes on:

Radeon 7770 1gb - £90
Pentium G860 3.0ghz - £52
gigabyte SKT-1155 H61MA-D2V - £43

Total= £185

Other is:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz - £70 + (Must have aftermarket heatsink because of loud stock heatsink meaning +£15)
ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX AM3+ - £43
HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB - £182

Total = £310 altogether
personally, I don't think for the second build to have a chance on finding very cheap components for the build

So any suggestions for the build or a new complete build will be greatly appreciated. TNX :D 
December 12, 2012 10:55:50 PM

Lol what you had your eyes on is way lower than we you can get in your budget.

http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/sdLS
Total: £589.99

i5 3570
8gb ram
hd 7950

This will play any game you could think off without a problem lol. It is also ALOT better than a g860 and a hd 7770. I by alot i mean like 3-4x stronger. (Literaly LOL)
December 13, 2012 7:01:59 AM

Thanks for the reply but I did say it was a budget build… “£400/$650”. However if I can get an i3 3.3ghz (-£70) that would still be£520 and add 7770 would let me play most games in med/high also leaving me with a small upgrade path. But then problem occurs again which is finding cheap rock like parts
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December 13, 2012 8:40:42 AM

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

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£89.68 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£62.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£33.40 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£40.00 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card (£142.54 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£35.00 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £416.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-13 10:39 GMT+0000)
December 13, 2012 8:43:33 AM

Go with the what the guy has above. If you are gaming then the video card is the most important part. The HD 7770 isn't bad, but i would really go with something better if i were you.
December 13, 2012 3:37:06 PM

blake1243 said:
Go with the what the guy has above. If you are gaming then the video card is the most important part. The HD 7770 isn't bad, but i would really go with something better if i were you.


DUDE! I dun has any morez moni! Diz £400 waz prom pocketmoneyz for 1 Year
December 13, 2012 3:43:30 PM

Looks Nice! best answer tnx
December 13, 2012 3:55:27 PM

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

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor (£49.03 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£37.39 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£29.11 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£40.00 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card (£76.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£31.99 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W ATX12V Power Supply (£35.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £312.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-13 17:54 GMT+0000)

This is the cheapest build possible without losing much performance..get either the xfx 450w or corsair cx 430 which ever is cheapest..and if its ok for you to spend more then we can get a better motherboard..
December 13, 2012 4:06:50 PM

His budget is 400. the rest of that and get a better video card. HD 7770 is good, but you should really give him better (his budget can afford better).
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