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December 31, 2012 6:58:05 PM

Hello, I need help building a Gamign PC. I have around £500 asa spending limit (can go a little bit more if necessary) but I want to play games like Skyrim and Minecraft mostly at maxed settings with no lag. So, can anyone help me with parts? I would prefer it if I had the radeon 7870 2gb graphics card or the gtx 660 ti. Also, I need a case.
Thanks for the help! :) 

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December 31, 2012 7:51:24 PM

Have you ever built a PC yourself before? Getting a 660Ti or 7870 will kill almost half your budget so you'll be limiting yourself as Skyrim is quite CPU intensive.
December 31, 2012 8:17:04 PM

If you really want a killer PC, you'll have to go a little overbudget.

If you want a killer PC below 500 quid, this is it

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£130.98 @
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£41.70 @
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£31.57 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.54 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card (£130.54 @
Case: Inwin MANA137 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£4.99 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£39.95 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer (£16.72 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£59.94 @ Aria PC)
Total: £501.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-31 22:17 GMT+0000)

It doesn't really get any better than this.
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December 31, 2012 8:38:59 PM

Wow thanks for that Kamen_BG, would this run Skyrim at ultra with around 40 FPS or Minecraft at max settings?
December 31, 2012 9:30:48 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
December 31, 2012 9:38:56 PM

Joshyboy said:
Wow thanks for that Kamen_BG, would this run Skyrim at ultra with around 40 FPS or Minecraft at max settings?

Minecraft easily Skyrim probably too
December 31, 2012 9:49:00 PM

Note you could have problems with Skyrim if you use user created mods which require more video memory so if you can go a little over look for a 2gig version of the 7850.