Help on my budget gaming pc

Hello,Ihave chosen all the parts and am about to pull the trigger thanks to you guys but just going to have a last check if i can improve on anything with your guys' help! Comment below if you have a comment about the build or you have an improvement,thanks in advance!

AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/AMD+%28Piledriver%29+FX-6300+3.50GHz+%284.10GHz+Turbo%29+Socket+AM3%2B+6-Core+Processor+-+Retail+?productId=52724&source=skinflint

ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007RS70HO/?tag=pcp0f-21

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00569K7LM/?tag=pcp0f-21

Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Storage/Hard+Drives+-+Internal/3.5+Inch+SATA+Drives/160GB+-+600GB/500GB+Seagate+Barracuda+ST500DM002+3.5%22+SATA+III+Hard+Drive+?productId=46054&source=skinflint

NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-source-210-white-mid-tower-gaming-case-with-120mm-fan-w-o-psu

XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004RJ8EIA/?tag=pcp0f-21

MSI Overclocked Radeon HD 7850 OC AMD Graphics Card - 1GB Overclocked
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-msi-radeon-hd-7850-oc-4800mhz-gddr5-gpu-900mhz-1024-cores-dvi-hdmi-2x-mini-dp-plusfree-game
11 answers Last reply
More about help budget gaming
  1. it is ok but not optimized

    please use this format so that we know about what you really want
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgrade-advice

    btw welcome to this forum :hello:
  2. thanks,here are the info:
    Approximate Purchase Date: This week/next couple weeks

    Budget Range: around £400 before shipping and around £425 after

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming,surfing the internet, Folding@Home,watching movies,

    Are you buying a monitor: No

    Parts to Upgrade: None

    Do you need to buy OS: Y No

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Do not mind

    Location: I live in the UK,croydon to be exact which i just outside,south,of london.

    Parts Preferences: Don't mind

    Overclocking: Maybe(in future)

    SLI or Crossfire: No

    Your Monitor Resolution: 1280 x 1024
    Additional Comments: Playing steam games such as tf2,planetside 2 etc.

    And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I have been using a non gaming laptop for 3 years and need to upgrade.
  3. intel build will be better in games, i cant really recommend AMD for gaming cpu. too many ppl here arent satisfied with its performance. AMD multicore has advantage only in video rendering

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£85.99 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£41.70 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.21 @ Dabs)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£40.14 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£138.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£31.12 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
    Total: £420.08
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 13:12 GMT+0000)

    if you can add another 60, you will get i5 3470
  4. AMD Radeon said:
    intel build will be better in games, i cant really recommend AMD for gaming cpu. too many ppl here arent satisfied with its performance. AMD multicore has advantage only in video rendering

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£85.99 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£41.70 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.21 @ Dabs)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£40.14 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£138.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£31.12 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
    Total: £420.08
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 13:12 GMT+0000)

    if you can add another 60, you will get i5 3470


    I would of thought that the fx 6300 was superior to the 3220 as iv'e read in benchmarks and comparaisons,also,i've heard that the xfx 7850 is louder and hotter than others and i don't think i would of needed 2gb of vram on a low res monitor. Plus,do you think 550W is neccesary,maybe but i dunno.Also,after all of those different companies,the postage would be huge as i just checked,seems that the uk verson of part picker doesnt put all of the postage in. Plus,is there any advantages to the case you've chosen? plus,is the mobo good enough for this i3 and even upgrades in the future?
  5. oh i see :) fx6300 then and 7850 1GB

    btw for that 7850, as it is 256bit GPU, please for safety get psu higher than 500w

    i know the total power consumption will not pas 350, but psu need room to operate normally at long usage
  6. AMD Radeon said:
    oh i see :) fx6300 then and 7850 1GB

    btw for that 7850, as it is 256bit GPU, please for safety get psu higher than 500w

    i know the total power consumption will not pas 350, but psu need room to operate normally at long usage


    Would you reccomend a psu please for around teh same price as the 450 i showed,i would of chosen the one you said but 10 quid is a big stretch fo rme,if you could recommened one that's aroung 5 quid more that would be awesome!
  7. AMD Radeon said:
    oh i see :) fx6300 then and 7850 1GB

    btw for that 7850, as it is 256bit GPU, please for safety get psu higher than 500w

    i know the total power consumption will not pas 350, but psu need room to operate normally at long usage


    Anonymous said:
    Hello,Ihave chosen all the parts and am about to pull the trigger thanks to you guys but just going to have a last check if i can improve on anything with your guys' help! Comment below if you have a comment about the build or you have an improvement,thanks in advance!

    AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
    http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/AMD+%28Piledriver%29+FX-6300+3.50GHz+%284.10GHz+Turbo%29+Socket+AM3%2B+6-Core+Processor+-+Retail+?productId=52724&source=skinflint

    ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007RS70HO/?tag=pcp0f-21

    Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00569K7LM/?tag=pcp0f-21

    Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Storage/Hard+Drives+-+Internal/3.5+Inch+SATA+Drives/160GB+-+600GB/500GB+Seagate+Barracuda+ST500DM002+3.5%22+SATA+III+Hard+Drive+?productId=46054&source=skinflint

    NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-source-210-white-mid-tower-gaming-case-with-120mm-fan-w-o-psu

    XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004RJ8EIA/?tag=pcp0f-21

    MSI Overclocked Radeon HD 7850 OC AMD Graphics Card - 1GB Overclocked
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-msi-radeon-hd-7850-oc-4800mhz-gddr5-gpu-900mhz-1024-cores-dvi-hdmi-2x-mini-dp-plusfree-game

    use this build, are you sure it cannot be stretched 10 more? if you stick with 450W psu, i am afraid you will not be able to upgrade anything in the future
  8. AMD Radeon said:
    use this build, are you sure it cannot be stretched 10 more? if you stick with 450W psu, i am afraid you will not be able to upgrade anything in the future


    Would it be okay to get a bugger wattage in the future when i upgrade in a few years?
  9. it is okay then :)
  10. AMD Radeon said:
    it is okay then :)


    This going to be my first build ever of a pc,any links or advice for a fist timer?
Ask a new question

Read More

New Build Systems Product