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Need advice on a new build

Last response: in Systems
January 19, 2013 3:51:13 PM

I currently have a budget of £250 - £400 for a gaming rig. I know it's not going to be anything special but as long as it can run Day Z I will be happy.

What components do you recommend? I need everything from the case to mobo (I have an OS though).

thanks for any feedback.

(Could you please link in £ and not $, thank you)

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January 19, 2013 9:14:22 PM

Hi. Do you need a monitor? If not, what's your monitor resolution? Assuming you have a monitor at 1920 x 1080 and don't need mouse and keyboard the build below should let run DayZ without a problem. You can always add another identical 4GB RAM in the future. Feel free to make changes or buy from different websites as you'd like.

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 @
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£15.20 @ Amazon UK)
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 @
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£36.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£13.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £404.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 23:11 GMT+0000)

Here's a building guide with videos: