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New to building a PC, looking for some feedback please.

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January 31, 2013 10:26:41 PM

Hello there,

I have recently looked into building a budget desktop computer capable of playing games that are coming out this year (Rome Total War 2, Company of Heroes 2) on low to medium graphics. I've come up with the following list of components, if anyone could come up with any improvements or sees any issues, feedback would be much appreciated!

AMD Athlon II X4;

Asus AMD Radeon HD 7750 Graphics Card;

CiT Wraith Interior Mesh Case with 500W 12cm PSU;

Biostar A780L3C Socket AM3 VGA 6 Channel Audio mATX Motherboard;

Kingston 4GB DDR3 1066MHz Memory;

Samsung SH-118AB 18x DVD ROM Drive;

Seagate 500GB Barracuda Internal Hard Drive.

Thanks in advance, Jake.

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January 31, 2013 10:30:58 PM

What is your budget for this computer?
February 1, 2013 7:34:43 AM

tiny voices said:
What is your budget for this computer?


Ideally I am looking to spend no more than £250, but could probably stretch to a little bit more if it meant a big improvement in performance.
February 1, 2013 4:48:02 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor (£47.20 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£47.99 @ Novatech)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.98 @ Novatech)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card (£80.90 @ Aria PC)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£29.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W ATX12V Power Supply (£35.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £294.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-01 18:47 GMT+0000)

This is a bit over budget, but will serve you nicely. Depending on your resolution you will probably be able to get medium settings in modern games.
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