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February 3, 2013 3:31:09 PM

Hi I am looking to build a new PC to play games on (BF3 etc.) This will be my first build. I have a budget of £600-700 POUNDS. Please reply.

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February 3, 2013 3:36:53 PM

Standard questions first :) 

- Do you need an operating system included in the price?
- Do you need monitor(s) included in the price?
- Do you intend to overclock?
- Do you intend to use SLI/Crossfire either now or as a future option?
- Any specific parts preferences? eg Intel or AMD, Nvidia or AMD etc
- Do you have any preferred retailers, or ones to avoid? (Amazon, Ebuyer etc)
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February 3, 2013 4:01:25 PM

Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 Midi Tower with Window - Black - Coolermaster £38.98
OCZ OCZ-ZS550W-UK 550W ZS Series 550W 80+ Bronze PSU with 135mm Fan & single +12V Rail - OCZ £50.76
Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3 1600MHz CL9 8GB DIMM Memory Module (Kit of 2) - Grey - KIngston £38.93
Gigabyte 7950 3GB AMD Radeon Graphics Card - Gigabyte £235.98
Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 Motherboard (AMD 970/SB950, DDR3, 6 x S-ATA 600, ATX, PCI-Express 2.0, USB 3.0) £63.59
SanDisk 128GB 2.5 inch Solid State Drive - SanDisk £69.39
Samsung S22B150 21.5 inch Widescreen LED Monitor - Gloss Black (1920 x 1080 Full HD, 5ms, VGA) - Samsung £92.29
AMD FX8350 Black Edition 8 Core Processor (4.0/4.2GHz, 8MB Level 3 Cache, 8MB Level 2 Cache, Socket AM3+, 125W) £152.99
Western Digital 1TB internal Hard Drive - Caviar Blue (3.5 inch) - Western Digital £59.08

Subtotal: £801.99




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February 3, 2013 4:13:57 PM

Pockeg, he said he needed it under 700 quid, the FX8350 is overkill for any game, that PSU is ok, but not the best, and the SSD is 2.5; not 3.5. He will need adaptor rails to get it to work.
February 3, 2013 4:29:40 PM

well i just added the monitor for an extra 100 quid... the 2.5 was cheap and its easy to make it fit, i am sure he could get creative.... I think the fx-8350 is a sound investment. If not i would have gone for an i3. (with new consoles around the corner its time to invest!)
February 3, 2013 4:45:22 PM

Decent builds but potentially a waste of time until you know more about what the OP wants.

What if they prefer Intel processors and Nvidia cards or want to make use of SLI/Crossfire in future? Suddenly both of your builds are out the window.
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