Need advice

Ok this is going to be my 1st time building a computer and i have done alot of research on getting the cheapest but decent computer for gaming .. this is what i have so for and need some input please ... !


CPU: Intel Pentium G620 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61MA-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

HDD: WD Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 RPM

Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer


So i am looking to add on these items :

Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

GPU: PowerColor Radeon HD 6750 1GB Video Card

Case: NZXT Source Elite

Power Supply: Logisys 575W ATX12V Power Supply


So if anyone has any input on making this better but not more money because ive set my target for around 300 pound and i think these items are around that mark .. Thanks !
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G630 2.7GHz Dual-Core Processor (£42.95 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£34.98 @ Aria PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£38.40 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card (£89.99 @ Dabs)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.99 @ Dabs)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£34.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £293.27
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 03:24 GMT+0000)

    you want an intel build or open to an AMD?
  2. Does it matter what build it is ... which is better for gaming .. intel or AMD ?
  3. If you what you can get the x3 and then unlock it for a quad core cpu.
    My suggestion :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 3.2GHz Triple-Core Processor (£44.99 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£32.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.23 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£38.40 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card (£77.41 @ CCL Computers)
    Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£29.99 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£34.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £301.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    This includes the ram.

    Or the intel buid :

    It goes a bit over the budget :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G630 2.7GHz Dual-Core Processor (£42.95 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£37.99 @ Novatech)
    Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.23 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£38.40 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card (£77.41 @ CCL Computers)
    Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£29.99 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£34.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £304.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    If you can afford a bit more, get the 7770 in amazon uk : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Club-3D-Graphics-1000MHz-Processors/dp/B0098QHYYW/ref=sr_1_8?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1360294760&sr=1-8
  4. sorry what do you mean by unlock it to quad core .. how do you do that ?
  5. djangoringo said:

    This includes the ram.



    ooops. :lol:
  6. In the bios, there's an option to unlock the cpu core.
  7. Oh i understand now ! ok so any of these builds are decent for gaming for that price ..
  8. The x3 is a good option if you unlock the other core, both are decent cpus, the x3 might be better, as for the card, i'd get the 7770 in amazon uk for 83£, it will be better.
  9. djangoringo .. what drivers will i need to get for that AMD build ? i need to download them so before i buy the build so i can install them straight away
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