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February 8, 2013 10:03:19 PM

Hi all, first of all i'm a noob, i'm going to be building my first budget Pc, the main use will be for games the budgets around £500. After looking around at a few threads i put a list together, would like some feedback on if it would all work correctly also if any of you would change anything. And if anyone has any suggestions on a completely different build i'd appreciate it.

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/Ci5K

CPU-AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
Motherboard-ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory-Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage-Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card-XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card
Case-Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply-XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

Would i need a CPU Cooler?
most of these parts are from other threads with a slight change any help is appreciated.
also will this Power Supply be fine?

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February 8, 2013 10:13:03 PM

If you plan to overclock the cpu, yes, you need an aftermarket cooler, like the hyper 212 evo.
Also, i'd get the 7870 XT or tahiti le, which has more streaming processors, it's a crippled 7950, somewhere between a 7870 and 7950.
You can find one here : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Club-3D-HD7870-Graphics-Process...
The other one here : http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...
Edit and another one : http://www.ebuyer.com/432444-powercolor-hd-7870-myst-pc...
February 8, 2013 10:13:26 PM

Looks solid, yeah getting a cpu cooler wouldn't hurt if you can afford it. Its a must if you are planning on doing any overclocking
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February 8, 2013 10:18:53 PM

Thanks for the help ill get the hyper 212 evo too. and also look into another Video Card
February 8, 2013 10:28:40 PM

Any of those places will offer the never settle deal.
Just remember to get the 7870 XT/ tahiti le.
February 8, 2013 10:51:41 PM

djangoringo said:
Any of those places will offer the never settle deal.
Just remember to get the 7870 XT/ tahiti le.

Looks like I made a mistake then. I wasn't sure if Amazon UK is participating since I didn't see it mention on the page like Amazon US.
February 9, 2013 9:23:10 AM

Thanks for the replies i think i'll change the Video Card to the Sapphire HD 7870 XT rev2.0 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

also will this Power Supply be fine?
February 9, 2013 1:34:46 PM

Yes, a good psu within 500-600W will do, the xfx is a quality psu, made by seasonic.
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