Gaming Build

Approximate Purchase Date: sometime this week

Budget Range: £420

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Cpu/Mobo/Gpu

Do you need to buy OS: No
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Preferred Website(s) for Parts: scan.co.uk, overclockers.co.uk, Dabs.com

Location: City, State/Region, Country: London UK

Parts Preferences: Not to sure whats better amd or intel for gaming based pc's

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1366 x 768
Additional Comments:
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Noticed some games get a slight frame rate problem..when playing minecraft, arma 2


£450 is my budget, just seeing whats out there, wont need a a screen,

My current rig now is:
Mobo: AsRock G41M-VS3
Ram: 6gb Crucial 1333mhz
Gpu: HD 6570
Cpu: Intel Pentium Duel Core E5700

What i dont know is if i should buy a new motherboard/processor/gpu and stick it in my current set up or just go out and buy a decent one?, anybody recommend me one? or build me something in which i could look at and maybe possibly order please?..I only ever play games like Arma 2, World Of Warcraft, Minecraft, ASKING for planet side 2 i guess i wont get i don't think, but if anybody could help me out it would be great!

Cheers guys!
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  1. This will be more than enough.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£98.39 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£52.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£46.51 @ Dabs)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£155.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Total: £353.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 07:52 GMT+0000)

    What is your PSU?
  2. This should be good for you, re use case, optical and HDD.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£136.79 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£52.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£38.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Video Card: Club 3D Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£171.62 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£47.99 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £448.38
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 09:35 GMT+0000)
  3. cutebeans said:
    This will be more than enough.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£98.39 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£52.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£46.51 @ Dabs)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£155.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Total: £353.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 07:52 GMT+0000)

    What is your PSU?



    Hey thanks for your reply, i have a 700 watt psw..i took a picture as i don't know what brand it is but here:http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/677/56660260.jpg
  4. I aint too sure if its decent or crap not really tech savvy btw.
  5. cutebeans said:
    This will be more than enough.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£98.39 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£52.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£46.51 @ Dabs)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£155.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Total: £353.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 07:52 GMT+0000)

    What is your PSU?



    Ive been looking around and found a few of these on ebay, would anybody recommend any of them?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290841208473?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251224361774?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
  6. Not really, it's old tech.
  7. I suggest this- Use the onboard graphics/your old gpu until you can afford a better one. This way, you will have a solid, brand new build. Only choose this is you dont have windows otherwise use the builds above.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/Dswm
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/Dswm/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/Dswm/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£136.79 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£62.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.00 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.94 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£47.99 @ Aria PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£65.99 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £433.69
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-14 08:05 GMT+0000)
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