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Novice - New Gaming Desktop Build - Will it work? Improvements?

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March 5, 2013 9:37:27 PM

I dont know much about hardware, more a software person. However the desktops in currys and argos which are already built are so overpriced for what you could make yourself! I was trying to build a gaming pc for just over £300 however i failed and have gone way over my budget. However the money can be sorted, however first would this setup work? - hoping it will! Are there improvements or unnecessary things here?

MOBO - Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 - £51
CPU - AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz - £105
GPU - Gigabyte GT 630 2GB - £49
DVD - Liteon Ihas124 24x Dvd/rw - £13
PSU - Casecom 500W 12cm Fan PSU 20+4pin - £15
RAM - Crucial 8GB DDR3 Ballistix Sport Memory - £39
CASE - Casecom 5788 Red LED Fan Case - £28
HDD - WD 1TB Green SATA-||| HDD - £50

Total = 350

All Prices rounded to nearest pound, unsure of P&P, however all components from same shop

Operating System im unsure of, although i can get Windows 8 OEM for £80 which is kind of expensive, any ideas?
Really dont think i can go over £400 including OS, Please Help!
THANKS! :hello: 

PS. The gaming which i would be playing is mostly GTA IV with mods, possibly skyrim and cod as well

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March 5, 2013 10:40:07 PM

The 630 isn't good for gaming more for watching youtube in hd. Get the 7770 and get a 80 plus bronze psu.
March 5, 2013 10:46:32 PM

e_X said:
The 630 isn't good for gaming more for watching youtube in hd. Get the 7770 and get a 80 plus bronze psu.

I've seen many review on the 630 which had skyrim on medium settings and no lag at all, its the best cheapest gpu since the motherboard has no intergrated graphics.
The 7770 is expensive, i said i was way over my budget so i just cant afford that, and the 80 plus bronze is more than 2x the price on my psu which has a 9.5/10 with 38 reviewers.
Thanks for the help though
March 5, 2013 10:54:31 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£73.30 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£35.99 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£20.43 @ Dabs)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£38.39 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card (£83.00 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Xigmatek Asgard II Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£28.31 @ Novatech)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£34.99 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.85 @ Aria PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.30 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £395.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Hi, if you can spend some more pounds, get the 7770 : http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r7770pmd...
March 5, 2013 10:57:48 PM

I think the 630 is weak for playing Skyrim the 650 would be much better if you can swing it.
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