Tower gaming rig for £400

Heya there,

I was wondering what the best possible tower rig I could build for £400. I am looking at a gaming spec computer, meaning the graphics have to be up to scratch as well as the hard drive space. I am only looking for the tower unit as I can get the monitor etc later.

Any help would be much appreciated.
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  1. Where are you purchasing from? That may give us a good idea on prices in your area. Also what kinds of games do you play? That will determine whether to get a strong duo core processor or a 3-4 core processor.

    For a low budget computer, I would recommend:
    Intel i3-3220
    Any cheap H61 motherboard
    Radeon 6670
    500W PSU
    4gb RAM
    Whatever case
    Cheapest 1tb HDD

    if you still got room, upgrade the 6670 to a 7770.
  2. Ah sorry forgot to mention it can be anywhere based in the UK (preferably online)
  3. 7850 2gb is best for this budget, significantly better than 6670
    USB3 case, can drop price by about 10 pounds if you cut this out
    B75 mb over h61 to get usb3
    Only a 500GB hdd but storage is easily up gradable
    Left out optical drive but you can add it for about 17 pounds
    8GB of ram
    always best to get the best core parts (CPU, PSU, GPU, RAM, MB) and then upgrade the rest later

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£89.88 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£42.47 @ Aria PC)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£36.23 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.98 @ Novatech)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£141.12 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Silverstone SST-RL01B-USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.16 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£34.99 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £419.83
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-25 08:03 GMT+0000)
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