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.
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:
Any cheap H61 motherboard
Cheapest 1tb HDD
if you still got room, upgrade the 6670 to a 7770.
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