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Tower gaming rig for £400

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February 25, 2013 5:04:59 AM

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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February 25, 2013 5:22:56 AM

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.
February 25, 2013 5:35:25 AM

Ah sorry forgot to mention it can be anywhere based in the UK (preferably online)
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
February 25, 2013 6:04:47 AM

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 @
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)