Planning on building a Gaming PC and wanted expert advice! £450 budget pref!

Was planning on building a gaming PC something along the lines of this, but the price is a bit higher than I wasnted (£547, wanted around £450). Was wondering if this was a good system or if there is a lot better I could do, lemme know please :)

All plan on being purchased from Amazon and

Mother board, Processor, Ram

AMD Bulldozer FX 4100 3.6Ghz 16GB DDR3 1333mhz Asus USB 3.0 Motherboard Bundle


Graphics card

XFX ATI Radeon HD 6870 HD-687A-ZHFC Graphics Card 1 GB PCI-e GDDR5 Memory DVI HDMI 1 GPU


Hard drive

WD Caviar Green 1TB SATA III 6GB/s Internal Hard Drive 3.5 inch


Coolant system

Corsair CW-9060001-WW Hydro Series H40 Hydro CPU Cooler


Power outlet lead


Cover+ psu

CiT Vantage Black Gaming PC Case with 750W PSU



TP Link TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter


Would love any tips and hints or new builds even! many thanks
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  1. PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£99.98 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£59.50 @ Ebuyer)
    Memory: Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£21.20 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.99 @ Dabs)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£145.97 @ Dabs)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Asus USB-N10 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£9.49 @ CCL Computers)
    Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£34.96 @ Dabs)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£36.18 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.13 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £458.40
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-27 17:50 GMT+0000)
  2. That looks far better, might use that but up the ram and HDD size
  3. what is your max budget
  4. £450-£500

    This is what I'vecome up wit so far after the help I've got here:
    AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor £99.98
    CPU Cooler
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler £17.46
    MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard £63.75
    Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £32.99
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £50.00
    Video Card
    XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card £143.98
    Wireless Network Adapter
    Asus USB-N10 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter £9.49
    Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case £38.75
    Power Supply
    XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply £36.18
    Base Total: £492.58
    Shipping: £1.99
    Total: £494.57
  5. looks good . good luck with the build
  6. Right, what games do you play? If you do not play super modern HD gaming then an AMD A10 APU is probably all you need and for much less money as well. You can get an A10 5800K clocked at 3.8GHz for about £95 from Ebuyer. You would need no GPU if you went with this and would drop the price down to about £400. Just bear in mind that you would need an FM2 motherboard if you went with this idea
  7. Sorry, should close the thread, shes already built and Im on her right now, thanks though. Heres the spec:
    Zalman Z11
    7850 2gb saphire gpu
    AMD fx6300 6core 3.5 ghz (over clock 4.1)
    8gb x2 4gb corsair modules
    m5a97 Asus motherboard
    Cavalier Green 1tb hdd
    Corsair Builder Series CX 500 Watt
    + 350mb/ps wireless adapter and cheapy dvd drive
  8. Okay. Not to worry. Hope you enjoy your havning your new PC!
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