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I'm looking to build a budget PC, can you guys help me to get the most bang for my buck?

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April 17, 2013 11:33:23 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 400-450 After Shipping

System Usage: gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon preferably, or if cheaper ill go for anywhere :p 

Location: City, State/Region, Country - UK, Belfast

Parts Preferences: I would prefer a GeForce graphics card but i'm not fussy

Overclocking: Again not fussy here, if my budget allows

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: It's basically just for gaming, have mouse keyboard OS and Speakers already :) 

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Old computer of about 6 or more years, needs upgrading!

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April 17, 2013 11:46:18 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£101.94 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£32.91 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£36.23 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.98 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card (£99.30 @ Aria PC)
Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£34.96 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£34.99 @ Maplin Electronics)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.13 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £394.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-17 19:46 BST+0100)
April 17, 2013 11:52:17 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/RjKl
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/RjKl/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/RjKl/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£143.94 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£32.91 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.98 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card (£136.49 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£29.38 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.13 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £479.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-17 19:54 BST+0100)

Key Points:

-Sorry to stretch your budget slightly, but its really worth getting a 7850