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Advice Needed for First + Use for old desktop

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April 19, 2013 4:29:15 AM

I am looking to build a desktop for myself that will be playing some games e.g. Skyrim, Rome Total War II which I won't need to have them on the highest settings. I live in the UK with a budget of £400 but generally as low as possible. I would like some longetivity in terms of games coming out in the next few years. I know this is a tight budget but I would be open to spending £450 if the gains are worth it.

A second question would also be what to do with my really really old desktop which has a dual intel celeron at like 2.13 Ghz with no dedicated memory. It has no dedicated graphics and limited RAM (1GB but I might upgrade to 4GB) and am thinking of turning it into a personal torrent system or a NASbox , any advice or criticism would be greatly appreciated as I am a beginner and don't know very much.

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April 19, 2013 6:15:02 AM

i have recently buils a system for £400 and it runs like a boss, i would recomend the following :

i3 3220
xfx 7770
cx600
msi z77-g43
wd black 1tb
and any old case, maybe a fractal design r4/3?

ans this pc will run skyrim on med/high settings at good framerates :) 

good luck, Sam
April 19, 2013 7:38:30 AM

case:
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/56465/Coolerm... 31.80
mobo:
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/52264/Asus-mo... 56.96
cpu:
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/42314/AMD-CPU... 78.53
psu:
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/55777/Corsair... 52.49
ram:
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/51229/Corsair... 55.91
Harddrive:
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/53959/Seagate... 55.19
gpu:
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Home/Product/56986/Sapphir... 124.14

that'll ball park you around 450, now this isnt a end all be all build, just showing you what you can build with 450. You can pick and choose what you want, but this pc with the part i chose will last you awhile, and allow you to play some of the new games out on med-high settings no problem.
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