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Building my first gaming PC, on a low budget. Help me pick the parts?

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June 19, 2013 8:47:01 AM

Hey guys. I'm building my first PC, it doesn't look to hard, just clip things together and make sure I ground myself, but I need a different kind of help, I need help picking parts. I'm from the UK, so I can't get anything from Newegg unfortunately, at least I don't think I can, I have been told I can't get anything from there because thats US only, anyway, I have websites like Scan.co.uk and eBuyer to get my parts from.

I do not care to play on high-ultra, or on high resolution, I can play on Low-Medium without a worry in the world for my first PC. Anyway.. I would like to be able to know to run things like Crysis 3 on low-medium, but that probably won't be what I play. I play a wide range of games, I am very interested in League of Legends, I may consider many games from Steam, like CoD and things, (Minecraft, the odd game like Don't Starve, MMO's etc..) and once again, I do not care if I have to play on Low.

I'm not too much of an expert on things, although I know I'm going to need a good graphics card, about 1-2GB GPU RAM, been thinking the Radeon HD 7870, which has 2GB and pretty good, its about £160 on Scan, which might be out of my price range, but theres a possible chance I could get it, and probably a I5 Quad Core processor, but I have NO clue what else to get, I won't have a case for this, power supply, so I'm most likely going to need everything (exception of a monitor, the mouse and keyboard, and well, thats the only things I have. I'll need Windows 7 64bit and everything) 4 GB Ram will be wonderful, 8GB even better, I can live with 500GB memory, etc.

Ah now, my budget... I'm still saving, I only have about £280. yikes. But I'm going to save for £400-£500 perhaps if I really need to, maybe kick it up to £500-£600, but that might take too long.

So do you guys know what I could build for around £300-£550?

EDIT: The lower, the better. Although I did say I'd like for this PC to last, so if it really does need to go up to £500, then so be it. I'd like if I get multiple answers, that way I have a range of choices... So yeah.
June 19, 2013 11:46:00 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/187Rj
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£53.98 @ Dabs) Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£45.39 @ Dabs)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.98 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card (£134.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£59.35 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.99 @ Dabs)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.99 @ Dabs)

Total: £524.63 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
June 19, 2013 1:42:44 PM

sharkbyte5150 said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/187Rj
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£53.98 @ Dabs) Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£45.39 @ Dabs)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.98 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card (£134.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£47.98 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£59.35 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.99 @ Dabs)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.99 @ Dabs)

Total: £524.63 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Thanks. I'll be sure to think about building this. Looks nice.
July 21, 2013 4:39:54 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1iZs7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1iZs7/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1iZs7/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6200 3.8GHz 6-Core Processor (£103.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£38.54 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£36.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.00 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7790 2GB Video Card (£123.32 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case (£74.33 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£43.80 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Plextor PX-891SA-26 DVD/CD Writer (£33.66 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.35 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £557.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-21 12:39 BST+0100)
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