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Need some help buying gaming pc with monitor around £600

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August 12, 2013 3:09:35 PM

Hi I'm new to this forum I like some help to find the best gaming pc with monitor.
I play mostly online games like Wow, COD, BF3, Lost planet. My gaming PC I built back in 2008 [ Intel core 2quad Q6600 2.4GHz, 4GB DDR2, ASUS P5N73-AM Mobo, 480w Powermaster, 500g Harddrive, 22" Logik tv 1680 by 1050 ] this played all those games pretty well but now I want something more awesome maybe going into overclocking once I learn more about it.

so what Im looking for is a good 24"/27" monitor can't have a good graphic card and crappy monitor display so looking to spend at around £150/£200 I want to spend mostly on the pc I prefer Intel but if AMD works out better for money then AMD it have to be.

If possible a nice fancy case and power supply 700w 80+ would be a bonus

I got 4weeks so no rush :D 
August 13, 2013 3:42:31 AM

any help would be nice
August 13, 2013 3:11:45 PM

Sorry I did have the budget price in the title I forgot to also add it in my post my Budget is only £600. I'm not going to get kind of cash again with in the next 6months so really want a great rig for the buck
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August 14, 2013 5:10:15 AM

Thanks for trying to help but I know how to crack games and applications but prefer to be genuine. I'm more looking for the cooler master case design that PC looks less fancy then my 5yr old PC, the PSU is way too cheap that would be the 1st thing to go wrong I imagen, I kinda want to go £100 on MOBO £150/200 on CPU £150/200 on GPU at least 2 sticks of 8/16gb DDR3 if I don't have enough for monitor get that another time.
August 14, 2013 6:01:48 AM

CPU: AMD FX-6100 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.12 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair XMS 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($214.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 6670 2GB Video Card ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $905.00

This what I come up with can you see wrong with this build can it be beaten please post if you find something better
a c 385 4 Gaming
a b Ý World of Warcraft
a b C Monitor
August 14, 2013 7:46:45 AM

Why 32 gigs of ram?
a c 385 4 Gaming
a b Ý World of Warcraft
a b C Monitor
August 14, 2013 7:56:47 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£85.19 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£101.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£53.00 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£48.36 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£139.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£70.44 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
Total: £630.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-14 15:56 BST+0100)
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
August 14, 2013 8:46:19 AM

I was not sure if you needed the Monitor in the 600 pounds budget or not, so I planned both of them for you.

Without Monitor (in 600 Pounds budget)

+ 8 Core highly overclocking CPU
+ Motherboard with Awesome 8+2 Phase VRM and 990FX chipset (Ideal for overclocking)
+ 7870 Ghz Edition is a very good Graphics Card
+ Zalman Z9 Plus is a good looking Chassis

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£107.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£85.49 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£37.81 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.59 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£154.30 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£43.72 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
Total: £606.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-14 16:32 BST+0100)


With the Monitor (in 600 Pounds budget)

Note : for ensuring good performance you need to go a little above the budget if you need monitor also in that budget.

+ 6 Core highly overclocking CPU
+ Good enough motherboard for overclocking.
+ 7850 is a very good Card and 2GB would ensure that future games run good.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£85.80 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£69.20 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£37.81 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.59 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£137.27 @ Aria PC)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.72 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2460h-LED 24.0" Monitor (£128.69 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £667.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-14 16:44 BST+0100)


I hope it helps. Take a look at the builds and tell me what you think about it. Your feedback would be highly appreciated.
a c 385 4 Gaming
a b Ý World of Warcraft
a b C Monitor
August 14, 2013 8:48:05 AM

Hi , Sangeet

How are you?
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a b C Monitor
August 14, 2013 8:54:11 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Hi , Sangeet

How are you?


I am fine. Missed you guys and this forum quite a bit in the last 3 days. I was banned.. you must be knowing that..
a c 385 4 Gaming
a b Ý World of Warcraft
a b C Monitor
August 14, 2013 8:55:26 AM

I know , but I'm glad your back!!!!!!!!!
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
August 14, 2013 9:01:45 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
I know , but I'm glad your back!!!!!!!!!


You have no idea how good it is to hear that from you. Have fun dude..!!
a c 385 4 Gaming
a b Ý World of Warcraft
a b C Monitor
August 14, 2013 9:02:29 AM

You too , keep up the great suggestions!!!!!!!!
August 14, 2013 9:38:16 AM

Sangeet Khatri said:
I was not sure if you needed the Monitor in the 600 pounds budget or not, so I planned both of them for you.

Without Monitor (in 600 Pounds budget)

+ 8 Core highly overclocking CPU
+ Motherboard with Awesome 8+2 Phase VRM and 990FX chipset (Ideal for overclocking)
+ 7870 Ghz Edition is a very good Graphics Card
+ Zalman Z9 Plus is a good looking Chassis

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£107.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£85.49 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£37.81 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.59 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£154.30 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£43.72 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
Total: £606.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-14 16:32 BST+0100)


With the Monitor (in 600 Pounds budget)

Note : for ensuring good performance you need to go a little above the budget if you need monitor also in that budget.

+ 6 Core highly overclocking CPU
+ Good enough motherboard for overclocking.
+ 7850 is a very good Card and 2GB would ensure that future games run good.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£85.80 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£69.20 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£37.81 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.59 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£137.27 @ Aria PC)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.72 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.86 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.94 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2460h-LED 24.0" Monitor (£128.69 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £667.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-14 16:44 BST+0100)


I hope it helps. Take a look at the builds and tell me what you think about it. Your feedback would be highly appreciated.


Both list are good The 1st build is more what I'm after so chosen to not include the monitor. this is very useful thanks
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
August 14, 2013 9:49:05 AM

Okay, go for it. You would like it.

When you have got extra spare money, you can also put in a good aftermarket cooler and overclock the hell out of your CPU so as you desire and really get pretty sweet performance. I am sure you would be happy by this.
a c 385 4 Gaming
a b Ý World of Warcraft
a b C Monitor
August 14, 2013 9:50:41 AM

Nice work Sangeet!!!!!!!
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
August 14, 2013 10:20:33 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Nice work Sangeet!!!!!!!


Thanks for the compliment. I appreciate it. :) 
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