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£500 gaming pc build - Is this good enough?

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October 6, 2013 5:52:24 AM

Is this a good gaming PC for £500, it works out to be about £522 but I can't go any higher and this is the max I can spend.Thanks!

Also this is my first time building a PC so I want to know if it is all compatible

Link to PC: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/olliebruce126/saved/2wu...

Thanks in advance!

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a c 325 4 Gaming
October 6, 2013 6:04:57 AM

i am trying to fit 7870 XT in the list :D 
it will be a huge jump from 7850

change mobo ot OC-able Asus, that gigabyte mobo you put befiore is only low end version
ram
psu

btw dont you need any CASE? because you didnt put one

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£80.39 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£67.54 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£37.46 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£47.89 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£137.99 @ Aria PC)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus USB-N10 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£9.49 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.96 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£67.19 @ Aria PC)
Total: £510.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-06 14:06 BST+0100)
October 6, 2013 6:13:25 AM

AMD Radeon said:
i am trying to fit 7870 XT in the list :D 
it will be a huge jump from 7850

change mobo ot OC-able Asus, that gigabyte mobo you put befiore is only low end version
ram
psu

btw dont you need any CASE? because you didnt put one

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£80.39 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£67.54 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£37.46 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£47.89 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£137.99 @ Aria PC)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus USB-N10 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£9.49 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.96 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£67.19 @ Aria PC)
Total: £510.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-06 14:06 BST+0100)

Don't worry I already have a zalman z11 plus :) 
Ill check out the build now :) 
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October 6, 2013 6:21:18 AM

AMD Radeon said:
i am trying to fit 7870 XT in the list :D 
it will be a huge jump from 7850

change mobo ot OC-able Asus, that gigabyte mobo you put befiore is only low end version
ram
psu

btw dont you need any CASE? because you didnt put one

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£80.39 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£67.54 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£37.46 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£47.89 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£137.99 @ Aria PC)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus USB-N10 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£9.49 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.96 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£67.19 @ Aria PC)
Total: £510.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-06 14:06 BST+0100)


Looks epic!
Is the 6 core processor I added in good enough? Or would the AMD Quad Core 3.8ghz one be any better?
a c 325 4 Gaming
October 6, 2013 6:31:11 AM

if it is for gaming, fx 6300 to go

8 core adds nothing in game, fx 8350 will be useful only on threaded apps like adobe suit, video editor, etc
October 6, 2013 7:12:34 AM

AMD Radeon said:
if it is for gaming, fx 6300 to go

8 core adds nothing in game, fx 8350 will be useful only on threaded apps like adobe suit, video editor, etc

I am an avid youtube gamer too and I upload 2 - 3 times a week so It needs to be fast at rendering and editing and good at multi-tasking, my current build makes it such an effort to even render a 10 minute video and now that I have reached over 1k subs I need to upload every day!
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