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Can some one help me build a decent gaming pc?

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October 26, 2013 2:25:55 PM

Could someone help me build a up to date gaming PC for a budget around £500? I would prefer an Intel build if possible, with the option of upgrading to an I7 at a later date (as i assume you cant get a I7 gaming pc for my budget). Thanks for the help! - Andy :) 

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October 26, 2013 6:57:50 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($78.23 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $806.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-26 21:54 EDT-0400)

Unfortunately the processor request made it difficult to keep it within the budget. Im not sure how long you want to wait to upgrade your processor. If it's anytime soon, I would just suggest to hold back and save an extra $100 to upgrade the 4670k to a 4770k before you buy your build. It would be silly to buy a 4670k only to upgrade to a 4770k a couple months later. That being said, I think you'll be very happy with a 4670k.

This build doesn't include an operating system so hopefully you don't need one.
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