£550 Build

Hey,
I am looking to buy/build a new PC:
Approximate Purchase Date: This weekend

Budget Range:e.g.: ~£550

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming>Photoshop>Web Browsing

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: All

Do you need to buy OS: Yes


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None

Location: Bury,Manchester,UK

Parts Preferences: I like the look of the AMD FX 6300, which is in my budget range

Overclocking: Yes, later

SLI or Crossfire: In the future I might

Your Monitor Resolution: 1080p

Additional Comments: Will be playing: Starcraft 2, Sw:Tor, BF3 and will also be doing some Photoshop work. Also I haven't built a PC before and aren't too keen on self-building if I don't have to
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current PC (Laptop) isn't the best for gaming.
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  1. If you can afford to stretch your budget a bit, I'd go with this build...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£101.56 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£60.65 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£31.39 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£174.90 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£64.69 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£71.64 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £594.80
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-11 04:15 GMT+0000)

    If not, then try something like this...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£101.56 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£60.65 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£31.39 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card (£125.98 @ Dabs)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£64.69 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£71.64 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £545.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-11 04:17 GMT+0000)

    Here's something to help you out before you start building. This guy is hilarious and gives excellent instructions...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4Js2A1qdB8
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