Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

£600 Gaming PC Advice

Last response: in Systems
Share
November 11, 2012 5:33:25 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 Weeks

Budget Range: Around £600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Browsing internet

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Everything apart from power supply. PSU is a corsair 700GS - 4 month old

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference

Location: UK

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920X1080

Additional Comments: Will be playing a lot of games on it and would like it to last quite a few years. Not sure if next-gen consoles will make a £200 graphics card ver out dated in a year or so.

More about : 600 gaming advice

November 11, 2012 5:39:06 PM

need a monitor in that 600 budget?
November 11, 2012 6:09:57 PM

Thomas Creel said:
need a monitor in that 600 budget?


He stated that he did not.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£132.85 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£45.30 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£41.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£299.75 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £643.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-11 20:11 GMT+0000)
Related resources
November 11, 2012 6:12:44 PM

No got a basic 22" monitor resolution 1920X1080, and would probably connect the computer to my tv aswell.
November 11, 2012 6:18:12 PM

sonicers said:
He stated that he did not.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£132.85 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£45.30 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£41.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£299.75 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £643.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-11 20:11 GMT+0000)


Thanks for your advice but would I need to buy a new power supply when I bought a corsair GS 700 a few months ago?
November 11, 2012 6:22:20 PM

Super_Lee said:
Thanks for your advice but would I need to buy a new power supply when I bought a corsair GS 700 a few months ago?


My bad, didn't catch that.

Redone build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£132.85 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£45.30 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£41.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (£340.55 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £634.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-11 20:22 GMT+0000)

This will get you a bit better frame rates than the one stated before.
November 11, 2012 6:43:12 PM

sonicers said:
My bad, didn't catch that.

Redone build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£132.85 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£45.30 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£41.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (£340.55 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £634.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-11 20:22 GMT+0000)

This will get you a bit better frame rates than the one stated before.

The B75 chipset designed for business orientated chipset I believe but whether or not it matters I don't know . Also your case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports so those are being wasted. For case I suggest Xclio Nighthawk http://www.scan.co.uk/products/xclio-nighthawk-mid-towe... because it has a side panel windows, blue LEDS, and a fan controller, while costing £28.79
November 11, 2012 7:04:50 PM

Thanks again for your advice never thought it was possible to get specs like that for £600ish. Would that be fairly future proof as well to last a few years?
November 11, 2012 7:12:42 PM

Thomas Creel said:
The B75 chipset designed for business orientated chipset I believe but whether or not it matters I don't know . Also your case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports so those are being wasted. For case I suggest Xclio Nighthawk http://www.scan.co.uk/products/xclio-nighthawk-mid-towe... because it has a side panel windows, blue LEDS, and a fan controller, while costing £28.79


The fact that it's business oriented doesn't mean anything, except that it has some business features and doesn't support overclocking. I don't think most companies would want their employees overclocking and making mistakes and possibly screwing up a thousand or more dollar enterprise machine, haha. :lol: 

Cases are mostly personal preference, I just put in a decent case in there, without much thought. OP should be able to pick out a case himself, since it's mainly his tastes that it must appeal to. That case seems decent, either way.

November 11, 2012 7:14:56 PM

Super_Lee said:
Thanks again for your advice never thought it was possible to get specs like that for £600ish. Would that be fairly future proof as well to last a few years?


With a 7970 GHz edition, I'd say expect at least 5 years out of that machine, hahaha. My neighbor has a 3 year old machine with a mid end graphics card, and there isn't a game he can't max out today. You've got the best graphics card today (besides the super-expensive GTX 690) and an i5, which will last you at least 4 years without feeling too sluggish.
November 11, 2012 7:15:11 PM

Yeah that 7970 ghz + i5 3550P should pretty much destroy any game at 1080p for the next few years.

Edit: Beat me to it :p  ^^^^^^^
November 11, 2012 7:20:55 PM

I agree sonicers out did himself this time. but also the 7990 is a better graphics card but that has the same problem the gtx 690 has, overpriced. the cool thing about games is, if you are happy with the graphics you are currently playing at you can always play that level of graphics with your rig.

in 20 years with that rig you can still play games that look as good as metro 2033 without falter.
November 11, 2012 7:26:24 PM

Cheers I kind of thought it would, my last computer had a 250gts amd athlon 7750, I was still happy with its performance playing recent games but something went wrong somewhere and its became very unstable so might as well get a new pc.
November 11, 2012 7:38:06 PM

Thomas Creel said:
I agree sonicers out did himself this time.


I'm just too good. Nice case pick, btw.

Anyways, glad to help Super_Lee. Good luck and have fun on your build! :lol: 
!