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Advice on best parts for £500.00 gaming computer?

Last response: in Systems
October 22, 2012 8:57:19 AM

Hi Guys,

I rescently built a pc for a family friend of mine and Im now looking to build one for myself. Yes it is for gaming.

Problem is that i really dont have alot of time at the moment to review the market and study whats the best right now. Id be greatfull if anyone here could advice me on the best graphics card + cpu at the moment

Im looking to spend around the £100 - £120 for each :
- Best graphics card
- Best Cpu

I understand getting the rest of the pc is 100% easier once you sort out the CPU and Graphics card.

All advice is greatly appreciated, and any additonal information would be great! many thanks in advance :wahoo: 
a b 4 Gaming
a c 144 U Graphics card
October 22, 2012 9:10:16 AM

Fill out the form in my sig. We need to know if we're getting a monitor or OS etc.

EDIT: Assuming no monitor, yes OS, no SLI/CF this is what I found. You could also get an i3 and 7850, though I think this is better for gaming:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor (£50.39 @
Motherboard: MSI H61MA-E35 (B3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£41.53 @
Memory: Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£17.06 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£41.98 @
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£180.94 @
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case (£50.13 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£35.99 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£68.35 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £498.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

I actually start with stuff that's pretty static ie HDD, mobo, RAM, PSU, then see what CPU/GPU I can fit.
October 22, 2012 9:34:10 AM

Thanks V much for your time!,

Greatly appreciated