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£565($911) Gaming PC

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October 6, 2012 12:09:10 PM

Ok, so to start of I'm a console gamer and I want to move over to PC gaming I have read and watched allot of reviews about the PC components I'm going to get, from the list of components I can't see any compatibility issues and I have also tried to future proof it a bit for example my motherboard and case are definitely going to last me a while. But I thought I would post this up just to see if anybody else could either find a lower price or give another better option.

Heres a list of the parts I'm thinking of getting-

Case- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-source-210-elite-wh...

CPU- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-fx-4100-black-editio...

Motherboard- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-970a-g46-amd-970-s-a...(x16)-atx

RAM- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-xms3-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-24-165v

HDD- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500gb-seagate-st500dm002...

SSD- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120gb-ocz-agility-3-ssd-...

GPU- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-asus-gtx-550-ti-dire...

PSU- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-ocz-technology-zs-s...

DVD Reader- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/sony-ddu1681s-0b-18x-dvd...

CPU Cooler- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/arctic-cooling-freezer-1...

Operating System- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/microsoft-windows-7-home...


So thats the list if anyone else could find either cheaper or even get a better build for the same or lower price that would be much appreciated, another thing is that some people are saying to use intel's cpu's but I just can't get the price low enough so if you could manage to get an intel build that either the same or better than this one that would be great.

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October 6, 2012 5:10:23 PM

Here's an idea:

From aria.co.uk
Intel Core i5-3450 3.10GHz (Ivy Bridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail #49752
GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3H Intel B75 (Socket 1155) Micro-ATX Motherboard #50696
8GB Exceleram Black Sark LP ERS303B (2x4GB) 1600 (PC3-12800) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM CAS 9-9-9-24 1.5V #51651
MICROSOFT Windows Home Premium 7 SP1 64-bit EN 1pk - OEM [GFC-02050] #38272
1TB Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 3.5" SATA III Hard Drive

from Dabs.com
Sony 24x DVD-RW SATA Black Bare Internal Drive £12.99
OCZ Technology ZS Series 550W 80+ Bronze Power Supply £47.98
Sapphire Technology AMD Radeon 7850 HD 1GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI £139.99
Antec One Gaming Case Mid tower ATX £47.98

Total Price: £577.68

Had to do a bit of cutting and the cooler and SSD got the chop i'm afraid but they can be added later. In exchange you get a more powerful CPU and a much faster GPU and as a gamer I think these 2 are the big ones to spend on.

I'm sure I don't have to sell it to you, as you read reviews, but a very vague comparison of an i5 2400 (slower than 3450) to an FX8150 (faster than FX4100)
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/434?vs=363

And a comparison of the HD 7850 (2GB not 1GB, but the differences won't show up until you get to 1080p and crank up AA) and the GTX 550 TI:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=541
October 7, 2012 8:42:46 AM

Thanks mate, I'm sure I could easily get an ssd and a cpu cooler later on so and I'll have a look at the Intel cpu's because I know from allot of other reviews most people are saying to go Intel from the beginning which is what I might do. But anyway's thanks for the reply it has helped me allot in choosing a cpu now
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