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[Need Advice] Multi tasking, gaming rig for £500 - £530

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September 1, 2012 2:34:16 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: as soon as parts are chosen

Budget Range: ~£500 nothing more than £530

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Multi tasking, rendering, gaming, hd video viewing. internet browsing. possibly hosting a private minecraft sever.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes



Parts to Upgrade: creating a new build from scratch

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: as long as they are reputable

Location: England

Parts Preferences: I am open to anything as long as they have good build quality (dont want to revieve anything which is not working)

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Your Monitor Resolution:1080p

Additional Comments: I would preffer the pc to be energy efficient and not too loud. but at the same time powerfull for the price. I would not like to have any lag from games or have to limit the fun.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: my current computer is too slow for what i want to use it for.


thank you.
September 1, 2012 3:03:49 PM

bump?
September 1, 2012 4:42:26 PM

Can you extend your budget to around 800 or 700? With 500 euros, the best you will buy is a 300 euro computer, because of the OS and monitor.
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September 1, 2012 6:54:34 PM

its not euros, its pounds
September 1, 2012 6:57:36 PM

Oh on addition:

the real budget is £590 but i took off the price for the operating system.

I have a moniter i can use for a few months till i can afford a good 1080p one.
a b 4 Gaming
September 1, 2012 7:18:03 PM

I'll build one wait!
a b 4 Gaming
September 1, 2012 7:26:59 PM

CPU: i5 3550 3.3ghz £155
http://www.ebuyer.com/349025-intel-core-i5-3550-3-3ghz-...

GPU: MSI HD 7850 Twin Frozr OC Edition £170
http://www.ebuyer.com/385789-msi-hd-r7850-twin-frozr-oc...

Case: Coolmaster elite 430 £40
http://www.ebuyer.com/233740-coolermaster-elite-430-all...

PSU: Corsair 500W CX V2 PSU £45
http://www.ebuyer.com/278634-corsair-500w-cx-v2-psu-cmp...

RAM: Kingston 4GB DDR3 1600MHz £20
http://www.ebuyer.com/266723-kingston-4gb-ddr3-1600mhz-...

HDD: Seagate barracuda 1TB 7200rpm £65
http://www.ebuyer.com/319639-seagate-1tb-barracuda-inte...

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-B75-D3V £60
http://www.ebuyer.com/351613-gigabyte-ga-b75-d3v-socket...

DVD Drive: Sony AD- 7280s £15
http://www.ebuyer.com/273174-sony-ad-7280s-sata-dvd-opt...


TOTAL= £570 (without os but i might be able to cut it down a bit :) 
a b 4 Gaming
September 1, 2012 7:53:18 PM

i have till 10:10pm till match of the day mate :) 
September 1, 2012 9:04:13 PM

Sorry for the late reply, man. that listing looks great but its a bit expensive, are there lower models of the things you shown which will still do what i'd like? and i would preffer 8gb of ram as i will host minecraft servers sometime and it just seems okay for the price
September 2, 2012 4:11:11 AM

spat55 said:
CPU: i5 3550 3.3ghz £155
http://www.ebuyer.com/349025-intel-core-i5-3550-3-3ghz-...

GPU: MSI HD 7850 Twin Frozr OC Edition £170
http://www.ebuyer.com/385789-msi-hd-r7850-twin-frozr-oc...

Case: Coolmaster elite 430 £40
http://www.ebuyer.com/233740-coolermaster-elite-430-all...

PSU: Corsair 500W CX V2 PSU £45
http://www.ebuyer.com/278634-corsair-500w-cx-v2-psu-cmp...

RAM: Kingston 4GB DDR3 1600MHz £20
http://www.ebuyer.com/266723-kingston-4gb-ddr3-1600mhz-...

HDD: Seagate barracuda 1TB 7200rpm £65
http://www.ebuyer.com/319639-seagate-1tb-barracuda-inte...

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-B75-D3V £60
http://www.ebuyer.com/351613-gigabyte-ga-b75-d3v-socket...

DVD Drive: Sony AD- 7280s £15
http://www.ebuyer.com/273174-sony-ad-7280s-sata-dvd-opt...


TOTAL= £570 (without os but i might be able to cut it down a bit :) 


You will void the warranty on the CPU there mate, but great build! :D  (CPU warranty will be voided if the RAM has voltage above 1.5V, according to Intel)

@OP, Id go with the above build except with G.Skill or Corsair RAM. :D  You wouldnt mind going over budget just a bit? Maybe just around 10 pounds?
September 5, 2012 4:06:44 PM

the budget needs to include keyboard and mouse too, I literally only have £580 at the moment.
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