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July 31, 2012 12:01:34 PM

I'm really not a computer whiz but my current computer is knackered. I'm looking for a computer to play most games on medium settings. I have a £500 budget this must include the desktop, OS and delivery.

I have been looking around and found this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/OVERCLOCKED-BULLDOZER-4-0GHZ-CO...

Too me it seems good, but what do I know ey? Can you explain the pros and cons of this computer or recommend a desktop for me to buy. Thanks!

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July 31, 2012 12:21:08 PM

you should get the following config because the gpu is too weak too play any modern game-
i3 2120-90
asus P8Z77-V LX-86.89
Kingston 4GB 1333MHz DDR3-X2 -16.69X2
sapphire hd 7850 2gb-181.97
Barracuda 1TB 7200rpm SATA Drive-65.99
Antec Three Hundred Two-50.25
Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2UK Builder Series 600W Power Supply-54.22
total-562.7
you can decrease the cost by going with a smaller hdd, hd 6870 , or a worser motherboad
all prices are ex amazon uk
cheers!
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July 31, 2012 12:22:13 PM

Like I said i'm not a computer whiz, I defiantly do not know how to make my own computer.
July 31, 2012 12:22:40 PM

no even that one wouldnt cut it because the cpu and gpu are still very weak
a b 4 Gaming
July 31, 2012 12:23:22 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
a b 4 Gaming
July 31, 2012 2:42:55 PM

here is my suggested build for 500 pounds:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£148.97 @ Dabs)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£52.99 @ Novatech)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£35.39 @ CCL Computers)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£47.98 @ Dabs)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card (£119.62 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£29.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply (£46.20 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive (£11.96 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £493.09
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-31 15:43 BST+0100)
a b 4 Gaming
July 31, 2012 5:37:53 PM

MrLSFerguson said:
Been looking online and now think this may be a better option

http://www.amazon.co.uk/GAMING-COMPUTER-3-6GHZ-BULLDOZE...



this one is the better as it has a dedicated GPU. not a very good GPU, but not totally lame. you should be able to play most things on High Setting a 1600x900 or less. 1080p will tax it to much for most games and you need to drop to med/high and turn down the AA/AF settings.

what resolution is you monitor?

+1 for ScrewySqrl's build though.

July 31, 2012 6:07:57 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
here is my suggested build for 500 pounds:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£148.97 @ Dabs)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£52.99 @ Novatech)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£35.39 @ CCL Computers)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£47.98 @ Dabs)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card (£119.62 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£29.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply (£46.20 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive (£11.96 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £493.09
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-31 15:43 BST+0100)


I'll say it again, I do not know much about computers, I will defiantly not be able to make one myself!
July 31, 2012 6:15:17 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
here is my suggested build for 500 pounds:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£148.97 @ Dabs)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£52.99 @ Novatech)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£35.39 @ CCL Computers)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£47.98 @ Dabs)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card (£119.62 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£29.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply (£46.20 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive (£11.96 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £493.09
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-31 15:43 BST+0100)


I'll say it again, I do not know much about computers, I will defiantly not be able to make one myself!
a b 4 Gaming
July 31, 2012 6:40:35 PM

MrLSFerguson said:
I'll say it again, I do not know much about computers, I will defiantly not be able to make one myself!

Funny, I said the same thing when I was selecting parts. I knew as little about computers as you, yet I built my first one in 2 hrs.
a b 4 Gaming
August 1, 2012 4:47:03 AM

if you can use a screwdriver, and can safely insert a cartridge in an old SNES or a 3DS, you can build a computer
a b 4 Gaming
August 1, 2012 5:02:44 PM

MrLSFerguson said:
I'll say it again, I do not know much about computers, I will defiantly not be able to make one myself!



then your second choice is probably the best, but still requires the OS (WIN7/64 home) which will put you slightly over your budget. I looked around on Amazon and that seems to be about the best deal in that price range. there are cheaper ones, but they are w/o good graphics and the power supplies are probably less than spectacular.

this one is same specs and comes with WIN7/64
http://www.amazon.co.uk/OVERCLOCKED-BULLDOZER-GEFORCE-C...

this one has a faster GPU, but no OS
http://www.amazon.co.uk/VIBOX-Stealth-Bulldozer-Process...

!