Gaming computer £500

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-COMPUTER-WINDOWS/dp/B007HZUAY2/ref=sr_1_7?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1343735527&sr=1-7

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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  1. 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!
  2. Like I said i'm not a computer whiz, I defiantly do not know how to make my own computer.
  3. no even that one wouldnt cut it because the cpu and gpu are still very weak
  4. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  5. 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)
  6. MrLSFerguson said:



    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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. if you can use a screwdriver, and can safely insert a cartridge in an old SNES or a 3DS, you can build a computer
  11. 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-COMPUTER-WINDOWS/dp/B007QEFQRA/ref=sr_1_507?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1343840163&sr=1-507

    this one has a faster GPU, but no OS
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/VIBOX-Stealth-Bulldozer-Processor-Operating/dp/B007PBGZQK/ref=sr_1_484?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1343840119&sr=1-484
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