Mid-Range Gaming Build aprox. £500 (need advice) Tags: Build Systems Last response: July 24, 2012 8:18 PM in Systems Share tehgonk July 24, 2012 7:11:34 PM Hey all, I'm looking for some advice on a build I'm doing for a friend of mine. The current (and very rough) specs I've gone for are: pcpartpicker link: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/cUxS MB: MSI H61M-P25 (B3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard If there is a better one for around that price point do tell. CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor Was thinking of going with an i5-2400 instead, any thoughts? GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card Was originally going to go with a 6870 so yeah, not sure what's more cost efficient. RAM: Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory He's probably going to upgrade to 8GB soon hence the 1 x 4GB HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer PSU: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply Would that be enough for this build? Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha ATX Mid Tower Case I like how it looks lol. If you need any more info please let me know. Thanks, Gonk More about : mid range gaming build aprox 500 advice Shockattackr July 24, 2012 7:16:18 PM Does your friend want to Overclock? if yes i suggest a 2500k i5 with a P8Z77 board for future upgrades tehgonk July 24, 2012 7:18:50 PM No he's not planing on overclocking afaik. Related resources Need advice on planning a gaming comp build. Mid-Range. - Forum Building a Midrange gaming computer, need advice. - Forum Advice for PC Build: Midrange NextGen PC Gaming Build - Forum First Gaming Build (Mid-Range < $600) (Advice on PSU) - Forum $500 Gaming Build - Need Advice - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer tehgonk July 24, 2012 7:24:33 PM Also, is there any reason to get a CPU cooler if he's not overclocking. Shockattackr July 24, 2012 7:25:16 PM no, Stock ones work just fine tehgonk July 24, 2012 8:18:19 PM Can someone give some feedback on this build in general (i.e. cost efficiency, part changes, etc. etc.) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSolvedHELP!!!!! Need advice for building a $500 gaming rig ForumSolved$500 Budget Gaming Build (Need Advice) Forum~$500 computer build for gaming, need advice. Forumbuilding a gaming pc for under 500$ need advice ForumSolved ~$500 casual gaming build, need advice Forum$500 Dollar gaming PC build need Advice Urgent PLS.......................... Forumneed advice/opinions on a $500-$550 gaming build ForumSolvedNeed advice on Mid-range gaming PC Forum£500 gaming build - advice needed ForumNew Midrange Gaming PC (Need advice/suggestions IvyBridge or wait for Haswell) ForumSolvedNeed some advice on a gaming system upgrade! 500-$800 budget ForumSolvedNeed Advice for First Build ($500-700) ForumNeed advice on $500-600 budget gaming build Forum$450-500 Gaming Build (Need Advice) Forum£500 Gaming Build Need Advice More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !