£400 gaming pc advice Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Last response: December 19, 2011 5:50 PM in Systems Share Khanz December 18, 2011 4:23:07 PM Approximate Purchase Date: January '12 Budget Range: £400 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, browsing, watching movies. Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, HDD Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, ebuyer, play.com, dabs, where ever else is available. Country: England Parts Preferences: A nice looking case, fans if not included Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080i or 1440 x 900 Additional Comments: A case which looks nice maybe with lights I also want fans. More about : 400 gaming advice longpig December 18, 2011 4:39:39 PM Ok, it's a big ask but I'll try to help. For £400 we'll probably have to go with your lower resolution - but let's see. What games will you be playing? (Skyrim, BF3) What detail level are you happy with - med, high, ultra? Case: We all have our own ideas on what is nice looking. Any you have seen that you like? m 0 l Khanz December 18, 2011 4:48:46 PM I will stick to 1440 x 900 Erm I will play COD MW3 BF3 Medium-high is fine for me anything that fits into my budget is fine A case maybe the HAF 912 with blue lights around the window, or something better. m 0 l Related resources Advice on a budget "gaming" PC for $400 - Forum Need Advice for $400 - 500 Gaming PC - Forum $300-$400 ultra budget indie gaming PC advice. - Forum $400 dollar gaming PC budget, wishlist included, need tips and advice please. - Forum Need advice on building a $400 - 600 gaming pc. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer longpig December 18, 2011 5:54:39 PM Ok. Do you have optical drive? CPU: i3 2100: £89.98 - won't overclock http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004FA8NPK/ref=asc_df_B004FA... MOBO: Asrock P67 PRO3 (SATA3 & USB3): £69.08 http://www.ebuyer.com/267317-asrock-p67-pro3-se-socket-... Will also support an i5 2500k down the line. RAM: 8gb G_Skill RipjawsX 1600mhz: £35 http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004HZG4ZO/ref=asc_df_B004HZ... PSU: XFX 550w: £44.98 http://www.dabs.com/products/xfx-550-watt-core-edition-... Case: HAF912+: £63.55 http://www.ebuyer.com/239757-coolermaster-haf-912-plus-... GPU: HD6850: £119.99 http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/atiradeon... Total: £422.58 So the ball is now back in your court. I've put you over budget for the GPU. You could save money on the mobo and case. Perhaps this case at £39.87 http://www.ebuyer.com/233740-coolermaster-elite-430-all... m 0 l Khanz December 18, 2011 7:50:15 PM i like the £40 case i will take that how about a AMD? if its better value I have a optical drive and wouldnt 4gb be fine m 0 l longpig December 19, 2011 5:50:05 PM At the moment the i3 is the best budget gaming cpu - AMD can't really compete See here: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/gaming-cpu-overclocking,r... Plus, later on you have the option to upgrade to overclockable i5 2500k - the current gold standard for cpu. 4gb ram will do, but it's so cheap at the moment get 8gb while you can. Then you'll know you don't have to buy more later. Try this instead, it's 1333mhz not 1600 but you won't really notice the difference: £29.99 http://www.ebuyer.com/248449-kingston-8gb-2x4gb-ddr3-13... If this had been available 2 weeks ago I would have bought it. £393.89 with alternative case and memory. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Need advice on parts for a 400$ gaming pc build Forum Looking for advice on a 400-450 gaming pc build Forum $400-$500 Gaming PC [Need advice building] Forum Advice on a £300 - £400 Gaming PC Forum Advice 4 U: How to Build $400 Budget Gaming PC (as of 2/14/11) Forum SolvedAdvice on buying a new PC for around £400 Forum Solved$400 Gaming pc needed for minecraft (Help) Forum SolvedNeed advice building amd gaming computer for under $400 Forum Solved400 dollar gaming PC need opinions Forum Solved~$400 Gaming PC for Skyrim (Ultra Graphics + Mods) Forum SolvedCan someone make me or find a gaming pc with monitor for £400-£700 please? Forum Solved$400+ budget gaming pc? Are my chosen components good enough? Forum SolvedGaming PC for around £400 - First build. Forum SolvedAdvice on upgrading a 4 year old PC with $400 Budget? Forum Solved£400 gaming pc? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !