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Budget Gaming PC Build £520, need help badly

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August 24, 2011 2:42:55 PM

Hello everyone,

Approximate Purchase Date: This Week


Budget Range: £520-570 [$800 roughly US]


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, office work, internet

Parts Not Required: Monitor, speakers


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Not sure about any UK computing sites as I have never ordered before


Country of Origin: England


Parts Preferences: None really, if AMD CPU AM3+ mobo will be needed. I suppose Intel is more expensive so that is bad for me...


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Not in the near future


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 24" 1080p monitor [ I will purchase one soon ]


Additional Comments: I can go for older GPU's as long as I can play games on high but not maxed settings in 1080p. I was looking at the GTX 560 Ti














More info....


I'm looking to build a gaming PC that is capable of playing in 1080p and on high settings, the settings don't need to be maxed though, all for £520, which I believe is roughly $800 US.

I live in the UK so please, only links that I can order from the UK, thanks.

Please can someone recommend a cheap build for me? I don't mind if the CPU is AMD or Intel, just that if it is AMD I would prefer a AM3+ mobo because of bulldozer :) .

I'm really not sure about the GPU although I hear the GTX series is good, I don't know about cases but I don't want to be wasting money on aesthetics, although a nice looking case would be nice if its a reasonable price. ***Would the GTX 560 Ti be OK?*** No SLI needed

PSU I have no idea how to work out how many Watts is needed so please help me on that.

4GB of RAM will be fine for me.

OS Win7 64 bit

Needs a WiFi card :( 

Looking for 1TB HDD

Any 24 DVD RW optical drive will be fine

Please add if I've missed anything out, I maybe be able to get a bit more money, like an additional £40 or so

***If possible can the build include the Phenom Hexacore 1100T? I've heard good things, considering an i5 build would be out of my league***

Thanks so much I really appreciate it
a b 4 Gaming
August 24, 2011 11:04:52 PM
August 25, 2011 7:13:00 AM

i5 2500K
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 with PCIe 3.0 Slots
CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler
CM HAF 912 Gaming Case
2x4GB GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 1600
Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB
EVGA GTX 560Ti Overclocked
LG Optical Drive
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August 25, 2011 10:47:36 AM

mosox said:
AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 955
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CPUs+%2F+Pro...
Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3L AMD 870
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards...
4GB Mushkin Blackline
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR3/...
1TB Samsung HD103SJ SpinPoint F3
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/...
LG DVD Writer, GH22NS50,
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Blu-Ray+%2F+...
Corsair TX650 V2
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Suppli...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 - Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - DVD - 64-bit - English
http://www.ebuyer.com/259863-microsoft-windows-7-home-p...

Casecom 6788
http://www.ebuyer.com/172779-casecom-6788-black-mid-tow...
or
Coolermaster Elite 430
http://www.ebuyer.com/233740-coolermaster-elite-430-all...

LE For gaming the quad core is better.


Good build but you forgot to ad a GPU any suggestions?
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