Budget Gaming PC Build £520, need help badly

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


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
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    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CPUs+%2F+Processors/AMD+Phenom+II/AMD+Phenom+II+X4+Quad+Core+955+Black+Edition+125W+C3+%28Socket+AM3%29+Processor+-+Retail+?productId=39930
    Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3L AMD 870
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards/AMD+AM3%2B+Ready/Gigabyte+GA-870A-USB3L+AMD+870+%28Socket+AM3%2B%29+DDR3+PCI-Express+ATX+Motherboard+?productId=44276
    4GB Mushkin Blackline
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR3/Dual+Channel+1600MHz/4GB+Mushkin+Blackline+%23996659B+%282x2GB%29+DDR3+1600MHz+9-9-9-24+?productId=44758
    1TB Samsung HD103SJ SpinPoint F3
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/SATA+%28Serial+ATA%29/500GB+to+1TB/1TB+Samsung+HD103SJ+SpinPoint+F3+SATA-II+3.5%22+Hard+Drive+?productId=37726
    LG DVD Writer, GH22NS50,
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Blu-Ray+%2F+DVD+Drives/DVD%C2%B1RW+Dual+Layer+Writers/LG+DVD+Writer%2C+GH22NS50%2C+SATA%2C+Black%2C+OEM+?productId=37292
    Corsair TX650 V2
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplies/650W+or+less/650W+Corsair+TX650+V2+ATX2.3+SLI%2FCrossfire+Compliant+Power+Supply+?productId=43905

    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-premium-w-sp1-licence-and-media-1-gfc-02050

    Casecom 6788
    http://www.ebuyer.com/172779-casecom-6788-black-mid-tower-case-with-full-black-interior-exterior-120mm-blue-km-6788-black
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    Coolermaster Elite 430
    http://www.ebuyer.com/233740-coolermaster-elite-430-all-black-interior-mid-tower-case-with-side-window-rc-430-kwn1

    LE For gaming the quad core is better.
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  3. mosox said:
    AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 955
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CPUs+%2F+Processors/AMD+Phenom+II/AMD+Phenom+II+X4+Quad+Core+955+Black+Edition+125W+C3+%28Socket+AM3%29+Processor+-+Retail+?productId=39930
    Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3L AMD 870
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards/AMD+AM3%2B+Ready/Gigabyte+GA-870A-USB3L+AMD+870+%28Socket+AM3%2B%29+DDR3+PCI-Express+ATX+Motherboard+?productId=44276
    4GB Mushkin Blackline
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR3/Dual+Channel+1600MHz/4GB+Mushkin+Blackline+%23996659B+%282x2GB%29+DDR3+1600MHz+9-9-9-24+?productId=44758
    1TB Samsung HD103SJ SpinPoint F3
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/SATA+%28Serial+ATA%29/500GB+to+1TB/1TB+Samsung+HD103SJ+SpinPoint+F3+SATA-II+3.5%22+Hard+Drive+?productId=37726
    LG DVD Writer, GH22NS50,
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Blu-Ray+%2F+DVD+Drives/DVD%C2%B1RW+Dual+Layer+Writers/LG+DVD+Writer%2C+GH22NS50%2C+SATA%2C+Black%2C+OEM+?productId=37292
    Corsair TX650 V2
    https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplies/650W+or+less/650W+Corsair+TX650+V2+ATX2.3+SLI%2FCrossfire+Compliant+Power+Supply+?productId=43905

    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-premium-w-sp1-licence-and-media-1-gfc-02050

    Casecom 6788
    http://www.ebuyer.com/172779-casecom-6788-black-mid-tower-case-with-full-black-interior-exterior-120mm-blue-km-6788-black
    or
    Coolermaster Elite 430
    http://www.ebuyer.com/233740-coolermaster-elite-430-all-black-interior-mid-tower-case-with-side-window-rc-430-kwn1

    LE For gaming the quad core is better.


    Good build but you forgot to ad a GPU any suggestions?
  4. There was a GPU in there, forgot to post it. I think it was this one, how much is the total, it should be a bit over the budget

    https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Asus+ATI+Radeon+HD+6870+DirectCU+1024MB+GDDR5+PCI-Express+Graphics+Card++with+FREE+Shogun+2+Game+?productId=43808
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