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Gaming build for £500
Jun 20, 2011, 5:02 PM
Approximate Purchase Date: About a month
Budget Range: £500 but you can go a little over if needed
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Just gaming
Parts Not Required: Keyboard,Monitor,Speakers and Mouse.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any trusted UK based website
Country of Origin: UK
Parts Preferences: by brand or type -----
SLI or Crossfire: Probably not
Monitor Resolution: 1366x738
Additional Comments: Make sure to include OS + This pc is purely for gaming
Jun 21, 2011
gaming build 500
Jun 20, 2011, 5:43 PM
AMD Althon II X3 450 £54
MSI 870-C45 770 £49
Asus HD 6870 Direct CU 1GB GDDR5 £152
G-Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600mhz Ripjaws Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V £34
Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB £42
Antec 100 £42
Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520 80Plus Bronze £52
Maybe whatever delivery charges will be applied will be worth it if you can get this power supply now/before the weekly offer ends (should be middle of next week):
Antec High Current Gamer HCG-620 80Plus Bronze £50
LiteOn iHAS224 £15
Windows 7 64bit Home Premium £67
Jun 20, 2011, 6:17 PM
Final Check on a £500 Gaming Build
First Build ~£500 Gaming Rig
New 600-780 Gaming (WoW) Build
First Build. Mid-Range Gaming & CUDA.
$1000ish Gaming Build, total newbie.
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Jun 20, 2011, 7:03 PM
Correction, the weekly deal on the PSU at OCUK will end in the middle of this week, rather than next week.
Jun 20, 2011, 7:06 PM
Okay, would this system be able to run empire total war/css/wow on the best graphics (maybe with AA turned off)?
Jun 20, 2011, 9:08 PM
A 6870 is a really strong card, especially at 1366x768, so I would expect that it would be able to max games out, unless maybe they are very CPU heavy games.
Jun 20, 2011, 9:16 PM
Are css and the total war series CPU heavy games? even if they are would i be able to play them with good graphics?
Jun 20, 2011, 9:40 PM
I haven't played them but I'd assume that system could quite easily run it on max settings at that resolution. 6870 is definately powerful enough to run them, the CPU should be too.
Just a (relatively) educated guess, but yeah it looks fine.
Jun 20, 2011, 10:01 PM
Okay, thanks for the help guys! I'm getting my dad to show the guy whos making my computer these specs tomorrow!
Jun 21, 2011, 4:35 PM
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