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Building a gaming pc - £600?

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March 20, 2011 8:56:15 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Soon as i buy parts.

Budget Range: Around £600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video Editing, Graphic Design, Movies, Browsing the web.

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Speakers, Headset.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I dont have many as of yet but im open to suggestions. http://www.overclockers.co.uk/

Country of Origin: England

Parts Preferences: Would prefer an AMD processor / Good ventilated case / Quality Parts (Branded).

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Additional Comments:

Im fairly new to PC building and have only ever built one pc before. However im willing to learn fully and my interest in gaming has got me wanting to build a new gaming pc from scratch. If you can give advice etc i will be very grateful. Thanks - Huzzy.

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March 20, 2011 9:30:00 PM

If anyone could help me out or give me advice id be grateful, Leave a comment to answer any of my queries if you can. Thanks - Huzzy.
March 20, 2011 9:42:47 PM

Check out my topic. It's close enough to your build, with a monitor too. So perhaps you could get a better GPU, if not, go down the Sandy Bridge option.
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March 21, 2011 1:38:40 AM

If your intrest is mostly gaming the vid card is the most importent.
graphics card bench mark cost bangs 4 the $
radeon HD 5770 28 135 4.6
GTX 460 34 159 4.7
radeon HD 6850 38 165 4.3 - good value
radeon HD 6870 46 205 4.5
radeon HD 6950 50 235 4.7 - best value
radeon HD 6970 56 339 6.0
GTX 580 67 500 7.5
radeon HD 5970 74 650 8.9

AMD Athlon II X4 Quad-Core 3.0 GHz $99
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Q-C 3.2 GHz $140

AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0 GHz 4x512 KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail ADX640WFGMBOX $99.99
Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1 GB GDDR5 VGA/DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/Display Port PCI-Express Video Card 100315L $164.99
Corsair TW3X4G1333C9 XMS3 4GB 2 X 2 GB PC3-10666 1333Mhz Dual Channel 240-pin DDR3 Desktop Memory $42.99
MSI Socket AM3/GeForce 6150SE/DDR3/A&V&GbE/MATX Motherboard GF615M-P33 $54.99
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive 3.5 Inch, 16 MB Cache, 7200 RPM SATA II WD5000AAKS $39.99
Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black) $24.49
AOC 2436VW 24" Widescreen HD Monitor $139.99
Eagle Voltas ET-PSVT600E 600Watt ATX12V Power Supply, 13 connectors, Crossfire & SLI ready $32.36
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case VL80001W2Z (Black ) $40.72
subtotal = $640.51
March 21, 2011 1:49:21 AM

OPS, Let me try that again

If your intrest is mostly gaming the vid card is the most importent.

graphics card ------- bench mark -- cost --- bangs 4 the $
radeon HD 5770 --------- 28 -------- 135 ----- 4.6
GTX 460 ------------------ 34 -------- 159 ----- 4.7
radeon HD 6850 --------- 38 -------- 165 ----- 4.3 - good value
radeon HD 6870 --------- 46 -------- 205 ----- 4.5
radeon HD 6950 --------- 50 -------- 235 ----- 4.7 - best value
radeon HD 6970 --------- 56 -------- 339 ----- 6.0
GTX 580 ------------------ 67 -------- 500 ----- 7.5
radeon HD 5970 --------- 74 -------- 650 ----- 8.9

AMD Athlon II X4 Quad-Core 3.0 GHz $99
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Q-C 3.2 GHz $140

AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0 GHz 4x512 KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail ADX640WFGMBOX - $99.99
Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1 GB GDDR5 VGA/DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/Display Port PCI-Express Video Card 100315L ---------- $164.99
Corsair TW3X4G1333C9 XMS3 4GB 2 X 2 GB PC3-10666 1333Mhz Dual Channel 240-pin DDR3 Desktop Memory ------------------ $42.99
MSI Socket AM3/GeForce 6150SE/DDR3/A&V&GbE/MATX Motherboard GF615M-P33 ----------------------------------------------------- $54.99
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive 3.5 Inch, 16 MB Cache, 7200 RPM SATA II WD5000AAKS ---------------- $39.99
Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black) ----------------------------------------------------- $24.49
AOC 2436VW 24" Widescreen HD Monitor ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ $139.99
Eagle Voltas ET-PSVT600E 600Watt ATX12V Power Supply, 13 connectors, Crossfire & SLI ready --------------------------------------- $32.36
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case VL80001W2Z (Black ) ------------------------------------- $40.72
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- subtotal = $640.51

theas are $USD
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