£300 Gaming Build

PPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Around a month time BUDGET RANGE: £300 max £350

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Photoshop, Flash, internet.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Monitor (19inch 1440x900) Ram (3x1GB DDR2) Graphics card ( Radeon HD 5670 512mb)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: None cheapest, but in the UK

PARTS PREFERENCES: Full tower case, overclockable motherboard, at least a quad core processor

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900,

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: would like a window in the case, needs to last me around 3 years for university if possible. Thanks
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  1. If you're wanting to use that RAM I think you need to go AMD. Get a 770 chipset motherboard or higher. ($70~ish) and then however much of a processor you can pay for. Seems like even a Phenom II 955 wouldn't be out of reach.

    Cases are very preference based. I just started looking at the possibility of upgrading a case myself and all the ones I seem to like most are from cooler master.
  2. Case 40.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119201

    Power supply 40.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817170023

    MotherBoard 80.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813153125
    It was hard finding you a good motherboard due to the DDR2 your using.

    CPU 130.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103644

    Heatsink and Fan 22.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835426021

    HDD 45.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148451

    DVDRW 23.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151216

    Total = 380.00

    Sorry your budget is pretty tight, but I'm still trying to figure out some other stuff cause you needs a good amount of things still, I'm going to be updating this post soon, I just have to go somewhere right now.

    Okay so these are the parts I found and I know its a little odd the parts, but it would work great for what you need it and I tried to make it in your budget, but it was very hard. If you have questions just ask and if you didn't need some of the parts I posted just tell me and I can take the extra money and put it towards some of the other parts.
  3. Thankyou man. I was thinking this

    Case & psu £42 ALAXY BLACK ATX PC CASE + 650W PSU
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-GALAXY-BLACK-ATX-PC-CASE-650W-PSU-CLEAR-WINDOW-/130320304962?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Computing_DesktopComponents_RL&hash=item1e57b20b42
    Motherboard and Cpu bundle £185 AMD PHENOM II 945 3.0GHz QUAD CORE

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MOTHERBOARD-BUNDLE-AMD-PHENOM-II-945-3-0GHz-QUAD-CORE-/190376079913?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Motherboards_CPUs&hash=item2c534c7229#ht_2300wt_939


    What do you think.
  4. Usually PSU's that come with cases are terrible. I had a friend have nothing but problems with his computer with one of those PSUs. Now that motherboard is back in my hands and is acting as my server. It runs fine 24/7.

    He also actually listened to me this past time and his system is rock solid.
  5. Please just look at my updated post and don't buy that stuff from E-Bay that motherboard is terrible for the price of 185.00. I posted everything and I still made it almost fit your budget.
  6. mosox said:


    Wow thanks man thats lucks great. Ive manage to just get a DVD/RW for free so I dont need that anymore, and my budjet has just gone up to around £400. Could I get a crossfire mother board for that bit extra? or how would you change it for a bujet of £400?
  7. No, the one I posted or Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD3P for crossfire. You want the newer AMD chipset not the Nvidia one.

    And a case with a window

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-017-NX

    These changes would be make a total £398.76 with VAT and shipping.
  8. This one has AMD chipset and is £20 quid less than the one you posted. Whats the diffence please?
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-247-GI
    Thank you so much for your help btw, Im defo no longer buying of ebay and getting from this site now you have shown it me. Have you ever used it?
  9. What's the difference between the AMD and Nvidia chipset please?
  10. Wait, what? A 785G crossfire full ATX board? WTF

    Well the 785 is supposed to be small for small cases where you dont have actual room for a real graphics card. The other is not intended for that use.
  11. AMD board can use both crossfire and SLI.

    ATI board will be crossfire.

    Nvidia board will be SLI.

    Hey man did you look up my updated post cause I think it will be your best bet.
  12. Ya for sure my old post with all the parts I posted will do fine for your new computer trust me please.
  13. The second PCIex16 slot on the Gigabyte GA-MA785G-UD3H works at 4x, not very good for crossfire. Should be 8x.

    No I don't use that site, I don't live in the UK, but it's quite well known in there.
  14. Good parts!

    Case 40.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119201

    Power supply 40.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817170023

    MotherBoard 80.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813153125
    It was hard finding you a good motherboard due to the DDR2 your using.

    CPU 130.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103644

    Heatsink and Fan 22.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835426021

    HDD 45.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148451

    DVDRW 23.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827151216

    Total = 380.00
  15. Dude you almost triple posted. Tone that down a bit...

    @mosox where does it say that about the link speed? I looked for that on that page and just didn't see it.
  16. False_Dmitry_II said:
    Dude you almost triple posted. Tone that down a bit...

    @mosox where does it say that about the link speed? I looked for that on that page and just didn't see it.


    Sorry about that just trying to get my point across lol...
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