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£500 Gaming Rig

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April 18, 2010 7:01:57 PM

Ok, I want to upgrade my current pc into one that is suitable for gaming. I've got an idea on the parts but any comments & help would be great. :D 

I don't want to spend much more than £500 on it (I'm from the UK) & as I said I want it to be decent for gaming.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: PSU - I'll be reusing an Antec Earthwatts 500w that I have; keyboard; mouse; monitor; speakers; OS.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050


Current List:

CPU, MOBO & RAM Bundle:Core i3 530, Biostar TH55B & 4GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM Bundle Deal £248.99

Case:Antec 300 Three Hundred, Black Midi Tower Ultimate Gaming Case w/o PSU £43.45

Graphics Card:1GB XFX HD 5770, AVP Edition PCI-E 2.1, 4800MHz GDDR5, GPU 850MHz, 800 Cores, DP/ DVI/ HDMI £127.83

Hard Drive:500GB Samsung HD502HJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ, OEM £40.35

Disk Drive:LiteOn IHAS324-32 24x DVD±R, 8x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, DVD-RAM x12, SATA, Black, Retail £20.55

Heat Sink Fan:Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus, 4 Heat Pipes, LGA775/1156/1366/AM2/AM2+/AM3 £19.95

£248.99
£43.45
£127.83
£40.35
£20.55
£19.95
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£501.12

As I said before any help would be great. :) 

EDIT:

2nd build with more reliable RAM & a slightly better motherboard but no Hyper 212 Heat Sink Fan:

CPU:Intel Core i3 530 Dual Core Clarkdale 32nm, 2.93GHz, 4MB Cache, 73W, Integrated GPU @ 733MHz, Retail £92.98

MOBO:Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2, Intel P55 Express, S1156, DDR3 2200, SATA 3Gb/s, SATA RAID, uATX £87.60

RAM:4GB (2x2GB) Corsair DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333) Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, 1.50V £94.12

Case:Antec 300 Three Hundred, Black Midi Tower Ultimate Gaming Case w/o PSU £43.45

Graphics Card:1GB XFX HD 5770, AVP Edition PCI-E 2.1, 4800MHz GDDR5, GPU 850MHz, 800 Cores, DP/ DVI/ HDMI £127.83

Hard Drive:500GB Samsung HD502HJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ, OEM £40.35

Disk Drive:LiteOn IHAS324-32 24x DVD±R, 8x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, DVD-RAM x12, SATA, Black, Retail £20.55

£92.98
£87.60
£94.12
£43.45
£127.83
£40.35
£20.55
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£506.88

Which one do you guys think is the better build?


P.S. Is it any issure having a miniATX board when I could probably fit a full ATX? What are the disadvantages?

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a b 4 Gaming
April 18, 2010 10:10:06 PM

You forgot the RAM. Here's a real quad:

Gigabyte GA-770T-USB3
AMD Athlon II X4 Quad Core 630
Corsair 4GB (2X2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit
HIS ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB GDDR5
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB SATA-II
LG GH22NS50 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black)
Akasa Freedom Xone Case

Total : £494.68

http://i.imgur.com/wVYUX.jpg








April 19, 2010 1:31:14 AM

Yes other than the RAM it looks great to me!

Your gonna have a fine machine :) 
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April 19, 2010 5:47:03 PM

mosox said:
You forgot the RAM. Here's a real quad:

Gigabyte GA-770T-USB3
AMD Athlon II X4 Quad Core 630
Corsair 4GB (2X2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit
HIS ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB GDDR5
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB SATA-II
LG GH22NS50 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black)
Akasa Freedom Xone Case

Total : £494.68

http://i.imgur.com/wVYUX.jpg


The RAM was included in the motherboard bundle deal - 1333MHz DDR3 - however the manufacturer isn't listed so i'm not sure there, but it was considerably cheaper than if I bought the components seperately. However I'll try building the build without the bundle & see how it turns out.

Also what site were you buying those from?

amk09 said:
Yes other than the RAM it looks great to me!

Your gonna have a fine machine :) 


By the RAM do you mean the fact that it's unspecified or you didn't notice it was there? :p 
And thanks! :D 

April 19, 2010 10:25:25 PM

Yep I just overlooked it, and considering it came bundled with the mobo you should have zero problems with it.
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