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I am thinking of buying a gaming PC but don't know if it will be worth buying the parts and building it myself. I have had a look at the Aria shop and have found these prices. Will this build be go… Read More
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2y, 7m agoPosted 2 years, 7 months ago
I am thinking of buying a gaming PC but don't know if it will be worth buying the parts and building it myself.

I have had a look at the Aria shop and have found these prices. Will this build be good for a decent gaming PC?

I already have a monitor, keyboard and mouse. I have a laptop hard drive and an ssd drive too which I can use in the new PC.

AMD (Piledriver) FX-8320E 3.20GHz (4.00GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 8-Core Processor - Retail
£106.39 inc. VAT

Sharkoon VS3-V Red Black Midi Tower Gaming Case
£26.15 inc. VAT

Sapphire Radeon R9 270X Toxic OC 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Card
£158.40 inc. VAT

GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 AMD 760G (Socket AM3+) Micro-ATX Motherboard
£37.75 inc. VAT

Pioneer DVR-221LBK 24x Internal DVD/CD Burner inc LabelFlash Technology
£12.71 inc. VAT

4GB (1x4GB) Crucial 2133MHz CL15-15-15 DDR4 Single Channel Kit [CT4G4DFS8213]
4GB (1x4GB) Crucial 2133MHz CL15-15-15 DDR4 Single Channel Kit [CT4G4DFS8213]
£80

600W Corsair Builder Series CX600M 80PLUS Bronze Modular Power Supply
£56.39 inc. VAT

Total about £480
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2y, 7m agoPosted 2 years, 7 months ago
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#1
No PSU on there mate
#2
Go for a i5 4670 and a r9 280. My opinion.
#3
paddy.stone
No PSU on there mate

Just remembered, edited main post. Thanks.

I am taking out the hard drive from the list as I have a few laptop ones at home which I can put into the computer. Price below £500 again.






Edited By: wah0007 on Dec 02, 2014 16:07: edit
#4
Oh and get a ssd
#5
dannyboy92
Go for a i5 4670 and a r9 280. My opinion.
Thanks. Will check it out.
dannyboy92
Oh and get a ssd
I have a Samsung EVO 250 ssd in my laptop. I can take that out and turn it in to a desktop drive I think.
#6
Errr, that motherboard doesn't support DDR4 memory. That would be a big waste of £80. You need to look for 8GB of DDR3 1333mhz RAM. 1333 is the top clock you can use with that.
#7
I'd also swap the FX8320 for a FX6300 and put that £25 towards an R9 280 which can be had for £140 roughly.
#9
smizzlopi
Errr, that motherboard doesn't support DDR4 memory. That would be a big waste of £80. You need to look for 8GB of DDR3 1333mhz RAM. 1333 is the top clock you can use with that.
smizzlopi
I'd also swap the FX8320 for a FX6300 and put that £25 towards an R9 280 which can be had for £140 roughly.

Thanks for the advice.

I just found this site earlier and the prices were much cheaperer as they are from different stores.

It has been ages since I have built a pc so hope things haven't changed much. If it's cheap I would rather have a shop build it for me.
#10
wah0007
smizzlopi
Errr, that motherboard doesn't support DDR4 memory. That would be a big waste of £80. You need to look for 8GB of DDR3 1333mhz RAM. 1333 is the top clock you can use with that.
smizzlopi
I'd also swap the FX8320 for a FX6300 and put that £25 towards an R9 280 which can be had for £140 roughly.

Thanks for the advice.

I just found this site earlier and the prices were much cheaperer as they are from different stores.

It has been ages since I have built a pc so hope things haven't changed much. If it's cheap I would rather have a shop build it for me.


You're better off doing it yourself and sourcing the parts as cheaply as possible. It's still really easy, just like Lego!
#11
smizzlopi
wah0007
smizzlopi
Errr, that motherboard doesn't support DDR4 memory. That would be a big waste of £80. You need to look for 8GB of DDR3 1333mhz RAM. 1333 is the top clock you can use with that.
smizzlopi
I'd also swap the FX8320 for a FX6300 and put that £25 towards an R9 280 which can be had for £140 roughly.

Thanks for the advice.

I just found this site earlier and the prices were much cheaperer as they are from different stores.

It has been ages since I have built a pc so hope things haven't changed much. If it's cheap I would rather have a shop build it for me.

You're better off doing it yourself and sourcing the parts as cheaply as possible. It's still really easy, just like Lego!
Nice one. I'll have a go. :)
#12
My specs are as follows (plays any game in ultra 1080p Fifa 15, Shadow of Mordor, Battlfield 4 etc..)

CPU: i5 4670 3.4ghz
GPU: Powercolor R9 280X 3GB GDDR5
Motherboard: Asrock H87 Pro 4 (does the job)
Memory: G Skill 2 x 4GB 2133mhz DDR3
PSU: Corsair CX600
Case: Zalman Z11
SSD: Crucial 256GB

It cost me around £500 to build a few months ago.
#13
dannyboy92
My specs are as follows (plays any game in ultra 1080p Fifa 15, Shadow of Mordor, Battlfield 4 etc..)

CPU: i5 4670 3.4ghz
GPU: Powercolor R9 280X 3GB GDDR5
Motherboard: Asrock H87 Pro 4 (does the job)
Memory: G Skill 2 x 4GB 2133mhz DDR3
PSU: Corsair CX600
Case: Zalman Z11
SSD: Crucial 256GB

It cost me around £500 to build a few months ago.

Thanks for that. I want to play GTA 5 when it comes out. Hopefully the specs should be more than sufficient.

Edited By: wah0007 on Dec 02, 2014 22:47
#14
You'll be better off with an fx 6300 and changing your motherboard - 760 is old.
#15
rikkif1990
You'll be better off with an fx 6300 and changing your motherboard - 760 is old.
Will take a look. Thanks
#16
wah0007
rikkif1990
You'll be better off with an fx 6300 and changing your motherboard - 760 is old.
Will take a look. Thanks

No problem.

If you go for an AM3+ socket processor, this motherboard is good, especially for overclocking:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-970A-UD3P-Motherboard-Gigabit-Ethernet/dp/B00F5R9O46/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417597228&sr=8-1&keywords=gigabyte+970a-ud3p
#17
rikkif1990
wah0007
rikkif1990
You'll be better off with an fx 6300 and changing your motherboard - 760 is old.
Will take a look. Thanks

No problem.

If you go for an AM3+ socket processor, this motherboard is good, especially for overclocking:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-970A-UD3P-Motherboard-Gigabit-Ethernet/dp/B00F5R9O46/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417597228&sr=8-1&keywords=gigabyte+970a-ud3p
Nice one. Appreciate the help. I'll be ready to buy soon :)
#18
wah0007
dannyboy92
My specs are as follows (plays any game in ultra 1080p Fifa 15, Shadow of Mordor, Battlfield 4 etc..)

CPU: i5 4670 3.4ghz
GPU: Powercolor R9 280X 3GB GDDR5
Motherboard: Asrock H87 Pro 4 (does the job)
Memory: G Skill 2 x 4GB 2133mhz DDR3
PSU: Corsair CX600
Case: Zalman Z11
SSD: Crucial 256GB

It cost me around £500 to build a few months ago.

Thanks for that. I want to play GTA 5 when it comes out. Hopefully the specs should be more than sufficient.

I plan on as well. Will be more than sufficient.
#19
I concur with dannyboy92, an i5 and r9 290 combo is the way to go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU:Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£130.94 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard:MSI H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£56.17 @ Amazon UK)
Memory:Corsair 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£27.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card:PowerColor Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card (£227.15 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case:Cooler Master K350 ATX Mid Tower Case (£23.99 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply:EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£31.15 @ Aria PC)

Total: £497.39
#20
jbuldr
I concur with dannyboy92, an i5 and r9 290 combo is the way to go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU:Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£130.94 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard:MSI H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£56.17 @ Amazon UK)
Memory:Corsair 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£27.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card:PowerColor Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card (£227.15 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case:Cooler Master K350 ATX Mid Tower Case (£23.99 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply:EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£31.15 @ Aria PC)

Total: £497.39
Nice one. Going to decide the full parts list within the next week and order everything.
#21
Could anyone give me their opinion on this build I'm considering:

Would you guys mind giving me your opinons on this build:
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/moonkeh/saved/CXXhP6

CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core £167.50
Motherboard MSI Z87M GAMING Micro ATX LGA1150 £84.00
Memory Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 £43.28
Storage Sandisk Solid State Drive 128GB 2.5" SSD £42.98
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM £39.99
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX £293.24
Case BitFenix Prodigy M Midnight MicroATX Mini Tower £64.79
Power Supply Corsair 600W ATX12V £56.34

Total: £792.12
#22
Check out this reddit page for PC builds

http://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/wiki/builds

It seems to be quite a good source of information for different types of build, and is regularly updated with the latest components.

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