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Building a Gaming PC

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5y, 5m agoPosted 5 years, 5 months ago
I am building a friend of mine a gaming PC for £300.
I currently have an Antec 900 case so just looking for the best value parts used or new.
Thanks!
I've come across the AMD Phenom X4 955 Black edition for £65 or AMD X6 1055T for £80 ish?
Corsair 4GB for £30?
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5y, 5m agoPosted 5 years, 5 months ago
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#1
If your on a strict budget, the ATI Radeon 5670 is a very good DX11 DDR5 budget gaming card, set you back around £50(ish)!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0032W414O/




Edited By: richx45 on Jun 18, 2011 13:51
#2
£300 is really pushing it for a good system, can he go any higher at all?
#3
You want to set aside about £500 to get a system that pretty much plays everything well.
Dropping this by £200 will probably gimp pretty much everything bar the power supply (im not sure how much though)

Edited By: Artonox on Jun 18, 2011 14:02
#4
He's not looking for high end. He could possibly go a bit above.
It's possible to get a HD 4870 or something similar for around £40 which I believe is better than the 5670. As I said doesn't need to be new. He will be upgrading stuff later on just wants to start off with a £300 system.

Thanks
#5
Also the graphics card isn't included in the budget he'll buy that seperately.
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Problem with a 4870 Is it will run hotter, and use more power
#7
fruman23
Problem with a 4870 Is it will run hotter, and use more power


Yeah the reason I mentioned the 5670 is it doesn't use much power, ideal for a budget system

The 4870 is power hungry & only runs DX10!


Edited By: richx45 on Jun 18, 2011 14:31
#8
Okay I'll get the 5670 but that's not what i'm looking for at the moment

Thanks

richx45
fruman23
Problem with a 4870 Is it will run hotter, and use more power


Yeah the reason I mentioned the 5670 is it doesn't use much power, ideal for a budget system

The 4870 is power hungry & only runs DX10!

#9
Have you got a motherboard yet? I take it your going down the AMD route!
#10
AMD or Intel does not bother me, I only have the case as of yet.

richx45
Have you got a motherboard yet? I take it your going down the AMD route!
#11
bump! Any recommendations for a motherboard? I'll start with that.
#12
Cheapest one from a reputable manufacturer, best warranty etc. I guess you won't be overclocking so just make sure you get one with what you need. IDE/Sata/USB2/3 etc

Stick with a fast dual/quad core for gaming. Six core, probably a waste of money.

Edited By: PhearFactor on Jun 18, 2011 15:46
#13
I have a post dedicated to gaming pc under 300. I have listed everything I bought and its great. plays bad company 2 at high settings
#14
PATRIOT SIGNATURE 4GB DDR3 1333 CL9 D/C MEMORY KIT 36.00 - I can get Corsair for £30
MSI 870A-G54 AM3 GAMING SERIES 49.99
Phenom ii 840x4 65.00 - I can get Phenom 955 for £60
RADEON 4870 512MB 40 - I can get 1GB for £40
250GB HDD 25 - I can get 500GB for £20
CASE 20
Windows 7 professional 64bit Student edition £39.99
ASUS WIRELESS CARD 17.99 - I have a Dlink for £6
#15
Any motherboard you have in mind?

PhearFactor
Cheapest one from a reputable manufacturer, best warranty etc. I guess you won't be overclocking so just make sure you get one with what you need. IDE/Sata/USB2/3 etc

Stick with a fast dual/quad core for gaming. Six core, probably a waste of money.
#16
£300 is nothing, you could easily spend £60 on a decent PSU, for the main hard drive i would go for a performance drive like a WD black etc

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