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planning to build gaming pc - best bang for buck motherboard / cpu? max total build is £500

kaisar Avatar
5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
any suggestions appreciated. thank you.
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5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
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#1
what motherboard cpu combination?
#2
i5 2500k. Msi GD55 p67 B3.
#3
maximoshark
i5 2500k. Msi GD55 p67 B3.

could you possibly suggest all the parts i should buy for half decent gaming pc. £500 budget, dont need OS, already have windows 7 ultimate.
#4
Surely the GPU is far more relevant for a gaming PC? Seems an odd question asking the best bang-for-the-buck, giving a budget and not speccing a GPU. For gaming, you'll probably find a high-clock, low-core budget chip (i3 3.1GHz etc) and budget motherboard twinned with a highish end GPU (maybe a GT560) is the best combination for the budget; you also need to consider the screen resolution of the monitor(s) you intend to use as that will dictate which graphics card is the best overall choice.
#5
jah128
Surely the GPU is far more relevant for a gaming PC? Seems an odd question asking the best bang-for-the-buck, giving a budget and not speccing a GPU. For gaming, you'll probably find a high-clock, low-core budget chip (i3 3.1GHz etc) and budget motherboard twinned with a highish end GPU (maybe a GT560) is the best combination for the budget; you also need to consider the screen resolution of the monitor(s) you intend to use as that will dictate which graphics card is the best overall choice.

once made i want to use the gaming pc with my LG 50pk350 plasma tv. i dont now much about computers, i only know the basics/intermediate level. the only thing i want to make sure is that it has better graphics gaming than ps3/xbox. play all games on the highest settings.

i know i have a tight budget so to save cash i will be recycling the optical drives from old computer; also i already own windows 7 64bit so that should save £100 there. note i will be dual booting the comp with ubuntu 11.04. the only thing i will be using the pc is for gaming, movies etc so graphics need to be good

Edited By: kaisar on May 09, 2011 03:11
#6
AMD CPU the x4 black and x6 are equivilant to i5 and low i7 intel machines and cheaper and better for multiple PC jobs, and better bang for buck
#7
I've specd up one PC but I don't know if you want to spend £580 lol. And yeah i5 2500k is way beyond AMD right now until they release bulldozer. If you want a relatively future proofed machine go with intel. AMD will be replacing their line within the next few months.
#8
dcx_badass
I've got one bang on £500 for the OP (i5 2500, GTX460, 4GB ram), I just need to know what case style they like and if they need a hard drive. I've budgeted for a case in the £500 but not the HDD.


What motherboard are you using? Going with H67 seeing as you are using the 2500? Would save some cash there.
#9
ok tomshardware tests are wrong (look here) and other tests i cant be bothered to send. I never said it was faster then an i7 but as you can see it does beat some i7s and most i5s on that one test and you can look at other tests to see how they match up, but however you put it they def touch (as you put it) i7s if even 1 of the AMDs is higher then an i7 and the i5 does not laugh at the amd thats jsut a silly statement lol

Also I know this does not have all i7s but it also does not have all the x6 cores.

I love the way you put that thou my hat of to you, guess you might have a PS3 as only a PS3 owner could have that much of a fanboy attitude and they have been quiet lately ;) lol
#10
dcx_badass
Chuckles1001
ok tomshardware tests are wrong (lookhere) and other tests i cant be bothered to send. I never said it was faster then an i7 but as you can see it does beat some i7s and most i5s on that one test and you can look at other tests to see how they match up, but however you put it they def touch (as you put it) i7s if even 1 of the AMDs is higher then an i7 and the i5 does not laugh at the amd thats jsut a silly statement lol

Also I know this does not have all i7s but it also does not have all the x6 cores.

I love the way you put that thou my hat of to you, guess you might have a PS3 as only a PS3 owner could have that much of a fanboy attitude and they have been quiet lately ;) lol


I don't have a console and the I5 2500 is above every single AMD cpu on the link you yourself posted, thanks, for winning my argument for me.
Like I said AMD can't touch the current I5's.


Think you will find you cant read as i never singled out the 2500 at all, did i??? ;) but i will take you changing the discussion to something else jsut so that you dont look stupid as a win, thanks for that :) and the i5-661 is really high above all amd i spose, or are you going to pretend you said the word "current i5's" in a post already?? as i read your stupid comment i posted to as "but for normal stuff the I5 is laughing all over it." there was no mention of the word "current" but thats irrelivant anyway. all the best fanboy who cant read.... P.S. I am dyslexic so sorry for my spelling but i do try to read what has been wrote ;)
#11
dcx_badass
We're building him a computer now, why would I be comparing parts from a few years ago, use some common sense.

Either way the 2500 is the best buy for the OP, out performs most things, is cheap for what it does, and is future proof.


Sorry i thought all parts you can still buy new would have been an option, use some common sence, he did say best bang for buck but i know you like to be right little boy as you have not been correct yet unless you change the past and what you said you plum lol

love the way you have now said the 2500 out performs most things rather then the laughable comments you made b4 :)

Edited By: Chuckles1001 on May 09, 2011 13:41
#12
Chuckles1001
dcx_badass
We're building him a computer now, why would I be comparing parts from a few years ago, use some common sense.

Either way the 2500 is the best buy for the OP, out performs most things, is cheap for what it does, and is future proof.


Sorry i thought all parts you can still buy new would have been an option, use some common sence, he did say best bang for buck but i know you like to be right little boy as you have not been correct yet unless you change the past and what you said you plum lol


WTF are you talking about? We've been talking about the i5 2500k/2500 for the whole thread how can you pretend that, that isn't what we are referring to?

Anyway back on topic... Without knowing too much about what you need exactly I will make a few suggestions:

I would go intel sandybridge personally. If you aren't bothered about overclocking then get a H67 board as they a cheaper. Go for a Samsung Spinpoint F3 HDD, as they are pretty much the best bang for buck HDD. As for the GPU I have a HD 6850 in my build as I was on a budget but it plays battlefield bad company 2 on full settings. Something like that or a GT460 is a good place to start looking. If you can afford to go higher then do, but also consider the option of Crossfire/SLI later on to save money now. Don't buy a cheap PSU. Get something relatively decent (bronze rated 80plus perhaps?). As for what wattage to go for I have a 650w one in mine. That was in case I decide to crossfire my GPU. 650w or lower will be fine for your case I think.

Edited By: maximoshark on May 09, 2011 17:02: layout
#13
I5 2005K
P67-GD65A
Mushkin 4/8Gb Ram
BitFenix Survivor Core Midi Gaming Chassis
1TB Samsung F3
32/64 GB SSD

Gaming is not my area, so choose your card in that respect.



Edited By: fmgod on May 10, 2011 15:51

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