which gaming pc?

i have been a member here for a year or more and this question has been bugging me for ages and just havent got around to asking it.

i have been thinking about getting a gaming pc for a while and was wondering if anyone with a bit of knowledge about gaming pc's could give me any advice about the best gaming pc i could get for about 500 max maybe stretch to 600.

i know there is a lot of knowledge about in these forums from the various members any help would be much appreciated

many thanks



Have you checked out Overclockers UK's range of pre-built systems?

Original Poster

No I haven't even heard about them before I'm more a console gamer so I'm new to all this

I'll check it later wen I get home from work using mobile hukds


Original Poster

I have a friend who could help me he already said about building my own, what kind of warranty would u get with the parts

Would want something that could play all the recent games and for basic use like surfing and downloading

What kind of performance could I get with the funds I have stated above like 600 max I would have and that's pushing it

Thanks badass for you're comment

you could get quite good machine for games for £600, i will price a quick one up. have you got an OS already? monitor, Keyboard, mouse and speakers?

Original Poster

No sorry I'm lookin for a bundle could go the extra and get the rest after I got the system and pick up cheap accessories elsewhere next month

I think the max, warranty you can get with graphics card in UK is 3 years, I think you're thinking about america.


BFG offer lifetime warranty, doesnt matter where you live


also dont always look atn intel, as AMD are just as good and in my preference ATI cards are better then nvidia.


BFG offer lifetime warranty, doesnt matter where you live

I can't seem to find any e-tailer that sells BFG, a little help please?

Original Poster

yeah i heard amd are a good processor wish i was a student they seem to get everything either half price or free

had a look at overclockers it gave me a good idea about the power of some of these cpu's wish i had the money now to get one

thanks for all you're help guys i really appreciate it

Original Poster

End of the month I get paid monthly it's a nightmare

Thought I'd better ask the questions now so I'm better informed of what hardware I would need to get

Think building my own is the way I need to go

My current PC went bang a couple of weeks ago, so I've just gone down the road of building my own for the first time. Have ordered all the components, just waiting for them to arrive!!

I found this PC Designer to be quite helpful. Dinopc is another site I used for information. For price comparison I used skinflint. And the last site I'd recommend is this benchmark site. It allows you to compare CPUs, graphic cards etc.

Fortunately I already have a monitor, keyboard and mouse. I will also use the case from my old PC along with the optical drives, saving myself a little bit of money.

This is the setup I've gone for in the new PC so far :-

Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 Motherboard
Intel i5-760 Processor
Coolermaster Hyper TX3 CPU Cooler
Corsair VX 550W Power Supply
Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz
2x500GB Samsung HD502HJ Spinpoint F3.

The total for the above came to around £460 (inc. p&p). I'll also be getting a GeForce GTX 460 graphics card (when I can afford it!!) which retails between £140 and £180, depending on which version you go for.

I hope this helps a bit, and if anyone would like to comment on my setup, please feel free to do so!!



I can't seem to find any e-tailer that sells BFG, a little help please?

bfgtech.com/war…spx and dcx_badass AMD VS INTEL its all down to preference as the new athlon II X6 core is pretty beast and have to say beats alot of intel CPU`s.
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