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Build Advice £450 Gaming Rig

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by legendzarr, 23 Aug 2012.

  1. legendzarr

    legendzarr What's a Dremel?

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    Hey Guys! Need some help with coming up with the best gaming pc i can get for £450 including the monitor! Budget:£450
    Main uses of intended build:gaming, recording games such as minecraft.
    Parts required:everything except for mouse,keyboard and windows
    Previous build information (list details of parts): its my first build, but ive spent a long time studying how computers work etc
    Monitor resolution:1280x720 or higher if possible
    Storage requirements:500gb
    Will you be overclocking: yes/no (delete as required)probably
    Any motherboard requirements (no. of USB, Xfire/SLI, fan headers): usb 3 would be great
    Extra information about desired system: needs a nice case, size doesn't matter
    any help would be appreciated! -legendzarr:D
     
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  2. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    To stretch the budget I would buy second hand - this will open up a raft of hardware you wouldn't have been able to get on a £450 budget, especially as you'll be needing a monitor and a copy of Windows!

    We have an excellent Marketplace here on Bit-Tech, put you'll need to make some more posts to access it - 75 to be exact, as you meet the time requirements.

    Regardless of that, I'd probably point you towards an AMD based rig, or possibly an Intel SandyBridge.


    EDIT: Struggling to buy new to be honest, simply due to the monitor and Windows. Those two alone are costing £180. Here's what I would consider to be a decent build, but there are things that can drop the price further...

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    Firstly, reach the post count to get free shipping from Scan!
    Dropping the CPU to a G620 for £46.34 will save £65.
     
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  3. Dwarfer

    Dwarfer What's a Dremel?

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    How this...


    Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual Core Processor £92.16

    Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H Motherboard £73.72

    Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) Memory Kit £36.92

    120GB OCZ Agility 3 2.5" Solid State Drive £69.10

    Sony 24x Int DVD-RAM SATA Black Bare £12.88

    PALIT Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 TI Graphics Card 1GB £83.68

    Cooler Master GX-Lite 500W Power Supply Unit (UK £26.21

    Thermaltake VK90001N2Z Element T Mid Tower £33.05

    Total £427.70

    Don't be put off by the dual core i3. it is a very fast dual core with 4 threads which if you check these links will see how much it compares to it's bigger brother i5!

    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/foru...ore-i5-2400-lga1155-processors-review-12.html

    http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/intel_core_i3_2120/8.htm

    Battlefield 3 - http://www.techspot.com/review/458-b...nce/page7.html
     
  4. dancingbear84

    dancingbear84 error 404

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    Alas no monitor or windows though. I'm at work at the minute but I'll try to remember to take a look tonight.
     
  5. legendzarr

    legendzarr What's a Dremel?

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    Sorry, forgot to put in i didnt need windows, oops, thanks for the help though:D
     
  6. Dwarfer

    Dwarfer What's a Dremel?

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    It's to give you an idea but you can easily get a good unit for that money :thumb:
     

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