Use (Gaming, Rendering, etc):gaming, nothing to heavy
Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc):keyboard and mouse
Operating System required:windows 7 and up preferred, but not necessary, i might have my own
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This is over your budget a bit but I don't recommend going any cheaper.
is the pentium any good? i see its only 3.2GHz dual core, also, i wouldnt need that powerful a video card, im only really going to be using the system for minecraft and tf2
The pentium will be great in a lot games 1080p@ ~45-60fps with a R9 270x at med-high settings, especially while overclocked. The aim would be single-threaded/light-threaded games (bioshock/tomb raider) over multi-threaded games (bf4, Crysis 3). Games nowadays are just now starting to heavily thread their applications, so any game from over a year or 2 ago a pentium/r7 360 combo could run games pretty well.
What he said. It's just about the best cheap CPU you can get. Also gives you good upgrade path to i3 or i5
£5 more but better performance. You really don't want to go cheaper.
thanks for this design, i very well may use it :)
If you don't plan on overclocking you can save money on the cooler by keeping the stock one.
Though if you do plan on overclocking the cooler I chose has hyper 212 performance but is much smaller in size.