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juxt4posed 42 months ago

Budget:$450(£300) Location:UK 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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Aldrighetti 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor £51.36 @ Aria PC
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £30.97 @ Scan.co.uk
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £36.64 @ More Computers
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £34.74 @ Aria PC
Video Card MSI Radeon R7 360 2GB Video Card £85.00 @ Aria PC
Case Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case £24.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £38.49 @ Amazon UK
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse £25.49 @ Scan.co.uk
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £327.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-10 00:04 BST+0100

This is over your budget a bit but I don't recommend going any cheaper.

juxt4posed submitter 1 point 41 months ago

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

vikingXcore 4 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

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.

Aldrighetti 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

What he said. It's just about the best cheap CPU you can get. Also gives you good upgrade path to i3 or i5

DaeRana 1 point 41 months ago

£5 more but better performance. You really don't want to go cheaper.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor £54.96 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler RAIJINTEK AIDOS BLACK 48.6 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £14.99 @ Novatech
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-HD3 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard £38.66 @ Amazon UK
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory £32.99 @ Aria PC
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £25.99 @ Aria PC
Video Card Palit GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB StormX OC Video Card £85.67 @ Ebuyer
Case Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case £24.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply SeaSonic ECO 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £29.99 @ Scan.co.uk
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse £25.49 @ Scan.co.uk
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £333.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-10 12:58 BST+0100
juxt4posed submitter 1 point 41 months ago

thanks for this design, i very well may use it :)

DaeRana 1 point 41 months ago

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.