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building first ever gaming pc on budget hopefully under £300 is this possible

Jimmerz_naat
  • 55 months ago

hi first thanks for looking and helping me i would like an gaming pc to play on an good setting? h1z1 dayz and gta and newish games out i am on an tight budget i don't no a lot about computers as i really only play xbox one or ps4 thinking of switching to pc if prices are right thanks in advance

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Couple of ways to do it but I will post both my thoughts.. In a moment

  • 55 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor £53.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI A68HM-GRENADE Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard £38.40 @ Ebuyer
Memory Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory £21.44 @ Dabs
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £35.98 @ CCL Computers
Video Card Palit GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB StormX OC Video Card £85.05 @ Ebuyer
Case Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case £29.94 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply XFX ProSeries 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £39.05 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £303.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-29 12:17 GMT+0000
  • 55 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor £50.47 @ More Computers
Motherboard ASRock B150M Pro4S Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £57.10 @ More Computers
Memory Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £38.34 @ CCL Computers
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £20.00 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Palit GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB StormX OC Video Card £85.05 @ Ebuyer
Case Zalman ZM-T4 MicroATX Mini Tower Case £20.02 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £35.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £306.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-29 12:21 GMT+0000
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry to be a pain but hats the difference between ?

  • 55 months ago
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Hopefully the post I added just after this explains that. The nicer build and the one less in need of an upgrade early on is the AMD build. Which is good since any upgrade you are likely to do will require a moBo CPU and RAM change.

You can add up to an r9 380/ GTX 960 in this build and the CPU will keep up though.

  • 55 months ago
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So the AMD CPU is a great chip. Quad core with turbo up to 4.1Ghz and more than capable for entry level to lower mid level gaming.

The motherboard is really nice and essentially a brand new offering from MSI with lovely features you would expect from their gaming grade stuff.

RAM is great and dirt cheap.

Plenty of storage and a great case and PSU.

This is having your cake and eating it at £300.

The other Intel build is for upgrading. The dual core chip is capable of entry level gaming, may cause you some problems in AAA titles but they can usually be worked around. I would advise upgrading it pretty soon though.

Hard drive is small.. Its ok but you will mostly likely need more fairly soon.

The case is cheap.. I have one.. Its OK but only comes with a single small fan and is pretty tight inside.

PSU is still good and you can use this one in the other build to save £5. Only draw back is the 80mm fan which if it had to work hard would be noisey .. Good job it won't have to work hard in this build.

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