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£300-£350 Gaming PC

Phantom_III
  • 53 months ago

I need a PC which will run WoT on medium settings.

I just need the tower no peripherals.

Thanks

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  • 53 months ago
  • 3 points

Not the prettiest of machines and could do with a 120mm fan in the front but this is a maximum gaming attack with minimal if any upgrades needed for a while. You could drop an locked haswell i5 in later if needed though. With AMD you are offered no upgrade path and weaker performance from the start.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor £85.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £31.49 @ Ebuyer
Memory Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £27.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £27.59 @ Aria PC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card £120.00 @ CCL Computers
Case Zalman ZM-T4 MicroATX Mini Tower Case £20.02 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply SeaSonic ECO 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £34.98 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £348.06
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-22 14:07 GMT+0000
  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

If you want to get closer to £300, the G3258 still offers the same upgrade path, a locked i5 will work nicely here, the cheapest R9 370 is the best one imo with a lovely cooler. Again either switch cases or just stick a cheap 120mm in the front of this one and it's brilliant.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor £51.96 @ Aria PC
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £31.49 @ Ebuyer
Memory Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £27.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £27.59 @ Aria PC
Video Card MSI Radeon R7 370 2GB Video Card £112.38 @ CCL Computers
Case Zalman ZM-T4 MicroATX Mini Tower Case £20.02 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply SeaSonic ECO 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £34.98 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £306.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-22 14:23 GMT+0000

BTW, as much as I like the 860K the G3258 is still better despite being a dual core.

http://www.techspot.com/review/1017-best-budget-gaming-cpu/

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 53 months ago
  • 3 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor £94.48 @ Dabs
Motherboard ASRock H110M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £56.30 @ More Computers
Memory Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £34.49 @ Ebuyer
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £27.59 @ Aria PC
Case Antec NSK3180 MicroATX Mid Tower Case w/380W Power Supply £52.45 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £265.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-22 15:29 GMT+0000
  • 53 months ago
  • 3 points

Should mention OP. The reason these are here (I assume in the first place and certainly my tweeked version) is that the integrated graphics on the new skylake chips are actually game capable at 720p and make a good stop gap while you save for better graphics. In my case you obviously have £85 left over from your MAX budget to save towards that upgrade.

However, the 4170 GTX 950 build is still better imo.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you do that break down thing?

  • 53 months ago
  • 3 points

In your build, find the markup section at the top, it has a PPCP logo and a REddit logo.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 :D

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Does it compare to APU graphics?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Well skylake CPU's use HD 530 witch if you look up is doing well. But the thing is to use it with fast ram or ells you will get bad end results

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Its better than any current amd apu, that's not to say its good, just better.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Best graphics out of all of 'em with a good PSU and a reasonable powerful processor. Not exactly an overclocking Mobo but you could probably squeeze it up to 4ghz if you try.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor £55.94 @ Aria PC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-HD2 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard £32.99 @ Aria PC
Memory Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £27.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £27.59 @ Aria PC
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 380 2GB Video Card £158.72 @ More Computers
Case Zalman ZM-T4 MicroATX Mini Tower Case £20.02 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply SeaSonic ECO 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £34.98 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £358.23
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-22 15:45 GMT+0000
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

ScrapHeap 1.3 ReHash / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor £55.94 @ Aria PC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-HD2 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard £32.99 @ Aria PC
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £17.17 @ Amazon UK
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £17.17 @ Amazon UK
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £27.59 @ Aria PC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 380 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card £146.39 @ Aria PC
Case Xigmatek Aeos MicroATX Mid Tower Case £22.08 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply £29.99 @ Aria PC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £349.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-22 16:07 GMT+0000
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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I was literally about to post a build almost exactly the same! GG

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice one, actually has a GPU at this range. Very awesome.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Will a G3258 bottlenech a Turbo 960?

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes but it will almost certainly remain playable. The i3 / 950 again will be the better solution for all round playability though

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I've managed to get raise my budget to £400 could you give me an Intel build?

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I know

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I'll be using Windows 7

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