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350 pound gaming pc build needed

JimJam7
  • 53 months ago

Looking for a pc to play games such as fallout and gta All parts must be got from amazon.co.uk or other reliable uk sources If anyone can help me i would be really grateful OS, monitor,keyboard,mouse NOT required in the build

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  • 53 months ago
  • 3 points

Here are some more options, the first build is £18.20 over budget but it has an skylake i3 with hyper threading. If you decide on this build I would recommend adding another stick of 8GB ram another HD and an SSD down the road.

2nd build is using older Tech but you get a better Video card. and again I would recommend adding another stick of 8GB ram another HD and an SSD down the road.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor £95.99 @ Novatech
Motherboard Asus H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £51.99 @ Ebuyer
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £31.52 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £15.94 @ Amazon UK
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Superclocked Video Card £119.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Xigmatek Recon ATX Mid Tower Case £22.78 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply £29.99 @ Aria PC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £368.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-02 20:03 GMT+0000

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor £89.50 @ CCL Computers
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £31.49 @ Ebuyer
Memory Patriot Signature 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £27.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £15.94 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card £134.99 @ Ebuyer
Case Xigmatek Recon ATX Mid Tower Case £22.78 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply £29.99 @ Aria PC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £352.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-02 20:16 GMT+0000
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor £51.68 @ Dabs
Motherboard Asus H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £51.99 @ Ebuyer
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
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Superclocked Video Card £119.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case £28.50 @ Aria PC
Power Supply SeaSonic ECO 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £39.34 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £353.58
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-02 20:00 GMT+0000

Similar to what you have seen already but with parts I would probably either save money on or use myself (thus some are cheaper and some are more expensive..) But it balances close to your budget.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want to concentrate on maximizing performance from the start this would make a very good gaming build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor £89.50 @ CCL Computers
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £31.49 @ Ebuyer
Memory Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £29.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £27.59 @ Aria PC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Superclocked Video Card £119.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case £28.50 @ Aria PC
Power Supply SeaSonic ECO 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £39.34 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £366.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-02 20:03 GMT+0000

You have seen a cheaper case and PSU that you could use from Ninjapig40 to bring it under budget.

  • 53 months ago
  • 0 points

Will out game anything listed above.

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 Patriot Signature 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 XFX Radeon R9 380 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card £146.39 @ Aria PC
Case Zalman ZM-T4 MicroATX Mini Tower Case £20.02 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £41.76 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £352.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-02 20:07 GMT+0000
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Will out game anything listed above.

Interesting comment.. So the link below compares the 860K to the G3258 (overclocked and not) with a GTX 960 and R9 285, so essentially the cards we are talking about here as the 380 is a refresh of the 285 and a GTX 950 overclocked is about the same as a 960 (stock). I saw some crammed a 960 into the budget as well which was impressive but nevermind for now..

This reviews is most interesting as it bucks the trend of comparing CPUs using very high end graphics so you can clearly see the impact your CPU is having on gaming.

You will clearly see in most games a signicant advantage going to the G3258 and the impact it has on the fps produced in that game.

So I believe your comment to be quite wrong, most likely the i3 based systems with a GTX 950 (that can overclock to stock 960 performance) will give the best all round gaming experience.

Balance is the key as always.

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

  • 53 months ago
  • 0 points

The Athlon can be overclocked as well, as can a R9 380... which mind you does perform better than the 285.

Plus the Athlon does have the advantage of being a quad core in a gaming environment where multiple threads are becoming more and more important.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Who has actually overclocked an 860K on stock cooler and £30 odd motherboard in a real small case with only one 96mm fan which also has to deal with the heat from a 380? Sorry if this sounds rude, but you can't recommend to someone to spend money on a build that could potentially run into serious thermal issues. That case is a bargain, and great for something like an i3/750Ti rig but you only get so much for your £20.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not r9 380?

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, if OP could save up to $400, there would be a much better build.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't have a quid key on my computer so I couldn't.

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