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£500 Budget Gaming Build

KyleOfTheDead

62 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor £78.79 @ Aria PC
Motherboard Asus B85M-G Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £48.20 @ Ebuyer
Memory Kingston Blu Red Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory £26.29 @ CCL Computers
Storage Sandisk X110 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £41.98 @ Scan.co.uk
Storage Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £52.94 @ Aria PC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card £130.00
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case £14.99 @ Scan.co.uk
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £48.19 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) £69.99 @ Ebuyer
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £511.37
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-29 17:28 GMT+0000

For £500, I wanted my 2TB hard drive and an SSD. Beyond that, I simply put together the best value system I could come up with? The 4GB RAM will be upgraded by the next month. The 760 is refurbished, available from Scan. So, opinions?

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems to me like a good budget build, although if it was possible I'd do something different for RAM. That's some of the slowest DDR3 memory you can buy. I don't know what else is available though.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

You could get rid of the ssd and upgrade the ram to this.

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