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Advice on my first gaming PC

nabooo

61 months ago

advice/improvements for this, must be ~£500 (760 USD)

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  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Could do this and OC it to about 4 GHz on the stock cooler (may need to update the bios to do so); should be less of a potential bottleneck on the R9 280 and opens up an upgrade path to either the i5-4690k or the i7-4790k

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor £48.99 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £64.74 @ Aria PC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory £56.57 @ Ebuyer
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £40.98 @ Amazon UK
Storage Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive £43.99 @ Aria PC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card £144.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Cooler Master N300 ATX Mid Tower Case £33.04 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £41.99 @ Novatech
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £475.29
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-05 22:33 GMT+0000

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor £53.83 @ Scan.co.uk
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard £51.54 @ Aria PC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory £56.57 @ Ebuyer
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £40.98 @ Amazon UK
Storage Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive £43.99 @ Aria PC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card £144.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Cooler Master N300 ATX Mid Tower Case £33.04 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £41.99 @ Novatech
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £466.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-05 22:35 GMT+0000

This one pushes right up to the budget, but should do a bit better than the X4 860k and multitask better overall (and OC capabilities to boot)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor £74.34 @ Aria PC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard £63.54 @ Aria PC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory £56.57 @ Ebuyer
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £40.98 @ Amazon UK
Storage Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive £43.99 @ Aria PC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card £144.99 @ Amazon UK
Case Cooler Master N300 ATX Mid Tower Case £33.04 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £41.99 @ Novatech
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £499.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-05 22:38 GMT+0000

Yeah, PCPP says it might need a bios update; however, turns out it shouldn't

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man this is great! stretching the budget is fine, again cheers for this!

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