£500 gaming computer build for my little brother?

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by alexjb, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. alexjb

    alexjb Member

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    Hello :)

    I want to help my little brother get a gaming computer so we can both play together, it's for games only nothing else and his budget is £500 including mouse, monitor and keyboard, so probably about £400 max for the computer itself

    Please can someone help me out as I know nothing about pc's :) we got a 750gb hard drive already:D
     
  2. spirit

    spirit Moderator Staff Member

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    I could configure you a build but I'm feeling lazy at the moment. Go for something along the lines of an i3, a Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H, 8GB 1600MHz RAM, Carbide 300R, Radeon HD 6850 or 6870, a Corsair CX 500 and a DVD-RW drive. Should be about £500.
     
  3. daisymtc

    daisymtc Active Member

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    I come up with £526 from ebuyer, exclude delivery. If you really want to stay under £500, change G2120 to G630

    intel G2120
    MSI B75MA-P45
    Crucial 2 x 4GB DDR3 1600
    Powercolor 6870 1GB
    Sony AD-5280S-0B DVD Drive
    Corsair 500W CX V2 PSU
    Casecom K5-7688 case
    Xilence Black 120mm Case Fan
    MS Win 7 Premium 64bit OEM
    ACER S220HQLBBD LED LCD Full HD 22" DVI Monitor
    Altec Lansing 2.1 Speaker System
    Black Wired Keyboard & Mouse Bundle - USB
     
  4. alexjb

    alexjb Member

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    thanks you for your answers :) It will be a Christmas present, it looks a lot more powerful than I thought which is great! :) do you think these specs will handle games such as Skyrim on medium details?

    Thanks :)
     
  5. spirit

    spirit Moderator Staff Member

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    Should be fine with the 6870.
     

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