Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by MrZand5, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. MrZand5

    MrZand5 Member

    Ive got £550 for a new gaming computer what parts would i be able to buy?
  2. daisymtc

    daisymtc Active Member

    Is £550 for tower only without OS?
  3. MrZand5

    MrZand5 Member

    yes it is
  4. Jiniix

    Jiniix Well-Known Member

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£109.98 @ Amazon UK)
    CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling UCACO-AP60301-BUA01 Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler (£8.62 @ Amazon UK)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£70.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.97 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (£155.12 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£57.84 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£57.75 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£13.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £573.21
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-10 17:09 GMT+0000)

    This will be quite nice, and I tried to keep it to as few retailers as possible.
    If you don't need an optical drive, take the money and use it on a Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo and overclock that CPU. The cooler I've selected is a quiet one, but only cools about as well as the stock one.

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