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Old 04-04-2013, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so my friend may be getting a PC but doesn't want to spend more than a lot more than £550. I threw together a build quickly while he was round and this is what I came up with. He doesn't need a monitor but needs a keyboard and mouse. He will be gaming on it.

Case: AVP Defender 200 K1 Black Midi Gaming Case Black.. | Ebuyer.com

Mobo: Asrock 970 Extreme3 Socket AM3+ 7.1 Channel Audio ATX.. | Ebuyer.com

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Socket AM3.. | Ebuyer.com

GPU: Sapphire HD 7850 OC Edition 2GB Dual DVI HDMI.. | Ebuyer.com

PSU: Corsair 600W CX Builder Series 80 Plus Bronze PSU 3.. | Ebuyer.com

Windows 7 OEM: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 | Ebuyer.com

Hard Drive: Seagate 1TB Barracuda 3.5" SATA-III Hard Drive.. | Ebuyer.com

RAM: Corsair 8GB (2X4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz Red Vengeance Memory.. | Ebuyer.com

DVD drive: Samsung SH-224BB SATA DVD Write Optical Drive | OEM | Ebuyer.com

Keyboard: Logitech K120 Keyboard - USB | Ebuyer.com

Mouse: Gigabyte M6900 7 button optical gaming mouse USB | Ebuyer.com

Total: £580. But will be able to get it under 550 by looking around for cheaper prices.

He chose the mouse, keyboard and case himself.

I went with a phenom because I'm not sure about the fx series. Maybe someone will change that, wasn't sure if an i3 would be better either. Anyways suggestions welcome
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Default Re: Build For A Friend.

If you can get the 965 for cheaper than an i3 3220 then go that route.

If he doesn't mind sparing a few bucks I would go this route for the GPU.
MSI GTX 660 2GB GDDR5 6008MHz DVI HDMI DisplayPort.. | Ebuyer.com
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you can get the 965 for cheaper than an i3 3220 then go that route.

If he doesn't mind sparing a few bucks I would go this route for the GPU.
MSI GTX 660 2GB GDDR5 6008MHz DVI HDMI DisplayPort.. | Ebuyer.com
Yeah it is.

If he is willing to spend a bit more I will upgrade the GPU.

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