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    New Gaming PC Build - £400

    Hi, I want to build myself a new gaming PC. I have around £400 to spend not too fussed if it goes over a little. Only need to build tower, allready have monitor, KB, mouse etc..

    I have not build a pc for a couple years now so am not up to date with whats out there. I have an idea of what I can get for £400 but would like your suggestions!

    The hardrive doesnt need to be particularly big, just fast etc..

    For general gaming use, normal bowsing etc..

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks for any help !

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    Re: New Gaming PC Build - £400

    This is what I would get:

    Corsair HX450 ~ £52

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    Phenom II X3 720 ~ £92

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/AMD-P...che-95W-Retail

    Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P ~ £70

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?W...source=froogle

    4GB DDR3 ~ £57

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/166996

    Coolermaster Elite 330 ~ £28

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/127584

    HD4850 512mb ~ £75

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/168023

    Samsung F1 320gb ~ £34

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/320-G...MB-Cache-89-ms

    This is a single platter hard drive.

    The total comes to around £408 excluding an optical drive and using free postage from Scan and Ebuyer.


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    Re: New Gaming PC Build - £400

    Bout as good as you will get, you could shave a few pounds off, debatable as to whether it is worth it though.

    This psu for example, still a decent psu but £8-9 cheaper.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/400w-...2V-6Serial-ATA
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    Re: New Gaming PC Build - £400

    you sure that psu is enough to run a 4850? wont it be best to go at around 500w just to be on the safe side and offer the OP the option to upgrade there 4850 card to a more power hungry card in the future or to add more hdd's if need be?

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    Re: New Gaming PC Build - £400

    The HX450 can run an HD4870 easily and has a pair of PCI-E power connectors.

    Another PSU to consider is the 500w OCZ Mod XStream Pro:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/152009


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    Re: New Gaming PC Build - £400

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    The HX450 can run an HD4870 easily and has a pair of PCI-E power connectors.

    Another PSU to consider is the 500w OCZ Mod XStream Pro:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/152009
    Hi thanks for your help CAT

    Would it be possibly worth spending more money on the motherboard and getting a cheaper PSU say £25 for PSU, or would you definately recommend something more expensive ?

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    Re: New Gaming PC Build - £400

    Quote Originally Posted by adam1701 View Post
    Hi thanks for your help CAT

    Would it be possibly worth spending more money on the motherboard and getting a cheaper PSU say £25 for PSU, or would you definately recommend something more expensive ?
    If you are only going to be running a single graphics card the 770 based motherboard I recommended will be more than enough and has 8+2 phase power for the CPU meaning that you could plonk in a compatible quad core at a later date.

    If you want a comparable motherboard with integrated graphics then the following 785G one is also decent:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Asus-...-SATA-RAID-VGA

    Also do not skimp on the PSU as the Corsair and OCZ PSUs I have recommended are decent ones and have modular cabling meaning less cable clutter inside the case.


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