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    Cool £300 Plus Intel Build

    Hi guys, check out my little over £300 Intel build and let me know what you think.
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    Intel Pentium Anniversary G3258
    Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti
    Asus H81M-E m-ATX
    HyperX Fury 4gb 1600mhz
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    Re: £300 Plus Intel Build

    I assume it's for gaming on? If so, my only thought is that at this point, a dual-core processor might not be a good idea - I recently had problems getting Far Cry 4 to run on a Core 2 Duo, & I suspect more games will be the same in the near future. Unless you're into older games, of course?

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    Re: £300 Plus Intel Build

    I probably would have got a Core i3/FX6300 and a R7 265 myself.


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    Re: £300 Plus Intel Build

    To be honest not much of that is particularly good for a gaming pc. The gpu is low end, only 4gb of slow ram, cheap and nasty psu, cheap motherboard that probably won't even work with the G3258 without a bios flash and then the G3258 itself. Yes it can be overclocked (not sure if that motherboard will do it though) but on games that need the extra cores it's going to struggle. I think you would be better off buying second hand parts and getting more power for your money. You could pick up a 2500k, Z77 motherboard, 8gb of ram, 7850/7870/GTX670 for well within your budget.

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    Re: £300 Plus Intel Build

    Seconding the thought about going second hand. Recently I had the same task (£300 budget)

    CPU - i5-2500S - £80 eBay - second hand
    MB - ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0 - £38.50 Amazon.co.uk (before Flubit) - new
    RAM - 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz - £32 CeX - second hand
    PSU - EVGA 430/500W - £33 Amazon.co.uk (before Flubit) - new
    HDD - 1TB - £30 Amazon.co.uk (after Flubit, 12month warranty) - new/second hand
    GPU - R7 260 1GB - £68 - new
    Case - AvP M88 / AvP M89 - £15 (after Flubit) - new

    Total - £296.50 (can reduce the price lower by choosing a lower generation motherboard and put more into the GPU to get a 260X or so).

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    Re: £300 Plus Intel Build

    Going by his post over at the OCUK forums it was a video of him building the pc or something. Can't tell for sure as the link was removed there too!!

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    Re: £300 Plus Intel Build

    Sure. I just wanted to know what the performance of the combination would be and how it can handle games and tasks.

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    Re: £300 Plus Intel Build

    i have the g3258 and i can game on anything i throw at it with good fps my g3258 is at 4.8ghz

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    Re: £300 Plus Intel Build

    I'd suggest buying your system bar your graphics card first, then saving up for a worthwhile GPU. I'd recommend using http://gpushack.com/ with whatever choice you make. The two year warrenty really is a plus.

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    Re: £300 Plus Intel Build

    Quote Originally Posted by CathalM View Post
    I'd suggest buying your system bar your graphics card first, then saving up for a worthwhile GPU. I'd recommend using http://gpushack.com/ with whatever choice you make. The two year warrenty really is a plus.
    Buying from USA with be met with a sturdy head shake.

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