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    £600 gaming pc

    Hi people, I ama goimg to be building me first pc within the next week or so, could somebody check over the parts and make sure that they will work together out of the box. I will be using windows 8 with this build.

    Cpu:Amd fx 6300
    Cpu Cooler: phanteks PH-TC12DX_BL
    Mobo: Asus m5a97 evo r2.0
    Ram: corsair Vengeance 8gb 1600MHz ddr3
    Ssd: sandisk 64gb
    Hdd: seagate Barracuda 1TB
    Gpu: msi radeon 7870
    Psu: corsair cx500m
    Case: corsair graphite 230t
    Optical drive: lite on
    Wireless card: asus PCE N15


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    Re: £600 gaming pc

    All of that looks to be okay
    The only thing I would suggest is checking which BIOS your motherboard ships with. The FX 6300 will only work from the 1006 BIOS or up.
    You should be able to find that out by getting in contact with your seller

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    Re: £600 gaming pc

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan the bloke View Post
    All of that looks to be okay
    The only thing I would suggest is checking which BIOS your motherboard ships with. The FX 6300 will only work from the 1006 BIOS or up.
    You should be able to find that out by getting in contact with your seller
    Thanks for the reply
    I did a bit of resarch and I found outvthat the bios update was released in late 2012, where as the motherboard was released in early 2013 so theoretically, all of the boards should have the correct bios version

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    Re: £600 gaming pc

    Ahh good stuff
    I hope you enjoy your new build then

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    Re: £600 gaming pc

    Thanks for ya help

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    Re: £600 gaming pc

    The only comment I'd add is that if your budget can stretch to it, I'd go for a 120Gb SSD rather than 64Gb. The 120Gb Crucial M500 is good value at about £65. Two reasons - firstly, you might struggle to fit windows plus a few applications (like MS Office) on a 64Gb drive, together with a bit of free space (most SSDs perform at their best with some unused space). Secondly, the smaller SSDs tend to be a bit slower due to the fewer NAND chips used. So if you can afford the extra £20 for a bigger SSD, it'll definitely be worth it (& you can never have too much SSD storage!).

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    Re: £600 gaming pc

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbobgod1969 View Post
    The only comment I'd add is that if your budget can stretch to it, I'd go for a 120Gb SSD rather than 64Gb. The 120Gb Crucial M500 is good value at about £65. Two reasons - firstly, you might struggle to fit windows plus a few applications (like MS Office) on a 64Gb drive, together with a bit of free space (most SSDs perform at their best with some unused space). Secondly, the smaller SSDs tend to be a bit slower due to the fewer NAND chips used. So if you can afford the extra £20 for a bigger SSD, it'll definitely be worth it (& you can never have too much SSD storage!).
    Thanks for the surgestiom, ill see what I can find

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    Re: £600 gaming pc

    Looks good, enjoy

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    Re: £600 gaming pc

    You will notice the performance difference if you can fit both windows and a few applications on the SSD. So I would also recommend a bigger SSD of about 120GB

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    Re: £600 gaming pc

    Quote Originally Posted by DeArmittE View Post
    You will notice the performance difference if you can fit both windows and a few applications on the SSD. So I would also recommend a bigger SSD of about 120GB
    Ive replaced the 60gb with a kingston ssdnoew v300 series 120gb ssd

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    Re: £600 gaming pc

    Looks like a nice build from my inexperienced eye. I'm a bit of a nut for what Intel are doing with their CORE processors so that's the way I would swing personally but that's just a bit of preference.

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    Re: £600 gaming pc

    Quote Originally Posted by tjster123 View Post
    Ive replaced the 60gb with a kingston ssdnoew v300 series 120gb ssd
    I see the 120Gb V300 is on sale at Dabs at the moment for £55. I personally wouldn't choose a Sandforce drive myself however, due to their poor track record of reliability.

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    Re: £600 gaming pc

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbobgod1969 View Post
    I see the 120Gb V300 is on sale at Dabs at the moment for £55. I personally wouldn't choose a Sandforce drive myself however, due to their poor track record of reliability.
    Is there one that youd reccomend within a similar price bracket? Within say £5 of the Kingston

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    Re: £600 gaming pc

    Quote Originally Posted by tjster123 View Post
    Is there one that youd reccomend within a similar price bracket? Within say £5 of the Kingston
    As I mentioned before, the Crucial M500 is good value at £65, but that's obviously another £10 over the Kingston. If your budget is that tight, the Kingston may be your best bet. Personally I'd stump up the extra fiver for the Crucial, & skip an extra pint at the pub instead!

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    Re: £600 gaming pc

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbobgod1969 View Post
    As I mentioned before, the Crucial M500 is good value at £65, but that's obviously another £10 over the Kingston. If your budget is that tight, the Kingston may be your best bet. Personally I'd stump up the extra fiver for the Crucial, & skip an extra pint at the pub instead!
    Haha ok

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    Re: £600 gaming pc

    Crucial M500 is definitely a safe bet the sandisk has been known to become very unreliable. And if you have your OS on your SSD and it fails it can be a pain to restore.

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