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Building Low-mid range Gaming PC


vin3e

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Dear all,

As you may know, I am based in the UK and have previously used sites like PC Specialist and Cyber Power to premake and deliver to me.

Well this time, I want to build it myself for the following reasons:

- Cheaper Labour

- Knowledge

- Custom built to my needs

First of all, I found a parts shop similar to newegg which is not available to UK customers called aria.co.uk. Bare in mind, I have never built a PC nor do I know the compononets and their uses. I probably only know your basics like the GFX card, Ram and Disk size.

What I want to do is build a Low-mid range PC capable of playing newer games without lag. Nothing fancy like 4 screens or ultra high def textures.

I have been looking at the GFX card and Processors. I know I want at least 4gb Ram and a decent graphics card which doesnt necessarily have to be the newest. I would'nt mind the Ivy Bridge Intel processors either because I don't see any benefit in purchasing he i5 or i7.

My budget is around £400 - £500 tops.

Case

ZALMAN ZM-T1 MID TOWER CASE 1.gif

Processor (CPU)

Intel® Core™i3 Dual Core Processor i3-3220 (3.30GHz) 3MB Cache 73.gif

Motherboard

ASUS® P8H61-MX USB3/SI: uATX, USB 3.0, SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.gif

Memory (RAM)

4GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (1 X 4GB) 11.gif

Graphics Card

2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 650 - DVI, mHDMI, VGA - 3D Vision Ready Free Item

Free Item

FREE £50 IN-GAME VOUCHER with GTX 650 & GTX 650Ti GPUs! 5.gif

Memory - 1st Hard Disk

1TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 32MB CACHE 8.gif

1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive

24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM 19.gif

Power Supply

450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan 83.gif

Processor Cooling

Super Quiet 22dBA Triple Copper Heatpipe Intel CPU Cooler (£19) 13.gif

Sound Card

ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD) 15.gif

Network Facilities

10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs 4.gif

USB Options

4 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD

Is the above any good? It costs £461 incl VAT

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If your MB only supports 3GB/Sec SATA, you don't need a 6GB/Sec HD. Save the couple of bucks there. Bump up the power supply to 500W or 650W for future possible upgrades to your system for SLI video cards.

If you can afford it, double your memory. Extra memory is always good when gaming or doing photoshopping.

Outside of that, it looks like a decent system

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