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Windows 7: Building a Gaming PC, £500 Budget, What's the best I can get?

14 Aug 2015   #21
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

If you want to go a little more expensive here is a 457 pound build. This will provide you a smooth gaming experience which will run most games at high settings i believe. Laith225 - Saved Part Lists - PCPartPicker


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14 Aug 2015   #22
Mokate

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'll still have a look as my budget now is around 700-800 pounds so I want something better than the 350-500 builds as I want this computer mainly for gaming and for college work for the next 3-4 years. Anyway thanks for the builds I saved them all so I can pick the perfect one with my budget.



I was thinking the last build you send me looks pretty decent but I would rather have an Intel CPU which would mean I would need a different motherboard ?
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14 Aug 2015   #23
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

700 to 800 pounds is roughly 1100 to 1250 US dollars.

For that, I'd certainly think you could get an Intel i5 processor of some type.

Yes, you would need a motherboard specifically for Intel processors.

Something like this in US dollars:

Processor 200 for an Intel i5

Motherboard 130

8 GB RAM: 60

Case: 80

Power supply 75 (don't get a cheap one)

Cooler: use the stock Intel cooler if possible, otherwise spend maybe 35 on another one

Video card: 300, maybe more

Hard drive: 50 to 150 depending on size needed.

SSD if it can fit in your budget; 128 to 240 GB: 70 to 100

Fans and thermal paste 50

That should be a pretty good machine for gaming and general purposes. Maybe you can't buy at those prices, but it gives you an idea of the proportions.
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14 Aug 2015   #24
Mokate

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okay thanks. I tried to get my own build on this website and this is what I got:
Intel Core i5-4690K, MSI GeForce GTX 970, Corsair 200R - System Build - PCPartPicker


What should I change guys? I still got like 150 dollars in that budget left.
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14 Aug 2015   #25
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-4690 (3.5GHz) 6MB Cache
Case
InWIN 703 MID TOWER GAMING CASE (BLACK/RED)
Motherboard
ASUS® Z97-E: ATX, USB3.0, SATA 6GB/S, SLi, XFIRE
Memory (RAM)
8GB KINGSTON DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 970 - 2 DVI, 1 HDMI, 1 DP - 3D Vision Ready
1st Hard Disk
120GB KINGSTON V300 SSD, SATA 6 Gb (450MB/R, 450MB/W)
2nd Hard Disk
500GB WD BLACK WD5003AZEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Power Supply
CORSAIR 650W CS SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET (£69)
Processor Cooling
Super Quiet Titan DragonFly Heatpipe Intel CPU Cooler (£19)
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 4 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Operating System
NO OPERATING SYSTEM REQUIRED
Windows 10 Upgrade
FREE Upgrade to Windows 10 with all Windows 7 & Windows 8.1 Purchases*
Office Software
NO OFFICE SOFTWARE
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 8 to 10 working days
Quantity
1

Price: £839.00 including VAT and delivery.

Unique URL to re-configure: PCSPECIALIST - Top Spec Custom PCs & Laptops Built to Order
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14 Aug 2015   #26
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

That's a nice build Gav

Personally I would not get a AsRock board stick with ASUS
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14 Aug 2015   #27
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

It is indeed for that price Mike, plenty of scope for upgrades too.
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14 Aug 2015   #28
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mokate View Post
Okay thanks. I tried to get my own build on this website and this is what I got:
Intel Core i5-4690K, MSI GeForce GTX 970, Corsair 200R - System Build - PCPartPicker


What should I change guys? I still got like 150 dollars in that budget left.
You picked an i5 4690K processor and a motherboard with an H97 chipset.

That's not a good combination.

The K model processor means it can be overclocked.

But the H97 chipset means you have very little overclocking potential.

So--you should either switch to a non overclocking non-K processor like the 4690 OR switch to a motherboard with a Z97 chipset---which DOES allow overclocking.

Why the network adapter?

You have 2 tubes of thermal paste listed.

Nothing wrong with 16 GB of RAM, but 8 is fine for most purposes, including gaming. If you can afford 16, fine. If your budget gets tight, you can cut it back to 8.
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14 Aug 2015   #29
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Seems pretty good to me expect for those things that ignatzatsonic said. Also dosen't the CPU come with a bit of thermal paste? Also why do you did you get a DVD reader? You can just use USB...
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14 Aug 2015   #30
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Incase cd/dvd reader burners are cheaper
And do just as much basic stuff.
Might even do more if installing at boot.
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