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

13 Aug 2015   #1
Mokate

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Building a Gaming PC, 500 Budget, What's the best I can get?

Hey guys after my really old PC's graphic card died I came up with the idea of building a new Gaming PC because I don't really wanna put anymore money into that old stuff.

Soo I just want to build a PC. Don't need a monitor or anything. My budget is 500. I want to play games such as GTA V, Battlefield 4 on medium or high specs if possible. Please help me guys! You don't have to count in the operating system. Just the parts.


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13 Aug 2015   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

From what UK vendor or vendors will you likely purchase?

What are their websites?

What monitor size and resolution will you be using?

How many of these parts do you need to buy with that 500 pounds?

Mouse

Keyboard

Case

Power supply

Motherboard

RAM

Video card

Sound card

Any other internal cards

Hard drive number 1

Hard drive number 2 and higher

CPU

CPU cooler

Case fans

Thermal paste

Anything else such as headphones
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13 Aug 2015   #3
Mokate

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

To be honest any as long as it's in UK. I was searching for parts on amazon.co.uk.

Parts I want in the 500 Budget:
Case

Power supply

Motherboard

RAM

Video card

Sound card

Hard drive number 1

CPU

CPU cooler

Case fans

Thermal paste

And would I need to buy an ethernet card to connect to the internet using a cable?
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13 Aug 2015   #4
Boozad

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

You'd really need to up that budget to get a decent gaming system including all of those parts.
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13 Aug 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
That's not much for a gaming rig
Even if you narrow it down to
Mother board
cpu
Ram
Your probably over budget just with those 3 items.

asus z87
intel 4790k
Probably blew the budget on those 2 items in the uk
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13 Aug 2015   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You wouldn't need to buy an Ethernet card.

At that budget level, I'd forget about a sound card too.

If 500 pounds is your limit, about all you can do is get a low level Intel i3 or maybe a Pentium (G3258 I think) and then see how far you can go on your required parts list from your preferred vendor without going over budget. Maybe even an AMD CPU--I know almost nothing about them other than that they are cheap.

Maybe you can't get very far---I'm not sure about UK prices. But i3 and G3258 and most AMDs would be low end processors.
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13 Aug 2015   #7
Mokate

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I know my budget is very limited. The other option is...

I was thinking of buying this :
CYBERPOWER Empire Elite Gaming PC Deals | PC World
or
PC SPECIALIST Vortex Elite GT Gaming PC Deals | PC World
or buying one of them and upgrading some parts? Don't want to spend over my budget.

But building a PC by myself would be cheaper?
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13 Aug 2015   #8
Boozad

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

The highest AMD you'd probably get for that budget is an A10 APU which would be pointless if you're adding a dedicated GPU. I don't see the point of having such an expensive operating system (Ultimate) on a budget PC either.
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13 Aug 2015   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I'd say at least 1000.us for a decent gaming rig otherwise yea just buy another prebuilt it will be a low end system just get a regular sized case and not a mini crap case and you might be able to upgrade items like the psu/ ram/ gpu later

At minimum a mid tower case good luck finding one for basically 560.us
I'm not sure you could even buy a surface 2-3 for that :/
Unless you shop at eBay and take your chances.
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13 Aug 2015   #10
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Yes stick with a prebuilt one or save some more cash ... The Links you Posted the specifications are not very detailed ...

The one in the first Link is a no goer as expansion slots is down to one ...

It would be nice to know which PSU is supplied with the Computer ...

Again prebuilt ones are very low profile in that area ...


Have a look at the Link below it could be the one if your on a low Budget ...


Buy PC SPECIALIST Infinity Trion Barebones Gaming PC | Free Delivery | Currys
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