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£450 build

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Schoieuk, 3 Dec 2011.

  1. Schoieuk

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Jan 2010

    Posts: 415

    Location: Brighton

    Wants to play BF3.

    Allready has a HDD and OS on it so no need for that.

    So needs: Case, CPU, Mobo, Ram, PSU, GFX card. £450
     
  2. beejjacobs

    Soldato

    Joined: 10 Aug 2010

    Posts: 5,499

    YOUR BASKET
    1 x OcUK ATI Radeon HD 6850 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £109.99
    1 x Intel Core i3-2100 3.10GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail £94.99
    1 x Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £84.98
    1 x Antec TruePower New Modular 550W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply £69.98
    1 x Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX) £39.95
    1 x BitFenix Merc Alpha Gaming Case - Black £32.99
    Total : £447.89 (includes shipping : £12.50).

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    Good Mobo, with upgrade path. 8GB of RAM, with low so a cooler could be fitted. Nice modular PSU. Decent case for the price. CPU Will run games fine, BF3 isn't particularly CPU intensive.

    GPU I'm not sure on. Either that or:

    GTX460:
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-160-EA&groupid=701&catid=1914&subcat=1830

    If you could stretch to a 560Ti, even better still:
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-247-AS&groupid=701&catid=1914&subcat=1341
     
  3. honosuseri

    Soldato

    Joined: 22 Jul 2010

    Posts: 6,461

    Location: Kent

    Zalman Z9 or similar budget case £50ish

    Intel i5 2300 £150

    H61 (edit 67 sorry) mobo £50-60

    nvidia 460 superclocked £110

    bequiet 530W psu £40

    4GB XMS3 RAM £23.99

    Should come to around £430. A better mobo would be nice than what i spec'd but that certainly has some grunt for gaming. Trouble is the i5Ks arent much more than the i5 2300
     
    Last edited: 3 Dec 2011
  4. Schoieuk

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Jan 2010

    Posts: 415

    Location: Brighton

    cheers guys made my decision.
     
  5. honosuseri

    Soldato

    Joined: 22 Jul 2010

    Posts: 6,461

    Location: Kent

    Post what you intend to purchase just before you do. Some of the parts i suggested are on weekly offer, these offers change and we can make sure you dont pay more than you need to if you tell us what you've put in your basket.

    My list was to give you a rough idea of what's possible. That 460 at the mo is probably the best budget GPU for the price. How you divide the rest of the budget is really down to you. Good luck with the build any probs or questions come back to us
     
  6. bobbyspangles

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Sep 2011

    Posts: 1,597

    YOUR BASKET
    1 x Asus GeForce GTX 560Ti DirectCU II 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £161.99
    1 x Intel Core i3-2120 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail £101.99
    1 x MSI H67MA-E35 Intel H67 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Micro-ATX Motherboard - (Sandybridge) **B3 REVISION** £61.99
    1 x BeQuiet Efficient Power 600W '80 Plus Gold' Power Supply £49.99
    1 x Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX) £39.95
    1 x BitFenix Merc Beta Gaming Case - Black £32.99
    Total : £463.90 (includes shipping : £12.50).

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    Price is slighty over but includes postage which I assume you can get free anyway because of your forum post count.

    GTX 560TI vs HD 6850

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/330?vs=291

    GTX 560TI vs GTX 460 1GB

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/330?vs=313

    The i3-2120 is plenty for BF3 as it's a very GPU dependant game.
     
    Last edited: 3 Dec 2011
  7. honosuseri

    Soldato

    Joined: 22 Jul 2010

    Posts: 6,461

    Location: Kent

    Yeah I quite like bobbys take on it.

    The 560Ti rival is the 6870. The superclocked 460 will be better than what the anandtech benchmarks show for the 460. Although to be fair the 560Ti will beat the SOC 460 anyway but it does come at a cost.

    Although then you can argue the i5 2300 is better than an i3. Personally I'd have a better CPU as it is more of a benefit to the system as a whole. You can use the anandtech link bobby used to check CPUs too.

    Like I said it down to you how you divide the budget, bobbys spec is certainly a capable budget gaming rig. Note the H67 mobo that gives you USB3 you dont get that on the H61.