Cheap Gaming PC, Spec improvements

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There isnt really a budget, but I have been trying to price up a very cheap gaming pc.

I know psu's are important, but was trying to find a cheaper one that looked decent. Would need to upgrade to a better gpu, and i5 at some point.

Edit Maybe http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-006-XF&groupid=701&catid=123&subcat= but 450?

Am I right in thinking, the cheaper (other chipset) motherboards dont allow for overclocking the i5's? Thinking stuff like usb3, pcie3 is the main differences.

May still end up putting off getting it until something better can be bought. Aim was for Bf3, med settings at most. highest res possible, but would reduce it to get better fps.

YOUR BASKET
1 x OcUK HD 6850 OC 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £97.99
1 x Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard REV 1 £84.98
1 x OCZ ZS Series 650W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply £54.98
1 x Intel Pentium G840 2.80GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail £52.79
1 x Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX) £35.99
1 x Bitfenix Outlaw Gaming Case - Black £33.98
Total : £373.32 (includes shipping : £10.50).

 
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Your on the money with that spec, not much can be done to make it cheaper.

That board does indeed allow overclocking of "K" CPU's and has IB support with PCI-E3.0, one thing you can do is use the XFX core 550w PSU which is a very good unit.
 
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Your on the money with that spec, not much can be done to make it cheaper.

That board does indeed allow overclocking of "K" CPU's and has IB support with PCI-E3.0, one thing you can do is use the XFX core 550w PSU which is a very good unit.

After the amount of spec's I see you do. That's quite a complement, Thanks.

I'll look at the other psu.

Taken some time but its a slow progress of converting a ps3 user.
 
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ive just converted from ps3. That graphics card is great plenty of bang for buck you wont regret converting. crucial ballistix is a fiver cheaper if you want to make it as cheap as possible or want to put another fiver into something else
 
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