recommended spec for £300 ish

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hi, can anyone help me spec a pc for £300ish, its my nephews birthday and hes started gaming on his dads laptop but now wants a pc of his own.
The budget is £300ish as his dads putting £250 in and il put the rest in, iv got a spare K+M and 20" lcd he can have for now.

he really only plays mw3 at moment but probably play bf3 and mass effect if it will handle it ??

What do you guys reccomend

ok iv got 2x spare sata 160gb hard drives too, and a dvdrw
 
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Well not the greatest of specs;


Your basket
Product Name Qty Price Line Total
AMD Llano A6-3670K 2.70GHz (Socket FM1) APU Processor (AD3670WNGXBOX) £89.99
(£74.99) £89.99
(£74.99)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA 6Gb/s 16MB Cache - OEM (ST500DM002) £61.99
(£51.66) £61.99
(£51.66)
OCZ ZS Series 550W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply £46.98
(£39.15) £46.98
(£39.15)
Gigabyte A55M-DS2 A55 Chipset (Socket FM1) DDR3 Micro ATX Motherboard £40.20
(£33.50) £40.20
(£33.50)
BitFenix Merc Beta Gaming Case - Black £31.99
(£26.66) £31.99
(£26.66)
Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/4GX) £19.99
(£16.66) £19.99
(£16.66)
Sony Optiarc AD-7280S 24x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £15.98
(£13.32) £15.98
(£13.32)
Sub Total : £255.94
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
DPD Next Day Parcel
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £12.50
VAT is being charged at 20.00% VAT : £53.69
Total : £322.13
 
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The parts you need with dual graphics.


YOUR BASKET
1 x AMD Llano A6-3500 2.40GHz (Socket FM1) APU Processor £59.99
1 x XFX HD 6570 1024MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card £53.99
1 x Gigabyte A55M-DS2 A55 Chipset (Socket FM1) DDR3 Micro ATX Motherboard £40.20
1 x XFX Pro 450W Core Edition '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply £38.99
1 x BitFenix Merc Beta Gaming Case - Black £31.99
1 x Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00CEU) £31.19
Total : £271.34 (includes shipping : £12.50).



A better build with a better second gpu and better cpu and a cooler so you can give it abit of an overclock to about 3.2GHz.


YOUR BASKET
1 x AMD Llano A6-3670K 2.70GHz (Socket FM1) APU Processor (AD3670WNGXBOX) £89.99
1 x Asus HD 6670 1024MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card £56.99
1 x Gigabyte A55M-DS2 A55 Chipset (Socket FM1) DDR3 Micro ATX Motherboard £40.20
1 x XFX Pro 450W Core Edition '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply £38.99
1 x BitFenix Merc Beta Gaming Case - Black £31.99
1 x Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00CEU) £31.19
1 x Asus Royal Knight CPU Cooler (Socket LGA775/LGA1155/LGA1156/AM2/AM2+) £12.98
Total : £317.33 (includes shipping : £12.50).



Intel Option 1


YOUR BASKET
1 x EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Superclocked *** 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (01G-P3-1363-KR) £119.99
1 x Gigabyte H61MA-D3V Intel H61 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £44.40
1 x XFX Pro 450W Core Edition '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply £38.99
1 x Intel Celeron G530 2.40GHz Socket LGA 1155 Processor - Retail £34.99
1 x BitFenix Merc Beta Gaming Case - Black £31.99
1 x Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00CEU) £31.19
Total : £316.55 (includes shipping : £12.50).



Intel Option 2


YOUR BASKET
1 x Intel Pentium G840 2.80GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail £52.79
1 x **B Grade** Gigabyte GeForce GTS 450 OC 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card with FREE Mouse Pad £49.99
1 x Gigabyte H61MA-D3V Intel H61 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £44.40
1 x XFX Pro 450W Core Edition '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply £38.99
1 x BitFenix Merc Beta Gaming Case - Black £31.99
1 x Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00CEU) £31.19
Total : £264.35 (includes shipping : £12.50).



Intel Option 3 Cheap


YOUR BASKET
1 x Intel Pentium G840 2.80GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail £52.79
1 x **B Grade** Gigabyte GeForce GTS 450 OC 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card with FREE Mouse Pad £49.99
1 x XFX Pro 450W Core Edition '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply £38.99
1 x **B Grade** Gigabyte H61M-S2 Intel H61 (Socket 1155) DDR3 (MB-355-GI) £34.99
1 x BitFenix Merc Beta Gaming Case - Black £31.99
1 x Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00CEU) £31.19
Total : £254.94 (includes shipping : £12.50).

 
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Thanks for all your help guys :) whats your opinion on performance of the llano+6570 crossfire, iv read mixed reviews? also wouldnt a bulldozer suit more as its newer or were they just a fail ?
iv got a business edition 64 bit from a works laptop that i could install for him, iv got win 7 64 on my pc but think you can only run them on 1 machine,
Im really not sure cos hes played my pc and hoping for similar but you guys spec`d me a rig of almost double his budget :( has anyone gamed on a similar setup, if so please tell me your experiences
 
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Thanks for all your help guys :) whats your opinion on performance of the llano+6570 crossfire, iv read mixed reviews? also wouldnt a bulldozer suit more as its newer or were they just a fail ?
iv got a business edition 64 bit from a works laptop that i could install for him, iv got win 7 64 on my pc but think you can only run them on 1 machine,
Im really not sure cos hes played my pc and hoping for similar but you guys spec`d me a rig of almost double his budget :( has anyone gamed on a similar setup, if so please tell me your experiences

I will try and address these q's

1) Llano is good and the onboard GFX is pretty decent, but a good CPU+6850 will be a much faster option even if you try and crossfire a lesser card with Llano.

2) Bulldozer FX = fail.
 
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