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Posted 16 July 2014 - 06:44 PM

Can someone reccomend me a pre-built PC that is around £500 and is capable of running games with high fps like, Minecraft, Day Z, Left 4 Dead and Battlefield.


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 07:02 PM Edited by Stinky12, 16 July 2014 - 09:56 PM.

Can't really get yourself a decent prebuilt gaming PC for that price.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor  (£77.99 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: MSI B85M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£49.00 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  (£52.98 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£36.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card  (£119.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case  (£31.44 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£49.93 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive  (£9.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)  (£72.69 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £498.61
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:39 PM

I wanted to come in and offer alterations and alternatives but f*ck me, that's about the most perfect £500 build I can think of.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 09:56 PM Edited by Stinky12, 16 July 2014 - 10:02 PM.

^

Thanks! :beerhat:

 

Here are some more configs

 

Intel has celebrated 20 years of the Pentium brand, and like the K CPU, this Pentium Dual Core is also unlocked.

Board has been change to a Z97, so you get the support of M.2

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor  (£43.19 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z97M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£75.56 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  (£52.98 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£36.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card  (£119.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case  (£31.44 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£49.93 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive  (£9.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)  (£72.69 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £490.37
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

 

Core i3 with H97. Also has M.2

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor  (£77.99 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: MSI H97M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£62.36 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  (£52.98 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£36.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card  (£119.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case  (£31.44 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£49.93 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive  (£9.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)  (£72.69 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £511.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

 

Change from Micro ATX to ATX

H97 board, has SATA Express and M.2

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor  (£77.99 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  (£76.76 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  (£52.98 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£36.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card  (£119.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case: BitFenix Neos Black ATX Mid Tower Case  (£29.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£49.93 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive  (£9.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)  (£72.69 @ Ebuyer)
Total: £524.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:11 AM

Just a nitpick, but iHDS118-04 is not a CD/DVD burner - I don't think it's worth recommending :)

Anyway, here's another option:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£127.00 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B85M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£38.50 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Patriot Signature 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£26.99 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card (£116.72 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: BitFenix Neos Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£29.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£31.43 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer (£11.09 @ Aria PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£71.60 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £489.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Less RAM and cheaper parts, but I've managed to squeeze i5 in.

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:26 AM

Just a nitpick, but iHDS118-04 is not a CD/DVD burner - I don't think it's worth recommending :)

Anyway, here's another option:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£127.00 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B85M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£38.50 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Patriot Signature 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£26.99 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.00 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card (£116.72 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: BitFenix Neos Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£29.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£31.43 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer (£11.09 @ Aria PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£71.60 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £489.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Less RAM and cheaper parts, but I've managed to squeeze i5 in.

Does anyone even Use CD's/DVD's to the point of requiring a burner anymore? 

 

With everything being digital now, You could save a tonne of money and just get an External Disc Drive and use it across multiple computers as you need it.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:37 AM

I do agree it's not really necessary, I just don't see a point in getting a drive that can't burn discs, it makes it even less useful, and the price difference is negligible.

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 03:31 PM

Oops, I didn't realize that was just a DVD-ROM and not a DVD Burner.

 

Here is a AMD build. I managed to fit in a R9-280

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor  (£70.20 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard  (£29.23 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory  (£44.87 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£29.70 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card  (£158.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: BitFenix Neos Black ATX Mid Tower Case  (£26.82 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Integra R2 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£46.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer  (£11.09 @ Aria PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  (£79.14 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £496.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

 

Exactly the same, but with a better motherboard

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor  (£70.20 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 890FX Deluxe5 ATX AM3+ Motherboard  (£43.69 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory  (£44.87 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£29.70 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card  (£158.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: BitFenix Neos Black ATX Mid Tower Case  (£26.82 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Integra R2 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (£46.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer  (£11.09 @ Aria PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  (£79.14 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £510.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:36 AM Edited by TPenterprise, 21 July 2014 - 10:37 AM.

Out of curiosity, why are you all putting window 8 on your lists? Doesn't everyone hate it?


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:29 AM Edited by yojo2, 21 July 2014 - 11:31 AM.

There are various reasons to choose 8 over 7:
- it'll be supported for longer period of time;
- it supports DirectX 11.2 and it will support DirectX 12;
- it's slightly more secure;
- it supports more RAM (128GB) than similarly priced 7 Home Premium (16GB);
etc.

As for the UI - I don't think I need to comment on that, that's mostly a matter of preference and everyone can assess it subjectively.

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 01:42 PM

None of these lists have coolers either, is it necessary?


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 01:49 PM Edited by Andreas, 21 July 2014 - 01:52 PM.

Are you talking about a better CPU cooler, or fans? You don't need to buy a new CPU cooler unless you are planning to overclock. The processor already includes one that is good enough. There is no need more more fans unless the PC case doesn't have enough of them at default, which is not the case though.
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Posted 21 July 2014 - 09:59 PM

Are you talking about a better CPU cooler, or fans? You don't need to buy a new CPU cooler unless you are planning to overclock. The processor already includes one that is good enough. There is no need more more fans unless the PC case doesn't have enough of them at default, which is not the case though.

 

Yeah I was just wondering since I read that the Intel cooler is terrible and most people replace it


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:08 PM Edited by Andreas, 21 July 2014 - 10:10 PM.

The Intel cooler isn't that bad. I had the stock cooler of my i5 4670K for a while, and its cooling performance was sufficient and it was quiet.

That being said, the only reason why I replaced it with the Noctua NH-U14S was to get even cooler temperatures, and I want to overclock my processor in the near future.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 12:49 AM Edited by CReaper210, 22 July 2014 - 09:14 AM.

Nevermind, I got it :)


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 07:10 AM

Are you going to overclock the CPU?
Also, just to be sure - post the brand and model of you PSU.




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