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hello people i need help on deciding a budget gaming pc ive got about £400 max to spend. My uses are light games and music with a little bit of internet browsing. ive got ram and psu and blu ray player oh and a cooler + hard drivewhat would be the best cpu + mobo + gpu for my uses
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138317

if you can find that mobo and some good Gskill 2x4gb ripjaws and a 2500K that would be a great start
Edited by mothow - 5/12/11 at 7:06pm
    
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cpu+mobo+gpu??

Dunno how much you think sandy bridge is but your looking at over £400 for just cpu and mobo...

Mothow hes in UK, not USA...

Also OP if you only do 'light ganes' and internet browsing, why would you need sandy bridge? Surely a cheap dual core would suffice.
Edited by $ilent - 5/12/11 at 6:43pm
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Any overclocking at all? Four hundred quid will get you the system, but what do you define as "light gaming"?

If you have a good enough PSU, you can get a 2500k and a 6950 (obviously the 6950 is overkill, but so is the 2500k).
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Any overclocking at all? Four hundred quid will get you the system, but what do you define as "light gaming"?

If you have a good enough PSU, you can get a 2500k and a 6950 (obviously the 6950 is overkill, but so is the 2500k).
He needs a cpu, mobo and gpu. A 6950 is 200 quid alone, add 155 for i5 2500k and that leaves him about 40 quid...not much left for a motherboard.
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For budget mobo I would say asrock p67 extreme4 and like justarealguy pointed out get yourself a 2500k, also for gpu get either a GTX 460 or 6850. You need to strech your budget a little, £450/500 should be enough.
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He needs a cpu, mobo and gpu. A 6950 is 200 quid alone, add 155 for i5 2500k and that leaves him about 40 quid...not much left for a motherboard.
I had a math fail moment there. I was figuring 500 quid.
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cpu+mobo+gpu??

Dunno how much you think sandy bridge is but your looking at over £400 for just cpu and mobo...

Mothow hes in UK, not USA...

Also OP if you only do 'light ganes' and internet browsing, why would you need sandy bridge? Surely a cheap dual core would suffice.
I know thats why i said if you can find that mobo.And he did he say he needed a gpu +cpu etc.Now im not sure how the dollar compares there
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I have this board and have nothing but praise for it.
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