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Hello,

Would you be able to me make a good gaming rig with £500 budget?. I already have a monitor, and just need a rest. I live in UK and it would be the best option to buy all the parts over here. Please can someone help as I am struggling.

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Addictions
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NP, is the monitor 1080p? What are the most common games you play? Do you like maxing out the eye candy ?

With a budget of only 500, you'll have to live with some compromises, but let's see what we can do:

- CPU: FX8320 for 105£
- Mobo: GB 990FXA UD3 for 99£
- PSU: SeaSonic 520 for 52£
- GPU: R9-270 for 149£
- Ram: Ripjaws 8GB 2133 for 60£.
- HDD: WD Blue 1TB for 44£

Total: around 510£
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Originally Posted by eXXon View Post

NP, is the monitor 1080p? What are the most common games you play? Do you like maxing out the eye candy ?

With a budget of only 500, you'll have to live with some compromises, but let's see what we can do:

- CPU: FX8320 for 105£
- Mobo: GB 990FXA UD3 for 99£
- PSU: SeaSonic 520 for 52£
- GPU: R9-270 for 149£
- Ram: Ripjaws 8GB 2133 for 60£.
- HDD: WD Blue 1TB for 44£

Total: around 510£

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B004RJ8EKI/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new&qid=1394491267&sr=1-2

7£ saved
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Yap, same platform. But honestly, I would pay the extra 7quid to get SeaSonic's RMA if something goes wrong.
XFX are not treating their customers as SeaSonic does. (One member had the faulty cables on the XFX pro and was told by XFX to contact the reseller and not them).
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post #5 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by eXXon View Post

Yap, same platform. But honestly, I would pay the extra 7quid to get SeaSonic's RMA if something goes wrong.
XFX are not treating their customers as SeaSonic does. (One member had the faulty cables on the XFX pro and was told by XFX to contact the reseller and not them).

Oh yes the world famous sinkhole of support from XFX

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post #6 of 22
Thread Starter 
This is great thank you for the answers so far. What would you think of :

- CPU: I5 4670k £160
- Mobo: ASUS Z87-K £90
- PSU: SeaSonic 520 for £52
- GPU: R9-270 for £149£
- Ram: Ripjaws 8GB 2133 for £60

I think I should have a spare HDD and that would be £511. Would it be a better option?.

Thanks for answers so far.
post #7 of 22
Think i found a better PSU

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-002-SF

Super Flower Golden Green HX

Only 2£ more
Edited by shilka - 3/10/14 at 5:02pm
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Do you think 450 W is not too low?.
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Do you think 450 W is not too low?.

For a 270 no unless you are going to voltmod it you dont need more power
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post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Addictions View Post

This is great thank you for the answers so far. What would you think of :

- CPU: I5 4670k £160
- Mobo: ASUS Z87-K £90
- PSU: SeaSonic 520 for £52
- GPU: R9-270 for £149£
- Ram: Ripjaws 8GB 2133 for £60

I think I should have a spare HDD and that would be £511. Would it be a better option?.

Thanks for answers so far.

That board is not great (weak VRM circuitry) and would recommend you get this MSI Gaming instead for a bit more.
I would recommend you go for the GoldenGreen PSU Shilka recommended since it's better quality and newer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Think i found a better PSU

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-002-SF

Super Flower Golde Green HX

Only 2£ more

That's the one thumb.gif
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