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post #1 of 7
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Ok so I am doing this build for my friend, it had to be within the price range of £400 but he wanted to play some games, he doesn't really care about graphics settings but I wanted him to play at least mid to high settings on most of his games as a little bonus.
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What do you think?
He will not be overclocking anything and he will probably never touch any hardware. By the way I am also using an old IDE CD drive which I have laying around to cut costs.
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post #2 of 7
Looking good. I'm not a professional when it comes to prices abroad but imho this rig will game like a champ smile.gif
You might wanna try checking less pricey memories and/or GPU. (Different brand ex. Sparkle)
post #3 of 7
Nothing is wrong.
For cheap build, I personally choose Intel Pentium because it overclocks much better and making cheap AMD CPU worthless.
But since you said no overclocking, go for it.
AMD price/performance is better than Intel when we run things at stock speed.
    
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post #4 of 7
Looks fine for a budget build.
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post #5 of 7
Like above, someone stated those chips are good. But only if you dont plan on overclocking.
post #6 of 7
nice solid build for gaming, cant really go wrong with that for that price. very reasonable
     
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post #7 of 7
I wouldn't trust a CX430 (aka overrated 300-380W) for any build with a >100W graphics card.
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