£400 Gaming System (cpu ram motherboard gfx Only)

Lee-b

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I've scraped the idea of upgrading my current system and have decided that i will make a new system. I am looking to spend around £400 for the CPU ram motherboard and gfx card.
The new system will be used for gaming mostly.
I need a gfx card that will also handle 3 monitors side by side.
i have been looking at a motherboard bundle let me no what you think of it. its only £216 but still needs a gfx card adding with it.
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sanilmahambre

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PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/P0SH
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/P0SH/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/P0SH/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£78.34 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£51.56 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£26.60 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£204.40 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Total: £360.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-07 10:20 BST+0100)

You can buy a good CPU cooler if you plan on Overclocking!
 

sanilmahambre

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Trinity series APU cannot use dual graphics of a HD7*** series cards. so buying a AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor is a better option.
Secondly, AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor uses a AM3+ socket that will allow you to upgrade to a Steam roller or even better processors from AMD in future.
And 7870XT is a tahiti core GPU that uses the same shaders like 7950 and 7970.
A gaming PC is highly dependent upon its GPU so i recommend you to spend more on a Graphic card!
 

ScrewySqrl

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3330 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£137.94 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£43.58 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£36.23 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£149.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£34.99 @ Maplin Electronics)
Total: £402.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-07 21:18 BST+0100)
 

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