£500 Gaming PC


Nov 10, 2012
Hey guys,

so my friend broke his computer yesterday and wants to game on pc but he has a budget of £500 maximum. If you can post systems to allow him to play games on medium graphics for this price then this would be great!

thanks to anyone that can help
£500 should get a decent system. here's a build that will do everything on High/ultra settings at 1920x1080

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£142.68 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£42.90 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.23 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£50.00 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£140.14 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Xigmatek Asgard II Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£28.36 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£35.00 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £482.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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I get ultra high on most games. I have to turn the settings down slightly for some of the more demanding games over the past year or two like BF3/Skyrim etc. Still high settings and the HD 7850 is quite a lot more powerful than the GTX 460. If you overclock it, it would probably match dual GTX 460's.