£550 Budget Gaming/Rendering AMD PC Build


Oct 30, 2012
I have about £550 to spend on a computer that can render videos in Sony Vegas and play games well. I want to go AMD because they are budget, and I plan to upgrade next year to Haswell, so I don't need a particularly good motherboard, but I would like an FX-6300 or higher. I will be playing at 1920 x 1080 and do not require anything. I would like if an SSD could be squeezed into the build but I am not that bothered if it cant be. I will be playing games like BF3 and Arma 2 so I would like to get some good gaming performance with this build.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/rcR4
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/rcR4/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/rcR4/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£101.56 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard (£81.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£29.77 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£72.69 @ Dabs)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£174.94 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case (£37.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £548.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)