Might build this - what games will it run?

Iron124

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This is better: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 740 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£48.56 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: MSI A55M-E33 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard (£31.54 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£52.98 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£29.70 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card (£85.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.24 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£31.10 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive (£9.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £314.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Not sure why there was an A10 in those builds, an APU, with a graphics card as well. This 740 is a dedicated CPU, leaving more processing power unused by graphics.
 

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CPU: AMD Athlon X4 740 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£48.56 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: MSI A55M-E33 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard (£31.54 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£52.98 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£29.70 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card (£85.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.24 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£31.10 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive (£9.58 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £314.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Not sure why there was an A10 in those builds, an APU, with a graphics card as well. This 740 is a dedicated CPU, leaving more processing power unused by graphics.
 

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Better build for the budget definitely goes to Iron
 

Scremin34Egl

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With such a tight budget I would go for a Pentium G3258 as it pretty much beats the athlon in most games plus you have the option for an i5 later on where with the Athlon you're pretty much stuck

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor (£47.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£33.37 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£29.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£38.70 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card (£89.59 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.78 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£36.99 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.32 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £319.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

 

Iron124

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In my opinion, yes, it is, simply because it is a newer card and seems to preform slightly better. Also, it's a tad cheaper than what 750's are going for right now.

The 260x isn't a beast, but you will get Mid to High range settings on most games.
 

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The 260X and the 750 perform more or less the same. I would go for an R7 265 which is roughly five pounds more than the 260X but 25% faster.
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