£300 gaming pc or £500 gaming pc?

£300 setup - 

  • 1GB XFX Radeon HD 7770
  • Intel Pentium G850, Socket 1155, Dual Core, 2.90GHz
  • LiteOn IHAS124-04 24x DVD±R
  • Fractal Design Core 1000
  • 500W Storm Silent LPJ19-25
  • MSI H61M-P31 (G3) Motherboard
  • 4GB Corsair Value DDR3 PC3-10600 (1333)
  • 500GB Seagate ST500DM002 Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s, 7200rpm

£500 setup

  • CPU-AMD FX 6300
  • RAM-Corsair Vengeance 8GB(2X4GB) 1600
  • GPU-Gigabyte GTX 660
  • Motherboard-ASUS M5A97
  • HDD-Western Digital WD Blue 1TB
  • Case-Cooler Master Elite 430
  • DVD Drive- Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
  • PSU-Corsair CX 500

And later I would buy Windows 7 64-Bit, a monitor, and maybe a Blu-Ray drive

Any thoughts would be welcomed.

Might want to list the parts. Just press enter, or use the bullet points. Will be easier to read.

A pentium and a 7770 should play quite a number of games. It really depends on the experience that you want, the quality that you want, the specific games that you wish to play. The £300 setup would certainly struggle to play some games.

If you're looking for something that's upgradeable, you need to specify that. Give as many details as possible.

Refer to the sticky on the build-a-pc forum. It outlines many questions which would really help us both.

Well if you can afford the fx6300 and the gtx 660 that is a much better computer and has very respectable performace.


For £500, without an OS. Can be upgraded. If you're in education, you can get an OS for free.

*cough* piratbay *cough*

Piracy is just a stand-in, until we can afford the real thing... right, guys?

indeed :D

Yeah...course *hides pirated OS CD's*

Or you could just get Ubuntu for the time being. It's free, not illegal, and can still play games on that OS.

Go with berserker's build , good bang for buck and would last you way longer than the £300