£500 Gaming Computer HELP PLEASE

I am currently looking to purchase a new computer around the £300-£500 mark. I am going to by the parts myself and build it with my friend. He has enough experience to do the job so I am not worried about that. The thing I am worried about is getting the best I can for my money. I want to be able to play games at fairly high detail. But it doesnt have to be fantastic as I only have a 720p monitor of resolution 1680 x 1050. My friend has recommend me buy these components but I feel that buying a graphics card is important if I want to get the best out of my money. Here is a list of what he is telling me to buy:

Ezcool 727-03B Piano Black  with Ezcool 500W PSU
Gigabyte GA-F2A75M-D3H sFM2 Motherboard
AMD A-Series A10 5700 Black Edition FM2 CPU with Heat Sink Fan
Corsair Memory Vengeance Blue 8GB DDR3 1866 MHz CAS 9-10-9-27 Dual Channel
1TB Western Digital Caviar Green SATA III - 6Gb/s Hard Drive -
HDD Samsung SH-224BB/RSMS 24x DVD±R, 8x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, x12 RAM, SATA, Retail Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM Operating System

It all equates to £376 Is this the best I can get with the money I am willing to spend, taking into account FPS in game and so. Also, should I get windows 8 instead of windows 7, taking into account I also have a Windows 8 phone.  

Any help would be greatly appreciated, If you need to email me you can at

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Thank you all so much!

You can get so much more for your money with £500. I would not reccommend going with an APU solution for a that type of budget, I would also reccommend holding off windows 8 for now and just going with windows 7. Here is a fairly good build for the money:


I haven't included the OS in that price, but if you want me to I can.

yea i need it to come to around £500 including the OS, thank you so much for the solution


Also does the casing need to be as expensive as it is, I want to put the most money into the GPU such as the NVIDIA 660 or Radeon 7870

You can cheap out on the casing to a certain degree, however if you are going to I would reccommend going with a case that has routing holes and also making sure that later down the line you spend a good £70-£100 on a good case like a fractal design define r3 or r4. When you have a good case you will realise how useful it is.

Okay then, is it possible to get that graphics card and everything together down to only £500 including OS or am I supposing the impossible? I am a real noob when it comes to this and I am very frugal with my money which probably isnt the best combination as it takes me a while to choose what I want to do

To get everything down to £500 including OS would mean cutting down on things like the motherboard and cpu, If you want to get the same things for a lower price I would reccommend buying some things like the GPU and case (maybe) second hand on these forums or on ebay.


The phenom X4 is still a great cpu, and this is under 500, with OS. I wouldn't say going with a phenom X4 is cheaping out, it still performs outstanding.

rockmanandash could you link that again because the link you sent has nothing on it



whats this one like, is there anything wrong with this selection


You can replace windows 7 with win 8 if you want.

Could always go with a 7770 instead of a 7850 to save some cash and drop your case down by £10 or £20 and then you won't be too over-budget with an OS