Low cost gaming pc advice needed

  Shershan 13:05 05 Jul 2011

so I'm building my first Desktop with a budget of around 600 EUROS including p+p and a new OS. i live in Ireland so that's why budget is in euros (i think it about 450-500£). I'm pretty new to all the really technical differences between parts. i got a tip to use over clockers UK and buying a bundle then just adding a good g.p.u

any1 have any experience of this? is it worth it? which is the best offer? etc. any1 no a good g.p.u for 1 of these bundles?

or should i just buy normal parts from scan.co.UK?

+was checking the bundles on over clockers and this seems to have outstanding reviews

any advice is GREATLY appreciated

  Shershan 13:06 05 Jul 2011

sorry forgot to add link to bundle i was checking - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=BU-042-OE&tool=3

  Shershan 13:12 05 Jul 2011

man im really forgetful... forgot to mention it mostly be used for rts gaming but may venture into fps and if possible good old gta 4 nd mafia 2... this one is also need for long future

thanks :)

  gengiscant 13:32 05 Jul 2011

That's not a bad bundle,which leaves you about £270 ish to spend on the rest. Case-hard-drive-power supply and OS, will you need a monitor, keyboard and mouse? You are going to struggle if you want a half decent graphics card in your set up.

  Shershan 14:26 05 Jul 2011

dont need a monitor and i can get a cheap keyboard and mouse somewhere if i need them .... as for gpu i was looking at the evga gtx 460 se series although i cant seem to find the non se 460 on scan although i may be blind

or could you advise another gpu?


  gengiscant 15:59 05 Jul 2011

Here is your card,GPU

  Shershan 19:03 05 Jul 2011

okay so i was looking around and heres what ive come up with. please advise

so here are wat ive been looking at :

GPU: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=GX-099-MS

MoBo, memory and CPU: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=BU-042-OE

Case: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...-017-OP&tool=3

HDD: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...14&subcat=1279

wifi: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...97&subcat=1622

CD drive: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/produc...ortby=priceAsc

not sure whether to get psu or would the psu with case be sufficient?

support much appreciated

thanks :)

  Shershan 22:21 05 Jul 2011

PSU: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-027-OP&groupid=701&catid=123&subcat=

  gengiscant 09:20 06 Jul 2011

I am not getting anything except the Overclockers website, can you try again. I know this is tricky but if you look above the box you are typing in you will see a blue and green globe,if you click on it another box will open with a blue HTTP:// if you right click in the blue you can then post a link to the item. I have provided a link to my pc case,which after a few months I have decided I Case no longer like so will be getting a new case shortly. When you click on OK another bit will open and there you can type what you are linking to,I put in case.

If the above is to tricky then give me the name and price and website and I will try and find it myself then I will link back to this post and you can say whether I am right or not.

  Shershan 11:13 06 Jul 2011

oh sorry :(

okay here it is :)

mobo CPU Memory




CD/DVD Drive

WiFi Card (jus thought id include it)

hopefully you can see them now thanks for the help :)

  gengiscant 11:37 06 Jul 2011

Nothing wrong with that selection given your budget,my only thought and this is a personal thing,I do not like to have 1 big hard-drive as if it fails you might lose everything, but if you have 2 smaller drives with everything on one drive backed up to the second,you are covered in case anything goes wrong.The card wireless in a desktop PC, not for me,if your gaming on-line then you really need a wired connection.

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