Best Pc For £300 .. Help!

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  1. LeeBurton08

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    Hello,
    Im trying to build a decent gaming pc for £300, It will be hard i no, but im sure its possible :thumbsup:. I want this pc to run top games like Call of duty:4 smoothly.
    The specs on the pc i would roughly like are like this :

    Decent CPU: (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz+) or (AMD AM2 Athlon 64 Dual Core 5600+).
    Motherboard: Sumfin Similar to this http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-000-OK
    RAM: 2GB DDR2
    Hard Drive: 160GB+
    GFX: Nvidia Geforce 8500GT or ATI Radeon HD2600.
    Any Case.
    500W+ PSU
    No Screen

    Help :thumbsup: Thank You..
     
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    CPU - E8200 - 2.66ghz Intel dual core £115
    Mobo - Gigabyte GA P31-DS3L £50
    Memory - 2Gb Corsair 800mhz ram £35
    Graphics card - 512mb ATI HD 2600 Pro £35
    Hard drive - 160GB Samsung
    Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Case With CM eXtreme Power 460W PSU £40 (ebuyer.com)

    rest prices from scan.co.uk

    total cost £305
     
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    Don't expect to get decent frame rates in COD4 etc.. at anything higher than about 1024x768 with the 2600 though. and forget about Crysis ;)
     
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    yeh u definetly wont be able to play crysis lol. and dont expect to play newe games on high detail either but then again u r only paying £40 for a gfx card so should be expected really. other than that u have a good base to build on. u will be able to overclock the 8200 well over 3GHZ prob closer to 4GHZ and when u get some more cash then all u have to do is upgrade ur graphics card.
    maybe worth stretching to the E8400 for extra £10 as u will be able t overclock this to 4GHZ+
     
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    The latest issue of PC Format had an article on building a budget rig for under £300 that played the latest games. I believe they went for the 8600GT to make the cut price wise but it might be worth your while to check it out to see what they chose and the FPS you can expect from it.
     
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    Chaps, being not much a gamer, could i ask how a £300 PC would perform in comparison against say, a PS3, which are the same price now (plus you get blu-ray!)
     
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    if u want to use ur pc just for games then the ps3 is definetly the better option imo. but depends on what sort of games u mainly play as ur fav games may not be on ps3 or u might prefer keyboard mouse route etc.
     

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