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Building A Gaming PC On A Budget
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7th Jul 2014

I think most of us have either looked into or have brought a gaming pc already, I was looking myself again today as many years ago I was a Hardcore PC Gamer.

I have looked at many Ready Made PC's and the Components to build my Dream Gaming PC on a budget.

Over Clockers have a nice range of ready built Gaming PC's and also supply the parts to build your own Custom Gaming PC, but found that some of the prices they wanted for parts I could get them cheaper at Amazon and other Online Retailers and some were a little cheaper, think it pays to shop about.

I Found an  Entry Level Gaming PC on Amazon, but again it had it had it's good and bad points and maybe if I went that way I would change a few of the parts for parts I think should be in it like the Power Supply, with a possible upgrade to a 1000 Watt Model and some better Cooling along with a few more parts.

I think it would be a great idea if Fellow Members share What's Good and What's Bad when it comes to Gaming PC's and PC Gaming Setups, so that members just starting out in PC Gaming can get the right advice and ask questions from members who are seasoned PC Gamers.

Last Edit: 7th Jul 2014 by ukd69
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7th Jul 2014

I myself am a beginner when it comes to pc's I have always been an Xbox gamer and now I'm on youtube and interested in more games I found it time I looked into a mid PC. I have spent last 3 months researching and asking my fellow gamers from the uk gamers community and have been extremely helpful at finding me a great site to compare against most websites at once. http://uk.pcpartpicker.co ... m/ offer you the chance to compare all parts in building the PC and can even give you the cost and compatibility of all your parts and I have managed to get given by one the gamers a list of parts to build a mid range PC for editing and playing games like minecraft for only £650.
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9th Nov 2014

Hope you get your Fan Issues sorted soon mate
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Why you should build your next PC

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10th Jul 2015

So I have finally built my PC which has been going strong for almost a year now. It took 6 months of buying parts through many different suppliers and friends from the group. I spent on estimate £1,100 altogether some were purely preference for example the mouse and keyboard. Here's a list of my spec for PC and where I got everything from.

  • Intel i5 4670k @3.4GHz (£162.00) (Amazon)
  • Corsair vengeance 2 x 4gb 8gb RAM (£66.97) (Amazon)
  • Internal 1 tb WD hard drive (£39.99) (Amazon)
  • Hyper fury 120gb SSD (£50.81) (Kingston)
  • DVDRW internal Drive (£11.98) (Amazon)
  • PSU 850w ATX Gold series power modular with a fan for CPU (£60) (Friend)
  • Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H - Gigabyte Intel LGA1150 Motherboard (£53.08) (Amazon)
  • Radeon R9 270x 4gb dual graphics card (£159.99) (Amazon)
  • Razor Deathadder Chroma Mouse (£64.99) and Razor Blackwidow Ultimate keyboard (£107.71) (Amazon)
  • Blue LED Heatsink cooler 12v (£2.29) (Amazon)
  • Case LGA1150 (£23.51)


I used a variety of sellers to build my PC and used uk.pcpartpicker.com to build my perfect PC with the spec and parts I wanted. First always select your case as this will then only show parts that will fit in each size case as same spec parts can be bigger or smaller based on size case you buy. Cases are cheap and easy to buy, also make sure to buy a decent CPU fan as the standard fan is not recommended when extending life of a Gaming PC, this will also mean you need to buy thermal paste to insulate. Only use a pea size of thermal paste on CPU and spread evenly over the surface before placing the Fan cooler on top. 

Always make sure the case code for example LGA1150 matches up to the motherboard as this each model is only compatible with the same code. It is also advised to buy a SSD purely for your Operating system, this will also make sure the PC runs at optimal speed all the time with little problems. All other data can be saved on the separate hdd. You will also need to buy a number of cables to hook some of the hardware to the motherboard and Power supply has its own cables. 

If you wish to ask any Questions please message below and I'll be able to help



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100% completed - Forza Horizon 2 Fast and Furious (X1 and 360), The Walking Dead Season 1, dead rising 2 : case zero, assassins creed 2, dash of destruction, Lego Star Wars TCS and Lego Indiana jones

Last Edit: 14th May 2016 by ukd69
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14th May 2016

Not been to this part of the forum before, mainly because for a long while I've had a Core i3 with an nVidia GT 630.

I upgraded to a GTX 970 in February which has enabled me to play any games I threw at it.

However, with the recent release of Forza Apex I've found that even when overclocked, my i3 is struggling, so I've taken the plunge and ordered the rest of the (much) needed upgrades today.

I've gone for bundle a Core i7 Skylake-6700K, Corsair H100i cooler with an MSI Z170A-G45 Gaming Motherboard & 8GB of Corsair Vengeance.
I've then suplemented this with come more Corsair Vengeance for a total of 16GB.

In total it's costing just under £900 which I don't think is too bad for the punch this thing will pack.

In addition to this lot, I already own, the DVD drive, an 850W modular power supply a 250Gig SSD and a 2TB "Data" drive (basically where my steam games, music and photos go).
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