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Mini ITX, SFF, £400 budget gaming rig.

hoochlol
  • 67 months ago

This build is designed for people who:

1) Don't need nor care about running everything at Ultra settings for every single game on the market. 2) Don't need or want to overclock their perfectly fine "as it comes" hardware. 3) Have limited funds but still want to enjoy gaming. 4) Would like to have a tower that isn't the size of a caravan.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor £53.70 @ Scan.co.uk
Motherboard MSI A88XI AC Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard £64.56 @ Amazon UK
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £55.17 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung Spinpoint F1 DT 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £29.97 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Video Card MSI Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card £79.98 @ Amazon UK
Case Corsair 250D Mini ITX Tower Case £64.90 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £44.99 @ Amazon UK
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £393.27
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-17 13:20 GMT+0000

This build will most games at high settings (should handle ultra, comfortably, for a large amount of games). I wanted a SFF build as we already have a large gaming rig in the house, and I wanted something smaller.

I aimed to put together a decent setup, and stay under £400, there is wiggle room for alterations, but this is the build I will be putting together pretty soon.

Comments

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

The 760K is less than a £ more than the 750K.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

True, but there is very little difference between them, see: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/AMD-Athlon-X4-760K-vs-AMD-Athlon-X4-750k

If people do wish to have some overclocking option, the 750k is unlocked, the 760k isn't. There is wiggle room in the build for sure, just depends what people want. I'd potentially overclock in the future, the small case has room for a H100i.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

"the 750k is unlocked, the 760k isn't"-

Are you absolutely sure of that?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless you get the Black Edition, I am certain.

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