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    Old 05-02-2014, 02:53 AM
    deano-5 deano-5 is offline
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    Hello, I am looking to build a small gaming pc. I'm not looking to play Metro on max settings. I tend to play games such as Simcity 5 and Civ 5. I want to play them at 1080p. With this in mind I have created a list of parts. Please can somebody offer me advice as to if it will be suitable.

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    Motherboard: ASRock H81M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1150 £51.16 Amazon
    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor £159.09 Amazon
    Ram: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit £53.99 Overclockers
    PSU: Silverstone Strider ST45SF-G 450W 80+ Gold SFX Modular Power Supply £76.14 Scan
    Case: Silverstone SST-RVZ01 Raven Mini-ITX - Black £69.98 Overclockers
    OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-Bit DVD - OEM Price: £74.99 Overclockers

    Total: £485.35
    I'm aware I haven't added any fans to my list yet. I don't mind AMD or Intel.

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    Old 05-03-2014, 03:14 PM
    MacLeod MacLeod is offline
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    Well you dont have a GPU listed for starters. Second, youre not going to build a small rig that plays Metro on max settings. That along with Crysis 3 and a few others are the most demanding games on the market right now. If maxed out Metro is what youre after, youre gonna have to cough up some more cash. Heres the best, most budget friendly rig I can come up with thatll still give you playable frame rates on pretty much anything out there with max settings with the exception of some lowered AA.

    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3D6J9 £707

    I went AMD because the FX-6350 is the best gaming CPU on the market dollar for dollar right now IMO. It overclocks very well and will work just fine at 1920x1080. The GTX770 is enough horsepower to play anything at 1080 at maxed settings. You might have to drop AA down to the lowest setting on games like Crysis 3 but thats really no big deal and youll likely never notice the difference in actual game play. Usually its not until you show slides side by side that you can really tell the difference between different AA settings but lowering it really saves a ton of frames. The motherboard is very solid and will stand up to any overclocking youll want to do and the Cooler Master Hyper 212 will handle cooling for all but the most extreme overclocks. My old Hyper handled my 8150 up to 4.3 which is damn impressive. Seasonic power supply which is among the best builders on the market and a good solid case.
    • AMD FX 8350 @ 4.815 - 1.40V CnQ enabled
    • EVGA GTX 670 FTW @ 1070 (1239 boost)
    • Asus Sabertooth 990FX rev 1
    • Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 8GB
    • Samsung 840 Evo 250GB SSD
    • Western Digital Blue 1TB x2
    • EVGA Supernova G2 750
    • HP 2509B @ 1920x1080
    • Corsair Carbide 500R
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    Old 05-05-2014, 06:46 PM
    deano-5 deano-5 is offline
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    Thank you for your advice

    I've decided to use my 650ti and upgrade it later when I have the money. So is AMD better for a low budget?
    I really want to stick with case I chose. So I need a good mini-itx board. Low powers important.
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    Old 05-09-2014, 07:35 PM
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    The Asrock H87M-ITX motherboard was highly rated a few months ago in the mag. Maybe worth a look.
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    Old 05-15-2014, 05:55 PM
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    What are your options for storage? Are you just going to do one large SSD?
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