Build A Gaming PC For £400


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CPU:  AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core (3.5/4.1GHz, 8MB Level 3 Cache, 6MB Level 2 Cache, Socket AM3+, 95W)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 AMD 970 ATX Motherboard (PCI-E, Socket AM3+)
CPU Cooler (Optional): Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (120mm)
Graphics Card (Option 1): EVGA NVIDIA GTX 750Ti SC 1176MHz (Boost 1255MHz) 5400MHz 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 HDMI DVI-I DP PCI-E Graphics Card
Graphics Card (Option 2): Gigabyte AMD R9 270 OC 2GB 256-Bit DDR5 WF2 PCI-E Graphics Card
RAM: G-Skill 8GB Ripjaws X DDR3 2133 Dual Kit – Red
HDD: Western Digital 1TB internal Hard Drive – Caviar Blue (3.5 inch)
SSD (Optional): Kingston Technology 60GB Solid State Drive V300 2.5-inch SATA 3 with Adapter
PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX 430 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Unit
Case (Option 1): Cooler Master NSE-300-KKN1 N-Series N300 USB 3.0 ATX Case
Case (Option 2): Antec One Midi Tower Case – Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX, 2 x USB 3.0
Case (Option 3): Thermaltake Commander USB 3.0 Snow Edition
— Other components that you may need for this build —
Monitor: ASUS VE247H 24 inch LED Widescreen Full HD 1080p Support with HDMI 2ms Response Time
Mouse & Keyboard: Microsoft Wired Desktop 600 (Retail Packaging)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Standard 64 bit OEM, WN7-00403, English Version
Optical Drive: Samsung 24x Retail SATA DVD Writer
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This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Arbaaz

    I love this build, one question though. When I install windows will the optical drive automatically be detected so I can use the disk or do I have to use the USB?

    1. tEdits

      Hey Arbaaz
      All you have to do is set the optical drive as the one to boot into in the BIOS when you set the build up and you will be fine, no need to use the USB.
      I hope this helps! 🙂

  2. StevePa92

    Hey tEdits !!! I’d like to know if I could run watchodgs in great qualities (not ultra). Thank you to reply^^

    1. tEdits

      Hi Steve,
      Yeah this build can run Watch Dogs at around medium-high settings at 1080p at 60FPS without a problem. The GTX 750Ti (or the R9-270) is a very capable graphics card that can handle it well on these settings, but even ultra is a struggle for builds that cost way more than this!
      If you’re planning on buying any of the components please use our links on this page to purchase what you need through Amazon as it really helps us grow.
      I hope this helps! 🙂

  3. Peter Gibbons

    I was wondering, would this build work with the sapphire r9 270x 4gb graphics card?

    1. tEdits

      Hi Peter,
      Yeah this build will work well with the R9-270X 4GB graphics card, it’s just a slight step up from the 270 recommended here, with double the VRAM. So you’ll be good to go with that R9-270X from Sapphire.
      If you’re planning on buying any of the components please use our links here to purchase what you need as it really helps us grow.
      I hope this helps! )

  4. TTxxTT

    Hey tEdits. How well could this build run COD Advanced Warfare?

    1. tEdits

      Hi TTxxTT
      This build can handle Call of Duty Advanced Warfare without a problem, you can easily play it around medium-high settings at 1080p at 60FPS. If you wanna max out the settings beyond high then you’re gonna need a really expensive graphics card, but other than that the game will still look great on medium-high settings.
      If you’re planning on buying any of the components please use our links here as it really helps tEdits grow.
      I hope this helps! 🙂

  5. Chad

    Hi teditits just wondering would it be really good for minecraft and could handle massive servers

    1. tEdits

      Hi Chad,
      It’s great to play Minecraft on, because you can easily max it out and play at 1080p, 60FPS with mods, but it’s not gonna be able to host a massive server. A server with about 16 players max is about the safest bet, if you wanna host more players you’ll need to get a dedicated server built instead of using a PC build.
      If you’re planning on buying any of the components please use our links as it really helps me out and it really helps the site grow.
      I hope this helps! 🙂

  6. Damian J

    Are optional things needed in this build? I mean CPU Cooler and SSD. If so how they would improve my new bought computer, oh and I am really greatful for sharing this kind of guide. I just did bought all parts recomended here, now thinking about monitor which to choose (I got only 60-75 pounds for that). Once more thank You for sharing! :)

    1. tEdits

      Hi Damian,
      I’m gonna guess that you’re Viking J on YouTube, so I already replied to your comment there! I’ll just copy and paste my response over:
      You don’t necessarily need all the optional things, that’s why they’re optional! I include the essentials in the £400 price tag with all the vital components. You can add a CPU cooler and the SSD later on when you have more money in preparation for an upgrade. A CPU cooler doesn’t give you a performance increase per se, but it does help with the lifespan of the CPU by keeping it cooler than a normal stock cooler that you get in the box of the CPU would do. It also allows you to overclock it, but it’s not really worth doing that on this kind of budget.
      The SSD will give you a noticeable performance boost when you start and shut down your operating system and when you open any files or programs stored on it, they would load in seconds compared to a mechanical hard drive which will take longer because an SSD has no moving parts.
      If you’ve only got ~£70 for a monitor then you’re going to be hard pressed to find anything decent. The monitor that I typically recommend to everyone is the ASUS VE247H recommended, but that costs over £140 at the moment. Looking at the current prices on Amazon, I recommend you the Samsung S22D390HS as it’s the best monitor for £90 or less, anything below that is just compromising too much for the sake of saving £20.
      Here’s a link –
      I see that you’ve already bought the parts so thanks, and if you used our links that really helps a lot too. Please use the link for the monitor if you plan on buying that too as it seriously does help me out and it does help the channel grow.
      Thanks for your feedback and I hope this helps! :)

  7. judah

    hey tEdits all i want to know is can this handle arma 3 online. also how long could i play amra 3 online in hours at a time. thank you so much for the video

  8. XxHillXx

    Hi tedits would this sistem pull gta5 and gta5 mods ?

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