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Budget Game PC - September 2012
The Hardware.Info Budget Game PC Advice has a balanced configuration for playing video games, without having to spend too much. The components have been selected to offer the best bang for your buck.
That means you cannot always expect the highest settings, resolution and frame rate, but at the same time you should be able to play all modern games in Full HD resolution without making huge concessions to either the image quality or your enjoyment of the game.
Unlike previous Budget Game PC guides, we are no longer focusing on the upgrade aspect of this configuration. This is to keep the price down by saving on powerful components with unused potential.
Please note: the PC Buyer’s Guide is compiled based on independent component tests performed by Hardware.Info. If no new, superior products are released that should replace one or more of the components, then the component(s) will remain the same as the previous month.
If you want to know more about how we compile our PC Buying guides, have a look at this article.
|Processors||Intel Core i3 2120||£97.39|
|CPU coolers||Intel Boxed cooler||-|
|Memory modules||8 GB (2x 4 GB) DDR3-1333 / 1600||£51.86|
|Graphics cards||Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition OC 1GB||£297.65|
|Hard disks/SSDs||Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB||£54.73|
|Optical drives||Lite-On iHAS524||£20.15|
|Cases||Antec Three Hundred Two||£62.61|
|Power supplies||Nexus Value 430W||-|
|Keyboards||Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600 Black||-|
|Mice||CM Storm Inferno||£42.14|
|PC speaker sets||Creative Inspire T6160||£60.12|
|Monitors||Iiyama ProLite E2473HDS-B1||£210.50|
|Add as wish list||Average total price:||£986.42|