Building A Cheap Gaming Pc, Would This Work?

Hiya planning on building a cheap gaming PC as it seems to be the most cost effective method however my knowledge on the matter is very limited and I’d probably be more comfortable just buying one pre-made to be honest.
I’m hoping to be able to play Skyrim/Day Z/The Old Republic.
How good is this? Is this all that I would need to buy to actually build it or are other parts necessary?
PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:
CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor (£46.94 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI H61M-P31 (G3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£31.93 @
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£33.25 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card (£126.94 @
Case: Xigmatek Asgard II Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£28.31 @ Novatech)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W ATX12V Power Supply (£35.32 @
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @
Total: £362.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 09:15 GMT+0000)

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4 Responses to “Building A Cheap Gaming Pc, Would This Work?”

  1. Guy says:

    I run a G620 processor with a GTX660 graphics card on a 1155 motherboard & it runs crysis 2 no probs on max graphics settings with no noticeable probs. Far Cry 3 is not quite on max but it still looks & plays fine. I also run 8GB of memory. You combination looks fine to me as you can upgrade the processor which it what I intend to do. I spent as much money as I could on the motherboard allowing for future expansion.
    As regards your memory have a look at Samsung Green 4GB modules. That’s what I have & you can seriously overclock them. Have a look at the reviews at overclockers.UK. I think I brought mine from Scan for £36.00. Its not fancy looking memory put it is poo hot if you want to overclock it.
    Are you going to use Linux or windows 7/8. I would use windows 7 & an OEM copy is going to set you back about £60 approx

  2. Mathius says:

    looks good for a tight budget….
    I haven’t check your processor compatibility with the motherboard but I’m sure you have, and if not the other answerers have.
    The only issue I see is the power supply….
    The Radeon 7850 requires a minimum of 500w of power, so I would aim for a 600w 80+ unit.
    other than that, its all good.
    oh and windows 64bit (32bit is no good as it only addresses 4Gb ram max)

  3. saad says:

    yeah probably it will run probably most of the new games but on low or minimum graphics.

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