OC3D Recommended System Builds
Little Black Dress
For our first, lowest cost, system we're basing it around the AMD A8-5600K CPU. A Quad-Core 3.9GHz number it has the heft for all but the most demanding tasks. The Gigabyte D3H motherboards provide excellent value in whatever form they take, and in the 85X guise it also has the all-black looks which will go perfectly inside the 200R, and match up with the black of the GTX650Ti from ASUS and the Corsair Vengeance RAM.
Just because you're on a limited budget doesn't mean you want limited aesthetics, does it?
|Product||Price (with link)|
|8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz RAM||£59.99|
|Corsair Neutron 64GB SSD||£67.20|
At a hair over £500 (£501.48 to be exact) this gives you a seriously quick system for the money. A near 4GHz CPU backed up the speed of an SSD pumping through the excellent GTX650Ti, it shows how much performance is available for a bargain price these days. It's great value, all black and guaranteed to make your jaw drop. Hence, Little Black Dress.