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    Question Future Gaming PC

    Hello All,

    I am starting the long and tiresome task of saving for a new gaming PC. This will be my first attempt at doing this although I have been looking at it for a while.

    I am attempting to save up about £1200, which will need to include a monitor and will take me about 12 months.

    My question is what can I look forward to in a years (ish) time and what are the main figures to look for in the different components:

    Case
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    PSU

    Also, is Quad worth it over Duo?

    Thanks for any help/advice

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    To be honest, with the speed things are changing, it's hard to recommend anything for 12 months in the future.

    Better to wait until you have the cash and then re-ask the question :]

    Anything recommended today is likley to be redundant or at least superceded in 12 months time

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    Although it is a little disappointing that we can't yet speculate what will be available in 12 months it is also great to know that I'll be able to buy stuff that will cr@p all over the great stuff of today!!!

    (... only to cr@pped on myself a few months later )

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    Its always the way to be honest, same with anything like that really. TV's Hifi etc etc

    Anything that is updated quickly will fall in price quickly, it just happens that PC components are probably one of the most susceptible products to this kind of pricing

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    I would also recommend waiting until you have the money in your pocket and then repost. Technology moves so fast it's almost impossible to recommend something for 12 months time.

    Darren

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    Save your money, and then in 12 months then ask

    Things change to fast in the pc world

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    Lets have a guess...... In a years time with £1200... save up for a couple of months longer, to get £1400 because the new Intel XC 10nm range will be out by then... Then, I'd say, buy this:

    Case: Lian-Li Aluminium ABX-951 Special Every Day Affordable Quality Edition - £28.70 Inc VAT

    CPU: XC18650 3.2GHz 2666FSB 8 Core CPU - £193.74 Inc VAT

    Mobo: ASUS iX25 BTX RT - £82.78 Inc VAT

    RAM: 8GB (2x4GB sticks) PC21320 Corsair Domititan Magnetic RAM - £148.15 Inc VAT

    Primary HD: 250GB Western Digital SATAIV 28800RPM Ultra Edition 256MB Cache - £52.40 Inc VAT

    Secondary HD: 8TB Western Digital SATAIV 14400RPM Ultra Edition 256MB Cache - £272.99 Inc VAT

    GPU: EVGA NVIDIA 9860GTS LP (low power) 25Watt - £225.11 Inc VAT

    OS: Vista HP x64 - new affordable pricing by microsoft just the week before - £29.99 Inc VAT

    PSU: You only need any old basic 200W power supply now thanks to the Enviromental Agency in January 2008 forcing Intel to lead the way in producing low power components. - £15 Inc VAT

    TOTAL: £1050 Inc VAT so that leaves £350 to spend on other acessories... you could wait a couple more months for Samsung to release the SM-328BW 28" 0.2ms 6000:1 with the money left over!

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    Genius!

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    Sounds like a good build...let us know

    I especially like the 200w PSU..bit overkill though..

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    My o my Andaho you do have a vivid imagination.

    Are you sure you don't work for Intel or Amd divulging all this classified info.
    Deo Adjuvante non Timendum

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    Some coincidence there Andaho - thats similar to what I had in mind. The only difference is I was going to opt for Flash drives. I think the 14400RPM and 28800RPM drives you listed would be a tad noisy for me...

    Seriously though as others have stated wait until nearer the time. I bet some manufacturers don't know what they'll have out in a years time lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andaho View Post
    Lets have a guess...... In a years time with £1200... save up for a couple of months longer, to get £1400 because the new Intel XC 10nm range will be out by then... Then, I'd say, buy this:

    Case: Lian-Li Aluminium ABX-951 Special Every Day Affordable Quality Edition - £28.70 Inc VAT

    CPU: XC18650 3.2GHz 2666FSB 8 Core CPU - £193.74 Inc VAT

    Mobo: ASUS iX25 BTX RT - £82.78 Inc VAT

    RAM: 8GB (2x4GB sticks) PC21320 Corsair Domititan Magnetic RAM - £148.15 Inc VAT

    Primary HD: 250GB Western Digital SATAIV 28800RPM Ultra Edition 256MB Cache - £52.40 Inc VAT

    Secondary HD: 8TB Western Digital SATAIV 14400RPM Ultra Edition 256MB Cache - £272.99 Inc VAT

    GPU: EVGA NVIDIA 9860GTS LP (low power) 25Watt - £225.11 Inc VAT

    OS: Vista HP x64 - new affordable pricing by microsoft just the week before - £29.99 Inc VAT

    PSU: You only need any old basic 200W power supply now thanks to the Enviromental Agency in January 2008 forcing Intel to lead the way in producing low power components. - £15 Inc VAT

    TOTAL: £1050 Inc VAT so that leaves £350 to spend on other acessories... you could wait a couple more months for Samsung to release the SM-328BW 28" 0.2ms 6000:1 with the money left over!
    Now that's what I am talking about!! Loving the spec... isn't it fun to speculate?!

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    Yeah, thats a good idea, wait 12 months and than when you come back we'll tell you to wait another 12 months as there'll be alot more new stuff coming out
    PC components move so fast if you always wanted to wait to see what was comming out then you'll never build one.
    Lets face it with a budget of £1200 you'll be able to make a good gamming PC that'll last you a good few years
    Lets face it, theres a new graghics card coming out end of year, then it'll be a new set of cpus, then mabee ddr3 will be a must as getting cheaper all the time then shortly afterwards ddr4 ram, then back round to a new graghics card all the while about 5 new mobo chipsets have been released.
    Just get a quad core with 8800, can't go wrong.
    Last edited by Andy3536; 24-07-2007 at 06:27 PM.

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