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    Need to build a new gaming rig £1000 to spend!

    Hi people, i really need to build a new tower from the ground up, i want all new parts. I built my old system over 4 years ago and apart from a new graphics card and new memory its finding it hard to cope with all the new software about.

    I will probably go with a thermaltake case not sure which yet? 4-500gb hard disc and 2-3g of memory, graphics card must be decent as i don't like choppy graphics (ps3 killer) and an AMD cpu

    Any suggestions / recommendation's?

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    Re: Need to build a new gaming rig £1000 to spend!

    There's so many lies in that spec I don't know where to start. And the warranty is not worth the paper it's not printed on (32 whole ebay transactions - wow!).

    The real question is what size monitor you want, so we can see how much of your £1000 is going to go on that.

    **Edit** If you already have a monitor, what size is it?
    Last edited by Thorsson; 12-03-2008 at 03:56 PM.

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    Re: Need to build a new gaming rig £1000 to spend!

    Please, please don't buy that! He's quoting a 13.44Ghz CPU, 12,000rpm HDD and 2 graphics cards even though 1 is actually onboard!!! Definitely stay away from that.

    I'll post back later with some suggestions, but need to know whether you need a monitor out of that budget? if so what size?

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    Re: Need to build a new gaming rig £1000 to spend!

    Lol

    No monitor required i'm getting a 22in hd job from my bro! No keyboard, mouse or network adaptors either. Cheers

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    Re: Need to build a new gaming rig £1000 to spend!

    "500 GB Hard Drive reads @ 12,000 rpm with 32 MB Cache (most are 16 MB)!!

    First PC on ebay to have the latest and greatest Brand New 9600 GT faster and more powerful than 8800 range!!!

    GeForce 9600 GT 512 MB DDR3 Ram HDTV-Dual DVI-HDCP, Directx 10, SLI Quad Ready

    + Geforce 7150 N-force 630i 512 MB Ram

    *Plus 52 in 1 Card Reader*

    This PC has been benchmarked in the top 3% of the highly rated 3Dmark

    5 Year Extended Warranty

    Fully Wireless

    Computer Buyer Best Buy

    2 Graphics Cards total of 1.5 GB graphics processing power

    HD Audio 7.1 + 2"


    Lol look at those statements, surely ebay should close this listing!!

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    Re: Need to build a new gaming rig £1000 to spend!

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 SLACR, Kentsfield Core, Socket 775, 2.40 GHz 1066MHz 8MB Cache, Retail £131.89 £154.97

    LN18913
    Abit IP-35, Dark Raider, iP35 Express, S 775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 533/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX £59.39 £69.78

    LN20203
    Thermalright Ultima-90 92/120 mm tower heat sink for Intel/AMD CPU (bare sink) £23.99 £28.19

    LN13663
    120mm Sharkoon 2000 "Golf Ball" Quiet Case Fan £5.87 £6.90

    LN15216
    520W Corsair HX Series Modular PSU, ATX, EPS12V, whisper quiet, 5 year warranty £53.79 £63.20

    LN16546
    500 GB Samsung HD501LJ Spinpoint T166, SATA II, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ £47.49 £55.80

    LN20843
    512MB BFG Tech 8800GTS OC, PCI-E 2.0, Mem 1940 MHz, GDDR3, GPU 675MHz, Streams 128, 2x DL DVI-I £162.89 £191.40

    Carriage £9.03
    TOTAL £580.85

    G.Skill 4GB DDR2 PC2-8000 £70.49

    That should give a very nice system. Don't forget the Q6600 is due a price drop in the next few weeks and the Q9450 is due to be released soon. Just depends if you want to wait!

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    Re: Need to build a new gaming rig £1000 to spend!

    Wouldn't bother with AMD at the moment

    If you want a decent PC then I suggest this (this assumes you dont want to upgrade again for another 3 - 4 years)

    Intel Q6600 + scythe ninja ~£180
    4GB PC6400 RAM ~£60
    Abit IP-35 dark raider~£60 or the PRO version ~£100
    Antec P182 ~£80 I dont really like thermaltake and the antec is almost silent.
    Corsair 520W HX PSU ~£65
    ATi HD3870X2 ~£270 or Geforce 8800GTS 512mb ~£180
    500GB Western Digital AAKS ~£60

    With the Dark raider mobo and HD3870X2 this is around £775 so you could buy a blue ray optical drive and stay within the £1000 budget.

    Just my thoughts.

    That will be damn near silent except the graphics card, and will overclock nicely to around 3.4GHz which will be plenty enough for a long time

    EDIT: lol almost the same as s_Kintons, didnt see it while i was writing the post

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    Re: Need to build a new gaming rig £1000 to spend!

    I second Mike's spec and vote for the IP-35 Pro because I loves mine.

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    Re: Need to build a new gaming rig £1000 to spend!

    hey nightshadow were both in bolton, im building next week, you must pm me any parts you sellin and i can get them from you .

    Back to topic, Cosmos S case released today if you like the look of it?

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    Re: Need to build a new gaming rig £1000 to spend!

    The one place I might differ now is the RAM. I think it's worthwhile thinking about PC1000+ if you're going for one of the new quads.

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    Re: Need to build a new gaming rig £1000 to spend!

    Nice!

    Just the kind of info i needed. Thanks everyone! I'll have a look at the cases. Time for some shopping!


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    Re: Need to build a new gaming rig £1000 to spend!

    I think that guys 'PC' was developed in his a*se. With no screws...probably used duck tape...no no no

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    Re: Need to build a new gaming rig £1000 to spend!

    With a budget of 1000 to last a few years i would have thought faster ram and a Q9*** series myself. Also maybe leave it a few weeks for the 9800s aswell see how well they perform.

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