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    gaming pc

    I have a budget of £500.

    I want to build a PC for gaming, with a nice case, decent psu etc. NO monitor needed.

    I've heard that e8300 processors are better for gaming than quad core...

    what other decent components should I look into?

    thanks

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    Re: gaming pc

    How about this

    Antec 300 (possibly Coolermaster CM-690) ~£35 (£60)
    Corsair 450W VX ~£45
    Intel E7200 +Xigmatec Tower ~£95
    4GB PC6400 ~£50
    DFI P35 or Asus P5Q PRO, Abit IP-35 PRO if you can get one. ~£80
    640GB Western Digital AAKS ~£50
    Samsung Optical ~£15
    ATi HD4850 ~£120 (sapphire dual slot).

    £490. I'd personally get the CM-690 for a total of £515 though. Or you could use that money to get the cosair 520W HX.

    That will run cool, quiet and will overclock well over 3.5Ghz probably.

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    Re: gaming pc

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    How about this

    Antec 300 (possibly Coolermaster CM-690) ~£35 (£60)
    Corsair 450W VX ~£45
    Intel E7200 +Xigmatec Tower ~£95
    4GB PC6400 ~£50
    DFI P35 or Asus P5Q PRO, Abit IP-35 PRO if you can get one. ~£80
    640GB Western Digital AAKS ~£50
    Samsung Optical ~£15
    ATi HD4850 ~£120 (sapphire dual slot).
    - For a clean tidy case, the HX520w will cost you £20 more, but not essential.
    - The Antec 300 is great for gaming. There are a couple of extras you can buy to make it even better
    ------------------(2 or 3 Xigmatek 120mm fans *some of the best around*, Sharkoon Vibe III Fixer to mount HD in 5" slot to keep airflow unobstructed etc.. all £5 a pop)

    - The processor, harddrive, disk drive and heat sink sound perfect. As does the ram as long as its branded.
    - P5Q Pro is newer architechture, for the same price. Little touches like PCI-E 2.0 make it more futureproof
    - The graphics card is a MUST, from Ebuyer £120 delivered.
    Last edited by richieuk; 24-08-2008 at 08:36 PM.
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    COOLING: Xigmatek Heatsink 120mm, 2x Xigmatek 120mm w/ Fan controller/
    GFX: Sapphire HD4850/ PSU: Corsair HX520/ HD: WD 640GB w/ VibeFixer
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    GFX: Sapphire HD6950 *unlocked to 6970*/ PSU: XFX 650w Modular/ HD: 60GB OCZ Agility 3 Sandforce SSD w/ 1TB Sata 3 Storage & 640GB Sata2 Backup
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