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    New build - £500-600

    Hey guys, sorry to ask this question on here but the last time I bought a PC was about five years ago and I have not kept up with the latest hardware.

    I will use it almost exclusively for gaming, at a 1680x1050 resolution.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: New build - £500-600

    You might want to have a look at my thread forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardware/154198-my-sub-450-gaming-rig-plan-1-a.html - I suspect if you need to buy a case/PSU/OS etc this will bring you up to your £500-600 target.

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    Re: New build - £500-600

    Alright I will have a gander, thanks.

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    Re: New build - £500-600

    Having looked at Stictly's thread I have come up with this build, what do you guys think?

    • OCZ Stealth Xtream 500W PSU - 1x PCI-E 6/8pin, 2x SATA 12cm Fan - £36.77
    • Antec Nine Hundred 900 - Gaming Case with 200mm Top Fan - No PSU - £60.86
    • Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 HyperX Memory Non-ECC CL5 - £30.42
    • ASUS HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDCP HDTV out PCI-E Graphics Card - £156.51
    • Samsung HD502IJ SpinPoint F1 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM - £35.87
    • Gigabyte GA-EP31-DS3L iP31 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard - £42.54
    • Akasa AK 965 (Socket 775) Aluminium with Copper Base Processor Cooler - £9.25
    • Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 2.5GHz Socket 775 800FSB 2MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor - £56.40


    Total incl VAT & shipping - £505.70

    I will be overclocking the CPU to atleast 3Ghz.

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    Re: New build - £500-600

    Get one of the Western Digital 640gb hard drives:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/144339

    Also do you have a copy of XP or Vista??

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    Re: New build - £500-600

    I have 64bit XP =)

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    Re: New build - £500-600

    I'd get a 525W enermax proe82+ and coolermaster CM-690.

    You can thank me later

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    Re: New build - £500-600

    I have changed the case to the one you recommened, but I could not find the PSU on ebuyer.

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    Re: New build - £500-600

    It's cheaper on scan I think but never mind.

    i can't either it's here though, gone up a bit mind
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/525W-...uard-SafeGuard

    This will also happily power that system and more
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/425W-...uard-SafeGuard

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    Re: New build - £500-600

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    It's cheaper on scan I think but never mind.

    i can't either it's here though, gone up a bit mind
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/525W-...uard-SafeGuard

    This will also happily power that system and more
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/425W-...uard-SafeGuard
    Or you could get the 700W FSP on SCANs Today Only for ~£30 (again)

    The Enermax's are better quality PSU's though, but you'll prolly not notice much difference (apart from audible levels are slightly higher on the FSP).
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    Re: New build - £500-600

    yeah true it's a good deal certainly.

    Where has the modu82+ 425W gone though. Scan and Ebuyer are out.. and it's off both site. Glad I got it when I did.. even though the cables are annoying lol

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    Re: New build - £500-600

    Alright, priced up a system on Scan as well. Brought the graphics card down to a 4850 to try and stay below the £500 mark. Is the performance increase from the 4850 to 4870 worth the extra cash?

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    • Coolermaster CM-690 V2 Dominator Black Midi Tower Case with Mesh Top Panel w/o PSU - £58.72
    • 525W Enermax PRO82+ EPR525AWT Triple PCI-E Rail, ATX12v 2.3 , 88% Eff, AirGuard, SafeGuard - £59.79
    • 640 GB Western Digital WD6400AAKS Caviar Blue, SATA 300, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms - £55.99
    • 512MB HiS HD 4850, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 1986MHz GDDR3, GPU 625MHz, 800 Cores, 2xDL DVI-I/HDTV, 2 Slot - £123.73
    • Intel Pentium Dual-Core, E5200, Socket 775, Wolfdale Core, 2x2.5 GHz, 2MB Cache, Retail - £63.81
    • Gigabyte GA-EP31-DS3L, iP31 Express, S 775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 1066/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX - £51.14
    • 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair TwinX DDR2 XMS2, PC2-8500 (1066), 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 7-7-7-20 - £55.03


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    Re: New build - £500-600




    Get the above and stick a phenom II in there next year. Not every build has to be an Intel one.
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    Re: New build - £500-600

    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    [img]http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/7867/captureik0.jpg[img]


    Get the above and stick a phenom II in there next year. Not every build had to be an intel one.
    My dad has an Antec 900 and he said it was crap to build in, is this just him being old?

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    Re: New build - £500-600

    I just stuck a case into your build, as its a personal preference thing to be honest. Get what ever case takes your fancy.

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    Re: New build - £500-600

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurshu View Post
    My dad has an Antec 900 and he said it was crap to build in, is this just him being old?
    antec p182 is the best ... i have two

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