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    Help Needed Building Gaming Computer

    I need help building a gaming computer for about £800 including moniter. I understand that i wont be able to play stuff like crysis on high but something decent would be nice

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    Re: Help Needed Building Gaming Computer

    Quote Originally Posted by JordanB View Post
    I need help building a gaming computer for about £800 including moniter. I understand that i wont be able to play stuff like crysis on high but something decent would be nice
    £800 now will get you Crysis on high my friend. If you have any preferences anyway that will help with some of the replies you'll get i.e. Intel/AMD ATi/nVidia.

    Personally i think you should be able to get a Intel Core i7 rig for that amount

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    Re: Help Needed Building Gaming Computer

    well im new to pc gaming so i dont know much about any processors, video card etc, so as much help as possible would be helpful

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    Re: Help Needed Building Gaming Computer

    Processor
    Motherboard
    RAM
    PSU
    GFX Card
    Hard Drive
    DVD-Drive
    Case
    Monitor
    Total price @ time of writing = £741.63 [without monitor]
    Obviosuly this is below your £800 budget and you would be able to swap in some more powerful components, hopefully these will give you a run down of what can be achieved - however these parts will be able to run Crysis on Very High at 1680*1050 res

    Edit: I missed that you needed a monitor (embarassed) what size are you after ? You can pick up 22" close to £100. You could swap the hard drive out for a smaller capacity and maybe use 3GB of RAM instead of 6GB to free up some more pennies, in addition to this you could also get a cheaper case. Have a look around as prices vary daily.
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    Re: Help Needed Building Gaming Computer

    This is what I would get:

    AMD Phenom II X4 940 ~ £144

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/AMD-P...Hz-125W-Retail

    Asus M4A78-E 790GX motherboard ~ £95

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Asus-...X-On-Board-VGA

    4GB PC2-8500 DDR2 ~ £40

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/4GB-(...S-5-6-6-18-EPP

    HD4890 1gb ~ £145

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-X...-DL-DVI-I-HDTV

    Samsung 1tb ~ £66

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1TB-S...ache-89-ms-NCQ

    Enermax 500w modular PSU ~ £76

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/500W-...PeakPower-550W

    DVD writer ~ £16

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Optia...SATA-Black-OEM

    Antec 300 ~ £46

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Antec...r-Case-w-o-PSU

    Acer X243HQ 24" TFT Monitor ~ £154

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/165391

    Including the postage at Scan and using the free postage at Ebuyer the total should come to just under £800. I would use Windows 7 RC1 as the OS until early next year when you will have to pay for a retail copy. This setup will be fine at the native resolution of the monitor which is 1920x1080.

    Here is a review of the CPU:

    http://techreport.com/articles.x/16147/4

    Here are some reviews of the graphics card:

    http://techreport.com/articles.x/16681

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...0-review-test/

    The cheapest GTX275 on Scan is currently around £175.

    You should also check the Today Only webpage on the Scan website for daily offers and you will be eligible for free postage on Scan after 20 posts on Hexus.
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    Re: Help Needed Building Gaming Computer

    I slapped this list together on overclockers.co.uk quickly, but make sure you shop around, use froogle.co.uk to find cheaper prices. But anyway, this spec. will easily handle any game you throw at it, probably for the next 2 years.

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