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    £500-£600 Gaming Computer

    Hey i want to upgrade my old computer to a new better gaming computer. I have made a list which i think is good but havnt included a motherboard becuase i dont know much about them so so i come here for help. also i dont need a moniter as i currently have a 22" 1680x1050 resolution moniter.

    CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 955 BlackEdition - £145.92
    RAM - 4GB (2x2GB) CorsairTwinX XMS3, DDR3 PC3-10666 - £57.62
    GFX Card -1GB XFX HD 4890 - £130.99
    HDD - 1TB Samsung HD103UJ Spinpoint F1- £60.50
    DVD - LG GH22NS50 22x DVD±R, 16xDVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RWx6 ,12xRAM SATA, Black, OEM - £16.73
    PSU - 520W Corsair HX Series Modular PSU - £73.47
    Case - Coolermaster RC-330 Elite - £28.97

    Total Price - £514.20

    you can change the list to make it better if you want but try not to go too much over the £600 budget.

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    Re: £500-£600 Gaming Computer

    If the rig you are building is purely for gaming and you want to go down the AMD route you could ditch the quad core and get a duel core cpu such as the AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition for £74.75 and put the remaining money into a motherboard. I don't think there are too many games that will take advantage of 4 cores at the moment although this will change in the future. With a good motherboard you could easily get the overclock to bring it above a 955 clock with less heat being produced.

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    • CAT-THE-FIFTH's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Less E-PEEN
      • CPU:
      • Massive E-PEEN
      • Memory:
      • RGB E-PEEN
      • Storage:
      • Not in any order
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVEN BIGGER E-PEEN
      • PSU:
      • OVERSIZED
      • Case:
      • UNDERSIZED
      • Operating System:
      • DOS 6.22
      • Monitor(s):
      • NOT USUALLY ON....WHEN I POST
      • Internet:
      • FUNCTIONAL


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    • Cheapy's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P
      • CPU:
      • AMD Phenom II X3 710 (Unlocked)
      • Memory:
      • 4Gb Corsair DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 320Gb Samsung F1
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire 7950 Vapor-X
      • PSU:
      • 520W Corsair HX
      • Case:
      • Fractal Define R3
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ GW2450HM

    Re: £500-£600 Gaming Computer

    Might have to source motherboard from elsewhere though as scan seem to be having problems getting that board in stock. I think Dabs has it for $74.

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    • CAT-THE-FIFTH's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Less E-PEEN
      • CPU:
      • Massive E-PEEN
      • Memory:
      • RGB E-PEEN
      • Storage:
      • Not in any order
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVEN BIGGER E-PEEN
      • PSU:
      • OVERSIZED
      • Case:
      • UNDERSIZED
      • Operating System:
      • DOS 6.22
      • Monitor(s):
      • NOT USUALLY ON....WHEN I POST
      • Internet:
      • FUNCTIONAL

    Re: £500-£600 Gaming Computer

    Ebuyer have them in stock:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/167782


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    • holy god of nil's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus p8h67
      • CPU:
      • i5 2500
      • Memory:
      • 16gb DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samsung + 120GB Sandisk Extreme
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire 7850 OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX450
      • Case:
      • Silverstone SG03

    Re: £500-£600 Gaming Computer

    Seems like a very good build, perhaps consider a graphics card with a non-stock cooler like the sapphire vapor-x or similar?

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