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    New Build

    am making a gaming rig for the budget of £500 - £600 and this is what I have come up with so far

    520W Corsair HX
    Coolermaster CM-690 V2
    512MB XFX GTS 250 Core
    4GB (2x2GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC, Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-18
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
    1TB Western Digital WD10EAVS
    Asus P5Q Turbo

    The computer screen size is 17 inches

    any input would be greatly appreciated

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    Re: New Build

    Hows about an AMD X3 Black edition, 785G based mobo (asus if it were me) and some DDR3.

    You would get away with a 450W HX if you wanted to, the GTS250 isn't too much of a power suck.

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    Re: New Build

    You're better off with a quad on a cheaper motherboard. GTA IV, ARMA II, Supreme Commander and MS FSX are all games that spring to mind as benefiting from the extra cores. DDR3 prices will continue to fall and DDR2 will increase. Go with something that uses DDR3 at this point.

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    Re: New Build

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Hows about an AMD X3 Black edition, 785G based mobo (asus if it were me) and some DDR3.

    You would get away with a 450W HX if you wanted to, the GTS250 isn't too much of a power suck.
    Quote Originally Posted by ed^chigliak View Post
    You're better off with a quad on a cheaper motherboard. GTA IV, ARMA II, Supreme Commander and MS FSX are all games that spring to mind as benefiting from the extra cores. DDR3 prices will continue to fall and DDR2 will increase. Go with something that uses DDR3 at this point.

    I agree with staffsMike and ed^chigliak here TBH.

    For example:

    AMD Phenom II X3 720 ~ £89

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    OR

    AMD Phenom II X2 550 ~ £71

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P ~£67

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

    OR

    Asus M4A785TD-V EVO ~£70

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Asus-...-SATA-RAID-VGA

    GA-MA790XT-UD4P ~ £96

    http://www.scan.co.uk/TodayOnly/Index.aspx

    This motherboard is Crossfire capable.

    4gb 1600mhz DDR3 ~ £65

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/148818

    This can be run at lower latencies at 1333mhz

    OR

    4gb 1333mhz DDR3 ~£44

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/166995

    You should be able to fit in an HD4870 512mb within the budget too:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/167332

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169206
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    Re: New Build

    Thanks for the advice guys will look into the AMD proecessor suggestions and will definity will upgrade the RAM type to DDR3 as suggested

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    Re: New Build

    Even if you stick with the Intel CPU a DDR3 board like the ASUS P5Q3 would be ideal.
    1 : i5 4670K | 8Gb | ASUS Maximus VI Genie | HD6890 | MX100 512GB | TX650W | CM Black Widow | Dell U2713H | 8.1 Pro
    2 : Q9450 | 4Gb | ASUS P5E-WS Pro | HD4650 | M4 256GB | 2 x 750Gb (RAID1) | Enermax 525W MODU 82+ | CM RC-590 | 17" | 7 Pro
    3 : i7 3570K | 16Gb | ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe | GTX 660 TI | 2x 1TB 840EVO | Sugo SG05BB-450 | Dell U2713H + 17" | 8.1 Pro
    Svr : X2 4200+ | 2Gb | ASUS A8N-SLI Premium | HD6870 | SonicFury | 8x 250Gb (2x RAID10) | 3Ware 9650SE-8LPML | Seasonic 700W | CM Stacker 830 | XP Pro
    NAS : DS1511+ | DX513
    W1 : Dell Precision 690 | X5355 | 4Gb FBDIMM | Quadro FX3450 | 2x 146Gb 15k SAS (RAID1) | 2x 500GB (RAID1) | Dell SAS 5/iR | 2x U2412M | XP Pro
    W2 : Dell Precision T3610 | E5-1650 V2 | 16GB | Quadro K2000 | 256GB SSD | 1TB HDD | 8.1 Pro


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