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    New PC Build £700 Max

    Ok I have £700 to spend on a base unit, not including soundcard or OS.

    I mostly game on my machine (1280x1024)
    I play games like GTA, CoD4, Shift etc etc

    I was looking at this:

    What do think?
    All compatible?
    Any changes you would make?

    Also would you choose the Xigmatek case or the Coolermaster CM-690? (With performance and noise)

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    Re: New PC Build £700 Max

    I cannot see the spec you have posted!!

    I would modify existing build by replacing the HD4850 with an HD5850 if it fits.

    The X3 720 should do the job fine too!!


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    Re: New PC Build £700 Max

    Wow TinyVision<sup>tm</sup>.
    Looks OK. There was an interesting discussion in your price range below.
    http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardwa...ts-new-pc.html
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    Re: New PC Build £700 Max

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I cannot see the spec you have posted!!

    I would modify existing build by replacing the HD4850 with an HD5850 if it fits.

    The X3 720 should do the job fine too!!
    Yeah im selling this machine as I got a decent offer for it

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    Re: New PC Build £700 Max

    I would probably get a cheaper motherboard and go for an HD5850. You will need to save around £50 more although you will save at least £10 as you get free postage from Scan since you have 20+ posts on Hexus.


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    Re: New PC Build £700 Max

    Whats better a GTX260 or HD5770?

    I dont think I could stretch to a HD5850
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    Re: New PC Build £700 Max

    I'm confused, your spec above shows ~£130 for the GPU. In that price bracket you could get a HD4890.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-P...-DL-DVI-I-HDTV
    If you were wealthier the 5850 is ~£200
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-P...DMI-plus-Dirt2

    Edited. I'd take the 5770 even though it performs on a par with the 260, it's cooler.
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    Re: New PC Build £700 Max

    If you get a Phenom II X4 955BE and a Gigabyte AM3 770 chipset motherboard you will save something along the lines of £40 and you could easily fit an HD5850 into your budget.


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    Re: New PC Build £700 Max

    Id rather not go the AMD route again just now.
    Intel seems more promising.
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    Re: New PC Build £700 Max

    So for GPU what one should I get,
    GTX260 or HD4890 or HD5770?
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    You can, and you will, get a 5850. Unless having 500GB of space is not enough for you. On and I forgot the optical drive... crap, so add on another £16, or alternatively recycle the an old one from another machine. Even if you have an IDE one it should do you fine for a wee bit.

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    Re: New PC Build £700 Max

    Quote Originally Posted by nightkhaos View Post
    You can, and you will, get a 5850. Unless having 500GB of space is not enough for you. On and I forgot the optical drive... crap, so add on another £16, or alternatively recycle the an old one from another machine. Even if you have an IDE one it should do you fine for a wee bit.

    Get a VX550W instead and the build should be roughly in budget with the free postage and £20 saving on the PSU.

    The HD5850 has lower power consumption as an HD4890 IIRC so the VX550W should be powerful enough.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Get a VX550W instead and the build should be roughly in budget with the free postage and £20 saving on the PSU.

    The HD5850 has lower power consumption as an HD4890 IIRC so the VX550W should be powerful enough.
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    Yep, I'm happy with that. VX should be enough, even rememberd the Optical Drive this time.

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    Re: New PC Build £700 Max

    Well I think we have a winner thanks Nightkhaos.
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