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    Spec me a pc

    A mate of mine is uprading from a p4 2.8ghz and a 1950. Can anyone spec me a rig for him, i am undecided on wether to put my old copy of vista on it, or windows 7. Only needs the base unit, has keyboard mouse and monitor, max spend of £460, i get free delivery on scan and overclockers.

    Gaming mainly, needs grunt for that, and so that its powerful enough, I am good at overclocking, so thats fine, and i have a good cpu cooler for him, so you can choose a weaker triple core and i will clock it to make it faster.

    He will be playing left 4 dead 2, some older games, with the option of playing newer games at 1280x1024.

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    Blaine

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    Re: Spec me a pc

    Does your friend need a copy of Windows??

    Edit!!

    Just realise you have Vista.

    DX11 will run under Vista so don't waste any money on Windows 7 unless he is a student and can get it cheaper or perhaps free if he has access to MSDNAA.


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    Re: Spec me a pc

    Yeah, he does.

    Someones offered me £300 for this:
    AMD Phenom II X3 Tri Core 720 Black Edition 2.80GHz (Socket AM3) – Retail
    Asus M4A785TD-M Evo AMD 785G (Socket AM3) PCI-Express, Onboard Graphics, DDR3 Motherboard
    OCZ Platinum 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C7 1333MHz Dual Channel (OCZ3P13334GK)
    Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache (HD502HJ)
    Sony 24 x DVDRW SATA, Black
    Antec 300 Three Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case – Black
    550w ATX PSU (Generic)
    No OS.

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    Re: Spec me a pc

    Quote Originally Posted by Blaineoliver View Post
    Yeah, he does.

    Someones offered me £300 for this:
    AMD Phenom II X3 Tri Core 720 Black Edition 2.80GHz (Socket AM3) – Retail
    Asus M4A785TD-M Evo AMD 785G (Socket AM3) PCI-Express, Onboard Graphics, DDR3 Motherboard
    OCZ Platinum 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C7 1333MHz Dual Channel (OCZ3P13334GK)
    Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache (HD502HJ)
    Sony 24 x DVDRW SATA, Black
    Antec 300 Three Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case – Black
    550w ATX PSU (Generic)
    No OS.
    This is very good for the money if you can get all of that for around £300!

    Get rid of the generic PSU and get a Corsair HX450W from Scan this weekend for around £52:

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

    This HD4870 1GB Vapor X is on OcUK for around £100:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=GX-204-SP

    If your friend needs to get a copy of Windows 7 he should use the integrated graphics on the motherboard until he can buy a decent graphics card.
    Last edited by CAT-THE-FIFTH; 31-01-2010 at 09:02 PM.


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