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    new pc £800 budget

    Hi,

    I was told to post here rather than scan section, im looking for a new pc. Max Budget is 800, i need the case and monitor. However i would be pleased if it was alot less than that

    I have come up with the following;

    LN22762

    Antec 300 Three Hundred, Black Midi Tower Ultimate Gaming Case w/o PSU £36.48 £42.86
    LN25348

    6GB (3x2GB) Corsair XMS3, DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600) Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, 1.65V £106.12 £124.69
    LN25380

    LG GH22NS40 22x DVD±R, 16xDVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RWx6 ,12xRAM SATA, Black, OEM inc Software £12.92 £15.18
    LN33092

    640GB Western Digital WD6402AAEX Caviar Black, SATA 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache £43.60 £51.23
    LN34333

    Asus M4A88T-M/USB3, AMD 880G, AM3, DDR3 1066/1333/1866(OC), SATA 3Gb/s, RAID, MATX, VGA £67.04 £78.77

    AMD Phenom II X6 1055T, Thuban, Sok AM3, 2.8GHz, 9MB Total Cache, 125W, Retail
    LN32797 AMD Phenom II X6 1055T, Thuban, Sok AM3, 2.8GHz, 9MB Total Cache, 125W, Retail
    £130.99 £153.91

    1GB XFX HD 5770 XXX, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 5200MHz GDDR5, GPU 875MHz, 800 Cores, 2x DL DVI-I/ DP/ HDMI
    LN31632 1GB XFX HD 5770 XXX, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 5200MHz GDDR5, GPU 875MHz, 800 Cores, 2x DL DVI-I/ DP/ HDMI
    £116.99 £137.46

    560W Silverstone Zeus ST56ZF Quiet SLi 2x PCI-E + 6x SATA, EPS12v, 80mm Fan PSU
    LN12511 560W Silverstone Zeus ST56ZF Quiet SLi 2x PCI-E + 6x SATA, EPS12v, 80mm Fan PSU
    £37.99 £44.64

    I was told to look at the Samsun F3 hdd and also dual memory. And maybe pay a little xtra and get the nvidia 460 graphics card. Could someone spec me a pc please?

    I play CSS and maybe GTA4. And do web design so use photoshop etc. I will be using windows 7 enterprise 64-bit.

    Cheers,
    Danny

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    Re: new pc £800 budget

    If the Photoshop use is extensive, and especially if files are large, consider a second hard drive. It helps to set Photoshop up to use a second hard drive (or more), separate from the one Windows uses for virtual memory or paging.

    This drive (or drives) wants to have lots of space available, and/or be defragged regularly, and be as fast as you can afford. I find a WD Black a decent option, if you don't want to go to fast SCSI drives or (noisy) Velociraptors.

    If you're working on small files just for web use, it won't be anything like as important, but if it's large Photo files, and complex editing and layering, then it makes quite a difference.

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    Re: new pc £800 budget

    No its just small photoshop usage for web so the 1 drive should be fine

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    Re: new pc £800 budget

    Do you really need hexa core? Unless your doing heavily threaded stuff I can't imagine you'd see much benefit. I don't know what the price difference from X4 to X6 though.

    For £800 budget I'd be looking GPU muscle rather than CPU. A 5850 or something along those lines. Depends on where your priorities lie though! Or keep the 5770, go for a lower spec CPU and save some pennies

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    Re: new pc £800 budget

    For most games a Phenom II X4 would be a better choice although if any of your software supports a six core processor well then a Phenom II X6 would be much faster.

    I would look at the following parts:

    Phenom II X4 955BE ~ £127

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

    OR

    Phenom II X6 1055T ~ £157

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

    4GB 1600MHZ DDR3 ~ £86

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/4GB-(...-9-24-XMP-165V

    The Phenom II X4 and X6 run RAM in dual channel so you need to go for an even number of DIMMS. If you are not overclocking running the RAM at 1333MHZ using lower latencies is the optimal setting for a Phenom II X4 at stock speeds

    Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 ~ £80

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Gigab...-SATA-RAID-ATX

    Uses the AMD 870 chipset and has the SB850 southbridge.

    640GB Western Digital WD6402AAEX Caviar Black ~£51

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/640GB...rpm-64MB-Cache

    Some of the Samsung F3 hard drives have issues with the SB850 southbridge. Samsung had released a firmware update for affected drives though.

    768MB Palit GTX 460 ~£151

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/768MB...DVI-D-Sub-HDMI

    620W Seasonic M12II-620 Bronze ~ £70

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

    Samsung SATA DVD rewriter ~ £14

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

    Antec 300 ~ £43

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

    The total comes to around £622 to £651.

    You might be able to get away with using a Corsair HX450W if you are not overclocking:

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

    I would suggest going for the Dell 2209WA for you monitor:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179089
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00365EIC...SIN=B00365EICC

    http://www.pcbuyit.co.uk/product_inf...dfec570b42999b

    The black version is more expensive than the silver version of the monitor. The retailer in the last link is meant to have a good warranty for the monitors it sells.

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    Re: new pc £800 budget

    better power supply needed

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