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    Budget PC build

    Hi guys,

    Basically my computer has fried, so looking to replace a few bits..

    I want to try and get a half decent CPU/mobo - then some tide-me-over memory to go with it. Will be replacing GFX and Memory in the new year.

    Stuff I have..

    PSU - Corsair HX 620W
    GFX - XFX 8800GTS 512mb
    HDD - Samsung 1TB F3

    Been looking at the AMD Athlon II X3 440 and slightly more expensive AMD Phenom II X2 555, but unsure..

    Mobo i'd prefer gigabyte/asus and ATX as I have a full size tower.

    Budget £150 (for cpu, mobo and memory)

    Mainly use the PC for surfing and world of warcraft.

    Any suggestions?

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    • Terbinator's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock H61M
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon 1230-V3
      • Memory:
      • Geil Evo Corsa 2133/8GB
      • Storage:
      • M4 128GB, 2TB WD Red
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX Titan
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX760i
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster 130
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell Ultrasharp U2711H
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 60Mb.

    Re: Budget PC build

    I would definitely go for the tri-core as for gaming (I assume) 3 cores is the sweet spot and can possibly be unlocked to a X4.

    On the motherboard front, something from the 880/890 range ?
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Budget PC build

    Yeah I do play games, hooked on WoW at the min though

    Been reading about unlocking the X3, sucess rates seem pretty high aswell!

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