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    Re: 700 Notes - Gaming Build

    Just had a thought: What abotu OS?
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    Re: 700 Notes - Gaming Build

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    PSU is included there?
    Just card needed. Go for uATX, it's just so much cooler
    Sorry, ur right. It is. Only prob being, i will have to wait for the new GPUs to come out before I can build

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    Re: 700 Notes - Gaming Build

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    Just had a thought: What abotu OS?
    I have some friends that work for MS, so can get win7 for 25
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    Re: 700 Notes - Gaming Build

    4gb 1333mhz ram at a draw dropping £40 Aparently there are going to be ram price drops very soon.

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    Re: 700 Notes - Gaming Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin4458 View Post
    You have literally thrown the cat amongst the pigeons

    So with a 200 card and psu im looking at just under 700.
    A Moose would create more impact though....literally!

    Quote Originally Posted by Domestic_Ginger View Post
    4gb 1333mhz ram at a draw dropping £40 Aparently there are going to be ram price drops very soon.

    The OP could have 8GB of 1333MHZ RAM in the build I suggested earlier for the same price for 4GB of 1600MHZ DDR3!


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    Re: 700 Notes - Gaming Build

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    A Moose would create more impact though....literally!




    The OP could have 8GB of 1333MHZ RAM in the build I suggested earlier for the same price for 4GB of 1600MHZ DDR3!



    So hit that ram from oyyyy instead then?

    What gfx card you suggesting CAT?

    I want the build done before NOV. And im gonna assume the 6000HD's will be out my price range anyway on first release?
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    Re: 700 Notes - Gaming Build

    I think the 6750 end up costing roughly what the 460 does now with the 6770 sitting where the 5850 is.

    I always get these things wrong.

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    Re: 700 Notes - Gaming Build

    I would check that the RAM has no issues with the motherboards I have suggested. Asus also do a nice mATX 880G based motherboard too for around £80:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/206150

    The 1600MHZ RAM probably will be better for higher overclocks but TBH with the unlocked multiplier on the 955BE 1333MHZ DDR3 should be fine IMHO. If you are going for a mATX motherboard anyway you tend to have more limited overclocking ability.

    I would also check the NZXT Vulcan I suggested:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NZXT/Vulcan/

    The mini-P180 is a prettier and better built case but is very heavy. The NZXT Vulcan is more of a LAN case and even comes with a handle.

    The 880G based motherboards come with an IGP so you could use this until the new graphics cards are released.

    ATM,I would not pay more than around £200 for an HD5850 1GB. The GTX460 1GB can be had for around £170 and is also worth looking at too. Supposedly, the HD6000 will have improved tessellation performance over the HD5000 series.


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    Re: 700 Notes - Gaming Build

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I would check that the RAM has no issues with the motherboards I have suggested. Asus also do a nice mATX 880G based motherboard too for around £80:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/206150

    The 1600MHZ RAM probably will be better for higher overclocks but TBH with the unlocked multiplier on the 955BE 1333MHZ DDR3 should be fine IMHO. If you are going for a mATX motherboard anyway you tend to have more limited overclocking ability.

    I would also check the NZXT Vulcan I suggested:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NZXT/Vulcan/

    The mini-P180 is a prettier and better built case but is very heavy. The NZXT Vulcan is more of a LAN case and even comes with a handle.

    The 880G based motherboards come with an IGP so you could use this until the new graphics cards are released.

    ATM,I would not pay more than around £200 for an HD5850 1GB. The GTX460 1GB can be had for around £170 and is also worth looking at too. Supposedly, the HD6000 will have improved tessellation performance over the HD5000 series.

    cheers CAT.

    I will check out any probs with that ram, but does seem like a bargain. Im more than happy with the mini-P180. Anything smaller than my Wavemaster is a bonus. Not a big fan of the bling on the vulcan but cheers.

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    Re: 700 Notes - Gaming Build

    Check the dimensions of the P180 mini - it is fairly heavy, and it's a bit larger than I expected, only a bit smaller than my admittedly small antec 300. AMD 6000 series should be out in october, try to get one at launch though or it might be stock shortage for the next 3 months as usually is the case.
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    Re: 700 Notes - Gaming Build

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    Check the dimensions of the P180 mini - it is fairly heavy, and it's a bit larger than I expected, only a bit smaller than my admittedly small antec 300. AMD 6000 series should be out in october, try to get one at launch though or it might be stock shortage for the next 3 months as usually is the case.
    Thanks nibbler. Looks like ill be waiting then as October is fine for me. Is there any news on pricing and performance yet or is it too early?
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    Too Early. October is my best guess tbh, Ask around.
    Price is unknown I think, but performance wise, the 6770 is supposed to use less power than a 5850 but be around as powerful I believe.
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    Re: 700 Notes - Gaming Build

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    Too Early. October is my best guess tbh, Ask around.
    Price is unknown I think, but performance wise, the 6770 is supposed to use less power than a 5850 but be around as powerful I believe.
    I dont really care too much about power consumption as long as my psu can handle it . But for around the 200 mark, there will be a HD 6000 card that will perform better than the 5850?
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    Would be a pure guess if I said yes.
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    Re: 700 Notes - Gaming Build

    Sorry to Op for a little thread hijack, but it is regarding the 6000 series card. i have found this article
    http://www.techeye.net/chips/amd-pos...radeon-hd-6000

    It states the cards being delayed til november. Now i dont know how reputable this website is (found it through google), but if it is true it could impact his decision to buy now or wait.
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    Re: 700 Notes - Gaming Build

    Personally I wouldn't wait, I'd just get the best card you can afford now (or whenever you plan to get it), I always found waiting for something often ends up with the thing being higher priced or poorer performing than expected.

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