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    Buying advice

    Hi,

    My PC has just self destructed, its a few years old so I'm going for a rebuild. I've got all the drives I need, a monitor, keyboard and mouse but I've kind of lost track with hardware so I don't know what to buy.

    Basically I need a mobo and chip, ram, PSU and a graphics card. Its for gaming mainly and photoshop. Budget is something I'll think about when I've got a better idea what I'm looking at.

    Any ideas?

    Cheers

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    Re: Buying advice

    A rough idea of your budget would help greatly, now we don't know where to start

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    Re: Buying advice

    Budget would proboably be around £600

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    Re: Buying advice

    do you need a case as well?

    Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor with FREE Lost Planet 2 PC Game - Retail £191.99
    (£159.99) £191.99
    (£159.99)
    HIS ATI Radeon HD 6850 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card with FREE CODMW2 Game £142.97
    (£119.14) £142.97
    (£119.14)
    MSI P67A-C45 Intel P67 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard - (Sandybridge) £103.99
    (£86.66) £103.99
    (£86.66)
    Antec TruePower New Modular 650W Power Supply £73.99
    (£61.66) £73.99
    (£61.66)
    GeIL 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz VALUE PLUS Dual Channel (GVP34GB1600C9DC) £38.99
    (£32.49) £38.99
    (£32.49)
    Coolermaster Elite 430 Windowed Case - Black £38.80
    (£32.33) £38.80
    (£32.33)
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (ST3500418AS) £29.99
    (£24.99) £29.99
    (£24.99)

    or
    * Intel Core i5-2500K (1155)

    * Gigabyte GA P67A UD4

    * 4GB Corsair DDR3 RAM 1600 [cpu/mobo/ram bundle] £353.99

    * **B Grade** OCZ StealthXStream 2 500W Power Supply - £40.84

    * Asus GeForce GTX 460 TOP 768MB NVIDIA Graphics Card £107.99

    * Coolermaster Elite 430 Windowed Case - Black (with 500w Elite Power PSU) £64.33

    * Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler £19.39

    these are at OCUK but you can get the parts on scan or ebuyer
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    Re: Buying advice

    cheers, no I don't need a case, just the internals.

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    Re: Buying advice

    Sandy Bridge needs 1.5V RAM. I also assume the OP has a copy of Windows XP,Vista or 7 64 bit.

    Here are two builds I can suggest:

    Intel Build

    Intel Core i5 2400 ~ £149

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/251595

    Asrock P67 Pro3 ~ £87

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/252616

    Has USB3.0 and SATA3.0 too.

    Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHZ 1.5V DDR3 ~ £99

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/248846

    Antec 520W High Current Gamer PSU ~ £57

    Zotac GTX470 1280MB GDDR5 ~ £190

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/202283

    CUDA can be used to accelerate some Photoshop plug-ins.

    OR

    Sapphire HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 ~ £181

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/247611

    Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB ~ £40

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173804


    With the GTX470 the build comes to around £630. The GTX560 is also being released at the end of the month too as is the HD6950 1GB AFAIK.

    AMD Build

    AMD Phenom II X4 955BE ~ £116

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190673

    MSI 870-G54 ~ £68

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/205849

    Has USB3.0 and SATA3.0 too!

    Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHZ 1.5V DDR3 ~ £99

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/248846

    Antec 520W High Current Gamer PSU ~ £57

    HD6950 2GB ~ £240

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/250396

    Many can be flashed to an HD6970 2GB and the card has a dual BIOS too.

    Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB ~ £40

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173804


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