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    Question Help with build

    Hi everyone building my cousin a computer over xmas. Basically we need case and all the bits inside eg cpu, mobo, hdd, dvd, psu etc and also need

    Monitor (20+inch)
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    mouse

    He already has 8GB DDR 3 ram and a amd 5850 gcard and windows 7.

    Problem? Only a £500 bugdet.

    Can anyone help me with a spec? I wanted to get him an i5 2500k and p67 board but funds are too low.

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    Re: Help with build

    What is the computer being used for??


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    Re: Help with build

    Its going to be mostly for games and yes he has already bought windows 7 student 64bit.

    The 5850 isn't a bad card though so at least the £500 doesnt have to get a gcard or ram (although that's cheap anyway)
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    Re: Help with build

    I had to skimp on some parts but I came up with the following components list.



    The case will only take graphics cards upto 10.5" in length:

    http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...urce_210/3.htm

    An HD5850 1GB should be fine. The motherboard is basic but has four RAM slots and USB3.0 ports. However,it has no SATA3.0 ports and no overclocking support.

    The keyboard is also a basic model but should do the job.

    The 2TB Samsung F4 can be had for around £70:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-EcoG...4590962&sr=8-4

    However,it is a slower 5400RPM drive.


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    Re: Help with build

    Hopefully the graphics card fits lol. I may be able to get a Samsung 500GB to do until prices drop.

    Thanks very much
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    Re: Help with build

    I would try to get a better case. The ThermalTake Dokker is quite decent. If that is too costly I would look at the Bitfenix Merc Alpha. Both can take longer graphics card.


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    Re: Help with build

    Will do thanks
    Home Entertainment =BenQ W1070, Samsung 65" HDTV, Denon AVRX6300H, Playstation 3 and Monitor Audio Silver RX 5.0, Monitor Audio CT265IDC(x4) Dolby Atmos and XTZ 12.17 Sub
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    Re: Help with build

    If you want to save a bit of money you can get a Core i3 2120. I have a Core i3 2100 myself with an HD5850 1GB.

    Some other alternatives include the Llano A6-3670K and A8-3870K which have unlocked multipliers and can be overclocked. There is also the Phenom II X4 960T and the Athlon II X3 460.


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    Re: Help with build

    Also, that monitor Cat has chosen (which I would have recommended also, I'm looking at getting the 23" model that is out of stock everywhere!) is on offer at Amazon and Ebuyer for £100. Bargain!!!

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    Re: Help with build

    Thanks for the help guys. just curious, if we did decide to go down through builder route what cpu and motherboard would you recommend and how much cheaper would this route be over the 2400?

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    Re: Help with build

    Quote Originally Posted by neonplanet40 View Post
    Thanks for the help guys. just curious, if we did decide to go down through builder route what cpu and motherboard would you recommend and how much cheaper would this route be over the 2400?

    Thanks
    Not sure what you mean??


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    Re: Help with build

    Oops meant bulldozer over intel i5 etc
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    Re: Help with build

    Quote Originally Posted by neonplanet40 View Post
    Oops meant bulldozer over intel i5 etc
    The Core i5 is a better choice ATM. I have mentioned some cheaper alternatives in post 8.

    Since the monitor can be had for a lower price you can get a more expensive motherboard or a faster CPU. However,TBH a Core i5 2400 at stock clockspeeds will be fast enough. You can put the money saved towards a better keyboard and a better case.


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    Re: Help with build

    what exactly the type of his ddr3 8gb men. is?

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    Re: Help with build

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I had to skimp on some parts but I came up with the following components list.



    The case will only take graphics cards upto 10.5" in length:

    http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...urce_210/3.htm

    An HD5850 1GB should be fine. The motherboard is basic but has four RAM slots and USB3.0 ports. However,it has no SATA3.0 ports and no overclocking support.

    The keyboard is also a basic model but should do the job.

    The 2TB Samsung F4 can be had for around £70:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-EcoG...4590962&sr=8-4

    However,it is a slower 5400RPM drive.

    A SATAIII hard drive but a Motherboard only supporting SATAII ??

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    Re: Help with build

    Quote Originally Posted by xiaogray View Post
    A SATAIII hard drive but a Motherboard only supporting SATAII ??
    SATA III is fully backwards compatible. No purely mechanical hard drive is going to max out a SATA II interface so it's irrelevant. If the hdd is good then it's worth considering regardless of whether it's SATA III or II.
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