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    Spectacle me a gaming rig (for Oblivion ~1k budget)

    Good folk of hexus,

    I am in the market for a new base unit that will comfortably run Oblivion in 1280x1024 with all graphical whistles & bells enabled (full draw distance, distant lands, HDR, etc.) while never/rarely dropping below 30fps.

    The rig will mostly be used for gaming, but sometimes for office applications or multimedia work. Budget for this is around £800-1000 mark lower is better! if possible.

    I need:

    * CPU
    * Motherboard
    * Graphics Card
    * RAM
    * Hard Drive ~250Gb
    * Case
    * PSU
    * Possibly an aftermarket cooler
    * DVD-RW Drive


    Thanks in advance and I will try and respond to suggestions whenever possible.

    EDIT: Forgot to add, I am willing to do some overclocking if necessary, but am by no means an expert and this needs to be taken into account.

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    send me a pm wiht your email and I'll send you the excel document I made
    Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.2Ghz (400Mhzx8) 1.52V (set in bios, 1.47v real) | 4GB GeIL PC6400 4-4-4-12 | Gigabyte DQ6 @ 1600Mhz | HD2900XT 1GB | Enermax Infiniti 720W | Silverstone TJ07-B with custom watercooling | BenQ FP241WZ
    3dmark05 - 13140 | 3dmark06 - 6698 | SuperPi 1M - 15s

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    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800 + Socket 939 , Manchester Core, 2x 2.0GHz , 1MB Cache, Retail £202.55
    ASUS A8R32-MVP ATI, S939, PCI-E (x16), DDR 400, SATA I / II, SATA RAID, ATX £125.13
    250 Gb HGST (IBM/Hitachi) 0A31636 Deskstar T7K250, SATA300, 7200 rpm, 8MB Cache, 8.5 ms, NCQ £64.16
    580W HiperPower Type-R Modular Red PSU Quiet Dbl Fan aPFC ATX2.2 20/24 Pin £59.93
    1GB (2X512MB) Corsair TwinX DDR, PC3200 (400), 184 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 2-3-3-6 £72.73
    512MBPower Color Radeon X1900 XTPCI-E (x16)Mem 1450 MHz, GPU 625 MHz,48 Pipes VIVO £311.25
    LG GSA-4167BAL Black 16x16 ±R Super Multi Dual Layer DVDRW/RAM Writer OEM UK £25.38
    SilverStone "TEMJIN" J01S (Silver) Aluminium Front & SECC Body Tower case (w/o PSU) £54.63
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro - S754/939/940 £18.74
    Total: £934.50

    Basically that with links :S
    Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.2Ghz (400Mhzx8) 1.52V (set in bios, 1.47v real) | 4GB GeIL PC6400 4-4-4-12 | Gigabyte DQ6 @ 1600Mhz | HD2900XT 1GB | Enermax Infiniti 720W | Silverstone TJ07-B with custom watercooling | BenQ FP241WZ
    3dmark05 - 13140 | 3dmark06 - 6698 | SuperPi 1M - 15s

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    • sawyen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Laptop motherboard
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 740QM
      • Memory:
      • 8192MB DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 256GB SSD, 1TB WD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • AMD Mobility HD 5870
      • PSU:
      • MSI stuff
      • Case:
      • N/A
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 64bit
      • Internet:
      • Virgin ADSL rubbish
    throw in another £100 and get a 4400+ instead..

    For the graphics card ExceedGoku is recommending.. you're better off with 2gb of mem..

    Corsair VS 2GB kit perhaps?
    Me want Ultrabook


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    ExceedGoku's spec looks good. As sawyen said 2gb of something like corsair value is a good buy these days.

    As for processor if you're willing to overclock it is pretty easy these days and almost all x2's should hit 2.4ghz (x2 4800+ level) without much hassle and can go even higher as I found to my delight. If you're really don't want the adventure of overclocking then go for the 4400+ but you won't learn nearly as much about your computer and you'll be £100 worse off

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    • DanceswithUnix's system
      • Motherboard:
      • M5A-97 EVO R2.0
      • CPU:
      • FX-8350
      • Memory:
      • 16GB ECC 1333
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Linux, 1TB Games (Win 10)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus Strix RX Vega 56
      • PSU:
      • 650W Corsair TX
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Fedora 28 + Win 10 Pro 64 (yuk)
      • Monitor(s):
      • Benq XL2730Z 1440p + Samsung 2343BW 2048x1152
      • Internet:
      • Zen 80Mb/20Mb VDSL
    Overclocking only really matters if you have a pair of those cards running in crossfire:

    http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets...spx?i=2747&p=4

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