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£350 to ugrade with, help.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Loque, 20 Oct 2009.

  1. Loque

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Nov 2008

    Posts: 1,751

    Location: South Shields

    I will soon have about £350 to spend on upgrading the following. what would you guys recommend?

    I need:

    Motherboard
    Processor
    Graphics card
    Case

    I have 2gig of DDR800 spare, that I can throw in for the time being, so RAM isnt needed. My power supply is a Hiper 580W.

    Cheers :)
     
  2. Loque

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Nov 2008

    Posts: 1,751

    Location: South Shields

    nobody have any recommendations as to what I should get? the system will be used for gaming
     
  3. MCH

    Gangster

    Joined: 28 Sep 2009

    Posts: 334

    Location: London

    are u upgrading the computer in ur signature ?
     
  4. Loque

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Nov 2008

    Posts: 1,751

    Location: South Shields

    No, I should remove that system from my signature. I sold it a few months back. Im upgrading from a 939 system. hense why i only need the 4 things listed above
     
  5. Loque

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Nov 2008

    Posts: 1,751

    Location: South Shields

    still looking for some help on this, if anyone could spare me their expertise?

    I have my eyes set on an E8400 and a 5770. Anyone have any better options?
     
  6. BluZiff

    Mobster

    Joined: 6 Apr 2008

    Posts: 3,263

    Location: Reading

    Product Name Qty Price Line Total
    Powercolor ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £128.00
    (£111.30) £128.00
    (£111.30)
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 LGA775 'Yorkfield' 2.33GHz 4MB-cache (1333FSB) Processor - Retail & FREE In Win BP655 Mini ITX Case £103.99
    (£90.43) £103.99
    (£90.43)
    Gigabyte GA-P43-ES3G Intel P43 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard £59.98
    (£52.16) £59.98
    (£52.16)
    Antec 300 Three Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case - Black (No PSU) £46.99
    (£40.86) £46.99
    (£40.86)
    Sub Total : £294.75
    Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
    DPD Next Day Parcel
    (This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £11.25
    VAT is being charged at 15% VAT : £45.90
    Total : £351.90

    Although I think the MM might get you some better upgrades if you have time to wait for them to come along.
     
    Last edited: 27 Oct 2009
  7. SfnX

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Apr 2009

    Posts: 1,134

    Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

    +1to the above post, in the future get a proper oc heatsink and overclock the donkeys out of it, :D
     
  8. Loque

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Nov 2008

    Posts: 1,751

    Location: South Shields

    well, like i say, for the processor, im pretty set on the E8400 which i will be getting for £77.
    I have a thermalright ultra 120 on its way. As for motherboard and gfx, I was thinking about a xfire motherboard, and a 5770 with the option of xfire in the future. What do you think? The only thing im totally unsure of realy, is the case. I want something pretty cheap, but with good cable management.