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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by BoB3rt, 14 Oct 2009.

  1. BoB3rt

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Oct 2007

    Posts: 1,012

    Location: Liverpool

    Max of £500 incuding bits (no monitor needed) used for Gaming and Uni work.

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  2. Sindri

    Hitman

    Joined: 7 Jul 2009

    Posts: 597

    That keyboard is pretty good but just to warn you, sometimes the keys stick down when i'm gaming.

    Personally i don't mind too much as i need the backlighting feature, but it's something to bear in mind.
     
  3. 95thrifles

    Perma Banned

    Joined: 15 Nov 2008

    Posts: 6,970

    Id try and squeeze a phenom chip in if I were you, start at £71 but are quicker than the athlons, maybe a cheaper case?
     
  4. Sindri

    Hitman

    Joined: 7 Jul 2009

    Posts: 597

    Also to get the best out of the cpu it might be advisable to take a look at an aftermarket cooler- so that you can squeeze out a few extra fps when overclocking.
     
  5. BigBruiserAl

    Mobster

    Joined: 11 Sep 2008

    Posts: 3,319

    Location: Co. Durham

    very unessary if on a budget, sure clock for clock there faster but faster means like 3fps not worth money for a normal/light build imo
     
  6. PGdude

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Aug 2007

    Posts: 2,493

    Location: London

    I'd go for a Coolermaster Elite case, much revered, plenty of space for your needs and a lot easier on the wallet.

    Current benches state the 4870 outperforms the 5770 on the whole, but drivers may change that soon. The 5770 has way more feature, being a more up to date card, as you know. Just letting you know.

    Also a note, I know you need a gaming PC but a gaming mouse isn't required, as such. Just thinking value minded here, a good laser mouse is great for FPS, RTS and... whatever really. I when this path and can't really fault it.

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=KB-102-LG&groupid=702&catid=23&subcat=3
    This is the mouse I have (bought it OEM) and it's crisp and accurate.

    I'm don't know much of keyboards but I know Saitek are good, so I won't bother suggesting much else (I must say it looks like the Logitech Dinovo Edge though!). Good brands = good keyboards.

    Apologies I can't offer advice on the motherboard and CPU, I'm not well-learned on AMD processors as of late. (Though I know the low end Core2Duos clock fiercely without much need for extra cooling. But I believe that's just hassle, and probably money, than you don't want to use.)
     
  7. JoeCooper

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Jul 2007

    Posts: 237

    i would go for cheaper case, cheaper graphics card and get better cpu and mb. other than that it looks fine.

    i want a backlit keyboard now :(
     
  8. BoB3rt

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Oct 2007

    Posts: 1,012

    Location: Liverpool

    taken advice, How about....?

    Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £125.98
    (£109.55) £125.98
    (£109.55)
    AMD Phenom II X2 Dual Core 545 3.00GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail AMD Phenom II X2 Dual Core 545 3.00GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail £70.99
    (£61.73) £70.99
    (£61.73)
    Asus M4A78 AMD 770 (Socket AM3/AM2+) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard Asus M4A78 AMD 770 (Socket AM3/AM2+) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard £59.98
    (£52.16) £59.98
    (£52.16)
    OCZ StealthXStream 500w Silent Power Supply OCZ StealthXStream 500w Silent Power Supply £49.99
    (£43.47) £49.99
    (£43.47)
    Corsair XMS2 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 PC2-8500C5 TwinX Dual Channel (TWIN2X4096-8500C5C) Corsair XMS2 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 PC2-8500C5 TwinX Dual Channel (TWIN2X4096-8500C5C) £49.99
    (£43.47) £49.99
    (£43.47)
    NZXT BETA Classic Series Case - Black (No PSU) NZXT BETA Classic Series Case - Black (No PSU) £39.99
    (£34.77) £39.99
    (£34.77)
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (ST3500418AS) Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (ST3500418AS) £36.98
    (£32.16) £36.98
    (£32.16)
    Sony Optiarc AD-5240S 24x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM Sony Optiarc AD-5240S 24x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM £16.99
    (£14.77) £16.99
    (£14.77)
    Saitek Eclipse K140 Slimline Multimedia Backlit Keyboard Saitek Eclipse K140 Slimline Multimedia Backlit Keyboard £12.98
    (£11.29) £12.98
    (£11.29)
    Logitech RX1000 Optical Laser Mouse (931710-0600) Logitech RX1000 Optical Laser Mouse (931710-0600) £10.98
    (£9.55) £10.98
    (£9.55)
    Sub Total : £412.92
    Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
    DPD Next Day Parcel
    (This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £12.50
    VAT is being charged at 15% VAT : £63.81
    Total : £489.23

    Cheaper aswell as better(cpu) and what am looking for. Can always buy a clear side pannel - Not for me!
     
  9. JoeCooper

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Jul 2007

    Posts: 237

    i hate having the window in the side of the case. mb lights, and harddrive lights and stuff get very anoying when the pc's running while your trying to sleep! lol.

    good spec. not sure that there is much difference from the phenom of athlon. ive gone for Athlon II 3.0Ghz X2 CPU just to save on a bit of money. unless you do image rendering and all that stuff then i dout you would need one that high.