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Gaming PC spec please

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by TreeUK, 11 Jun 2010.

  1. TreeUK

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Apr 2006

    Posts: 117

    Location: Hampshire

    My nvidia 8800 GTS graphics card just went kaput, and it's been a couple of years so it's probably time to look at a full system respec. I'm a gamer and a developer so that's the intent.

    I've got an Antec 900 gaming case which I've been pretty happy with so I'd want to keep that unless the Fan etc won't fit.
    Other than that, I'll need:

    >= 120Gig SSD (whichever's best including TRIM, I'll be running Windows 7).
    Motherboard, CPU + Fan, Graphics Card (Gaming worthy), Min 4Gig RAM, PSU.

    The full shebang.

    Would really appreciate your advice on a build, spec me up! Budget is £1000.
     
    Last edited: 11 Jun 2010
  2. danewesley

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Jan 2010

    Posts: 3,296

    Location: Merseyside

    hi whats your budget, do you require an os and peripherals?
     
  3. TreeUK

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Apr 2006

    Posts: 117

    Location: Hampshire

    Thanks for that, had the budget in mind while writing.. £1000.

    No peripherals or os required. I'll be running Windows 7.

    I'll be running stock to start, but room for overclocking would be handy.
     
  4. danewesley

    Mobster

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    Posts: 3,296

    Location: Merseyside

    ok i made this before the budget was posted =)

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  5. danewesley

    Mobster

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    this is closer to the budget and if you want to be in budget change the gfx for a 5770, you still have the option to crossfire later on. i didnt put an aftermarket cpu cooler on it because you wont be overclocking right away.

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  6. danewesley

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Jan 2010

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    Location: Merseyside

    i would save an extra £400 and go for the fist set up, or get your hands on an i7 rig of mm for around £800.
     
  7. TreeUK

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Apr 2006

    Posts: 117

    Location: Hampshire

    I forgot to explicitly mention, I've got some terabyte hard drives, and a DVD drive, so it's just the SSD I'd want for that. If you remove those, where would you put the extra £100?

    What are the i7 rigs you mentioned?
     
  8. Fallen god

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Oct 2008

    Posts: 6,685

    Location: London

    The OP only has 43 post so he cant access MM, Here same spec without the HDD and optical drivers.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. TreeUK

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Apr 2006

    Posts: 117

    Location: Hampshire

    So if I wanted to stretch the boat out a bit, it'd be:

    Quad Core to Six Core CPU - +£115
    Asus M4A89GTD Pro to Asus Crosshair IV - +£40
    Antec 650W to Antec 1000W - +£35.

    Will the mobo and PSU upgrades make more difference than the Processor? or does it only really make sense as a bundle upgrade?
     
  10. Fallen god

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Oct 2008

    Posts: 6,685

    Location: London

    For games those changes wouldnt make a difference, the six core might make a differnce if u do stuff like vidoe editing and stuff. If you wanted a upgrade maybe another 5850 would be a better spend :)
     
  11. Mak3R

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Norn Iron

    1000W PSU is total overkill. The 650W is perfectly fine
     
  12. TreeUK

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Apr 2006

    Posts: 117

    Location: Hampshire

    Really appreciate the suggestions. I've got the graphics card ordered. If anyone else has any different spec ideas, they'd be appreciated too.

    Otherwise I'll order these up next week, cheers all!
     
  13. Fallen god

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Oct 2008

    Posts: 6,685

    Location: London

    Looks great dude, and dont forget to post up some pictures when its all done, poeple dont post enough pictures XD.