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Looking at a gaming rig but which one of these...

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by MrMicP, 19 Oct 2009.

  1. MrMicP

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    Joined: 23 May 2005

    Posts: 30

    Well my graphics card has buggered up in my iMac and I can't justify the cost of buying a new mac, especially at the £ per performance ratio :)

    I will be using the PC mainly for gaming and have seen these two setups :

    Titan Sabre

    or

    Titan Hawk

    At first glance to me the Sabre looks a better PC for gaming, So i'm just looking for any suggestions or help from you guys? I also don't mind building a PC for around the £600 budget.......

    Oh one more thing was going to get this monitor too...

    Thanks for any help :)
     
  2. xGaffner

    Gangster

    Joined: 7 Jun 2009

    Posts: 388

    Build your own mate, cheaper and you get what you want.
     
  3. BigRazer93

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Aug 2009

    Posts: 2,845

    TitanSabre is better for gaming as the 4890 is a huge improvement over the gts 250. But like Gaff said, better building your own as its cheaper so you can add better parts in.
     
  4. MrMicP

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    Joined: 23 May 2005

    Posts: 30

    Cheers for your advice :)

    What i'll do if it's OK is spec up a rig for around a £600 budget and check with you guys if it's compatible / value for money etc...

    If you could get me started with a CPU that would be a great help as I don't know whether to go for a i5, i7 phenom II black edition etc.. the AMD's seem better value for money but i'm really not sure :confused:

    I will be using it mainly for gaming (Aion, Crysis etc..) but maybe a bit of photo editing and video conversion.
     
  5. BigRazer93

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    Joined: 24 Aug 2009

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    Erm yeah you can spec and we will see what you have picked. for a £600 pount build, I dont think you can get an i7 with that but you can get and i5 which is better than amd phenom. I5 is great for gaming and good for photo editing aswell.
     
  6. Leezy

    Hitman

    Joined: 9 Dec 2007

    Posts: 773

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    In my opinion if your not into benchmarks and all that "my PC's obvisously better than yours because my benchmark number is higher" i think thats total crap and people buy the most expensive stuff just to do that.. its baffles me! whats the point in buying a porsche Carrera GT when you have a family of 4 it may be fast, but a much cheaper Vauxhall Zafira would kick its ass in situation. lol

    all 3 platforms will do the job you want and buy the looks of things your after a cheap PC so ide cancel out i7 (1366) straight away and start looking at the price ranges of AM3 / i5 you'l most likely get an AM3 setup the cheapest.
     
  7. MrMicP

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    Joined: 23 May 2005

    Posts: 30

    Well here's what I got so far any comments or advice greatly received also missing memory, any suggestions?

    Product Name Qty Price Line Total
    AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 965 Black Edition 3.40GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail £155.99
    (£135.64) £155.99
    (£135.64)
    Viewsonic VX2260wm 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor £139.99
    (£121.73) £139.99
    (£121.73)
    Powercolor ATI Radeon HD 4890 1024MB GDDR5 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI (PCI-Express) - Retail £139.99
    (£121.73) £139.99
    (£121.73)
    Asus M4A79XTD Evo (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard £81.98
    (£71.29) £81.98
    (£71.29)
    OCZ ModXStream Pro 600w Silent SLI Ready Modular Power Supply £66.99
    (£58.25) £66.99
    (£58.25)
    Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD502HJ) £39.99
    (£34.77) £39.99
    (£34.77)
    Coolermaster Elite 330 Midi Tower Case - Black (No PSU) £34.99
    (£30.43) £34.99
    (£30.43)
    Sub Total : £573.84
    Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
    DPD Next Day Parcel
    (This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £13.25
    VAT is being charged at 15% VAT : £88.06
    Total : £675.15