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New PC for £500? suggestions?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Mikey P, 21 Oct 2009.

  1. Mikey P

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm after a whole new computer pretty much replace my old one which is well over due, so old I can play Crysis on low! or Bf2 on medium etc

    I'm after parts in a total cost of £500 and hopefully it'll last for a good 3 or 4 years. Quad Core is sounding good for starters. Anyone got any thoughts? Once Royal Mail has had it's strike i'll be looking at buying. Does the new year effect prices on latest Graphics cards?

    Cheers
     
  2. asoxedri

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    Joined: 16 Sep 2009

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    Location: London

    i would probably say it will. yes.

    what parts do you exactly need?

    Screen?
    Operating system?
    or just all base?
    mouse & keyboard?
     
  3. Mikey P

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    Sorry been busy to get on here.

    Basically everything again as my old one is just about alive. New motherboard, ram, graphic's, case, HDD etc etc
     
  4. Kennysevenfold

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    Monitor?
    Os?
     
  5. laffs83

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    I would say get an SSD to run your OS and other important bits from. I recently bought one and worth every penny.
     
  6. bigsharn

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    Joined: 25 Oct 2009

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    You can build a good i5 rig for £500

    i5 750
    Gigabyte P55M UD2
    HD5770
    Samsung F3 1Tb
    Corsair VX450
    Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) i5 Kit
    Antec 300
    comes to around £450 :)
     
  7. Nutbusta

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    On a budget of £500 for a complete gaming system?

    Disregard ^^^ :p
     
  8. laffs83

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    ok you might need to increase budget slightly ;)
     
  9. Mikey P

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    Hi all,

    Sorry not been on for awhile, looking to buy in new year.

    Is it worth waiting to see what Nvidia release before i buy the graphic's card?
     
  10. Mikey P

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    Hiya,

    Still got both.
     
  11. Stupot_

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    err. how?! more like £600:) but if the OP can stretch to 6-700 ish then you're into the realms of i5 which is really worth saving for.
     
  12. TheTard

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    You could wait, but i dont think they will release anything that is spectacular, i'd just go for something like a 5850, great card, low price. but postpone the build til you have lots of money to get a decent i5 build or something
     
  13. widdyst

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    Absolutely no point in doing a spec me thread now when you dont want to buy until the new year !