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quick spec check choice of 2

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by adbp1, 30 May 2010.

  1. adbp1

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Dec 2007

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    Location: Oxonfordshire

    My brothers pc jsut died on him, so i said i would help get him a new one, all we need is motherboard,cpu/cooling & memory.

    ive put together 2 specs within his/our budget of £200.

    spec 1 is pretty basic but better cooling.
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    spec 2 better but not so good cooling ( can be upgraded later date)
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    hes currently on XP but want to move him over to win7, but that will come at later date too!
    which of the 2 would be better? he uses would be watch few films, play mw2 online with me! and browsing web

    thanks for looking, tips and suggestions
    Ali
     
  2. stulid

    Capo Crimine

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    spec2, newer=better?
     
  3. adbp1

    Wise Guy

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    thats what i was leaning towards, the stock cooler will be fine for now, hes not gonna overclock at all.
     
  4. PermaBanned

    Capodecina

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    Athlon II X4 630 - £78
    ASUS M4A77 - £55
    PNY 2GB DDR3 - £43
    Zalman CNPS10X - £27

    Total - £203

    All with free delivery. Change the cooler if you want (like, to a Coolermaster TX3), there's tons of options. CPU could be a PII 555 if they're gaming with it, but then i guess you would have wanted a graphics card?
     
  5. adbp1

    Wise Guy

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    he done fine on his athlon 3400 x2 sckt 939 on asus a8n-sli!
    i think even the basic of newer setups with whip his old set up !!
    again leaning towards less of processor but more ram so when he upgrades to win7.
     
  6. PermaBanned

    Capodecina

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    You really don't need 4GB for everyday tasks and casual gaming. Hell, you don't need 1GB really but for Windows 7 2GB is easily enough, money would be far better spent on a better CPU.

    What graphics card will you be using?
     
  7. Big.Wayne

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    Notes:

    • OcUK don't stock the AMD Athlon II X3 435
    • Listed memory is on Pre-Order
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    • Sell working Socket 939 kit & DDR @ auction!
     
  8. adbp1

    Wise Guy

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    already signed up long time ago!!
    not sure how much we would get for his old stuff, either the board or the memory has gone but testing it seems like mix of both!