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Spec me please

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by errat1c, 25 Sep 2009.

  1. errat1c

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    Joined: 24 Sep 2009

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    Hey guys, im new but wondered around the forum about 4 years ago and im now back. Im looking to build a new computer, mainly for gaming. i would like to play some of the new games that are out/coming out. I dont have a massive budget only around 600pounds at the moment. keyboard, mouse are not needed though. thanks in advance. Its been 4 years since i last built one myself. Many thanks
     
  2. PermaBanned

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    Joined: 7 Jul 2009

    Posts: 16,239

    Location: Newcastle/Aberdeen

    Product Name Qty Price Line Total
    VTX ATI Radeon HD 5850 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £199.99
    (£173.90) £199.99
    (£173.90)
    AMD Phenom II X2 Dual Core 550 3.10GHz Black Edition (Socket AM3) - Retail £77.99
    (£67.82) £77.99
    (£67.82)
    Be Quiet! Straight Power 650W ATX2.2 SLi Compliant Power Supply £66.99
    (£58.25) £66.99
    (£58.25)
    Asus M4A785D-M Pro AMD 785G (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard £57.99
    (£50.43) £57.99
    (£50.43)
    Kingston HyperX 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 6400C4 800MHz Dual Channel (KHX6400D2LLK2/4G) £45.99
    (£39.99) £45.99
    (£39.99)
    NZXT BETA Classic Series Case - Black (No PSU) £39.99
    (£34.77) £39.99
    (£34.77)
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 320GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (ST3320418AS) £34.99
    (£30.43) £34.99
    (£30.43)
    Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM £16.99
    (£14.77) £16.99
    (£14.77)
    Coolermaster Hyper TX3 CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940/AM2/AM3/775/1156) £13.98
    (£12.16) £13.98
    (£12.16)
    Sub Total : £482.52
    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 : £74.25
    Total : £569.27

    That's if you don't need a monitor or OS. Might be able to go for AM3, but it would probably take you a bit over.
     
  3. hp7909

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    Joined: 8 Jun 2003

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    Monitor?

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  4. errat1c

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    Cheers guys, i have already got a monitor. not the best its an old dell one, does monitor make a big difference or is it just for the resolution? Also i will stick to old operating system (XP) should of added this last night my apologies.
     
  5. Neil McCauley

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  6. Zenduri

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    Posts: 5,253

    Location: Nottingham

    I5 750 performs very well in games and general purpose. When you have more cash buy a aftermarket cooler and overclock the I5 750
    Te ati 4890 is now a very cheap card for performance too and it'll keep you going for plenty of time yet
    Added a Modular PSU so you can remove unwanted cables as the case isnt the biggest in the world.

    If you can afford another £20 get the 1TB samsung f3 32mb cache.
    Smasung f3 1TB

    Shame your on XP though as it will only recognise 3gb fo the 4gb Memory

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: 26 Sep 2009
  7. hp7909

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    For an extra £20.43 above looks very good ;)

    Have to agree also that such a modern spec(s) needs a new monitor & also OS. Recommend you try get a trial copy of Windows 7 & give it a go.