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Upgrade for around £300/£350

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by DaveBennett, 1 Apr 2009.

  1. DaveBennett

    Hitman

    Joined: 11 Jun 2005

    Posts: 635

    Location: Sunny Brighton

    Time has come for a little upgrade me thinks...

    Got about £300/£350 and would like to upgrade..

    Processor
    Motherboard
    RAM

    and possibly a new graphics card.

    Current spec is in my sig.

    So spec me up :)

    Cheers,

    Dave
     
  2. mrfun1981

    Gangster

    Joined: 4 Feb 2009

    Posts: 486

    Location: Birmingham

    do you play lots of games or just some & are ok with medium settings or do you want high settings?

    an do you want to stay with AMD or would you be ok using intel?
     
  3. DaveBennett

    Hitman

    Joined: 11 Jun 2005

    Posts: 635

    Location: Sunny Brighton

    I play a few games, Battlefield 2 etc. But would be nice to eventually play games like the new GTA etc.

    And I really dont mind, I use AMD at the moment and build them all the time for customers, but am perfectly happy with intel.

    Cheers,

    Dave
     
  4. mp260767

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Feb 2003

    Posts: 10,871

    Location: telford, shropshire

    There is an XFX gfx card on special offer at the mo which is cheaper, the tri core is special offer at £114.99 and you could just go for 2gb of memory :

    AMD Phenom II X3 Tri Core 720 Black Edition 2.8GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail £114.99 (£99.99)

    XFX Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (HD-485X-YDFC) £112.69 (£97.99)

    Asus M4A78 PRO AMD 780G (Socket AM2+/AM3) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard £90.84 (£78.99)

    Corsair XMS2 4GB DDR2 PC2-6400C5 TwinX (2x2GB) £33.98 (£29.55)

    Sub Total : £306.52
    Shipping : £9.50
    VAT : £47.40
    Total : £363.42
     
  5. mrfun1981

    Gangster

    Joined: 4 Feb 2009

    Posts: 486

    Location: Birmingham

    You could consider this or change the motherboard to Biostar TSeries TA790GX 128M £78.19 - which will save you £12 + give you the option of having crossfire if you want that in the future
     
  6. Kennysevenfold

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Sep 2008

    Posts: 7,945

    Location: Glasgow

    Product Name Qty Price Line Total [​IMG]Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 LGA775 'Wolfdale' 2.80GHz (1066FSB) - Retail £113.84
    (£98.99) £113.84
    (£98.99) [​IMG]XFX ATI Radeon HD 4850 "XXX Edition" 512MB GDDR5 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI (PCI-Express) - Retail £110.39
    (£95.99) £110.39
    (£95.99) [​IMG]Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3P Intel P45 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard £95.98
    (£83.46) £95.98
    (£83.46) [​IMG]Kingston HyperX 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 PC2-6400C5 800MHz Dual Channel Kit (KHX6400D2K2/4G) £31.83
    (£27.68) £31.83
    (£27.68) Sub Total : £306.12 Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
    DPD Next Day Parcel
    (This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : Free VAT is being charged at 15% VAT : £47.34 Total : £353.96