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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by deathtaker27, 30 Oct 2010.

  1. deathtaker27

    deathtaker27 #noob

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    First off yes, you have most likely seen enough of these :p

    ok my final so far, PC used for gaming, budget up to 700 maybe more if its worth it

    Case has been bought already, Coolermaster ATCS 840

    Storage: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/ss1t...3-sata-3gb-s-7200rpm-32mb-cache-89-ms-ncq-oem

    CPU: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/inte...re-28-ghz-8mb-cache-core-ratio-21x-95w-retail

    Motherboard: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus...-(x16)-ddr3-2200(oc)-sata-6gb-s-sata-raid-atx
    (if you want to recomend a better one, go ahead however it must have 4 fan headers for case fans and 1 more for the cpu cooler)

    Ram: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-...)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-24-dhx-18v(amd)

    Things Still Needed: (Recommendations please)

    CPU Cooler: Need To Find

    DVD Drive: Need To Find

    Power Supply: Need to Find

    Graphics Card: Need To Find

    Monitior: Need To Find

    If most could be from scan in the recommendations i would appreciate it, however the monitor i am not fussed as scan has a very limited range of them.
     
  2. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    First of all, good choice on the store - Scan are great. Reliable, good prices and a reasonable selection.

    For the graphics card, this is probably the best option for your money.

    I'd go with a 500W+ Enermax or Corsair power supply personally, depending on budget.
     
  3. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Seeing as saving money on the PSU is not wise, I'd recommend this. Always buy a little more than you need. There's no point spending £80 on a decent 500w PSU if you need to upgrade it when you upgrade your rig. I'd rather spend £80 on one with a little headroom.

    GPU This. It's excellent value for money, and a good GPU, and cheap enough to add a second later for SLi and then it really will shine (they scale really well in SLi)... and two of these are the same price as a single 5870. Plus.. your limited budget means that you will be playing at 1920x1080 more than likely, so this card is MORE than up to the job. At 1920x1080, you really don't need that much graphics horse power. A 6850 would be a similar price and another contended for you also. It's slightly faster, and a similar price. It boils down to whether you are bothered about the whole Physx thing I suppose. Either will do you proud.

    if it's just a DVD rewriter you want.. just get any SATA... they're all pretty much of a muchness, and all around £15.

    Cooler.



    The logical choice of screen would be this but now you're a little over £100 over budget.

    If it really is only gaming you're interested in, then perhaps this, but it's a TN panel and isn't exactly brilliant.

    Personally, I'd save another £100 or so and get the U2311H.


    That will be a good rig, with good OCing potential, a solid PSU ready for expansion or adding a second GPU, and if you get the 2311... a decent IPS screen.

    It does however, make your total = £818.

    Find something you don't want, and ebay it.. go wash some cars.. sell some crack... LOL... only kidding.
     
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  4. murraynt

    murraynt Well-Known Member

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    HSF:http://www.scan.co.uk/products/ther...m-fan-socket-775-1156-1366-am2-am3-cpu-cooler
    DVD: the cheapest Sata one you can find
    PSU: 450 watts would probally be enough but its nly a small bit more expensive for a 650 Watt, this will give you enough power to run crossfire if you wish.
    Also if you use it in your next build it will have plenty of power.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w...f-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-135mm-fan-single-rail
    GPU: Depending on budget it would either be a fight betwen the 6850 and the 1gb 460GTX or the 6870
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-...stream-processors-2x-dl-dvi-i-hdmi-2x-mini-dp
    If you dont want to spend as much get the geild Tranquillo the 460GTX and a smaller PSU
     
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  5. deathtaker27

    deathtaker27 #noob

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    ok im thinking 1GB 460 for graphics, 650w Corsair for PSU, any old Sata DVD Drive yes?

    also whats the BenQ 2220HD monitior like, i dont really need an amazing screen Just a good screen :)
     
  6. TheTourist

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    Don't really know much about the monitor, but yeah otherwise they're good choices!
     
  7. deathtaker27

    deathtaker27 #noob

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    Final Specs

    Coolermaster ATCS 840

    Storage: Samsung F3 1 GB

    CPU: i760

    Motherboard: Asus p7p55D

    Ram: 4 GB Dominatiors (2x2)

    CPU Cooler: Gelid Tranquillo

    DVD Drive: Random 10 one on scan (sata)

    Power Supply: Antec TruePower New 650 w

    Graphics Card: Gainward 1 GB 460

    Monitior: BenQ G2220 HD

    This is all ok and will all work guys yes?
     
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  8. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    deathtaker27 #noob

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    thank you dude, i just noticed that when i was putting it all together :)

    + rep ;)
     

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