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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by daveypro, 11 Jul 2013.

  1. daveypro

    daveypro Minimodder

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    HI long time lurker of bit tech

    so i have some old kit i want to upg:

    Budget:
    500-600
    Main uses of intended build:
    Gaming - crysis 3, ps2
    Parts required:
    MObo, cpu, mem, gpu, psu
    Previous build information (list details of parts):
    gigabyte mobo (the one that doesnt oc) Radeon HD 4870, E5200 cpu, 4gb ram, 1tb hdd. Emermax 455w psu
    Monitor resolution:
    1680 x 1050
    Storage requirements:
    maybe ssd,
    Will you be overclocking: yes
    Any motherboard requirements (no. of USB, Xfire/SLI, fan headers):
    got 4 shark cooling fans doing a good job in the antec 300
    Extra information about desired system:
    dont mind either flavour of cpu

    also this :jawdrop:
    Unigine Valley Benchmark 1.0
    FPS:
    21.4
    Score:
    894
    Min FPS:
    11.6
    Max FPS:
    36.5
    sucked
     
  2. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    How about this?

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    Get a few more posts on here and you can get free shipping from Scan, saving £9.15, bring it to a shade over £600. For that you'll get a good build - Overclockable CPU on a solid board, plenty of RAM and a highly decent GPU. This would form the core of a very competent system for any future upgrades as well.

    The only thing I would want to add, if the budget could be pushed, is a CPU cooler of some kind (second hand?) and an SSD at a later date. A decent SSD is about £100-150 (depending on size), so really blows your initial budget.

    AMD would be cheaper, but an Intel i5 quad is going to be faster. Planetside 2 also has a thing for fast CPUs.
     
  3. LightningPete

    LightningPete Diagnosis: ARMAII-Holic

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  4. daveypro

    daveypro Minimodder

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  5. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    Looks good, although you've got a retail CPU in there that will come with a (distinctly average) cooler - switch to the OEM model.
     
  6. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    No 7870XT? You could probably sneak in a 7950 for that price to be honest.
     
  7. daveypro

    daveypro Minimodder

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    Cei, cheers, i have gone for the silverstone ar01 as the aftermarket cooler, no need for the stock one as you say but the rertail is cheaper:eek:

    Elton, as for the video card I thought the gtx760 was the daddy at this price range? £200
     
  8. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Depends. I think it's very possible to find a HD7950 for cheaper, overclock it to hell and it would be a bit faster.

    Plus dat delicious VRAM.
     

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