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Build Advice Choosing my next PC - Help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Moe Syzlack, 15 Aug 2010.

  1. Moe Syzlack

    Moe Syzlack New Member

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    I have posted elsewhere, but due to limited responses so far, I thought I would ask for additional feedback.
    I have looked at buying a PC and have the following in mind.

    Core i5 750 CPU
    Asus P7P55D-E LX Motherboard with USB 3.0
    ATi Radeon 5850 1024MB Graphics Card
    Antec Three Hundred Case
    4GB Corsair PC3-10666 (1333MHz) DDR3 Memory
    24x Sony DVD-RW/CD-RW Optical Drive (Black)
    500GB Samsung SATA 7200rpm Hard Disk
    600W OCZ StealthXstream PSU
    Onboard High Definition Audio
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM
    2 Year Collect and Return Warranty
    LG W2261V 22" Widescreen Monitor
    Microsoft Keyboard and Mouse

    for just over £1000
    This is my max budget, if I could spend less then that would be good.

    However, I have looked at the top 5 £1K PCs for a magazine and I am unsure if they represent better value. Some help would be greatly appreciated, as I am fairly novice. Machine will be a gaming mostly. The top 2 of the top 5 are below:

    Number 2: Eclipse Solar Crossfire i786r585, £999 inc VAT
    Number 1: Chillblast Fusion Centaur, £999 inc VAT

    Alternatively someone has recommended the Novatech IRush Pro and LG Monitor which comes in a little cheaper but it comes with a 5770 GPU as standard!!!, all others are 5850's.

    Please do not recommend building it myself, I have neither the ability, nor more importantly the time or interest in going down this route. I just want to assemble and get gaming straight away, I have a pile of shooters and strategy games, I have been unable to play due to the capability of my current PC.

    Thanks, your assistance and guidance, it is very much appreciated.

    Moe
     
  2. Bakes182

    Bakes182 New Member

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    The system you described is very very similar to one I built, main difference is I put an i7 in it. The overall price of mine was around the £800 mark. If you are looking for a all around system for some gaming the i5 will handle it, and as for the 5850, it has handled everything I have thrown at it exceptionally, the fact it comes with the peripherals and monitor seems like a huge bonus to me!
     
  3. Nomad2k3

    Nomad2k3 New Member

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    You could get the newer i5 760 as its slightly cheaper (only by a few ££) and is slightly faster at stock speeds.
    Also maybe some 1600Mhz memory for a little more headroom, if you want to overclock the cpu.
    On the mobo side a Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD4 will enable Sli <-> CF if you want to go down that route (allways an option for a little future proofing).

    Price differences aint that much either, maybe £10-20 more for these replacements?

    Just a thought. :D
     

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