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Build Advice My £450 pound gaming PC

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Ferrero94, 24 Jan 2011.

  1. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    For info, the free delivery from Scan IS next day, as long as you order before the daily cut-off.
     
  2. Ferrero94

    Ferrero94 New Member

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    Lol thanks guys for you comments,

    just wanted to ask , fenrir or hyper 212?

    remember i only want a max oc of 3.8, not some 5.6 stuff using dry ice
     
  3. Lankuzo

    Lankuzo CPC Refugee

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    Sent you a pm :)
     
  4. barney magru

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    Hey folks,

    Myself and ferrero are friends and came up with the build together, I'll be going for essentially the same build as well:

    phenom II x4 955 / x6 1055t
    msi 870c45 / asus m4a87td evo/ m4a88td-v evo usb3
    sammy f3 1tb
    cm sp 700w m gold
    cm 690II lite
    sony optical 24x
    corsair xms3 4gb 1600 c9 / 8gb
    titan fenrir gold
    gtx 460 1gb

    But have a few questions and figured I'd stick in here rather than creating a fresh thread on the same topic:

    -will either of the asus boards provide better overclocking room?
    -whilst I know a phenom 1055t six core cpu when overclocked would perform the same as the 955 gaming wise, is it possible it could last longer do you think (ie, be still viable when games begin to make use of more than 4 cores)?
    -will there be a noticeable difference in gaming and photo-editing with 8gb instead of 4?

    Thanks

    bm
     
  5. Ferrero94

    Ferrero94 New Member

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    Well you mostly came up with the build tbh :p

    Originally i was going to go along with a 775 socket build using my old pc as a scrap part starting block, then it decided to blow up creating a conundrum know as project 955 (1055 in Barney's case) and thus this build was born!
     
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    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    For that res that card will do you well.
    Not a bad price either
     
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  9. Ferrero94

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    Thanks george, also puts off the pressure of trying to find another graphics card and gives me a more round budget to work with now :)

    EDIT

    Murray, how good of a bargain? I was originally gunning for a 4850 at around £50.

    To me it didn't look as good as the other 8800s since it doesn't have the cover (if it ever had one) but will do the job perfectly for css and perhaps pro-mod cod4 if i can get back into that as well :D
     
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  10. barney magru

    barney magru New Member

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    it'll do very nicely for ALL your gams at that res bud ;)
     
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  11. Ferrero94

    Ferrero94 New Member

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    Including solitare?
     
  12. barney magru

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    Porn will never look the same again ;)
     
  13. Ferrero94

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    :O! barney! im a minor!!!!!!!!!

    so lets say... Football will never look the same again :p ?
     
  14. Ferrero94

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    ITEMS BOUGHT!

    Hopefully my new items will arrive on monday, perhaps with my 8800 gt as well if i get lucky!

    However, the motherboard i got has no on board graphics, does this mean i have to wait to put my 8800 gt in to actually see something? Or will it just take some ram and cpu and make a low res screen for now.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  15. Lankuzo

    Lankuzo CPC Refugee

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    I'm afraid the motherboard won't have a dvi/VGA/hdmi output so you will have to wait untill the 8800gt arrives.
     
  16. logicmike

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    Keep us updated on how the build goes once you get all the parts. :thumb:
     
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    With my x4 955, so far at stock voltage, it's happy at 3.6ghz but I think it can do more and I haven't had the time. I think anandtech had 3.8 on stock. So not many volts will be needed to go to 3.8 and beyond, hopefully.
     
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    UPDATE: Due to my Mums (yes im in secondary school) bank account being a D*** none of the order yesterday went through, so today, just now, i redid the order however the motherboard was not in stock so i am free to change the motherboard to an alternative however i will be doing to build either on monday (when everything hopes to be at the house) or on the next weekend...

    so... any ideas for a AM3 ATX mobo anyone?
     
  19. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Which one had you ordered and is out of stock?
     
  20. Ferrero94

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    Its that MSI 870-45 im sure for £47 so around £50 quid will be great.

    Also i could message scan and ask for an ETA for a restock as they seem to be popular

    Also thanks for the quick reply :p
     

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