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Build Advice Need Some Help!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mitch Baker, 28 Nov 2009.

  1. Mitch Baker

    Mitch Baker New Member

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    Hi, i'm looking to buy a new air cooled gaming & general purpose pc and im finding difficulty in finding the right stuff for me - ive got about +/- £850 to spend on the actual pc (i know what screen im getting :thumb:). I've been searching for a while now and i can't make my mind up on what components to chose :wallbash: Im not going to be wanting to overclock. and im looking to buy either the Phenom II X4 955 or the Intel i5 processor - (cant decide which one to go with as some reviews say that i5 is better for gaming)

    here's the list ive come up with so far:
    Silverstone Raven 2 RV02 Case (£110)
    Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P AMD Motherboard (£95)
    AMD Phenom II 3.20Ghz Processor (£130)
    Xigmatek Dark Knight CPU Cooler (£40)
    1GB XFX Radeon 5850 (£230)
    OCZ Reaper 1333Mhz 4GB (£90)
    600W Coolermaster Silent Pro Modular Power Supply (£75)
    1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 Hard Disk (£60)
    Creative Labs SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI-Express x1 Sound Card (£35) - don't need a great soundcard

    haven't missed anything out have I (apart from optical drive)

    Any advice or opinions are welcome :D Thanks!
     
  2. tonpal

    tonpal New Member

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    For gaming, and particularly if you don't intend to overclock, I think you would be better off with a Core i5. The "turbo boost" feature should be of benefit when gaming.

    You may wish to take a look at the Titan Skalli as a CPU cooler.

    I personally don't like Creative soundcards. Their drivers are crap. If you don't need a good soundcard then you may want to give the onboard sound a try.
     
  3. Mitch Baker

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    thanks a lot, ill keep that in mind :thumb:
     
  4. Mitch Baker

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    ok, so i went with the i5 system, here's my list, any views and opinions from anybody?

    Silverstone RV02 Raven 2 Case (£110)
    Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3 Intel P55 (Socket 1156) DDR3 Motherboard (£100)
    Intel Core i5 750 2.66Ghz (Lynnfield) (Socket LGA1156) (£150)
    XFX ATI Radeon HD 5850 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (£240)
    OCZ Gold 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 Low-Voltage Dual Channel Memory Kit (£70)
    Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache (£60)
    Coolermaster Silent Pro Modular 600W Power Supply (£85)
    Noctua NH-U12P SE2 Dual Fan Quiet CPU Cooler (£60)
     

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