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Build Advice New build time....

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mrlongbeard, 29 Oct 2013.

  1. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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    ...... nearly.

    Just toying with ideas before I decide if it's worth pulling some money together in the new year.

    Budget:
    £500 - £750

    Main uses of intended build:
    Pew pew gaming, almost 100% FPS

    Parts required:
    Mobo
    CPU
    RAM
    SSD
    OS
    PSU
    Cooling

    Previous build information (list details of parts):
    Will be recycling;
    Case, a MESH ATX Midi Tower(Wave)
    Blueray player
    Lightscribe DVD
    Mouse
    Keyboard
    Monitor
    GPU (Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X 1GB GDDR5 PCIe)
    Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 4 Sound Card


    Monitor resolution:
    A stonking eye watering 1027 x 768, although probably upping to 1600 x 1200 a tad later

    Storage requirements:

    Going to need a SSD for OS and programmes etc, will also need a drive for docs etc.

    will you be overclocking: yes/no (delete as required)
    Nope

    Any motherboard requirements (no. of USB, Xfire/SLI, fan headers):
    Erm......

    Extra information about desired system:
    Not looking for bleeding edge (as you can tell from monitor res) but looking to future proof for a good couple of years.. last game i bought was MW2 :jawdrop: but it played the origianl Crysis at an acceptable level

    So anything worth doing within my budget?
    I appreciate the GPU is a tad long in the tooth but it works for now, I'm leaning towards Win 7 over Win 8
     
  2. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    A new monitor would be top of my list of buys in truth.

    Intel Core i5 4670K Combo scan today only £444 (http://www.scan.co.uk/todayonly/index.aspx#3)

    includes

    hdd
    psu
    ram
    cpu cooler
    mobo + cpu

    add on your windows 7 and a ssd ( can get refurbed 128gb vertex 3s for £64 ) and your at about £600 job done.

    Use the rest of your budget to get a monitor as it will make such a difference to your actual user experience.
     
  3. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, but monitor is set in stone, CRT or nothing for me.
     
  4. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy New Member

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    [​IMG]

    You can probably do a little better now on the GPU as that was two weeks or so back.
     
  5. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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    That's 2 recommendations for 500W PSU's now, back in the day they'd be seen a a tad weedy, has power consumption been reduced to make 500 Watters viable?
     
  6. jizwizard

    jizwizard Well-Known Member

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    What games. Cs?
     
  7. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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    Any and all first person shooters.
     
  8. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy New Member

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    Yes. And the PSUs are better and more efficient now. Most are single rail too, with a half decent amount of amps :)
     
  9. davefelcher

    davefelcher New Member

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    I'd suggest nothing is the better option.
    Watch out or people will be trying to force those horrible, new internal combustion engines on you.
     
  10. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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    They can try but I've got about 6 laying around the place anyway :rolleyes: might have to get rid of some though to increase my CRT stockpile
     
  11. hakank

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    Is it me or do his gpu'd look damn ugly :)?
     
  12. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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    Well I did say nearly.....

    ....and the time is now, so with a budget if £1k hit me with your suggestions for a fps shooter rig.

    Parts required:
    Mobo
    CPU
    RAM
    SSD
    OS
    PSU
    Cooling

    Previous build information (list details of parts):
    Will be recycling;
    Case, a MESH ATX Midi Tower(Wave)
    Blueray player
    Lightscribe DVD
    Mouse
    Moitor

    It'd be super cool if we could ignore my crt preference, it's not by choice, thems the cards I've been dealt so that's the hand I'm playing.

    Ta.
     
  13. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Nearly. 6. Years. Later?!! Holy moly.

    What's the deal with the monitor btw? To run that you don't need to spend £1k.
     
  14. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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    I can't do flat screens they send one of my eyes wonky, it's either the polerising filter or the low freqs, either way I've mostly given up on them for computer use.
     
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    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    What inputs and resolution does it have?
     
  16. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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    Crt, VGA, 1024 X whatever @ 85hz.
    I don't / can't do flat screen monitors, I've been trying them for the past 13 odd years, I've given up looking, it ain't happening.
     
  17. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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    Thoughts?
    ImI seeing concerns with RAM & Ryzen's, is that going to be a problem
    Ok, so maybe a tad OTT, but I'm going for future proofing Screenshot_20190427-181357.jpg
     
  18. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Wierd, I got your build at £176 cheaper using pcpartpicker?

    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/D6xKw6
     
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