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Build Advice New build

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by D3s3rt_F0x, 1 May 2012.

  1. D3s3rt_F0x

    D3s3rt_F0x New Member

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    Right my current PC is getting a bit long in the tooth (spec below), so I'm looking to upgrade it. I used to be bang on top of what was new and best bang for buck etc, but I'm a little behind now, so not entirely sure what's, what any more.

    Current PC:
    CPU: Intel Q6600
    Graphics: nvidia 8800 GTS 640mb
    RAM: 4GB DDR 2
    Mobo: Can't remember

    What I really need advice on are CPU, GPU and Motherboard, I've provided some details below on my requirements, so if anyone could help it would be appreciated.

    Amount: Up to about £800 (although I'd be happy to spend more if it meets my requirements)
    Use: Primarily as a gaming rig with word processing for good measure (World of Warcraft, Battlefield 3, Diablo 3)
    Parts being kept: Case - Lian Li PC65, HDDs: 2x Samsung spinpoint F3's, PSU(Possibly): Currently have a 550w PSU with 2x PCI-E 6 pin connectors.
    Resolution: 1920x1080
     
  2. Bede

    Bede Well-Known Member

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    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/giga...-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-30-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-atx
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/29-4...hz-5-gt-s-dmi-650mhz-gpu-6mb-smart-cache-34x-
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-...z-gddr5-gpu-1058mhz-cores-1536-dl-dvi-dp-hdmi

    Possibly get a new PSU though, 550W might be ok as they're all very power-frugal parts, but I'd be happier with 600W-700W.


    Edit: my bad, thought you were just upgrading CPU/mobo/gfx. Maybe wait until the 670 comes out, use the spare money from that for everything else (CPU cooler, RAM, etc).
     

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