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Build Advice New gaming rig

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by xMathiasD, 29 Nov 2009.

  1. xMathiasD

    xMathiasD New Member

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    Hello there guyz

    im looking for a new gaming rig.

    at the moment my stats is:
    500Gb seagate harddrive
    Nvidia 8600Gt 1gb ram.
    4Gb Noname ram
    Core 2 dou E8400
    and a 500W psu.

    my budget is 2000 £

    i will use it for Gaming and regular data use (movies and pictures and so on)
    i dont know if i should by an external for backup or something..

    but im looking for a core i7..
     
  2. damienVC

    damienVC New Member

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    Sorry, what exactly do you want to know? 2K is a hell of a lot of money for a gaming rig, you could get something very capable put together for half that.
     
  3. xMathiasD

    xMathiasD New Member

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    i dont know wich hardware to buy..
     
  4. Carper

    Carper Guru

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    This is a start. As for the graphics card wait for fermi and the ATI 5960 they should be out early next year and the ATI will be a monster when it comes to games.
     
  5. DarkBanana

    DarkBanana New Member

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    With £2000 you can get practically anything (within reason) so it depends on what you want. Check out this month's buyers guide:
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/buyers-guide/2009/11/10/what-hardware-should-i-buy-november-2009/4

    I'd suggest using the CPU (i7 920), motherboard and most of the other components from the premium player but choose a case you like with good cooling, possibly a less powerful psu and drop the ssd (unless you really want the best).

    Maybe the ATI HD5870 for graphics?
     
  6. DarkBanana

    DarkBanana New Member

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    lol you just beat me to it :p
     
  7. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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    If it was me:

    I wouldn't spend much of your £2000 budget.

    • You've currently got a fairly decent CPU for gaming, unless you're going to be doing photo/video editing this is probably fine to keep for now.
    • Invest to get motherboard / RAM / cooling that will allow you to overclock, if you're not already.
    • Get a 5870 or 5850.
    • Make sure you have a decent PSU.
    • Get a nice case and quiet cooling.
    • Get a nice monitor for gaming on, if you don't already.
    • Invest in storage, get a backup like you mention and think about SSD's if your budget is that high :)
     
  8. Sh0cKeR

    Sh0cKeR a=2(s-ut)/t²

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    Heres a core i7 spec for you:
    Core i7 920 D0
    Asus P6TD Deluxe
    6Gb Corsair Dominator 1600MHz
    Corsair Hydro H50 CPU Cooler
    Crucial M225 120Gb SSD
    Samsung Spinpoint F3 1Tb
    Asus HD5970
    Antec 1200
    Enermax Revolution 85+ 1050w
    Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatality Pro
    LG Blu-Ray Drive.
     
  9. xMathiasD

    xMathiasD New Member

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    Thanks guyz, im thinking about Sh0cKeR's build :)
     
  10. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    Shockers build is the best of whats out there, but £2000 is overkill for a gaming PC. A new graphics card (HD5xxx) and some watercooling is all you need. Get 3 monitors the same size and use eyefinity. You already have the basis of a great machine, all you need to do is add the trimmings. A nice SSD will make things feel far more snappy.

    Tho if you feel like kick starting the economy yourself feel free :thumb:
     
  11. Sh0cKeR

    Sh0cKeR a=2(s-ut)/t²

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    From his budget, I was under the understanding that he wanted the best of the best. Eyefinity is great, but your hardware requirement to fill the extra pixels goes up with it. I guess its a case of if you don't have the GPU power its out of the question. Games like GTA IV
    or other hard hitting titles aren't going to like running such a large res on one gpu alone, hence the need for a HD5970. Its up to Mathias basically. Do you want the best you can buy in a pc for 2 grand, or do you want a weaker system but with 3 large monitors to have some panoramic gaming on?
     
  12. MaverickWill

    MaverickWill Dirty CPC Mackem

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    For that much, I'd get an i7-920, Crossfire Vapor-X 5870s, and an SSD.

    Just a thought...
     
  13. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Instead of getting 3 crappy monitors, get two good monitor (PVA) or one great monitor (IPS)


    SSD are nice too
     
  14. okenobi

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    Have to echo the "don't bother with CPU" crowd. Spend on decent case, PSU, GPU and monitor(s). Even if you maxed out, that should only come to less than a grand. Then you could see how that is for a bit and then look at upgrading your motherboard, CPU and RAM to really notice the difference down the line.
     
  15. Dreamcometru

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    dont spend 2k on a gaming rig man thats insane.

    grab urself a core i7 920 6gb corsair dominator and the gigabyte ud3r (i think it was called) for around £650

    get urself a cm690 case for around £70

    a corsair tx 650w about £70 as well i think

    a sata optical drive for around £20

    the samsung spinpoint f3 hard drive for around £60

    and the noctua cooler for ur processor around £30

    shove in a gigabyte 260 super overclock £160 which according to every review ive seen is faster than a stock 275

    in total thats around 1060 quid. save the rest of yur money and go on holiday.
     
  16. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    wait for fermi i would as i recon that is going to be like the new 8800gtx, and you will have enough money to get 1 or 2 but other wise get a basis of a good pc i7 6gb ram good asus or gigabyte board and you are there really
     
  17. MaverickWill

    MaverickWill Dirty CPC Mackem

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    OK, here's the hap:

    CPU - i7 920 - £198
    Mobo - Asus P6T Deluxe - £199
    RAM - OCZ 6GB 1866MHz Reaper - £135
    SSD - Crucial 128GB M225 - £310
    HDD for storage - Samsung Spinpoint F3 - £67
    Case + PSU - Antec 1200 and Antec CP 850W Modular PSU bundle - £180
    GPU - 2x Sapphire 5870 Vapor-X - £700 (approx)
    Monitor - Dell U2410 - £439

    Total cost = £2,228 without OS, keyboard, or mouse. Drop one of the 5870s or the SSD, and you can add:

    Keyboard - Saitek Eclipse II - £27
    Mouse - Logitech G500 - £46
    OS - Windows 7 Home Premium - £70

    Total cost:
    With SSD, with 2 5870s - £2,371
    Without SSD, with 2 5870s - £2,061
    With SSD, with 1 5870 - £2,021
    Without SSD, with 1 5870 - £1,711

    Any thoughts?

    EDIT: Reuse your old optical drive, or throw in a DVD-RW drive for £16, or a Blu-Ray/DVD-RW drive for £77.
     
  18. Sh0cKeR

    Sh0cKeR a=2(s-ut)/t²

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    The HD5970 is better value than the crossfired 5870's. Overclock like crazy with the voltage tweaker and you can just about match it for £150+ cheaper. I'd say my build still stands for the 2K machine.
     
  19. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I would double up on the F3 for some data protection, backup drive, and get a smaller SSD, I don't know of anyone who has 128gb of programs and OS, I think 60gb would do
     
  20. Moyo2k

    Moyo2k AMD Fanboy

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    2000 pounds is too much, as stated previously you don't need to spend more than £1000 if you know what your doing, I really really can't recommend spending that much on a gaming rig... I'll spec you one half the price that will burn anything you throw at it

    EDIT:
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    Some may question the inclusion of an AMD CPU but the fact is, for gaming, there really is no reason to spend the extra money on an i7 when the 965 will not bottleneck + I've seen stock PII 965s beat i7s

    EDIT: I don't do weight watchers.... :worried: ... I share this computer :p
     
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