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Build Advice New Rig For Uni

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Ending Credits, 28 Aug 2011.

  1. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    I'd like to get a new rig for uni to replace my slightly aging one. I am completely out of the loop though so I thought I'd ask for advice on here so here goes:

    Budget: About £600 to spend but can streach that if needs be. I think it should be enough though.
    Main uses of intended build: Gaming and a bit of programming as well as general useage. Needs to be fairly portable as I will be lugging t back and forth quite a lot.
    Parts required: Everything except the GPU but I don't want a sound card and I'm not particularly keen on an SSD.
    Previous build information: Phenom I 9850 x4 2.5Ghz, 4870 1GB, 4GB 1066Mhz DDR2, 1TB F3, 250GB WD, Coolermaster 620W M, Aplus Black Pearl
    Monitor resolution: 1920x1200
    Storage requirements: Not much, just enough for my games, I can use my F3 anyway.
    Will you be overclocking: I don't currently, but there's no reason why not.

    My plan was something like:
    570 - Already have
    2500K - £150
    S1155 Motherboard - £100-150
    8GB RAM - £80
    Antec 300 - £50
    PSU - £80-100
    1TB F3 - £40
    Cooler - £40
    Extras - £20
    OS - £60

    Total ~ £650
     
  2. Blazza181

    Blazza181 SVM PLACENTA CASEI

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    I'd keep the HDD and PSU.
     
  3. Aracos

    Aracos What's a Dremel?

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    8Gig of low profile 1600MHz corsair vengence ram is £50~ on scan, no need to spend £80. As for power supply a corsair HX650 would be the best around your budget though more than you'd need, not that I suggest against that, I bought my seasonic due to it's quietness at my load level. As for the rest i'd wait a week for bulldozer benchmarks before going intel. If bulldozer is crap then just go with your proposed build.
     
  4. sb1991

    sb1991 What's a Dremel?

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    Depending on when you start at university, it might be worth waiting for AMD's Buldozer CPU to come out, if only because it might bring Intel's prices down. RAM is cheaper than you might think - 8GB is more like £35 - £45, which is nice. Also, you may well be able to get Windows free (if you're doing computer science/related), or at a significant discount (MS are selling an upgrade edition of W7 Pro for £30).
     
  5. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    I think it will be at the start of October although I'm not sure of the exact date yet.
     
  6. Farting Bob

    Farting Bob What's a Dremel?

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    Get a 2500k and the cheapest Asus P67 board (cant remember the model number). Any P67 board is fine, i just like Asus. No need to spend more than the cheapest line of boards unless you have specific requirements.
     
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    Jehla Minimodder

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  8. Blazza181

    Blazza181 SVM PLACENTA CASEI

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  9. amppatel

    amppatel What's a Dremel?

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    Have you looked at any laptops? Now you can get quite fast ones. Also my uni makes me empty my room every term and so a laptop is really the only option for me.
     

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