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Time for new computer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pranks7er, 23 May 2007.

  1. pranks7er

    pranks7er mange tout

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    Time for a new computer my old one is obselete.

    Ok help me make decisions to be honest i not upgraded my computer in years kinda got distracted from it etc.

    Help me fill in this section, for a good mid range gaming system

    What i need:

    Processor :______________
    Motherboard:____________
    RAM:______________
    Hard disk(plenty of space form old system)
    Video Card:______________

    Can anyone give me suggestions on what they recommend, ive about 300quid to spend on these parts not much i know but im sure it can be done

    i want it mainly for games such as Stalker, new halflife releases etc

    Thanks for your help im kinda out of the loop at mo and need get back in
     
  2. kingdavies

    kingdavies Minimodder

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    Hmm a little bit over

    If you are using old hard drives you might have a problem if they are IDE as these new motherboards only have one IDE socket (2 IDE devices)
     
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  3. pranks7er

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    not bad actually what store that from?
    whats that card liek would you recommend it?
     
  4. Guest-16

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    E6300 and 2GB of ram? Or E4300 and overclock?
     
  5. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    It's scan.co.uk and the card is pretty good, especially on your budget.
     
  6. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    second that
     
  7. bumfluff

    bumfluff What's a Dremel?

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    You can't second a question. I would say go with the 6300 as it is in your budget and it gives better performance out fothe box than the 4300.
     
  8. Guest-23315

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    E6300, 2GB of 5400-C4 (about £50 off scan) and an 8600 GT.
     
  9. Gravemind123

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    Gotta agree with Mankz. The revision of Corsair 5400-C4 I've had experience with clocked up to 833Mhz with a bit of voltage push. The E6300 seems to clock better with less voltage then the E4300. The 8600GT is a bit weaker, but has DX10 so it's really whether or not DX10 support matters to you. If you ever get a chance to upgrade the cooler on the 8600GT it seems to overclock well.
     
  10. kingdavies

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    Also dont forget you will probably need a new PSU
     
  11. BioSniper

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    I'm going to agree (most) with kingdavies on the specs for the price tbh (though I'd settle for 2GB of 667 (PC5400) myself rather than 1GB of 800).
    I'd also be inclined to use a 965 chipset board (like a Gigabyte DS3) but only because I've had good results myself.

    Funny how Scan's prices really are daily fluctuations the same CPU is now £100.23 with VAT incuded, also don't forget to check to check the todayonly section after 12, they regularly drop C2D prices by a fair chunk :)

    So yeah, that's the basics of what I'd choose, just shop around for the best prices and deals, and don't forget, sometimes getting parts from several stores even after shipping, can work out cheaper than all from the same place.
    For example if you use Ebuyer and buy an E4300 you can get £10 (google checkout) off and free delivery making it a £63 CPU instead :D
     
  12. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    he was implying it as a statement...so yes, i can...lol
     
  13. Gooey_GUI

    Gooey_GUI Wanted: Red Shirts

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    A new case too wouldn't you think?

    :confused:
     

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