New System Help

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ATI_JAMES, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. ATI_JAMES

    ATI_JAMES Member Guru

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    Hi guys, ok its been awhile since i bought anything for my PC and im thinking of a complete rebuild, i have £600-£700 to spend just need advice on

    -Motherboard (if you think i need one)
    -Processor
    -Graphics Card
    -and maybe a new PSU

    I already have
    -Antec Nine Hundred Case
    -4GB OCZ Plat
    -1TB HD

    Any help would be great, also I live in the UK so please only list UK based shops thanks :)
     
  2. kaazz

    kaazz Master Guru

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  3. Foes

    Foes Ancient Guru

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    Are you a gamer? If so, what type of games? What monitor resolution?
     
  4. mitzi76

    mitzi76 Ancient Guru

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    thats not bad. but i wouldnt use amazon in the uk.

    best is ebuyer or overclockers or scan.

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/156173

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/151477

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/147047

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/155104

    i know this over budget but i'd save up for a corei7 if you can..

    and i forgot ram so thats more

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/152640

    total £900

    u might be able to get these cheaper from diff companies or even get a 260 on ebay. am currently selling one for £150.
     
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  5. kaazz

    kaazz Master Guru

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  6. mitzi76

    mitzi76 Ancient Guru

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    its pretty good price actually. dunno but in uk amazon isnt really noted for its technical products more books etc. i would say ebuyer overclockers more technology specialised.

    but thats pretty much spot on his current budget so its fine.
     
  7. DSK

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    Wait wait...lol

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  8. Rancoor

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    AMD? u ****ting me right?

    if u can squeeze in I7 go for it, if not what kaazz suggested was good.
     
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  9. DSK

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    whats wrong with AMD ?
     
  10. fearsjohn

    fearsjohn Maha Guru

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    the amd owns the e8400. it is the new stuff not the old stuff much faster.
    i would go with the amd setup that kyzler listed as well
     

  11. MAD-OGRE

    MAD-OGRE Ancient Guru

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    I would try to get the 1gig 4870 or the GTX260.
     
  12. mitzi76

    mitzi76 Ancient Guru

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    yeah actually that amd setup looks pretty attractive.

    what are we talking about in fps between amd versus nvidia. not much. and if the difference is £200 then i think i'd be very tempted to go amd.

    i'd still probably go for the corei7 though if i had the bucks.
     
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  13. Dustpuppy

    Dustpuppy Ancient Guru

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    Meh the Q9400 is as good as or better than the PII 940, and the Q9550 flat out trounces it. I'm pretty sure that main board will take a Q9550, but more details are needed to confirm. The difference between the cost of a new mb and cpu would be more than sufficient to step up to the Q9550, possibly Q9650.

    I think it's a bad idea to switch to AMD right now. At the very least wait for the AM3 motherboards if you're going amd. However, they are treating their customers right with the backwards compatible new processors.
     
  14. kaazz

    kaazz Master Guru

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    The AMD's new CPUs are great, but unfortunatly they still score less performance than an E8400 or E8500, which costs MUCH lower. (80+$ difference!)
     

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