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Old 07-16-2009, 03:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,


i need to buy a new pc as mine has just died.

i've seen two that i'm interested in one has

Desktop PC, Core 2 Quad Q9550, 8GB DDR2, 750GB SATA HDD, DVDRW, 512MB DDR3 HD4870 Graphics Cards, Vista Home Premium

the other one

Desktop PC, Core i7-920, 3GB DDR3 Triple Channel Ram, 750GB SATA HDD, DVDRW, 512MB DDR3 GTS250 Graphics, Vista Home Premium 64Bit

i know the second one has a higher spec but i'm wondering is 8gb ddr2 ram better than 3gb ddr3 ram.

computer will be used mainly for photoshop work and general pc use.i don't play games.

any advice would be great.

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Old 07-16-2009, 04:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i7 and ddr3 is better but you would want 6gb (3 x 2gb) of ram especially for photoshop.
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Best advice I can give would be to build your own i7 rig, with 6GB of RAM. There's probably no better way to run PS
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Check out this link, if your up to it we can help you pick out some parts that will save you cash while enhancing your PC experience

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Old 07-17-2009, 01:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks guys for the replys.

i built my last two computers myself,

i don't want to spend any more than 8oo if i can help it,
but i not to sure if i can build a i7 rig for that sort of money?

if its possible any suggestions on which components to buy would be a grat help,

i don't need a monitor,dvd rw,mouse,keyboard.

i do need to buy an operqating system as i run xp at the moment.

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An i7 build is unlikely, but possible if gaming isn't an issue as you mentioned in your opening post (seeing as a good graphics card won't be a priority).

I'll throw a build together on Scan.co.uk for you to see if it's possible (gimme ten minutes).

Will you need any hard drives?
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yes i will need at least 1tb.

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yes i will need at least 1tb.

thanks edster
Surprisingly, I managed to pull together a pretty good i7 build for you. If you're happy with that, I'll give you the links if you want:


I hope you're happy with the price.
The i7 can use stock cooling, I doubt you'll be wanting to overclock?
I would like to point out that there's actually enough room in the budget there for me to throw in a small SSD, if you like; it would be very beneficial to performance (moreso than any other upgrade). With the the total comes to 803.
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thanks yamikotai,

that sounds good,

if you could give me the links that would be great.

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Just click these links and then add them to your basket:
CMPSU-550VXUK - 550w Corsair VX Series PSU, ATX, PS/2, 5 year Warranty - see specs - Scan.co.uk

11140-02-20R - 512MB Sapphire HD 4650, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 1000MHz GDDR2, GPU 600MHz, 320 Cores, D-Sub/ DL DVI-I/ HDTV - Scan.co.uk

66I-03525 - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English 1pk OEM + Windows 7 Offer Form - Scan.co.uk

These will automatically be added to your basket when you click them.
https://secure.scan.co.uk/aspnet/Sho...ductId=1048199

https://secure.scan.co.uk/aspnet/Sho...ductId=1048160

https://secure.scan.co.uk/aspnet/Sho...ductId=1048241

https://secure.scan.co.uk/aspnet/Sho...ductId=1048337

https://secure.scan.co.uk/aspnet/Sho...ductId=1048458

The total might be a couple of quid different since two of links were temporary deals which I can't find the link for any more.

If you want to spend the extra money on the SSD, here's the link:
OCZSSD2-1VTX30G - 30GB OCZ Tech OCZSSD2, Vertex, MLC-Flash, 2.5", SATA 3Gb/s, Read 200MB/s, Write 160MB/s, Retail - Scan.co.uk
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