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Old 12-22-2010, 08:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, its as basic as the question asks, i wanna build a very good gaming pc for as little cost as possible. I never intended to build a pc, in fact i was ready to buy a quad core amd phenom something or other but was stopped at the last second and told that building one is much cheaper. In british money, i have around £700, but really i only want to spend around £600, however, will spent £700 at a push. That in dollers is around 900-1100 dollers. Now, the person who told me to build one gave me a list of items, he says that the build is so good, itll last me 4 years easy, by that i think he means that i wont upgrade parts for that long. Ive checked the build to make sure it works, and lord and behold it does, but i reckon there must be a better build out there somewhere for around the same price. A few little details off which i was told to get a which on a website i use, the recommended graphics card required to play badlands 2 and crysis is a 6, this graphics card is a 10its a Newegg.com - XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Processor is a little worse off, but its ranked 6, one required to play badlands is 5 its a Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ970FBGMBOX


So yeah, im new to all this, ive never built a computer before, if anyone can create a great build for this price, youll be a friend for life, thanks
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm honestly not exactly sure what you're saying, but that graphics card and that processor get an A+ in my book. I would put those in a build without any question if you're trying to stay within that budget of yours. Just out of curiosity do you need a monitor or Operating System?
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you could ave some money and downgrade the cpu to a 955 or 965 and overclock it since their both black editions.
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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CPU- AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

CPU Heatsink- CORSAIR CAFA70 120mm Dual-Fan CPU Cooler

RAM- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Graphics Card- XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Motherboard
- ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

HDD- Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Power Supply- COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750W ATX12V v2.31 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Case- Antec Dark Fleet DF-30 Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Disc Drive- ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Search these parts on newegg and there's your PC.
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It depends on what you're doing with the PC but for most people, gaming and everyday use, you don't need 8GB. I would get 4GB and get another 4GB later on if need it.
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It depends on what you're doing with the PC but for most people, gaming and everyday use, you don't need 8GB. I would get 4GB and get another 4GB later on if need it.
That's very true. It could save you around $50-60, so get the 4GB set (2x2GB) if you don't think you'll need it. But... quite honestly having 8GB over 4GB made a difference in my performance, but that was because I was maxing Crysis out at 1200x1920 res. 4GB wouldn't do it, so yeah.
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