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Old 05-10-2011, 01:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help appreciated for new build 700-800 GBP budget

Hello, I'm new to building pcs and this will be my first so please bear with me...

As the title says, I can probably stretch the budget to 800 although obviously I'd prefer to keep it a little under. I DO need a new monitor, mouse, and speakers. One thing I am unsure of is sound cards, I am a music lover and want to listen to a lot of high-quality music, will a sound card make much of a difference? Or not seeing as how you can't really get decent speakers on my budget anyway.

Use will be a bit of everything really, some gaming (nothing too intensive), internet, films...and I'd quite like to experiment with some audio production software (cubase etc) although this is more of a curiosity/amateur interest than a necessity.

I'm thinking of going for an i5, 4GB ram and a mid range gpu. Here's what I've quickly knocked together although I'm really not sure about it?

CPU Intel CPU Core i5 2400 Sandy Bridge Quad Core Processor - BX80623I52400
MOBO Asus P8H67-M REV 3.0, Intel H57, S 1155, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR3 1066/1333, SATA 6Gb/s, RAID, MATX
GPU XFX HD 6850 Black Edition AMD / ATI Radeon Graphics Card - 1GB + Free Shogun 2* - HD-685X-ZNBC
CASE Thermaltake WingRS 201 Black Mid Tower Case - VJ60001N2Z
MONITOR Viewsonic VX2239WM 22" LCD Monitor
HD Seagate Barracuda 500Gb Hard Drive ST3500418AS
RAM Corsair Memory XMS3 Classic 4GB DDR3 1333 Mhz CAS 9 Dual Channel Desktop - TW3X4G1333C9A
DVD DRIVE Samsung DVD Writer, SH-S223C/BEBE, SATA, Black, OEM
SPEAKERS Creative Labs 2.1 Speakers 25 W RMS Sound System - 51MF0395AA003
MOUSE Logitech M115 Black Mouse, 3 Button, Optical, USB - 910-001268
OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM Operating System - GFC-02050

total 764.57 including VAT

Is everything compatible? Suggestions and improvements? I'd like to buy from or

Thank you

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Old 05-12-2011, 11:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Bump? The sooner I get a new pc the better, my current one is dying!

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Old 05-15-2011, 10:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Help appreciated for new build 700-800 GBP budget

Unfortunately, i've got no time to do research for you but:

CPU: Try finding the i5 2500K. It craps on everything on the market from a great height (bang for buck wise)
Mobo: You can't SLI on it. Which is a problem if you ever want to boost the graphics, which you could do easily on a SLI enabled board simply by adding another 6850. EDIT: it also only supports 1333mhz RAM stock.... What will you use this computer for?

Can you re-use your monitor, mouse, keyboard, optical drive & speakers from your old computer? It might save you some dosh and let you upgrade a few of the other components...

Sorry I can't help more. Hopefully that does give you some food for thought....
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