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13 Feb 2013   #11
TwoCables

 

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I just thought of something: you can also go to the site below to ask for help building a new computer. Although, you will have to be very clear about your desires and your needs because many people assume that because you came to Overclock.net, you want to overclock too. You also need to be very clear about your budget because some people get a little too excited and start recommending parts that you can't afford. lol They're an enthusiastic bunch, though and they really know what they're talking about.

Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community

I'm a member there.
cheers for your reply, much appreciated, sorry if i didn't sound or say it in the right sense to read it properly, but i rewrote it so its kinda easier to understand i guess?
What I'm saying is, I've been on Overclock.net for over 4 years, so I know what they're like over there.


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£450 is my budget, just seeing whats out there, wont need a a screen,

My current rig now is:
Mobo: AsRock G41M-VS3
Ram: 6gb Crucial 1333mhz
Gpu: HD 6570
Cpu: Intel Pentium Duel Core E5700

What i dont know is if i should buy a new motherboard/processor/gpu and stick it in my current set up or just go out and buy a decent one?, anybody recommend me one? or build me something in which i could look at and maybe possibly order please?..I only ever play games like Arma 2, World Of Warcraft, Minecraft, ASKING for planet side 2 i guess i wont get i don't think, but if anybody could help me out it would be great!
You'd need new memory too. So, it would be motherboard, CPU, and video card.


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13 Feb 2013   #12
CrisyyNova

Windows 8.1 64Bit
 
 

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13 Feb 2013   #13
Contrabardus

Windows 7 Home premium
 
 



Yes, this would be a vast improvement over what you have now. High settings mostly, medium on something really graphics intensive like Farcry 3 or a Modded Skyrim. Your question makes more sense now too.

In your initial posts, it sounded like you were planning on building an entire machine or getting a pre-built rig on 450 lbs. Not upgrading a few parts on what you already had. That would have been crazy.

That's how I started building, now I wouldn't keep a pre-built if it was given to me. I'd just sell it or rip it apart for parts and build what I wanted.

I'd suggest that in the near future you upgrade the Ram. The Mobo and Processor both support 1866 Frequency Ram. [Though, the processor can go up to 2400, the Mobo is limited to 2133 [OCed] or 1866 standard]. What you're getting only has 1600. Having better Ram speed will improve the performance of games and let you push those settings up even higher. There isn't much difference between dual and single channel memory, so go with whatever works best for your budget. Dual Channel has a .5%- to 1.5% improvement over single channel Ram, so don't sweat that.

I'd also recommend getting a nice cooling unit. The stock cooling unit on that board is crap. It won't break your PC or anything, but you'll be needing more or you'll be having to limit your playtime to keep it from overheating. Noctua makes the best air coolers on the market right now in my opinion. I've got a D14, but it's pretty big. If you've got a case big enough, I'd go with that. Though, with after market cooling, it's important to remember to make sure that your Ram and Mobo are compatible

On a six core like that, you should be able to OC to 3.9-4.0 easily with a good cooler. The guys at OC.com can help with that too. Even if you're not interested in OCing you should still upgrade the cooling. It can greatly extend the life of your CPU and your PC in general.
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13 Feb 2013   #14
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Don't get the 6300.. bulldozer cores are the worst with AMD..
Get the FX8350 If you can afford it. It's fantastic.
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15 Feb 2013   #15
Apprentrice5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

I always go to ebuyer when i buy components for my PC and they're always at competitive prices.

The specs below are from a pre built maching which comes in at a little over £460 but there are others on the website for less money with decent spec. Ebuyer Gaming PCs

- Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz
- 8GB RAM + 1TB HDD
- DVD Writer
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX650
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Hope it helps
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