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Windows 7: Building a Pc Need Help

04 Sep 2011   #1
xJaMeSeY

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
Building a Pc Need Help

Hey Guys i have a laptop and i really want to record minecraft so bad and i need your help i have a budget of £500 Thats $810.90 in usa

Im not going to be a huge gamer all i want to do is record minecraft easy on top settings

i Would like a AMD Processor not intel because amd is better for the buck

i would like at least 600watts Gaming PSU

And i would like 6GB of Ram

And i want a decent Graphics Card

Please Comment Some Specs and i will go searching

THANK YOU VERRY MUCH


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04 Sep 2011   #2
xJaMeSeY

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Dont Worry About the Monitor or the case (Feel Free to post them if you want ) i`ll sort that stuff out
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04 Sep 2011   #3
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Hello there, xJaMeSeY.

500 pounds won't make a huge gaming rig but let me see what i can do.

CPU: AMD ADX640WFGMBOX Athlon II X4 640 - 3.0 Ghz AM3 CPU, Retail Packaged: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories (72.41£)

Motherboard: Asus M5A87 Motherboard: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories (69.99£)

HDD: Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB 7200 RPM Internal Hard Disk Drive: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories (64.66£)

RAM: G-Skill 8GBXL Ripjaws X for Intel Sandybridge Platforms DDR3 PC12800 1600MHz 8GB Kit: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories (36.52£)

Video: XFX Radeon HD 6770 - Graphics adapter - Radeon HD 6770 - PCI Express 2.1 x16 - 1 GB GDDR5 - DVI, HDMI: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories (89.00£)

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2UK Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 High Performance 650W Power Supply: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories (63.68£)

Case: Thermaltake V3 Black Edition Chassis with Window/Blue LED Fan/Midi Tower: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories (36.72£)


TOTAL: 432.98£


Based on the spare money to spend, you could think about a HD6850 or a Phenom II X4 955/965.

The rest is OK!


EDIT:

Video: Asus 1GB Radeon HD 6850 DirectCU PCI-E 2: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories (136.23£)

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad-Core Processor - 3.20 GHz,8MB Cache,Socket AM3,125W,45 nm,3 Year Warranty,Retail Boxed: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories (92.91£)


TOTAL: 500.71£

I'd personally go with the Phenom II X4 and the HD6850! is not too much of a difference in price but a huge difference in performance

Cheers
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04 Sep 2011   #4
xJaMeSeY

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Thanks im looking into it but the ram says for intel is it still ok (im a newb with this all without my dad)
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04 Sep 2011   #5
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

It's OK, as long as the RAM is listed for your Motherboard model/brand, it's the Frequencies and Timings that your motherboard supports and the voltage is correct. There are no problems.

That's just a Marketing strategy. "Designed for Intel Sandybridge platforms", it works on other platforms without problems.

Check out the changes i made, i managed to squeeze the 500£ budget at max
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04 Sep 2011   #6
xJaMeSeY

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
It's OK, as long as the RAM is listed for your Motherboard model/brand, it's the Frequencies and Timings that your motherboard supports and the voltage is correct. There are no problems.

That's just a Marketing strategy. "Designed for Intel Sandybridge platforms", it works on other platforms without problems.

Check out the changes i made, i managed to squeeze the 500£ budget at max
Can i just thank you for your spare time i will inform my dad straight away i`ll probably go with the edited version your a top Man !!
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04 Sep 2011   #7
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Don't worry, mate.

That's why we're here for.

Keep us updated about the new build, pics too.

Cheers


EDIT:

I completely forgot about an optical drive

Here: LG GH22NS70.AUAA 22x DVD-RW SATA - Black Bare: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories (17.15£)

At least is not expensive. Sorry about that
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04 Sep 2011   #8
xJaMeSeY

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Don't worry, mate.

That's why we're here for.

Keep us updated about the new build, pics too.

Cheers
Dont Worry Will Do
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04 Sep 2011   #9
xJaMeSeY

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Don't worry, mate.

That's why we're here for.

Keep us updated about the new build, pics too.

Cheers


EDIT:

I completely forgot about an optical drive

Here: LG GH22NS70.AUAA 22x DVD-RW SATA - Black Bare: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories (17.15£)

At least is not expensive. Sorry about that
ill probably go for the weaker processor and video card i heard its still fine and would you recommend me to get 2 hard drives one for normal and one for recording ? thanks?
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04 Sep 2011   #10
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

2 HDDs? depends, if you're planning to do a lot of recording, yes.

If not, then a 1TB one should be enough.

If i were you, i'd sacrifice a little bit more on the processor side and a little less on the Video Card side, but since you're not a hardcore gamer and you want to record/edit your Minecraft videos, then i'd suggest this:

Go with the Phenom II X4 955 and stick with the HD 6770. Because video editing/encoding needs a lot of processor power. If you stick with the Athlon II X4 640 you'll have less power to encode/edit videos.

You could add a 2nd hard drive only if necessary, if you really think that you'll need it.

Cheers
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