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Windows 7: Will this do for Gaming

20 Jul 2010   #41


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Reilly View Post
I will build one and then see how it goes
Just one last bit of advice:

Start with the best motherboard + PSU you can afford initially. They will be the foundations for any future upgrades.

Components like CPU, RAM, Graphics Card, CASE etc can always be upgraded later as time and budget allow.

But if you skimp on the foundations, it can sometimes cost you more in the long run.

ie You buy a cheap yum-cha PSU and low end graphics card which work for now, but if in the future you want to upgrade your card only to discover that since you bought a cheap PSU, you'll have to replace that as well.

I'm not saying that you need the 'bells and whistles' models, but try to avoid the 'cheapest' simply because it is cheap.

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20 Jul 2010   #42

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

well put smarty
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20 Jul 2010   #43

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Thanks alot,

recommend any Great MoBo? and PSU and CPU
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20 Jul 2010   #44

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)

Reilly, my tip is this...

1.- State your budget for the build...last penny you can afford.

2.- As asked before... tell us if you have any parts that you have and might want to re-use.

3.- List the parts you have ready to go and the parts you need/want to buy

Once you do this, we may be able to come with some good deals for you. I like Intel/Nvidia, others may like AMD/ATI but, once we know what others suggest, we may be able to find the best prices for you.

I love nothing more than spending money that isn't mine... while still trying to find the best price possible
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20 Jul 2010   #45

Windows 7 64-bit

Just thought I'd put these up as they look good value and I'd seen them before and quite fancied them for myself as second machines:

1. Extra Value Blu-Ray Desktop - Desktops |

2. Extra Value Blu-Ray Desktop - Desktops |

3. BLACK Q8200 QUAD CORE GAMING PC 500GB 2GB 9400GT 1GB on eBay (end time 09-Aug-10 13:59:01 BST)

The first two both have pretty decent cpu's for the prices their going for. Also they both have blu-ray drives, great for hi-def action. personally I'd go for the core i3 system as it actually has a pretty nice selection of ports coming out of the back inc HDMI and optical. Also there's 2gb of ddr3 and the ability to take up to 8gb which is great. Now theres no card for gaming but its virtually garenteed that the core i system will have at least 1 PCI-E slot and maybe you could just make do while you save up for a card. Just to save your time I would call up Ebuyer (a highly reputable seller which I use to buy virtually everything techie myself) and ask if they know whether it has a PCI-E slot and also while you there, inquire about the PSU; asking for power output/wattage and wheather it has any PCI power leads (I wouldn't expect any more than one 6 pin). If they don't know you could just buy it anyway and check it out for yourself and if you don't like what you find, ship it back...distance selling regulations act is your friend.

Finally, system 3 there is a slightly cheaper system which does include a dedicated gfx card albeit a modest one. However with 1GB all to itself it should play some games on low/medium settings.

BTW all systems are without an OS, but maybe you already have one.
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20 Jul 2010   #46

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

My Budget : £325
Parts to reuse : HDD but would prefer not to because its not big enough
No parts ready

Bit useless really Sorry.

PLease help me though

Much Appreciated
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20 Jul 2010   #47

Win7 Home Premium 64x

As you say budget is big part of this, I would go with AMD/ATI as the AMD quads are way less than the Intel Quad cores.

AMD Athlon II X4 2.8 GHz Processor - Google Product Search

Intel Core 2 Quad 2.83 GHz Processor - Google Product Search

I don't know about the performace on these two though. I haven't built a comp in a while. The AMD side will be much cheaper though for CPU Mobo combination than Intel CPU Mobo combo

Edit: sorry just realized. I suggested quad core. You needing this depends on what you want to play and how long you want this system to be sufficient. Most games can be run with a Dual core CPU and a good Gfx Card. For staying power though I would suggest the quad core. This might eat up too much of your budget though.
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20 Jul 2010   #48

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I can keep adding to my budget as i get the money

I will look into a impressive MoBO and CPU :)
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20 Jul 2010   #49

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

what MoBo would you suggest for the AMD Athlon II X4 2.8 GHz Processor
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20 Jul 2010   #50

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I just had a quick look

Advance Technologies | AMD Quad Core Kit System

is it trustworthy site
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