Shadowly

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Hi, my rig at the moment has all sorts of issues right now so here is a rig i am thinking of getting together, would appreciate any opinions and input ;)

AMD Phenom II X6 Black Edition 1090T 3.2GHz Socket AM3 9MB Cache
Biostar TA870U3+ AMD 870 Socket AM3 6 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard
ATI Radeon HD 5670
Corsair GS 700W PSU
4GB Ram







Any ideas would be great :)

Thanks
 

rvilkman

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Fill this form and it will be much easier for us to help you.

Generally though, now is not really a time to get a Phenom II x6 CPU especially with an AM3 socket motherboard.
Bulldozer will be out within a month or so, so in the least you should get an AM3+ motherboard so that you can upgrade to a bulldozer CPU later.
For gaming a quad core generally works just fine so Phenom II x4 955 BE ~ $105 on sale this weekend for example, would be a much better way to go.
With Asrock 970 Extreme 4 as the motherboard.

However fill the form and we'll know better what the rig is for, what you have, what you need and what is your budget.
 

Shadowly

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Budget Range: £700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Surfind Web

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, PSU (Corsair GS 700W), Screen.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.ebuyer.co.uk

Country of Origin: UK

Parts Preferences:-

Overclocking: -

SLI or Crossfire: -

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: -
 

rvilkman

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The short answer atm would be that you can get a really nice computer for that £700.


The PSU will be able handle the current graphics cards easily, and the 5670 needs updating anyway to get the monitor resolution maxed out.
Would also recommend checking out scan.co.uk, they have great daily deals.

CPU: i5 2500k £168
Mobo: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3, Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 £124
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ or similar £28
Memory: Gskill RipjawsX 2x4GB 1.5V CAS9 1600Mhz ~£40
GPU: £190 Nvidia 560Ti or AMD 6950 1GB or 2GB whichever you can get cheaper, at your resolution it doesn't matter.
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB £50
DVD: Asus/Lite-on/Samsung/Sony 20-24x DVD writer £15
PSU: ( GS700W )
Case: Antec 300 + 2x 120mm fans for example £70

Total: £700 ish

If you need to be able to fit the OS as well, downgrade the graphics card to 6870 or GTX560
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit costs about £70. The downgrade covers most of it as 6870's are about £140.
 

Shadowly

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that looks tasty!

i already have OS (Windows 7 Ultimate x64)
already have case

if i do go for something like that hopefully i wont get any issues with it xD
 

rvilkman

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Well the only issues I can think of are related to everything fitting into the case you have.

So make sure there is enough room to put in the CPU heatsink & fan.

Also make sure there is enough room for the graphics card you decide on.
 

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Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor

Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 Z68 Socket 1155 Onboard HDMI 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Socket 775, 1156,1155 AM2, 1366, AM3 Processor Cooler

G-Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V

Asus GTX 560Ti DirectCU II 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card with FREE Batman Arkham City download

Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache

Sony Optiarc AD-5260S 24x DVD±RW & DL SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black

Antec 300 Three Hundred Case

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Thermal paste 3.5gram

Corsair GS 700W PSU (already own)

Cart total inc vat: £661.00

That is what i managed to find on ebuyer... closest i can find to the build you gave me :)