Edited by The Comfy Chair, 15 May 2014 - 10:22 AM.
Buying/Building a PC? Check here First! (The Suggested builds thread)
Posted 29 October 2010 - 09:50 AM
Posted 29 October 2010 - 01:05 PM
Posted 29 October 2010 - 02:40 PM
Coolermaster Elite 370 Mid Tower Black (No PSU) £26.20
LiteOn IHAS124-19 24x Internal DVD±R/RW SATA Drive - Black £11.45
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.80GHz (Socket AM3) Processor £126.40
MSI 6870 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £161.69
Samsung HD103SJ SpinPoint F3 1TB SATA-II 3.5" Hard Drive £34.85
Asus M4A89GTD Pro AMD 890GX (Socket AM3) DDR3 Motherboard £ 80.53
G.SKILL RipJaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz £59.57
OCZ StealthXStream 2 500W Power Supply £38.99
Cart Total £539.68
Approx. Delivery £12.32
Edited by Dream Catcher, 29 October 2010 - 02:42 PM.
Posted 29 October 2010 - 02:54 PM
Additionally, you mentioned that you have found some gtx470's from some e-tailers for sub £180, could you link them as they'll definitely be a great option for a £600 PC at that price! [EDIT: Located a palit one for £187 from scan.co.uk and with the price explosion of the hd6870 since last week, it's a great buy).
Also, thread is stuck.
Edited by The Comfy Chair, 29 October 2010 - 03:05 PM.
Posted 29 October 2010 - 03:39 PM
Ok, using this as an outline I went to newegg and got what was listed, or something similar. The only problem is that the motherboard listed is not available. Would you guys help me pick out the right one for these items I have added to "my cart"? Also, if you see any discrepancies or have any advice, please let me know! Also, to note, I already have a case (Antec 300 I think it's called), monitor (Acer 22''), and Power Supply (I forget, but I remember getting one that was more powerful then I needed a couple years ago). Mouse and Keyboard aren't a priority to me, currently.
So far I have:
Video Card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125333
Let me know if I've overlooked something, or messed up somewhere.
Thanks in advance!
Edited by Geikamir, 29 October 2010 - 03:42 PM.
Posted 29 October 2010 - 03:46 PM
Edited by The Comfy Chair, 29 October 2010 - 03:51 PM.
Posted 29 October 2010 - 03:48 PM
Edited by Dream Catcher, 29 October 2010 - 03:55 PM.
Posted 29 October 2010 - 04:14 PM
Ok, that combo deal seems pretty good with the discount given. Thanks for showing!
I went with the Phenom II x4 instead of the Athlon, as you guys noticed I'm sure. Is that a good option to do? I used the comparison chart in the other thread and it seemed that the price difference was small in comparison to the performance boost. I just wanna make sure that's an accurate observation.
Also, an important feature for me (and most gamers) is making sure I get the right video card for the price/future-proofing. I just noticed their is a thread that is speaking of the 460 becoming out-dated or something? Should I get another option instead?
Edited by Geikamir, 29 October 2010 - 04:33 PM.
Posted 29 October 2010 - 04:28 PM
Edited by Dream Catcher, 29 October 2010 - 04:34 PM.
Posted 29 October 2010 - 04:43 PM
The price difference is about $60 between the 6850 and the 6870. Is it worth it in your opinion?
I really appreciate all the help, very helpful.
Posted 29 October 2010 - 05:21 PM
Edited by Dream Catcher, 29 October 2010 - 05:32 PM.
Posted 29 October 2010 - 05:35 PM
Dream Catcher said:
Actually, the GTX 460 doesn't outperform the HD 6850, other way around. However, once you max out the overclocks on both cards, the GTX 460 can pull ahead.
Age has really nothing to do with it. Both cards have the same feature sets, so both will go out of style at the same time. If you are an advanced user who is able to overclock a GPU very well (hi voltage mods), the GTX 460 is probably a better choice; same applies if you are a Linux user. Otherwise, the HD6850 is the better option.
Posted 29 October 2010 - 06:09 PM
Posted 29 October 2010 - 07:17 PM
Posted 29 October 2010 - 09:43 PM
Posted 31 October 2010 - 12:31 PM
Posted 31 October 2010 - 05:12 PM
Edited by Dream Catcher, 31 October 2010 - 06:18 PM.
Posted 31 October 2010 - 09:07 PM
Dream Catcher said:
Thanks for pointing that out :D
Fixed and i've added the two changes people should do if they need it sub £600 (changing to a phenom II 955 and a hd6850).
Edited by The Comfy Chair, 31 October 2010 - 09:14 PM.
Posted 31 October 2010 - 09:33 PM
Posted 31 October 2010 - 10:16 PM
Undead Cheese said:
I tend to agree with this sentiment, but what do I know?
Posted 31 October 2010 - 11:07 PM
Undead Cheese said:
True, i think i should rename the build, as it's not so much 'extreme' as 'very high end' so i've changed the build accordingly.
I just don't have it in me to recommend a system costing over £1k for gaming :D But if one of you guys want to put together a good i7 build (probably including SLi gtx470's or gtx480's) then i'll add it :) In terms of the additional cost it'll probably be about £120-150, so just about £1k.
Edited by The Comfy Chair, 01 November 2010 - 07:44 PM.
Posted 01 November 2010 - 11:41 AM
If you need, or would like, the pricing from Aussie stores.. just lemmie know and I'll list them out for you.. always glad to help out (and yes, I'll check multiple stores for best prices/parts actually stocked... not just the 1 I usually deal with.. lolz)
Any particular reason? I think you should have a build for the "extremists who want the best, and don't care for the cost." Trust me.. they exist. lolz (Umm, I'm prolly considered one.. lolz.. since I have like a ~$3k comp.. lolz (that's roughly $2k Euro at current exchange rates... lolz.. damned comp prices here in Aus are terribad.. lolz)
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 11:49 AM
Also, if you would like to add an australian price equivalent of the builds (or better builds if there are offers ect.) that'd be great, same as with the US market :)
Posted 01 November 2010 - 11:59 AM
Asus P7P55D-E Pro Intel P55 (Socket 1156) DDR3 £119.99
Graphics Card: £273-£300 for whatever you feel like 6950/6970/GTX470 etc or even some cheaper cards in Crossfire/SLI.
G.SKILL RipJaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit £55.31
Samsung HD103SJ SpinPoint F3 1TB SATA-II 3.5" Hard Drive £35.25
Sony AD-7260S-0B 24x Internal DVD±R/RW/Ram Drive £10.99
Corsair TX Series 750W ATX2.2 SLI/Crossfire £74.99
Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Pure Black Gaming Midi Tower Case £57.99
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit - OEM £61.17
Cart Total £604.68
Total £726.82 (With GPU/s £1,000 / £1,027)
This should be ok for the extreme machine, only thing I would add would be a SSD but that would take the budget to over £1,100. Hope this is ok for you Comfy. I know it's a little OTT for simply gaming purposes.
Edited by Dream Catcher, 01 November 2010 - 03:09 PM.
Posted 01 November 2010 - 12:17 PM
Posted 01 November 2010 - 07:25 PM
Currently I have this Mobo + CPU combo: http://www.newegg.co...st=Combo.526580
Video Card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102909
Also, does that new MoBo seem to have all the aspects I will need and match my other items well?
I'm wondering if I should downgrade my video card and get more ram? It's been a tough decision for me to decide between the 6850 and the 6870. Not sure if the performance to cost ratio is really worth it. Will getting more ram prove to give me a better boost to performance?
And I was thinking of possibly getting a Solid State Drive for loading Windows and a few games. Is it worth the cost to do that?
Edited by Geikamir, 01 November 2010 - 09:37 PM.
Posted 01 November 2010 - 09:32 PM
There are lots of people without SSDs that say they are not worth the money yet. There are many people who have SSDs that say they are the best upgrade they ever made. I have yet to hear someone who bought an SSD say it wasnt a good upgrade, only that they paid too much. Prices have come down alot in the past few months so thats not as much of a concern anymore.
My plan is to pick up the first good black friday special on a sandforce SSD I can find. If it is better than sliced bread will try to pick up 2 more for my other machines during the xmas/new years sales. I'll be looking at 60, 90 or 120GB Corsair Force, Gskill Pheonix, Patriot Inferno, OCZ Vertex 2 or Agility 2 SSDs for bargains.
@Comfy - you should look at the Antec 200 and new HAF912 as options for slightly cheaper cases with good cooling and features. Also the Rosewill destroyer if you can get rosewill over there.
My feeling is that as soon as you are spending $600(US)+ on graphics cards, you should strongly consider dropping the 1156/p55 platform and going with an i7 950 and X58 motherboard like an ASUS Sabertooth for the better x16/x16 crossfire/SLI. I guess in a few months its all going to change and NF200 may be on the cheaper motherboards anyway so its not worth much discussion now.
Edited by dhatcher1, 01 November 2010 - 09:53 PM.
Posted 01 November 2010 - 09:48 PM
That is a value judgement, depending on how much you value the feel of snappiness. I went from a 300GB Raptor to a 160GB Intel G2 SSD and feel it was well worth it. Guild Wars map travel is a little faster, Photoshop, Vegas, Firefox, start up way faster, etc. I keep my machines bare bones and fast, and have a low tolerance for anything getting into my machine startup via msconfig, etc., so for me an SSD is worth it. For others, spending $500 on such a device feels like a waste of money.
Posted 01 November 2010 - 10:00 PM
Also, about the mobo and processor combo, does it seem to fit the build well and is a good value for the money?
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