Budget Gaming PC Bundle: 3GHz Dual Core, ATI 5770 1GB, 4GB DDR3, 1TB HD, Case, 600W PSU, No OS - £288.59 delivered! @ Scan, Base, 7DayShop - HotUKDeals
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CPU
GFX
MOBO
CASE + PSU
Hard Drive

023.98 - 4GB 7DayShop Memory
011.99 - Sony DVD-RW Dual Layer Drive
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288.59 - Total
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Edited By: Lupeto on Mar 02, 2011 15:48: .
1 Like #2
How would you compare this one http://www.ebuyer.com/product/251310
1 Like #3
ryu2406
How would you compare this one http://www.ebuyer.com/product/251310


That ebuyer one has a marginally better processor (overclocking FTW!) no graphics card and probably a budget motherboard.

My bundle comes with a £100 graphics card and a Gigabyte motherboard.

The ebuyer case looks s*** too X)



Edited By: Lupeto on Mar 02, 2011 07:28: edit
#4
775 is dead. It had it's day but it would be madness to buy into it now.
1 Like #5
Can I ask, how difficult is it to put this sort of thing together?

My mother is a gamer, and Fallout Las Vegas keeps crashing on her aged HP pc, she's been looking at upgrading the graphics card to an Asus ATI HD 4650 1GB - but i'm concerned as the PSU is only 300w.

By the time i'd upgraded the PSU as well, I could have spent a bit more and built a new unit like this one, i'm pretty competent at upgrading stuff, but have never built from scratch, any pointers?

Thanks

Edited By: beansy on Mar 02, 2011 08:44
#6
beansy
Can I ask, how difficult is it to put this sort of thing together?


Guides
2 Likes #7
PlaneMan
775 is dead. It had it's day but it would be madness to buy into it now.


The first snob in the room.

It's a BUDGET buy!
#8
guv
Cheers for the PM Lupeto

You threw me with the Graphics card! Searching for the "ATI Graphics Card - Radeon HD 3870" gets no results - but its the HD 5770 in your list (and the one you'd recommended to me originally!) (See OP to see what I mean!) EDIT: LOL..... iv'e fallen in..... its the minimum Crysis 2 spec Doh!!!

So you'd still recommend this CPU over the E7500 I'd picked up..... Can that not be over clocked also and use a better cooler? I'm confused over that!


Sure...with the cooler, you can get £50 more performance out of the CPU...for £15, that's a bargain!

Go for whichever CPU fits your budget...I'm just saying that for it to be Crysis capable, you don't even need to overclock it...so £15 saved from not getting the cooler.

That's £253 delivered...I'm sure £250 is a magic mark for someone!
#9
Lupeto
PlaneMan
775 is dead. It had it's day but it would be madness to buy into it now.


The first snob in the room.

It's a BUDGET buy!


Snob? Common sense more like. Why spend money on obsolete kit?
Just because it's cheap doesn't make it a good deal.
Better off going AM3 for a budget build, at least that has a future.
1 Like #10
Lupeto
beansy
Can I ask, how difficult is it to put this sort of thing together?


Guides


Thanks, nothing like pwning the stereotype is there ;)
#11
PlaneMan

Better off going AM3 for a budget build, at least that has a future.


Someone might want Mac OS X Snow Leopard on it (naughty boys/girls)...in which case, they would be stuffed with an AMD! I recommend it as an educational experience!

Edited By: Lupeto on Mar 02, 2011 09:54
#12
775 system? SERIOUSLY??!!?? You're recommending a 3 generation dead system as a 'good buy'. No way in hell.

once you add os and hard drive its nearly 400 quid.
you can get i3 and i5 systems with ddr3 ram with a graphics card, hard drive and operating system pre built for 450.

I'm sorry but you are so wrong calling this a good system, budget or not, its terrible and a dead system.

Stone cold, absolute con.
#13
Bad buy, this is old tech... As others have said, it would be madness to buy now. Especially as a "gaming" pc.
#14
PlaneMan
775 is dead. It had it's day but it would be madness to buy into it now.


This place can be so funny some mornings! :D
#15
rossysaurus
775 system? SERIOUSLY??!!?? You're recommending a 3 generation dead system as a 'good buy'. No way in hell.

you can get i3 and i5 systems with ddr3 ram with a graphics card, hard drive and operating system pre built for 450.


Ridiculous!

If you've got hard drives and OS...it's not worth saving £70, if you're on a tight budget? Are you freaking mad?

That's what it would cost to get on the 1156 ladder, and I'm not convinced that the CPU would make a significant improvement over the performance of a 775 setup (especially overclocked).


You'd get at least 3 years out of those components, and they'll always have 2nd hand value (especially the graphics card), meaning you can still upgrade to a Quad for £50 in a couple of years and put in a new £100 graphics card.

It's a BUDGET gaming system that you could get 6 years life out of, with judicious upgrades down the years.

There life in that 775 horse (It's only Intel that wants you to believe it's dead, so that they can make you buy new shiny)

Besides...Linux is free...Mac OS is just over £20...it's just Windows which commands a £70 fee!

Edited By: Lupeto on Mar 02, 2011 11:14: .
#16
PS. Does anyone actually stop to think that 3 years ago, this processor and graphics card would have cost in excess of £400 and would have had a good go at the tech demo that is Crysis...that's mid-level gaming now? It's still pretty damn decent.

Post up a deal for an AMD system if you like...sure you could save some coin....this is a deal in case you wish to try out Mac OS X. (Many thousands have...the majority like it after trying it for a while)...dual boot Mac OS X and Windows is gaming and productive heaven!
#17
Lupeto


and I'm not convinced that the CPU would make a significant improvement over the performance of a 775 setup (especially overclocked).


1156 cpu's are way faster than 775 ones.
I love my Q6600 set up and I won't be upgrading for a good while yet, no need.
Buying new 775 systems now is plain daft, the lack of heat speaks volumes.
#18
guv
Damn... the HD5770 no longer available! Just tried to order....:(

4870 here for £94 delivered. Slightly better card than the 5770 as well if your PSU is up to it.
#19
Wouldn't touch that PSU with a fookin bargepole! Go for the[url=430W Corsair CMPSU-430CX Builder Series, 80% Eff', 120mm Fan, Single 12V Rail, ATX, PS/2] corsair 430w[/url] for £36...or the Coolermaster case and PSU combo for a tenner more

The little extra money will save you a massive headache if that el cheapo PSU blows the rest of your components 12 months down the line...
#20
Nobull
Wouldn't touch that PSU with a fookin bargepole! Go for the[url=430W%20Corsair%20CMPSU-430CX%20Builder%20Series,%2080%%20Eff%27,%20120mm%20Fan,%20Single%2012V%20Rail,%20ATX,%20PS/2] corsair 430w[/url] for £36...or the Coolermaster case and PSU combo for a tenner more

The little extra money will save you a massive headache if that el cheapo PSU blows the rest of your components 12 months down the line...

\
Alas, the skint and downtrodden sometimes have to take such risks :(
#21
guv
Creo
Bad buy, this is old tech... As others have said, it would be madness to buy now. Especially as a "gaming" pc.


Why would it be pointless? It might not be cutting edge, but its a perfectly good machine for pretty much anything you might want to use it for.

What games do you play? (Just so we can see whats required and the basis of your comment.)

How much would the equivalent Mac cost? (Which I assume you are aware this can and will be used for to run OSX.)

Strangely, 3 weeks ago now, I bought and built an i5 sandybridge based machine, an AM3 based machine and now going to order today something along these lines for my littlun to play Crysis 2. I expect in several years time, the benchmark for the top games will have moved, but then an upgrade graphics card would be all thats required. Cant see where the 775 is old hat comes into it tbh.


Basis of my comment is that it is using a 3rd generation old socket. As soon as you need more power you will have to buy a whole new pc.
Pcs arent the same as other things, you buy the current platform then further down the line you can upgrade without changing the whole pc. Sure it may cost you slightly more but the future proofing is worth it, and it saves you money down the line.

If you want to play games now for cheap, fair enough. But if you intend to make this last for over a year you are going to be dissapointed considering its current age.

What games "I" play is irrelevant.
#22
Creo

If you want to play games now for cheap, fair enough. But if you intend to make this last for over a year you are going to be dissapointed considering its current age.


Poppycock. I and many other could get years of gamin out of this little machine.

Upgrade to 2nd-hand Quad in a couple of years time (£50)...upgrade GFX then too (£100)...maybe sell old CPU and GFX for £40....pretty substantial upgrade to last another couple of years.

That's 4 times longer than you quoted as being viable, which I call bull**** on.

Don't let the electronics snobs get you down!
#23
Lupeto
Creo

If you want to play games now for cheap, fair enough. But if you intend to make this last for over a year you are going to be dissapointed considering its current age.


Poppycock. I and many other could get years of gamin out of this little machine.

Upgrade to 2nd-hand Quad in a couple of years time (£50)...upgrade GFX then too (£100)...maybe sell old CPU and GFX for £40....pretty substantial upgrade to last another couple of years.

That's 4 times longer than you quoted as being viable, which I call bull**** on.

Don't let the electronics snobs get you down!


I'm not an electronics snob. I bought a core2duo near but not on release along with an 8800gtx, it lasted me this entire length of time, I've upgraded the card to a 4890. Again not the latest card but a very cheap upgrade. I can run anything on this setup currently but I know with the new releases around the corner I WILL need to upgrade.

Unless you can predict what kind I've graphical power newer games will require then you dont have a leg to stand on.
I can tell you now just by looking at games coming out that the performance requirement for min spec IS increasing. Note core2duo being min spec on some recent games?

Take note I actually work in the games industry. I work with the hardware. I cannot reveal which company I work for though.
#25
Creo
Unless you can predict what kind I've graphical power newer games will require then you dont have a leg to stand on.


In the current economic climate, more titles being developed multi-platform, being downwards-compatible with current console technology, with the exception of a few decent PC exclusives per year, which will still be eminently playable on this spec.

Go and act snooty around specifications somewhere else. Not on a deals forum.
#26
guv
PlaneMan
guv
Damn... the HD5770 no longer available! Just tried to order....:(

4870 [url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FXFX-RADEON-4870-DDR5-PCI-%2Fdp%2FB002HTX6W6%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1299068334%26sr%3D8-1]here[/url] for £94 delivered. Slightly better card than the 5770 as well if your PSU is up to it.


Link doesnt seem to work (well for me anyway!) and a search using the wonderful engine here doesnt reveal anything too recent for a 4870.


£86 delivered (refurbished) if you want to save a few sheckles:
http://www.videocardshop.co.uk/viewproduct.aspx?part=HD-577X-ZNFC
1 Like #27
PlaneMan
775 is dead. It had it's day but it would be madness to buy into it now.


Don't be an idiot. If a processor does it's job and you can get the parts for the right price then it's a perfectly viable option. The intel dual core is perfectly capable of handling a lot of high end processes and most games don't even take advantage of quad cores properly yet anyway.
#28
Ill leave it to you mate, you are obviously in a better position to inform people on this subject. I just came here to highlight the issues with such a system. Which I've done farewell.
#29
buy a 2nd hand 4870 for like £50 = win!
#30
EvilMatt
PlaneMan
775 is dead. It had it's day but it would be madness to buy into it now.


Don't be an idiot. If a processor does it's job and you can get the parts for the right price then it's a perfectly viable option. The intel dual core is perfectly capable of handling a lot of high end processes and most games don't even take advantage of quad cores properly yet anyway.


Name calling never works well.
#31
Get this for a gaming rig, from ebuyer (cheaper)
Athlon II X4 640
Biostar A880GU3 mATX mobo
4GB DDR3 (thinking Corsair, Crucial or Kingston here)
Standard 500gb Seagate hard drive or maybe stretch to a 1Tb
Standard LiteOn 24x DVD
Coolermaster Elite 330 or 342, need opinions
BeQuiet 530W Pure Power - 120mm Fan, Dual 12v rails, 5x sata, 2x pci-e
Either a 1Gb GTX 460 or an ATI 6850

Will play anything you throw at it at 1080p (with AA lowered)

Specced this for £420 with £10 delivery

That will last years!

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