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So i want to build a decent PC that will play most newish games but im clueless right now. Been searching and reading up, is ebuyer a good place to purchase the parts for my system? What i really want…
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
So i want to build a decent PC that will play most newish games but im clueless right now. Been searching and reading up, is ebuyer a good place to purchase the parts for my system? What i really want right now are some examples of what some of you would purchase...Looking to spend about £600 so not much :( Im hoping to get something that will run CoD Modern Warefare 2 though the specs are not out yet i dont think =/.
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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#1
This is something i came across:

£600

Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Case With CM eXtreme Power 650W PSU 148683 £68.50
Crucial 4GB Kit (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered 142403 £37.99
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Socket 775 (3.0GHz) 1333FSB 6MB L2 Cache Retail 139971 £143.98
Gigabyte GA-EP43-S3L iP43 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard 152175 £65.18
ASUS HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDCP HDTV out PCI-E Graphics Card 152939 £179.97
Samsung SH-S223F 22X DVD±RW/RAM/DL Serial ATA Black Bare Drive - OEM 145450 £15.18
Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB Hard Drive SATAII *32MB Cache* - OEM 143288 £79.19

Cart total inc vat: £589.99

Any good? Anything not needed or worth upgrading? I would like to play online and watch the odd movie....Cheers for your help.
1 Like #2
Have you already got surround sound speakers, gaming headset, gaming keyboard & gaming mouse?
Some cooling fans for the case & an aftermarket cooler for the CPU?
A seperate sound card should give better sound than an on-board sound card
#3
Painkiller
Have you already got surround sound speakers, gaming headset, gaming keyboard & gaming mouse?
Some cooling fans for the case & an aftermarket cooler for the CPU?
A seperate sound card should give better sound than an on-board sound card


Yep, cheers...Im more interested in the system performance....Bar sound...Main concern is power and graphics....cheers for the heads up. +1
#4
Should be fine... have you looked at reviews for the stuff you've listed to make sure that no one has had problems with any of the components?
#5
Painkiller
Should be fine... have you looked at reviews for the stuff you've listed to make sure that no one has had problems with any of the components?


Yeh looks all good...Would you say Ebuyer is a good way to go? Or should i hunt in different places? Oh and what would be better to go with? Quadcore or Dual?
#7
#8
So Is that the best config (including the posted gfx card) in my price range i can get?
1 Like #9
Don't go for that expensive 512mb 4870, but otherwise it looks pretty good (although personally I'd go for Pioneer and Western Digital for the drives).

Ebuyer are a decent place to buy from but if you want to put in the effort working out prices with delivery you can probably save £10-20 by splitting the order up into two or three parts from differences places.

I don't see a copy of Vista though, do you already have one?
#10
EndlessWaves
Don't go for that expensive 512mb 4870, but otherwise it looks pretty good (although personally I'd go for Pioneer and Western Digital for the drives).

Ebuyer are a decent place to buy from but if you want to put in the effort working out prices with delivery you can probably save £10-20 by splitting the order up into two or three parts from differences places.

I don't see a copy of Vista though, do you already have one?


Hmmm true...But i prefer XP to be honest....But yh i have vista....Its shiny :w00t:

As for the gfx card ill probably go for the one tonyg posted...Thats pretty sweet....
1 Like #11
Something like this....
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z106/emasu/Untitled-6.png

+ This... http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?SAP-4870

Would come in at around £500. Of course you could go for something like a Phenom 940 (£145 @ Scan) & 4890 (£145 as above @ Scan) which would come in around £600 with a slightly beefier PSU of your choice.
#12
h2k92
Hmmm true...But i prefer XP to be honest....But yh i have vista....Its shiny :w00t:


If you're concerned about graphics then going for XP would be silly as it doesn't support DirectX 10 or 11.
#13
emasu
Something like this....
http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z106/emasu/Untitled-6.png

+ This... http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?SAP-4870

Would come in at around £500. Of course you could go for something like a Phenom 940 (£145 @ Scan) & 4890 (£145 as above @ Scan) which would come in around £600 with a slightly beefier PSU of your choice.


Hmmm yes I also want a sexy case....What PSU and maybe case would you recommend?

EndlessWaves
If you're concerned about graphics then going for XP would be silly as it doesn't support DirectX 10 or 11.


XP itll be then most likely :w00t:
#14
Depends on how you define sexy... gaming case, eg Antec 900, simple looking case eg Antec P182 etc.
#15
emasu
Depends on how you define sexy... gaming case, eg Antec 900, simple looking case eg Antec P182 etc.


Touche.....The Antec 900 is quite nice i must say :-D Though im sure there are others...will keep looking....
#16
Have you built a PC before and is it easy?
#17
Abvance
Have you built a PC before and is it easy?


My first fresh build....Managed to build one out of scraps lying about in my house from old pcs but i think that was luck....Just read up and get some help if you get stuck :w00t:
#18
Hey everyone im back....looking to build my pc O_O....heres what i came up with...

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii137/lilhas/ERMM.jpg
#19
Nice, only thing I'd change is the HDD. You'll thank yourself if you stretch to a decent SSD or velocirapter, even a samsung f3
#20
h2k92
Hey everyone im back....looking to build my pc O_O....heres what i came up with...


It seems like a slightly weedy graphics card considering the processor and motherboard you've gone for, unless you're using it for something else processor intensive as well as gaming.

I'd stick with the WD HDD myself, an SSD is nice but even one only holding half a dozen games is going to cost a lot. A 300GB velociraptor may be an option depending on how much you mind the noise (it's perfectly possible to build an almost silent under load gaming PC with that sort of spec if you so desire - I have one myself.).
#21
Custom PC magazine has an article this month about building a gaming rig for £500, plus it explains how to do it all and so on, might be worth a look.

I agree with Megalomaniac, the Samsung F3 1TB looks like the best way to go for price/performance/space.

EndlessWaves has a point, weedy graphics card considering you want a gaming rig. It would probably be wiser to build around AMD to save money on the CPU/Mobo side so you can spend more on a decent graphics card. The 5850 would be my choice, had the pleasure of using one and it seemed to handle most games maxed out.

The Intel 920 D0 is a cracking processor and they overclock like a dream, but to be honest as this is your first proper build you are probably quite new or had no idea about overclocking, so potentially your wasting your money by going for it. Many reviews rate it so highly because of its overclocking ability, price vs performance at stock (default settings) it would be wiser to go for an AMD chip because of how much cheaper they are to build around.

The performance is slightly less but for a gaming rig at stock it is so slight that AMD is clearly the obvious choice as it allows you spend £100 or even more on the graphics side of the system.. Which basically is where you should be putting the money anyway.

This system might be worth a look if you decide on not building one yourself after all this (hehe)
http://www.yoyotech.co.uk/yoyotech-intel-warbird-i750x-base-unit-ps02-case-550w-intel-i5750-4ghz-memory-500gb-hard-drive-radeon-5850-graphics-writer-onboard-sound-windows-p-3001078.html
Got a good review in Custom PC this month, upgrade the HDD to a 1TB F3 and that system is pretty much all you will need.
#22
I like :)

Although I'd get this RAM:- http://www.ebuyer.com/product/166998

I agree with ditching the HD5770, a 5850 would be nice if you can find somewhere with them in stock. Have a look at the OEM i7 920 too, on ebuyer it's £14 cheaper which could allow you to buy a decent cooler for some overclocking :thumbsup:

The F3's are good HDD's get a 1TB one of those.

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