Found 21st Jan 2009
I am intrested in building a pc, would consider barebones set ups, but just want your advice, this would be my 3rd custom build pc, i would mainly use it for the playback of hd content as well as blu ray films, also to encode hd content while streaming to my PS3. Any help would be more appreciated and i will give rep to anyone who helps with specs.

Looking to spend roughly £600 at the most.

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Original Poster

That Really Is No Help, And Since I've Built A Few Pc's Its Irrelevant Too, But Then Again Thanks For The Bump :thumbsup:

take a look at the new phenom 2 processors, get 4gb+ ram cheap now. And a decent graphics card with hdcp and maybe even hdmi. Codec wise use the coreAVC codec as it made a big difference to hd playback on mx system. You've built pc before so im sure your aware of this anyway

Fatboyneverslim;4139829

That Really Is No Help, And Since I've Built A Few Pc's Its Irrelevant … That Really Is No Help, And Since I've Built A Few Pc's Its Irrelevant Too, But Then Again Thanks For The Bump :thumbsup:



I hoped you clicked Continue at the bottom of the page :thumbsup:

Original Poster

yeah thanks for that

Original Poster

Anymore Help

On a serious note

Quad Core
4GB RAM
Good Graphics Card

Original Poster

Yeah well thats what, i was thinking, anyone help with prices at all ?

peodude;4141147

On a serious noteQuad Core4GB RAMGood Graphics Card



Would disagree with quadcore, nothing fully utilizes it yet so you'd be better getting dual core. I'd suggest the Core 2 Duo 3.0Ghz (E8400)

agree with hypnotic slightly

nothing utilises the 4 cores of a quadcore (yet) so better to get a dual core extreme model (3ghz +) or you can buy a quad instead if you want it to be future proof

always always buy an intel, a little dearer than amd but twice the cpu...

mobo go for something like an sus p45 or similar

ram 3gb would be sufficient unless you using 64 bit windows then you can install 4gb

you could install linux (free & better in some ways than windows) and that can utliise all your ram (check the mobo, could get upto 8gb)

case should be a sonata or similar

psu i would get 450 watts, graphics probably a 8600 GT or 9600 GT (nvidia)

If you are going Core Duo then the E8500 is quite a bit faster in comparison to the E8400.

I'd still go for a quad core though, not the Q6*** though, a better one than them. More and more software is starting to utilise the 4 cores now, so why restrict yourself.

faevilangel;4141314

nothing utilises the 4 cores of a quadcore (yet) so better to get a dual … nothing utilises the 4 cores of a quadcore (yet) so better to get a dual core extreme model (3ghz +) or you can buy a quad instead if you want it to be future proof



DON'T buy an EXTREME, there is a performance increase of around 2% yet cost A LOT more.

Original Poster

Cheers For The Input Guys, Still No Prices Though ??

Also What Is Price Difference Between High End Dual Core & Quad Cores.

Was Considering An Amd Triple Or Quad Core Tbh

Fatboyneverslim;4141787

Cheers For The Input Guys, Still No Prices Though ??Also What Is Price … Cheers For The Input Guys, Still No Prices Though ??Also What Is Price Difference Between High End Dual Core & Quad Cores.Was Considering An Amd Triple Or Quad Core Tbh



I've got a spare] Phenom 9750 with rather decent ]Asus M3N78-AM motherboard, if you fancy doing some dealings. £190 there for the two parts. £155, delivered via Special Delivery?

Parts are increasing all te time at the moment, due to the weak exchange,prices are a lot higher now than they were in the summer. If you can wait, i'd ride the storm and wait until the exchange rate settles again. Especially as the Socket 775 is now being phased out and the new i7 processors coming out

Original Poster

Interested In The Processor But Not Motherboard, Looking For Full Size Rather Than Small Compact Pc :whistling:

Fatboyneverslim;4141953

Interested In The Processor But Not Motherboard, Looking For Full Size … Interested In The Processor But Not Motherboard, Looking For Full Size Rather Than Small Compact Pc :whistling:



£115 del for the chip?

Original Poster

I Will Consider + Nice Avatar Haha

Check out:

[url]www.buildyourown.org.uk[/url]

peodude;4141340

If you are going Core Duo then the E8500 is quite a bit faster in … If you are going Core Duo then the E8500 is quite a bit faster in comparison to the E8400.



I disagree. The E8500 is so marginally different to the E8400 but for about £15-£20 more. There's not really a noticeable difference between the two so you can't really justify paying that much more for something you're seemingly not getting.
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