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August 19, 2013 4:32:13 AM

Ok so my budget is £500 and that has to include peripherals. Monitor, Keyboard, Speakers and a USB stick to install windows from.
I am happy with a 1366x768 monitor. I just want the best performance put of the PC when playing games and not. It also has to be good at everyday tasks, web browsing, homework... etc.

So I have made three builds.

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1tHIs

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1tHJ2

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1tHI9

Thanks in advance
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August 19, 2013 4:56:27 AM

For this price AMD is better.
RAMs are better 2*4GB, not 1*8 GB.
Why not 1920*1080 monitor? It's a little more expensive but video quality... damn!
7790 sucks for money.
This is my build offer : http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1tI3z
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August 19, 2013 5:21:39 AM

lithuan1an said:
For this price AMD is better.
RAMs are better 2*4GB, not 1*8 GB.
Why not 1920*1080 monitor? It's a little more expensive but video quality... damn!
7790 sucks for money.
This is my build offer : http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/1tI3z


It is more of a space issue for the monitor. With my PS3 i had a 19 inch TV and it was perfect. I bought a 21.5 and it didnt feel too good to play on. I am sure the 7790 beats the 650 ti.

One other question, I am not in a hurry so should i wait for Haswell i3 and the 9000 series of GPU's?
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August 19, 2013 10:31:44 AM

Anyone?
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August 20, 2013 2:03:14 AM

Anyone helping?
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August 20, 2013 2:51:28 AM

Don't wait for i3 has well, the CPU part is just slightly faster, it would be only usefull if you use the iGPU. And I also wouldn't wait for the hd9000 series, since they most likely first release the high end cards and you have to wait another few months to get a card. They'll also maybe just update the low end cards to gcn1.1, but the hd7790 is already the first card with this architecture since its the newest one
I'd go with the fx6300 build, but change the ram from 1x8 GB to 2x 4 gb
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August 20, 2013 2:54:17 AM

this wud be best

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£75.59 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£52.83 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£40.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.49 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card (£95.99 @ Aria PC)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN822N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£12.99 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£34.68 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£34.99 @ Maplin Electronics)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.86 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor (£93.14 @ Dabs)
Other: Genius Luxemate, Logitech Z120 Speakers and TRANSCEND JETFLASH 700 USB 3.0 8GB (£20.00)
Total: £513.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-20 10:53 BST+0100)
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August 20, 2013 4:12:25 AM

Sn1992 said:
this wud be best

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£75.59 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£52.83 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£40.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.49 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card (£95.99 @ Aria PC)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN822N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£12.99 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£34.68 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£34.99 @ Maplin Electronics)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.86 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor (£93.14 @ Dabs)
Other: Genius Luxemate, Logitech Z120 Speakers and TRANSCEND JETFLASH 700 USB 3.0 8GB (£20.00)
Total: £513.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-20 10:53 BST+0100)


I really cant get a monitor bigger than 19 inches, it wont be the best even though the quality is better. Also i would like it to be micro-atx. I wont be doing any over clocking which is why i was thinking of getting an i3 but i thought the extra cores would be useful using multi-threaded applications like games.

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August 20, 2013 4:23:05 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£75.59 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£38.69 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£40.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.49 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card (£95.99 @ Aria PC)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN822N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£12.99 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£34.68 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£34.99 @ Maplin Electronics)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.86 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: Samsung S20C300BL 19.5" Monitor (£99.99 @ Amazon UK)
Other: Genius Luxemate, Logitech Z120 Speakers and TRANSCEND JETFLASH 700 USB 3.0 8GB (£20.00)
Total: £506.26
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-20 12:22 BST+0100)
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August 20, 2013 5:19:22 AM

Sn1992 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£75.59 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£38.69 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£40.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.49 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card (£95.99 @ Aria PC)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN822N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£12.99 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£34.68 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£34.99 @ Maplin Electronics)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£12.86 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: Samsung S20C300BL 19.5" Monitor (£99.99 @ Amazon UK)
Other: Genius Luxemate, Logitech Z120 Speakers and TRANSCEND JETFLASH 700 USB 3.0 8GB (£20.00)
Total: £506.26
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-20 12:22 BST+0100)


Haha, i didnt see that monitor.
Ok thanks.
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August 20, 2013 5:21:52 AM

welcome mate its a 1600x900 i cant get u more at 19.5"
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August 20, 2013 5:29:36 AM

Sn1992 said:
welcome mate its a 1600x900 i cant get u more at 19.5"


Its a 1920x1080 resolution monitor. I checked on Amazons website unless they have put the wrong resolution in their description.
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August 20, 2013 5:31:07 AM

i ll confirm u
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August 20, 2013 5:32:19 AM

Quido said:
Sn1992 said:
welcome mate its a 1600x900 i cant get u more at 19.5"


Its a 1920x1080 resolution monitor. I checked on Amazons website unless they have put the wrong resolution in their description.


sry its a 1600x900
http://www.samsung.com/hk_en/support/model/LS20C300BL/X...
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August 20, 2013 5:41:52 AM

yeah surely its best fr 19"
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