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June 16, 2014 11:44:11 AM

I want to buy new a new cpu,mobo and ram for £330

Whats the best I can get, I want to be able to run games fast.
Already have an alright graphics card I just need to upgrade other internals since they're bottle necking my gpu.

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June 16, 2014 12:11:36 PM

AodhAin said:
I want to buy new a new cpu,mobo and ram for £330

Whats the best I can get, I want to be able to run games fast.
Already have an alright graphics card I just need to upgrade other internals since they're bottle necking my gpu.


What is your current build? Your money could probably be spent better than a whole new build.
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June 16, 2014 12:20:05 PM

Zircoben said:
AodhAin said:
I want to buy new a new cpu,mobo and ram for £330

Whats the best I can get, I want to be able to run games fast.
Already have an alright graphics card I just need to upgrade other internals since they're bottle necking my gpu.


What is your current build? Your money could probably be spent better than a whole new build.


CPU: AMD A4-4020
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
GPU: HD 5970

I was under a very low budget at the time and the gpu was free (from a friend) I now have some money and want to be a bit more serious.

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June 16, 2014 12:33:56 PM

AodhAin said:
Zircoben said:
AodhAin said:
I want to buy new a new cpu,mobo and ram for £330

Whats the best I can get, I want to be able to run games fast.
Already have an alright graphics card I just need to upgrade other internals since they're bottle necking my gpu.


What is your current build? Your money could probably be spent better than a whole new build.


CPU: AMD A4-4020
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
GPU: HD 5970

I was under a very low budget at the time and the gpu was free (from a friend) I now have some money and want to be a bit more serious.



If you just wanted a cheap upgrade, get this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Processor-AD760kWOHLBOX-Tec...

I don't think that will have any problems with the 5970, and it should give you a pretty good boost in performance, especially if you buy a CPU cooler and overclock it. All for £65.
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June 16, 2014 12:35:18 PM

Obviously, you would get a lot more if you got a whole new CPU/motherboard combo with an Intel CPU, but that would do a lot for only 65 british... dollars?
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June 16, 2014 1:30:04 PM

Zircoben said:
Obviously, you would get a lot more if you got a whole new CPU/motherboard combo with an Intel CPU, but that would do a lot for only 65 british... dollars?


I would most definitely prefer a whole new combo of cpu,mobo and ram for £330~, any suggestions?
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June 16, 2014 1:50:11 PM

AodhAin said:
Zircoben said:
Obviously, you would get a lot more if you got a whole new CPU/motherboard combo with an Intel CPU, but that would do a lot for only 65 british... dollars?


I would most definitely prefer a whole new combo of cpu,mobo and ram for £330~, any suggestions?


Okay. Sounds like a good idea then. Are you just gaming or would you like to edit videos or anything like that?
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June 16, 2014 1:57:04 PM

Here is a good solution for you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£179.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£34.28 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.86 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £249.13
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-16 21:52 BST+0100

The CPU is compatible with the motherboard (ignore the warning). See here: http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-p...

That CPU is just a slightly under clocked i7-4770. It costs the same as a high-end i5, so it is a great value. You can spend the extra £80 on a new graphics card, especially if you sell the 5970:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£179.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£34.28 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.86 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270X 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card (£143.94 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £393.07
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-16 21:55 BST+0100

The Xeon 1230v3 will have no issue with even the best graphics cards for years to come, and the hyperthreaded aspect of it that an i5 doesn't have will give you an added level of multitasking and editing capability. It is a great buy.
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June 16, 2014 2:53:48 PM

Zircoben said:
Here is a good solution for you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£179.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£34.28 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.86 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £249.13
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-16 21:52 BST+0100

The CPU is compatible with the motherboard (ignore the warning). See here: http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-p...

That CPU is just a slightly under clocked i7-4770. It costs the same as a high-end i5, so it is a great value. You can spend the extra £80 on a new graphics card, especially if you sell the 5970:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£179.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£34.28 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.86 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270X 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card (£143.94 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £393.07
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-16 21:55 BST+0100

The Xeon 1230v3 will have no issue with even the best graphics cards for years to come, and the hyperthreaded aspect of it that an i5 doesn't have will give you an added level of multitasking and editing capability. It is a great buy.


Thank you so much for this :D  I will get the 1st and probably go to 8gb ^^
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June 16, 2014 2:58:43 PM

AodhAin said:
Zircoben said:
Here is a good solution for you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£179.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£34.28 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.86 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £249.13
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-16 21:52 BST+0100

The CPU is compatible with the motherboard (ignore the warning). See here: http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-p...

That CPU is just a slightly under clocked i7-4770. It costs the same as a high-end i5, so it is a great value. You can spend the extra £80 on a new graphics card, especially if you sell the 5970:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£179.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£34.28 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.86 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270X 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card (£143.94 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £393.07
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-16 21:55 BST+0100

The Xeon 1230v3 will have no issue with even the best graphics cards for years to come, and the hyperthreaded aspect of it that an i5 doesn't have will give you an added level of multitasking and editing capability. It is a great buy.


Thank you so much for this :D  I will get the 1st and probably go to 8gb ^^


You're welcome! I chose that RAM because you will be able to use your current 2GB sticks with it, for a total of 8GB. It is the same brand and speed.
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June 16, 2014 9:52:01 PM

Zircoben said:
AodhAin said:
Zircoben said:
Here is a good solution for you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£179.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£34.28 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.86 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £249.13
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-16 21:52 BST+0100

The CPU is compatible with the motherboard (ignore the warning). See here: http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-p...

That CPU is just a slightly under clocked i7-4770. It costs the same as a high-end i5, so it is a great value. You can spend the extra £80 on a new graphics card, especially if you sell the 5970:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£179.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£34.28 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£34.86 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270X 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card (£143.94 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £393.07
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-16 21:55 BST+0100

The Xeon 1230v3 will have no issue with even the best graphics cards for years to come, and the hyperthreaded aspect of it that an i5 doesn't have will give you an added level of multitasking and editing capability. It is a great buy.


Thank you so much for this :D  I will get the 1st and probably go to 8gb ^^


You're welcome! I chose that RAM because you will be able to use your current 2GB sticks with it, for a total of 8GB. It is the same brand and speed.


Also, 8GB is all you really need haha.
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