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February 23, 2009 9:15:41 AM

Ok im not copying anything but im following Teh Animal advice.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: about 1 months

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming and Surfing

BUDGET (LOCATION/CURRENCY IF NOT USA): 100 to 800 pounds - Uk - England

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers and OS

WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.Aria.co.uk Do u think this is safe website?

BRAND PREFERENCES: None, first time buliders.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: CRT monitor, 800x600 to 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL CONSTRAINTS: 6Gb of RAM needed and HD 4650 or 4670 needed.

Thanks for trying to help
February 23, 2009 10:16:28 AM

well I'm not too great on suggesting hardware as I'm new to all this, but I ordered all my new hardware from Aria.co.uk, it's a great site, delivery is good value and quick! Hope that helps.
February 23, 2009 11:12:32 AM

i'm sure the UK has a version of the Better Business Bureau like we yanks do. make sure to look that site up.
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February 23, 2009 12:46:18 PM

Your not going to need 6gb ram unless you want an i7core cpu, you only need ddr2 800 (2x2gb) unless u oc then get the 1066.

ill see what i can whoop up on a list for that site.
February 23, 2009 2:41:10 PM

Phenom II x3 720
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP...
£124.19 inc VAT
£107.99 ex VAT

AMD 790FX Socket AM2+
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards/...
£137.95 exc. VAT
£158.64 inc. VAT


OCZ Titanium 4-5-5-5-15
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR2/D...
£45.95 exc. VAT
£52.84 inc. VAT


WD HDD (2x320gb platters) 640gb.
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/S...
£48.25 exc. VAT
£55.49 inc. VAT


Cooler Master
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/MIDI+To...
£92.12 exc. VAT
£105.94 inc. VAT

LG Blu-Ray HD-DVD
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CD%2FDVD+Driv...
£64.75 exc. VAT
£74.46 inc. VAT


PC Power&Cooling 750
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplie...
£89.95 exc. VAT
£103.44 inc. VAT


Leaves you around 180-200 for your graphics card and cooler+compound for cpu.


probably could lower on the dvd drive to make it possible.






February 23, 2009 4:25:55 PM

Look on ebuyer and scan.co.uk, you'll save a load of cash.

Also don't get the Asus M4 series AM2+ mobo, it's just an everyday AM2+ mobo that's overpriced, if your willing to take a slight risk then the MSI K9A2 Platinum is £100 inc vat but otherwise it's got the same specs. Or if you don't need Quad CFX then get one of the Gigabyte CFX boards.
February 23, 2009 4:30:34 PM

Looked for something that has good sli, thats why its priced that high, you wont find much good specs on sli under that price with good quality.
February 23, 2009 4:37:21 PM

how do you use your pc for surfing.
February 23, 2009 5:00:17 PM

You could probably look around and find those products cheaper, but, its a pretty nice build, close to an i7 build, basically an alternative.
February 24, 2009 7:48:10 PM

core i7 ownage said:
Ok im not copying anything but im following Teh Animal advice.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: about 1 months

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming and Surfing

BUDGET (LOCATION/CURRENCY IF NOT USA): 100 to 800 pounds - Uk - England

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers and OS

WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.Aria.co.uk Do u think this is safe website?

BRAND PREFERENCES: None, first time buliders.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: CRT monitor, 800x600 to 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL CONSTRAINTS: 6Gb of RAM needed and HD 4650 or 4670 needed.

Thanks for trying to help


Oops I forget to tell u that: I m going to use core i7.
February 25, 2009 12:00:27 AM

i7 on 800 pounds? Idk but, sounds like a low end i7 against a high end pII.

um see what i can come up with??
February 25, 2009 3:12:05 PM

Yep, it's possible, and i might not need high end graphic card or least good enough to play crysis at low quality with playable fps.
February 25, 2009 4:28:44 PM

dont see what would be wrong sticking with the PII but, ok, your rig, hah. it's going to be good either way.

overclokers.co.uk is also a good site to look on for parts.

February 26, 2009 4:39:25 PM

I know, I just want make my rig more future-proof, so i don't need buy anything so i really need a help on rig.

And FullMetal thanks for trying to help me but i didn't want AMD but Core I7 rig so thanks.
And try again please. :) 
February 26, 2009 5:00:08 PM

Will look at the 2 sites to see what can be pulled up for the £800
February 27, 2009 2:52:13 PM

Thanks, I hope you get good rig :) 
February 28, 2009 8:42:33 AM

BUMP, I really need this information soon :( 
February 28, 2009 10:45:05 AM

you could probably get dual 4870's if you went with the PII rig, but if you went with I7 then you'd only get 1.
February 28, 2009 11:52:10 AM

core i7 ownage said:
I know, I just want make my rig more future-proof, so i don't need buy anything so i really need a help on rig.
£800 and a future proof PC is possible. (future proof = not needing future upgrades)
£800 and a future proof core i7 PC is not really possible. You have to cut too many corners and you end up with what is a "crippled core i7" system.

from scan.co.uk



February 28, 2009 12:14:44 PM

here is a well balanced £800 build:
February 28, 2009 1:08:46 PM

lol ok I got ideas now. thanks for help :) 
February 28, 2009 7:26:24 PM

Thats why i went with the pII, its basically an alternative for the i7
March 1, 2009 8:03:40 AM

Oh ok, i wanted to make new computer more future proof (more upgrades in future).
March 1, 2009 8:04:01 AM

Oh ok, i wanted to make new computer more future proof (more upgrades in future).
March 1, 2009 8:04:34 AM

Oh ok, i wanted to make new computer more future proof (more upgrades in future).
March 1, 2009 4:58:30 PM

I can do some searchin around for places to buy from in the uk for some products on i7, if your wanting it but, a low end i7 wont be worth the build against a PII budget build or a high end Quad build might compare. Then again, you could buy the low end i7, work with it for a while and upgrade it part by part but, i think that would just waist money.
March 2, 2009 3:12:02 PM

I think it is not waste of money. ;) 
March 2, 2009 5:01:54 PM

Well, your the OP, right now im at work, pretty busy, will try to get a setup later.
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