Building Budget Gaming Pc Need Advise


SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (Call of Duty, GTA 4 etc) Photoshop/ADobe Premier Pro, Watching Films Tv Shows, Internet (Youtube Etc)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers, Monitor, Case, HDD, DVD Drives Sound Card, OS. - Alread Own These.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Novatech, Lambdatek, eBuyer, Scan

PARTS PREFERENCES: No Specific Brand, Looking for Top and Relaiable Brands for each component.

Looking to By Motherboard, Quad Core Processor, Power Supply, RAM, Graphics Card

Cureent Specs I have Chosen:

Graphics Card:

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Current Monitor Does 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Needs to Be able to Run Windows 7and Windows XP
My Current Motherboar is: Micro ATX, 244mm x 218mm Would the New Motherboard I selected Fit INto my Case.

Any Help is Much appriciated.
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  1. This build would total just over £400. Maybe check other sites for better deal, you're probably more familiar with them than I am...

    785 m-ATX





    See what you think, other sites might carry the Phenom 945 which would be fine as well and most likely put you back under your budget, but I couldn't seem to find it on ebuyer. In any case, it is much more balanced (and better) than the system you listed above. Hope this helps.
  2. The processor you have chosen is an older phenom quad . The model you have chosen is OK , but these are not strong cpu's .

    A far better budget choice would be a phenom ll x3 720 or 710 . These are triple core but more powerful and better gamers than your current selection
  3. Processor
    1 x PHENOM II X4 945 3.0GHZ SKT AM3 L2/3 8MB 125W PIB £136.77
    1 x M4A78-EM AM2+ 780G MATX VGA+SND+GLN+U2 HT5200 S... £43.87
    1 x OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 Platinum 4GB Edition Dual Cha... £42.41
    Power Supply
    1 x Antec EarthWatts EA 500 -GB 500 Watt Power Supp... £49.55
    Graphics Card
    1 x XFX/ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB PCI-E 2.0 HDTV/Dua... £67.75

    Total is 340.35

    Its impossible to know if your case can accept a full atx mb , because you havent told us what your case is .

    This build uses an m-atx mb to be sure it fits . The 4850 gfx card will play any game on your monitor
    The cpu is the latest AMD quad , Its WAY more powerful than the 9650.
    You wont need more than 500 watt psu

    The only reservations I have is that it would be preferrable to get an AM3 mb with ddr 3 ram , but the website doesnt list any ddr3 even though they sell am3 mb's [ which is weird ]
  4. I agree with the configuration of outlander_04...but if you have more money go for the 955 is really great...the processor that you choose first is old...
  5. Hi Thanks For the replys.

    Just Wondering Howd You Knwo With is the Old or New Processors.
    Could You Give me any Sites or Resources i could use, generally.

    Is there a Differnece Between the AMD+2 and AM3.
    500W is FIne

    I was looking to get the X4850 HD 1GB Grahics Card But i was told that XFX Was Unrealiable and should look towards buying a HIS or Sapphire. Is the one chosen Above Alright.

    Thank You Very Much "jbakerlent" Is a ASUS Motherboard better than a Gigabyte.

    Thank You.
  6. Outlander_04 Can You Give me the Site or the Link for the Components
  7. Always ASUS is better that Gigabyte.....or IMO
  8. Asus and Gigabyte are both quality motherboard manufacturer's. You can't go wrong with either company.

    I don't know who told you XFX was unreliable, but that couldn't be further from the truth. They also back it up with a double lifetime warranty.
  9. jr316 said:
    Outlander_04 Can You Give me the Site or the Link for the Components

    its from the site you linked to

    Ive been building computers for a while now and so you get to know what hardware is older , and whats good .
    One place to catch up is the charts section of this website . They tell you how cpu etc perform relative to each other and in what apps/games .

    ASUS and gigabyte are the best to mb makers . Either is good

    The 955 phenom is the same part as a 945 but its clocked 200 MHz higher . You can do that at home and not pay the price premium

    I actually like jbakerlents 785g mb and RAM more than I like the ones I suggested , but the RAM wasnt available on website you were buying from . The 785g wont perform better but it is the latest model
  10. here's a suggestion, and I have done this successfully. Amd's phenom II x2 550 is a unlocked (multiplier) dual core phenom black edition @3.1ghz. Here's the catch. Its actually a quad core phenom with two of its cores disabled. with select motherboards and a specific bios you can unlock all four cores! Its actually easy to do! just change 1 setting in bios! I OC'd the one I built to 3.6ghz stable. In my opinion that cpu is the best bang for your buck @ $100. It has a 6mb L3 cache and 3.1ghz stock clock speed. I used a GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P motherboard.
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