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Gaming rig for about 700 pund

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September 12, 2009 9:45:44 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: about a month BUDGET RANGE: About 700 pund
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, web surfing, movie watching.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse and keyboard.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: non, since I live in Denmark, so any site where i can check the prices and see the specs

PARTS PREFERENCES: non

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x1200 and up

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This is gonna be a pure gaming rig, since I own another computer for other uses,
I have no clue about parts for a gaming computer, since I've only ever build Home and office computers.

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September 12, 2009 10:23:57 AM

Startoing from scratch, grab you're self a copy of "Custom PC" great advice for exactly what you're doing each month.

Try looking at each of this lot and compare similar products in online reviews....

case antec 900

Choose a mobo from an online review or mag - Asus is personal fav - then start picking cpu/ram

CPU very much depends on mobo choise - none overclocking - you may be better off with a high end dual core2 - maybe an 8400 or 8500 rather then the higher quad cores to save a bit.

RAM as above - stick with well known brands, OCZ and Corsair are common brands on your budget.

GPU - GTX 260 gives good bang for buck - again check out online benchmarks and testing
September 12, 2009 10:26:42 AM

Do you require a monitor? If not, here's a Core I5 build for €804.03 or £703.

Intel Core i5-750
http://www3.hardwareversand.de/_/articledetail.jsp?aid=27949&agid=1300

Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3
http://www3.hardwareversand.de/_/articledetail.jsp?aid=28275&agid=1305

4GB-Kit Corsair Twin3X4096-1333C9 DDR3
http://www3.hardwareversand.de/_/articledetail.jsp?aid=28039&agid=1192

XFX HD 4890 850M 1GB
http://www3.hardwareversand.de/_/articledetail.jsp?aid=28209&agid=1004

Samsung HD502IJ, 500GB, 16MB
http://www3.hardwareversand.de/_/articledetail.jsp?aid=21693&agid=689

SONY Optiarc AD7240 S-ATA RAM schwarz bulk
http://www3.hardwareversand.de/_/articledetail.jsp?aid=26400&agid=699

Corsair VX550W 550 Watt
http://www3.hardwareversand.de/_/articledetail.jsp?aid=...

Coolermaster Dominator Xcalade
http://www3.hardwareversand.de/_/articledetail.jsp?aid=...

MS Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit (inkl. Windows 7 Upgrade)
http://www3.hardwareversand.de/_/articledetail.jsp?aid=...

hardwareversand is a very popular site here in Ireland because they're much cheaper compared to Irish sites. I'm sure they deliver to Denmark too. Only downside is they only accept bank transfer, no credit cards etc.

a b 4 Gaming
September 12, 2009 11:03:51 AM

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA... £39.99
Antec 300 Three Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case - Black (No PSU)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA... £65.21
Antec TruePower New Modular 550W Power Supply

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB... £75.64
Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 Intel P55 (Socket 1156) DDR3 Motherboard

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP... £139.12
Intel Core i5 750 2.66Ghz (Lynnfield) (Socket LGA1156) - Retail

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY... £58.25
G.Skill Ripjaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD... £37.38
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD502HJ)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD... £14.77
Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX... £130.42
Palit GeForce GTX 275 896MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card (Includes Batman: Arkham Asylum & 3D Discover Glasses)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=SW... £82.60
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-Bit - OEM + Windows 7 Upgrade Voucher (66I-03525)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO... £108.69
Iiyama ProLite E2207WS 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor

Total: £752.07 = €860.50

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