Need help with choosing components

OK I need help choosing stuff for building a PC. Myself, I know feck all about the inner workings of computers.

My mate is willing to help me build the machine and has abit of experience in building them but I'd like a couple of more opinions...

I'll be usin the PC for games...(MW2, CoD4, Bioshock 2 etc...). Also for schoolwork but only really Microsoft Word...

Price range is £1200 for every component minus the monitor, keyboard and mouse...

Thanks in advance guys...hope you can come up with something :)

EDIT- Oooh and I already got a PSU ...(600 watts)
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  1. what psu? and monitor
  2. Monitor is Samsung P2350 aaaand PSU is OCZ steath stream 600 watts...

    Any other questions just ask :)
  3. dpsmith1991 said:
    OK I need help choosing stuff for building a PC. Myself, I know feck all about the inner workings of computers.

    My mate is willing to help me build the machine and has abit of experience in building them but I'd like a couple of more opinions...

    I'll be usin the PC for games...(MW2, CoD4, Bioshock 2 etc...). Also for schoolwork but only really Microsoft Word...

    Price range is £1200 for every component minus the monitor, keyboard and mouse...

    Thanks in advance guys...hope you can come up with something :)

    EDIT- Oooh and I already got a PSU ...(600 watts)


    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice <--- If you would please take a look at this. We need to know your resolution, what psu you have, etc....
  4. APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: I'm not even sure whether or not to wait for the 5000 series or not...what do you lot think?

    BUDGET RANGE: (example: GB £700-1200)

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (gaming, surfing, movies,)

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, Stealth stream OCZ 600 watts PSU)

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (eBuyer)

    PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (Dunno, but the case Ive been looking at is a storm scout)

    OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1920x1080)

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: ()
  5. Wait for HD5850 If you're going to game at that resolution for another games like Crysis, Stalker or Far Cry.

    You have like 1000USD.. Um..
    How does the prices differ to you than in the USA as I can't reach eBuyer for some reason.

    Medo
  6. well its a lil under budget and your 600watt psu is a a bit light for 2 graphics cards in future but here is something

    Intel Core i7 860 2.8GHz Socket LGA 1156 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor £219.38

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/172754

    ASUS P7P55D PRO iP55 Socket LGA 1156 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard £126.84

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173450

    Zotac GTX285 1GB DDR3 Dual DVI HDTV Out PhysX and Cuda ready PCI-E Graphics Card

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/155575

    Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz HyperX Memory Kit CL7 1.5V

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/169488

    haf 922

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164961

    Western Digital WD1001FALS 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache -

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/146082

    Corsair 850W TX PSU - 120mm Fan, 80+% Efficiency, Single +12v rail

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/152604

    comes to £952.82

    you could chop an change a bit
  7. psycho sykes said:
    Wait for HD5850 If you're going to game at that resolution for another games like Crysis, Stalker or Far Cry.

    You have like 1000USD.. Um..
    How does the prices differ to you than in the USA as I can't reach eBuyer for some reason.

    Medo


    £1200 in USD is £2000...as far as pricing is concerned if a Intel Core i7 860 2.8GHz Socket LGA 1156 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed is £219 here it's $365 in US. (as in £219 = $365 not i7s in US cost that...I just converted it) :)
  8. ^ And thanks a bunch for your time with all those stuff above, I'll show my mate it and see what he thinks.
  9. I used the Over Clockers site for the fact it's a lot easier to manuever. You can go to ebuyers and match up the products on this list...this is just the lay out of the build. Anyways this is the build for what you wanted/stated. This board comes with o/c utilities and I included the o/s in here.

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-175-CM&groupid=701&catid=7&subcat=29 £79.99 inc VAT
    Coolermaster Storm 'Scout' Gaming Case - (No PSU)

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-122-MS&groupid=701&catid=5&subcat=1495 £99.99 inc VAT
    MSI P55-CD53 Intel P55 (Socket 1156) DDR3 Motherboard

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-301-IN £144.99 inc VAT
    Intel Core i5 750 2.66Ghz (Lynnfield) (Socket LGA1156) - OEM

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-028-CM&groupid=701&catid=57&subcat=1395 £13.98 inc VAT
    Coolermaster Hyper TX3 CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940/AM2/AM3/775/1156)

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=TH-001-AR&groupid=701&catid=57&subcat=27 £4.59 inc VAT
    Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-041-GS&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=1387 £66.99 inc VAT
    G.Skill Ripjaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL)

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-226-WD&groupid=701&catid=14&subcat=1279 £68.99 inc VAT
    Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (WD1001FALS)

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD-122-SA&groupid=701&catid=10&subcat=951 £16.99 inc VAT
    Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/161702 £154.98 inc vat Free Delivery
    ASUS GTX275 896MB DDR3 Dual DVI HDTV Out PhysX and Cuda ready PCI-E Graphics Card Includes Batman Arkham Asylum download & 3D Discover Glasses

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=SW-117-MS&groupid=33&catid=20&subcat= £94.99 inc VAT
    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 32-Bit - OEM + Windows 7 Upgrade Voucher (66I-03510)

    Total: £746.48 inc VAT
  10. Again, much appreciated.
  11. What do you guys think about waiting for the new GPU's...? May aswell wait till the 1st week of october and see what they're like?
  12. ^ +99999999999999... :bounce: :D
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