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January 18, 2010 6:06:11 PM


SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Watching Blu Ray and Internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Mouse, keyboard, Speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Anywhere which ships to the UK

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD processor, ATI Graphics card

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe ( I Cannot do myself)

Not to Overheat
At least 6gb RAM
1TB Hard-Drive
Blu ray Reader with DVD RW
At least 1GB Graphics Card (Preferably a ATI)
HDMI Cable Port
Able to play all games thrown at it with no freezing.

Thank you all very much

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a b 4 Gaming
January 18, 2010 6:16:35 PM

CPU: Phenom II X4 955 $165
Mobo: Asus M4A79XTD EVO $110
RAM: Cheapest 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 (Timings 7-7-7-x) 2x2 GB kit $115
PSU: 750W Corsair, Antec Earthwatts, OCZ, Seasonic, or FSP. Whatever's cheapest. $100
Case: HAF 922 $100
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB $90
Optical: $130 for BluRay reader with a DVD burner separate
GPU: HD 5770 $160

From the other thread. The 5850 was too expensive over there. This should be down to around 800 pounds now.
January 18, 2010 6:17:32 PM

This is what I was given on a different website but I dont know if it has a HDMI port or not? And if it is any good for gaming?

Processor Amd Phenom II X4 945 £98
RAM (Memory) 6gb (3x2gb) £122
Hard Drive Samsung SpinPoint F3 Desktop Class 1 TB £64.95
Graphics Card Ati Radeon HD 5770 £110
Motherboard Asus M4A79XTD £55.94
Sound Card Creative Sound Blaster £14.70
Cooling System CoolIT Domino A.L.C Water Cooling System £70.00
Case CoolerMaster CM690 £54.05
PSU OCZ Stealth Xtreme 700W PSU £47.80
Optical Drive Blu Ray Reader DVD RW £51.00
Wireless PCI Adapater Wireless PCI Card £9.99
a b 4 Gaming
January 18, 2010 6:23:49 PM

The HDMI port is on the GPU (the 5770). It's alright for gaming, as long as you don't have a monitor with a 1900x resolution.

Couple of changes to it: That RAM is triple channel, which won't run very well on a dual channel board. If you really want more than 4 GB, which isn't necessary, you need to get 8 GB total.

The sound card is completely unnecessary. Onboard audio is good already, unless you're a huge audiophile.

Water cooling isn't worth it. Save your money and get a Coolermaster Hyper 212 CPU cooler if you're going to overclock.

You can probably afford to upgrade to an HD 5850 as the GPU.