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My budget gaming pc (only got some parts and not finshed)

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February 16, 2010 1:43:12 PM

I have just become a pc gamer (coming from xbox 360 ;)  ) and need a new budget gaming pc ...

Budget : £500 for hardware £650 total (with os, keyboard, mouse etc)

I dont need : monitor and dvd cd combo drive

I do need : a case, psu, mouse, mouse mat, keyboard

Specs so far :
Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L
Intel core 2 duo 7400
Sapphire hd5770 vapor-x
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB SATAII 7200rpm 32MB
Crucial 2GB DDR2 800MHz CL6 (x2)

THANK YOU :) 

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a b 4 Gaming
February 16, 2010 1:49:59 PM

Not a good idea. The LGA775 socket (the Core2s) is a dead socket. You should be using AMD for the build.

Here's a build that should be about that budget (I'm in the US, so I'll build to a $750 budget):

CPU: X4 620 $99
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $140
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $115
HDD: Spinpoint F3 1 TB $90
Case/PSU: Antec 300 Illusion and Antec Earthwatts 750W $145
GPU: HD 5770 $150

Total: $739
February 16, 2010 2:08:19 PM

Nice :) 
i have changed everything to that :) 
but the psu is £80 in the uk! isnt that too much or not there are others for £30ish .. (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/161664)
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February 16, 2010 2:12:47 PM

and the newegg calculator says i only need 387W not exactly correct but wouldnt 550w/600w do it?
a b 4 Gaming
February 16, 2010 2:15:54 PM

Depends on what the other ones are. They likely aren't quality units. Stick to Antec, Corsair, SeaSonic, Silverstone, FSP, and PC Power & Cooling for quality. Any of these in that size would be good.
a b 4 Gaming
February 16, 2010 2:18:20 PM

Yes, a smaller size would do it. However, the Newegg calculator isn't that great, and the 750W allows for Crossfiring in the future, as well as overclocking everything, adding additional components and the inevitable aging of the unit.

If you don't want any of that, I can give you a revised build that will either be cheaper or have a bigger GPU, depending on prices.
February 16, 2010 2:20:47 PM

will this build handle mw2 and max without AA or AF with eyefinity?
February 16, 2010 2:21:39 PM

only 2 monitors :) 
a b 4 Gaming
February 16, 2010 2:23:24 PM

Not even close. You'd need an HD 5870 ($400ish) to do that.

It would be able to handle it at 1600x resolutions though. Anything above that and you'll need a lot more cash. The 5850 ($300) handles most games at 1900x (major exception is Crysis). The 5870 can handle everything at max settings at maximum resolutions.
February 16, 2010 2:29:54 PM

hes right either for the processor a core i5 or the x4.
Cores an overkill unless you plan on doing it at 1080p+ resolutions.


GPU:

5770 is not better than a gtx260 but its dx11.
I would recommend 4870 coz its in the same price range.
If you can get the gtx250 core 216 its good but i doubt it will be in this price range..if you can save some from these...

PSU:

Corsair TX750 or HX620 or VX550 are more than enough for : gtx 260, 4890,4870,5770,5830.

IF you want to play high end at DX11, then get any card in 5800 series like 5830,5870 etc.

You could save some money on the motherboard if you dont plan on going for sli and crossfire....
February 16, 2010 2:37:11 PM

i dont really care about dx11 so what about the 4800 series or something ...
a b 4 Gaming
February 16, 2010 2:40:01 PM

I'd stick with ATI. Get a similarly priced 4xxx series. I believe the HD 4870 is about $150...
February 17, 2010 8:06:51 AM

does the 4870 support dual monitors and would that increase performance?
thank you soo much ;) !
a b 4 Gaming
February 17, 2010 10:25:42 AM

Yes it supports multiple monitors.

No that would decrease the number of FPS (bigger area to produce graphics = fewer frames per second).
February 17, 2010 11:56:39 AM

Sorry I ment the 5770 vs. 4870 ;) 
a b 4 Gaming
February 17, 2010 12:07:04 PM

The 4870 is more powerful as a single card, but it runs hotter and uses more power. The 5770 is more powerful once you add a second card in Crossfire (compared to 2x 4870s) and has additional features such as bitstreaming and Eyefinity support.
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