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2 PC's im ordering tonight (just want to check if there ok)

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December 20, 2010 12:41:21 PM

Hey, thanks for taking a look at this, tonight i'll be ordering 2 PC's

The first is gonna be

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS...

with Windows 7 and a HD 5670

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...

The second will be

Mobo: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB...

CPU: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP...

GPU: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...

RAM: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY...

HDD: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD...

I already have a Case and PSU for the 2nd build.

My questions are, will the first system run games like WoW/CS:S/BF:BC2 etc ok? And will the 2nd system be fine on a 480W Tagan PSU?

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December 20, 2010 1:13:15 PM

PC #1 - IMHO I would not buy / build a 775 platform machine. It is a little dated (a few platforms behind) and you can spend a bit more money for better hardware. Additionally, Sandy Bridge will be released in a few weeks so Intel prices should see a slight drop. Think about waiting until the end of Jan and check things out again. Look for a dual core LGA1155 based machine (Sandy Bridge). This will allow for a CPU upgrade down the road (hopefully) to extend the life of that PC.

PC #2 - The AMD based rig look good. If your buget allows, consider the 6870 over the 5850. The 480W PSU might be pushing it with a high end graphics card. Might be worth buying a new 650w. This PC will allow for a nice CPU / memory upgrade down the road to extend its life.
December 20, 2010 3:04:44 PM

I know the first PC could do with being a lot better, but thats about the best i can find for £380, if you could spec me a better system, then that would be great. It's for my brother for christmas.

For the second PC, i won't be looking at getting anything more because of the budget, but may look at upgrading in the next 12 months so it will be fine for now.

will the First play the games mentioned ok?
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December 20, 2010 6:16:56 PM

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December 20, 2010 6:18:44 PM

Your links are not working. I get sent to the main site... overclockers.co.uk
December 20, 2010 6:25:37 PM

Hmmm that's wierd...

CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 Tri Core 445 3.10GHz (Socket AM3)

Case: OcUK Hades Micro ATX case - Black

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H microATX (Socket AM3) DDR3

Power Supply: OcUK Value 450W PSU

GPU: HIS ATI Radeon HD 5670 1024MB GDDR5 ICEQ PCI-Express Graphics Card (H567Q1GD)

RAM: Corsair XMS3 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit

HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache

Optical Drive: Samsung SH-S223L/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA Lightscribe ReWriter (Black)
December 20, 2010 6:51:42 PM

You are on the right track. My suggestions are below...

CPU - Fine and all, but if an Athlon X4, or the Phenom X4 955, could make its way into your budget it would be better for gaming.

MB - Will be fine. You won't be using it, but the onboard 4250 video will do 1080, is HDCP compliant (HDMI audio & video), and will play Blu-ray movies smoothly.

GPU - 5670 is a good card. The 5770 can be had for a similar price if you look around for rebates. On the GeForce side a good option there would be a GTS 450.

PSU - No idea what that one is, but would tell you to stick with Antec or Corasir (there are other good ones). 600w+ if you are planning a CPU or GPU upgrade down the road.

HDD - Good choice. Stick with the SpinPoint F3.
December 20, 2010 7:26:40 PM

Yeah i may be grabbing a X4 630 instead.

Was thinking of a 5770 but for the extra £20 i thought i'd wait.

Only reason im getting that PSU is because it's part of the deal with the case and the MOBO, This PC is for my brother and i'll doubt he'll upgrade it anytime soon so the 450W should be fine, (also the reason why im getting the 5670 instead of 5770 is to make sure the PSU isn't too overloaded).
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