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Hello there, im about to purchase my first gaming Desktop and im trying to find the best bang for my buck,
So far i have come across one rig, my price range is £730 (without monitor) and £820 (with monitor)


(rig Without monitor)

The Rig costs £704.17 and is Custom made
It consists of:

- AMD FX 4100 Black Edition 4 x 3.6Ghz
- Corsair H60 Water Cooler
- Gigabyte 880GM-USB3 (Motherboard)
- 8GB Corsair 1600mhz Vengeance (2x 4GB)
- 500GB S-ATAII 3.0Gb/s
- 22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA
- AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB
- Onboard 7.1 Audio
- Wireless 802.11N 150Mbps MIMO PCI-E card
-Logitech USB Keyboard
- Zalman Z9 Plus 4 x 120mm Fans, (1 would be replaced by the H60's 120mm fan) Dimenstions (L x W x H) 504 x 207 x 464
- 700W Xigmatek (PSU)

The problem is building the same rig on the Intel 2500k will cost me another £100 bringing the total up to £805.97 and bearing in mind i still have to buy a screen thats over 21.5" seems a little impossible, So Should i just stick with the 4100 or look around more. I am open to any similiar/better rigs within my price range.
If anyone could find a cheaper way of getting similiar specs but with the 2500k i would be very grateful!
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  1. Consider an Intel i3-2120 rather than the FX4100. Near the same cost but better performance. A z68 mobo for about $120USD (Gigabyte). Careful on the Corsair ram with the tall heat fins on top causing clearance issues. Teh Hdd size is fine but make sure its a good brand (WD Black is best). 6870 is good video. No need for water cooling. Get a CM 212 Evo. 550w Psu is plenty but again a good brand like Corsair or Seasonic or other 80%+ efficiency bronze or better.
  2. Hmmm, ive taken both comments onboard

    http://www.dinopc.com/shop/pc/configurePrd.asp?idproduct=1006

    this rig has:
    - Intel Core i5 2500K
    - Gigabyte Z68AP-D3
    - 8GB DDR3 1333mhz (2x 4GB)
    - 500GB S-ATAII 3.0Gb/s
    - AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB
    - Zalman Z9 Plus
    - 500W Xigmatek

    This comes out to £766.27

    at which point i still need to find a Cheap screen, i might search Second hand :L
  3. Wiggy59 said:
    Hmmm, ive taken both comments onboard

    http://www.dinopc.com/shop/pc/configurePrd.asp?idproduct=1006

    this rig has:
    - Intel Core i5 2500K
    - Gigabyte Z68AP-D3
    - 8GB DDR3 1333mhz (2x 4GB)
    - 500GB S-ATAII 3.0Gb/s
    - AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB
    - Zalman Z9 Plus
    - 500W Xigmatek

    This comes out to £766.27

    at which point i still need to find a Cheap screen, i might search Second hand :L


    If you plan to OC then the 2500k is the ticket. If no OC then the i5-2400 will save you about $30 and do the same job as the stock 2500.
  4. I know i keep posting more and more Rigs, but i have finally landed on something that will do the job, and also i didnt realise the 6870 needed a 850W power supply :P so my 500w would have made it completely unstable, anywho so i finally came across this yesterday with a friend and before i purchase it tomorrow i would like to get an opinion from someone else, So here it is:

    - CoolerMaster Elite 430 Mid-Tower Gaming Case with Side Panel Window
    - Intel® Core™ i5 2500K Quad Core 3.3GHz 6MB cache LGA1155 + HD Graphics
    - Asetek 510LC / Xtremegear Liquid Cooling system w/ 120mm Radiator
    - Asus P8Z68-V LX Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard
    - 8GB (4x2GB) PC10666 DDR3/1333mhz Dual Channel Memory
    - AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card , Eyefinity 3 capable
    - 700 Watts Power Supply
    - 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16M Cache Hard Drive
    - 4X Double Layer Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE.

    Screen

    -Acer 21.5" LED Monitor Full HD 1920x1080 HDMI/DVI/VGA

    Extra's
    - Logitech USB Keyboard (Black)
    - PCI-E Wireless 802.11n 300Mbps Network Interface Card
    - Belkin 4-Socket Surge Protector
    - 3m Gold plated HDMI cable

    All this for £841.54 Incl VAT and P&P
  5. Wiggy59 said:
    Hello there, im about to purchase my first gaming Desktop and im trying to find the best bang for my buck,
    So far i have come across one rig, my price range is £730 (without monitor) and £820 (with monitor)


    (rig Without monitor)

    The Rig costs £704.17 and is Custom made
    It consists of:

    - AMD FX 4100 Black Edition 4 x 3.6Ghz
    - Corsair H60 Water Cooler
    - Gigabyte 880GM-USB3 (Motherboard)
    - 8GB Corsair 1600mhz Vengeance (2x 4GB)
    - 500GB S-ATAII 3.0Gb/s
    - 22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA
    - AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB
    - Onboard 7.1 Audio
    - Wireless 802.11N 150Mbps MIMO PCI-E card
    -Logitech USB Keyboard
    - Zalman Z9 Plus 4 x 120mm Fans, (1 would be replaced by the H60's 120mm fan) Dimenstions (L x W x H) 504 x 207 x 464
    - 700W Xigmatek (PSU)

    The problem is building the same rig on the Intel 2500k will cost me another £100 bringing the total up to £805.97 and bearing in mind i still have to buy a screen thats over 21.5" seems a little impossible, So Should i just stick with the 4100 or look around more. I am open to any similiar/better rigs within my price range.
    If anyone could find a cheaper way of getting similiar specs but with the 2500k i would be very grateful!


    Why you need a wireless PCIe Card? Did you know that wired ethernet connection is faster than wireless connection, wireless for Laptops, you are building a desktop so it is probably stay in one place. If will not overclock the cpu to the max, change the cooler to air cooling:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
    in that way tou will save some money for future upgrades.

    Change the PC case to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811154095
  6. Aye, well my parents just bought a £700k house which is pretty damn big, and im not ripping the carpet up to run a cable all throughout the house, besides i hit the Limit at the moment and the case i have chosen comes free with everything else, hence not upgrading it further, Also this is literally a PC for now, within a month i will be upgrading to 8gb Corsair, Upgrading the Psu and GPU, provided i get the job ive applied for
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