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February 27, 2012 12:44:13 AM

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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a b B Homebuilt system
February 27, 2012 12:57:43 AM

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.
February 27, 2012 3:00:11 AM

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cooling/c... : H60: 59.50

http://www.novatech.co.uk/search.html?s=asrock%20970 : AM3+ 970 asrock: 66.98

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/memory-pc... : 8gb ddr3 1600 corsair : 41.99

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrive... : Seagate 500gb Sata 6gb/s : 62.99

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/powersupp... : Corsair 80+ 750w : 89.99

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/atiradeon... : 6870 xfx : 129.99

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/opticaldr... : dvd drive : 11.99

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/networking/wirelessn... : Wifi card : 16.99

Not sure about the prices of the zalman and logitech keyboard cant find them on this site.

and that gives you room to even go for the extremes and get your self a fx 8120

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/processor... - 160.00

Total Price: 640.30 w/o the case fans and keyboard.
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February 27, 2012 9:43:40 AM

Hmmm, ive taken both comments onboard

http://www.dinopc.com/shop/pc/configurePrd.asp?idproduc...

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
a b B Homebuilt system
February 27, 2012 5:45:12 PM

Wiggy59 said:
Hmmm, ive taken both comments onboard

http://www.dinopc.com/shop/pc/configurePrd.asp?idproduc...

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.
February 28, 2012 8:43:14 PM

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
February 28, 2012 9:57:48 PM

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=N82E168...
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=N82E168...
February 28, 2012 11:37:02 PM

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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