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Newbie needs first build advice..

Last response: in Systems
May 1, 2012 2:37:54 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

Budget Range:$1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Botting, general use(youtube etc.), gaming

Parts Not Required:

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: England

Parts Preferences: 32 gb memery is a must!


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution:

Additional Comments:What i mean by botting: running 8+( the more the better) runescapes on lowest quality. This is the main target, so please take this into account.

Components i have picked:

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May 1, 2012 6:17:59 PM

May 1, 2012 6:41:47 PM

bumping before a day is counter-productive as people see that you have 1 reply and less people will bother looking at your thread.

Give me a second and i'll come up with a build.

also, unless you have some i don't believe there is any data on how many runescape windows a particular gpu/cpu combo can run. I'll give you the best for your money and be quite confident in the results, but i can't guarantee anything cause i haven't tried it.

also, are you sure you need 32GB? According to my research runescape can't use more than 750mb a piece.

Try it. Open one runescape window and check ram usage. Then open a second and tell me how much is used. The difference is the amount per game.
May 1, 2012 8:20:33 PM


nzxt phantom


PC P&C silencer 500W

32GB of Gskill ram @ 1600mhz

Combo i5-3570 with ASRock z77 extreme4 mobo

CM Hyper 212+ - this should give you a respectable overclock quite easily.

dvd burner:

That only comes to $1370 before shipping, etc. Room to upgrade things like mobo or PSU if you want.
I will also link a lga2011 build that may be better since runescape is fairly CPU bound.

Also, are you sure you can order from to the uk?

okay, a lga 2011 build would change the following:

7850 instead of 7970

combo i7-3930K with ASrock x79 extreme4

It's a bit above budget and provides much worse gaming performance but would likely let you box more runescape games. You would use the six hyper threaded cores by putting one rs game on each thread (or two or three or four on each). I can drop a few things down in price if you need me to.

I honestly think either build would let you box far more than 8 games, so i recommend the first one.