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August 16, 2012 9:09:50 PM

http://www.freshtechsolutions.co.uk/custom-built-comput...


can someone please tell me if this computer will be sufficent for playing most of toadays games on medium to high setting. thankyou.
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August 16, 2012 9:18:23 PM

No the GPU (Graphics Card) will just about manage low on most current titles at 1920X1080

Also what brand is "branded" PSU clearly so good they happily name it..............

When they say "monster through latest games" they mean you will have a monster face on as you scream curses at the screen

CPU is good though
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August 16, 2012 9:19:39 PM

^ Yep, great CPU, and a crap GPU.
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August 17, 2012 8:18:24 AM

Do you have a maximum budget and would you be up for self building?
August 17, 2012 10:00:12 AM

wr6133 said:
Do you have a maximum budget and would you be up for self building?




my maximum budget is £550. if i could get all the parts for £550 i might consider it.
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August 17, 2012 10:26:04 AM

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Quad Core
http://www.cclonline.com/product/26600/HDZ965FBGMBOX/CP...

Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 AMD 970A (Socket AM3+) DDR3 PCI-Express ATX Motherboard
http://www.cclonline.com/product/77029/GA-970A-DS3/Moth...

Kingston HyperX 8GB (2x4GB) Memory Kit 1600MHz DDR3
http://www.cclonline.com/product/44124/KHX1600C9D3K2/8G...

Seagate Barracuda 500GB Hard Drive
http://www.cclonline.com/product/66223/ST500DM002/Hard-...

Antec One Mid Tower Case
http://www.cclonline.com/product/80281/0-761345-15970-8...

OCZ ZS Series 550W 80+ Bronze Power Supply
http://www.cclonline.com/product/60911/OCZ-ZS550W-UK/Po...

Cooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO CPU Cooler
http://www.cclonline.com/product/76741/RR-TX3E-22PK-R1/...

Palit NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660Ti Jetstream 2GB Graphics Card
http://www.cclonline.com/product/86942/NE5X66TH1049-104...

That Totals £580

I'm £30 over but its got the brand new 660ti Graphics Card this will run anything at high or better

If you want to stay in budget get this Graphics Card instead

Palit NVIDIA GeForce GTX560Ti 448 Edition Graphics Card
http://www.cclonline.com/product/70219/NE5X564010DA/Gra...

Would make the Total £512

It will play everything on medium or high currently just the 660ti will stay relevent for longer (its alot more powerful)

Beaware none of these builds (or the one you linked) include windows so thats an extra £70 unless you own a copy already

I used an AMD CPU in the build as in your price range getting an Intel i5 would mean a lower Graphics card as most games are GPU (graphics card) bound its better to get this CPU and a good Graphics Card rather than a top[ end CPU and a cheapo graphics card (like the build you linked). I included a CPU cooler as its a very very easy and safe task to Overclock that CPU a little.

Windows 7
http://www.cclonline.com/product/55272/GFC-02050/Operat...

*EDIT for typos*




August 17, 2012 11:07:50 AM

wr6133 said:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Quad Core
http://www.cclonline.com/product/26600/HDZ965FBGMBOX/CP...

Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 AMD 970A (Socket AM3+) DDR3 PCI-Express ATX Motherboard
http://www.cclonline.com/product/77029/GA-970A-DS3/Moth...

Kingston HyperX 8GB (2x4GB) Memory Kit 1600MHz DDR3
http://www.cclonline.com/product/44124/KHX1600C9D3K2/8G...

Seagate Barracuda 500GB Hard Drive
http://www.cclonline.com/product/66223/ST500DM002/Hard-...

Antec One Mid Tower Case
http://www.cclonline.com/product/80281/0-761345-15970-8...

OCZ ZS Series 550W 80+ Bronze Power Supply
http://www.cclonline.com/product/60911/OCZ-ZS550W-UK/Po...

Cooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO CPU Cooler
http://www.cclonline.com/product/76741/RR-TX3E-22PK-R1/...

Palit NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660Ti Jetstream 2GB Graphics Card
http://www.cclonline.com/product/86942/NE5X66TH1049-104...

That Totals £580

I'm £30 over but its got the brand new 660ti Graphics Card this will run anything at high or better

If you want to stay in budget get this Graphics Card instead

Palit NVIDIA GeForce GTX560Ti 448 Edition Graphics Card
http://www.cclonline.com/product/70219/NE5X564010DA/Gra...

Would make the Total £512

It will play everything on medium or high currently just the 660ti will stay relevent for longer (its alot more powerful)

Beaware none of these builds (or the one you linked) include windows so thats an extra £70 unless you own a copy already

I used an AMD CPU in the build as in your price range getting an Intel i5 would mean a lower Graphics card as most games are GPU (graphics card) bound its better to get this CPU and a good Graphics Card rather than a top[ end CPU and a cheapo graphics card (like the build you linked). I included a CPU cooler as its a very very easy and safe task to Overclock that CPU a little.

Windows 7
http://www.cclonline.com/product/55272/GFC-02050/Operat...

*EDIT for typos*





i will probaly get all of these items and do my own build. but im not sure where all the wires go. but i know where everything else goes. thanks for the help.
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August 17, 2012 11:22:46 AM

The satisfaction of building it yourself is worth it :)  also as you see you get alot more grunt (or balanced grunt) for your money.

If you have any problems with the actual building just open a thread here people will respond pretty quick
August 17, 2012 11:30:13 AM

wr6133 said:
The satisfaction of building it yourself is worth it :)  also as you see you get alot more grunt (or balanced grunt) for your money.

If you have any problems with the actual building just open a thread here people will respond pretty quick





http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-3-1GHz-Gigabyte-GA-H61M-S...

i was wondering if this would be worth it or if its cheaper to buy it separate. again thanks for the help.
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August 17, 2012 11:37:52 AM

http://www.cclonline.com/product/44985/BX80623I32100/CP...
Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual Core Processor

http://www.cclonline.com/product/78346/GA-B75M-D3V/Moth...
Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Motherboard

If you want Intel get that mobo and CPU costs about a tenner more then overall than the AMD I think

Reason I didnt use an i3 in the initial build is. Gaming it may be a little stronger than the AMD but this is sorted with a little OC on the AMD (and you cant OC the i3) and the difference is not anything you will actually notice on a normal monitor. Secondly outside of gaming the AMD's 4 cores are a more solid setup than the Intel i3's 2 cores.

Also the AMD build motherboard is slightly better featured.
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