Am not new to PC building - so not a complete novice. But would just like some advice on the best components to buy at a low price.
Basically, I have a home built system that i have upgraded over the years. Im going to i46 in August and so my deadline is for that (23rd August). My PC isnt an old haggard setup - but it is a bit dated now and hence my crave for an upgrade.
Have been looking on OCUK and Novatech at their gaming bundles was heading towards AMD/ATI bundle as they are effectively the same company now and so i presume performance would be better than getting an Intel/ATI or AMD/Nvidia bundle. However, i spoke to someone from Novatech and they said that they dont see AMD as "High End" any more (was enquiring as to why they only did Intel i3, i5 and i7 bundles). Is this true? Have AMD backed out of the performance race and just let Intel rule all?
Approximate Purchase Date: Before 23rd August Budget Range: £250/£300 (need to buy a gfx card separate to this) System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games (Up to date games) Parts Not Required: Just need Mobo, Ram, Proc atm Preferred Website(s) for Parts: OCUK, Novatech, Scan and any other sites that are good/cheap Country: England Parts Preferences: No preferences really - Whatever is most compatible Overclocking: Dont dabbled in Overclocking yet as i dont want to fly my components SLI or Crossfire: Hah, if i could afford it yes! Monitor Resolution: 1280 x 1024 Additional Comments: Thanks for taking the time to read this!
Computer Type: ACPI x64-based PC
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Service Pack: Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
DirectX: DirectX 11.0
Computer Name: DREADDY-PC
User Name: Dreaddy
Logon Domain: Dreaddy-PC
Date / Time: 2012-06-27 / 07:44