Semi-New Build/Upgrade

Hi There,

I am planning on totally rebuilding/upgrading my computer and wondered if this spec looked ok? My budget is around £300 (I know the basket shows £360 but I'll shop around)

Screenshot of basket (new parts) -


Spec:

Intel Core i5 2500 - Already got
NVIDIA GTX 560 - To buy
1TB Hard Drive - Already got
OCZ Agility 60GB SSD (Boot Drive) - To buy
Gigabyte B75-D3V - To buy
16GB (4x4GB) of Kingston HyperX Blu - Already got 8GB, To buy 8GB
ASUS Xonar DG - To buy
Sweex Internal Car Reader - To buy
Zalman Z11 Plus - To buy
LiteOn iHAS124 - Already got
TP Link Wireless Card - Already got


I think that's all but if more information is needed just say,

Thanks
Thomas
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  1. You dont need a sound card, lol. Most mobos today already come with one. But, you can buy your build without the sound card and check if the sound is crappy as hell, then you can invest in a sound card.

    With the Kingston memory, you can and will void the warranty on your processor, may also damage it.

    If you arent getting the sound card, get the 560Ti with the extra money.
  2. Appologies - I posted the wrong RAM! here is the updated post!

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    Hi There,

    I am planning on totally rebuilding/upgrading my computer and wondered if this spec looked ok? My budget is around £300 (I know the basket shows £360 but I'll shop around)

    Screenshot of basket (new parts) -


    Spec:

    Intel Core i5 2500 - Already got
    NVIDIA GTX 560 - To buy
    1TB Hard Drive - Already got
    OCZ Agility 60GB SSD (Boot Drive) - To buy
    Gigabyte B75-D3V - To buy
    16GB (4x4GB) of Kingston HyperX 1333MHz - Already got 8GB, To buy 8GB
    ASUS Xonar DG - To buy
    Sweex Internal Car Reader - To buy
    Zalman Z11 Plus - To buy
    LiteOn iHAS124 - Already got
    TP Link Wireless Card - Already got
    Corsair CX500 - Already got


    I think that's all but if more information is needed just say,

    Thanks
    Thomas

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    Nw333 - I have tried the onboard sound with my current motherboard and it's rubbish! I noticed that the motherboard i chose has a different driver (realtek instead of the VIA HD one I have now) so I will consider doing your suggesting and testing the onboard sound! I think I'll just accept it as a saving and not go for the 560Ti as I'm already over budget, thanks for your help!
  3. I also saw somewhere that if you get a new motherboard then you have to buy a new copy of Windows, is this true?

    Thanks
    Thomas
  4. tomtomhoch said:
    I also saw somewhere that if you get a new motherboard then you have to buy a new copy of Windows, is this true?

    Thanks
    Thomas


    Only on OEM discs. Forgot what OEM means but you can only install it on one mobo. Also, get the 64bit version if your getting OEM, if your getting retail, it comes with both 32 and 64bit and its useable on a few computers even with different motherboards
  5. gtx 560? its more expensive than the radeon cards i might say u must take a look at atleast the 7850 maybe it would change your mind n probably be cheaper. :)
  6. Hes already overbudget and your making him get a more expensive card lol.
  7. Thanks for the info on OEM software (it's the OEM version that I have) although that has just completely ruined my budget! It's such a rip off as I only bought my current copy 9 months ago!

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    As for the graphics card, I have have way too many problems with AMD cards which is the only reason why I am getting a new GPU. I've had 3 replacement units of a 6870 within 9 months all of which have been faulty so I think it's time for me to move on! Thanks anyway!

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    I will definitly not be getting a sound card now as the windows issue has pushed my budget way over!


    thanks all for help!
    Thomas
  8. Make sure you get 64bit Windows so you arent wasting like 12GBs of RAM lol.
  9. I'm having a bit of a crysis in that I am £121 over bidget, does anyone know a place that sells part cheaply or at a decent price?

    Thanks
    Thomas

    P.s. definitly getting 64 bit :)
  10. Forgot to say this, but you dont need 16GBs of RAM lol. If you really want it though, Im no one ti stop you.
  11. Heavy use of photoshop and after effects is the only reason for upgrading to 16GB :) thanks though

    Thomas
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