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December 1, 2012 1:42:40 PM

Hi guys just signed up today.

Wondering if you could give your wisdom or opinion on my question.

I have a PS3 it YLOD on me 1 month ago, was able to fix it and get it working again. For how long I don't know.

But I may sell it, and get myself into the pc gaming again.

What do you think?

If so what CPU, gpu, single or multi card, pretty much any help please.

Thanks

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December 1, 2012 1:56:46 PM

PC, definitely. I do both PC + PS3 gaming. And PS4 is due late next year.


What's your budget? PC gaming is possible from very small to very large budgets
December 1, 2012 2:01:48 PM

Thanks for the reply.

As cheap as possible, but not the cheapest of course. Something that is value for money.

I have a 27 inch LCD HD tv so would use that. Both to watch tv and for the pc. Or would you not recommend that.

It's been 10 years since I last built a pc, and was shocked that AGP was gone and pci had returned :) 
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December 1, 2012 2:04:44 PM

But I have been looking at these so far.

CPU Amd fx 4100

Not sure if I should single card gpu or crossfire. I'm not sure because it would be with a mobo that is x16 and x4 for crossfire, and I've heard bad things about that.
December 1, 2012 2:51:08 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
PC, definitely. I do both PC + PS3 gaming. And PS4 is due late next year.


What's your budget? PC gaming is possible from very small to very large budgets


This, I have a PS3, which is 24 months old now, and the tray is worn out nearly. I use it for the exclusives that I like, COD with some mates and Fifa UT as it isn't hacked on PS3 too much. It's all I use it for now is for those games and some movies.

Make a PC that will last 3 years for gaming then get a PS4 when it has it's bugs fixed and is under £300, $350.

I'll build you a PC if you want just tell us the budget.
December 1, 2012 2:52:23 PM

What country you in?
December 1, 2012 2:56:20 PM

Value for money can be anything between $400 and $1000. After that I wouldn't speak of value anymore though :lol: 
December 1, 2012 2:58:39 PM

FinneousPJ said:
Value for money can be anything between $400 and $1000. After that I wouldn't speak of value anymore though :lol: 



I got a 7850, nice little card, but wish I got a stronger one now :(  and want to sell it and get a 7970 :(  but I ain't made of £££ :lol: 
December 1, 2012 3:35:19 PM

I live in England.

Thanks for the replies.

Spat55 that scares me you say you have a 7850 but want the newer version. You see for me I have the HD tv and so I don't think I can go above 1080p so most video cards should be able to produce that at extreme graphics, do you think?

Any experiences using crossfire?
December 1, 2012 3:53:35 PM

If you are only using your tv as a monitor, crossfire/ali is a waste. It only shines when you have multiple monitors or using really high resolutions (same thing i guess). Some games don't scale well with crossfire too. Stick with 1 good card. The 7870 or 7950 would be good.
December 1, 2012 3:53:40 PM

I have a decent gaming PC and a PS3. My PS3 is like three or four years old and it works like brand new. I prefer to play on my PS3, but if I were you I would save up for a PS4 and use a little bit of the money to do some minor upgrades to your current PC just so you can play a few games at a decent setting. I happen to prefer consoles.
December 2, 2012 8:33:01 AM

Currently I have laptop, only good for office, net etc...

So can't upgrade that. I need to sell my ps3 as YLOD means it will die again soon I'm sure.

So should I buy another cheap new ps3 or build a pc with one good graphics card. I will use the TV as my monitor so I won't be going over 1080p.

Or should I look at getting a decent monitor to reach those big resolutions?

Thanks again guys.
December 2, 2012 8:44:36 AM

You should do what you want to do. How can you ask other people what you think :lol: 
December 2, 2012 8:54:21 AM

Haha yeah, we'll my next question was should I have cereal or toast for breakfast.

I know only I can really answer this I guess. I might start a new clean thread about what system I should build, based around the AMD fx4100 CPU.
December 2, 2012 10:30:55 AM

Westybrook said:
Haha yeah, we'll my next question was should I have cereal or toast for breakfast.

I know only I can really answer this I guess. I might start a new clean thread about what system I should build, based around the AMD fx4100 CPU.

lol you do that ;) 
December 2, 2012 10:42:18 AM

Just giving my two cents i am by no means an expert.I followed advice on the forums and built a new computer for a little over a thousand dollars it has CPU i52500k GPU asus7870 DC2-2GD5 AMD 4G ddr3 mem and mobo gigabyte s.1155 intel z77 atx.
This system plays everything pretty much maxed and i am in gaming heaven.I was also a console only guy forever having a 360 who died on me many times and i still have a working ps3.I do not even touch my ps3 anymore i thought games looked good on consoles but i was blown away by the pc not to mention no slow down and no load times and i can still play with my controller.
I also heard the inel CPU were better for gaming than the bulldozer ones but like i said i am no expert and maybe i was taken fora ride.Just my two cents!
December 2, 2012 12:24:51 PM

7850 should be plenty for 1080p gaming. Here's a £550 build, including OS:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£145.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£47.70 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£23.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.72 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£140.14 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Xigmatek Asgard II Black/Orange ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£35.00 @ Ebuyer)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.96 @ Scan.co.uk)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£71.28 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £542.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-02 14:24 GMT+0000)
December 2, 2012 8:43:35 PM

Thanks guys all good info so far. So should I steer clear of the FX4100 then, and if so why?

Thanks
December 2, 2012 8:44:55 PM

Screw and Shaker thanks for those comments
December 3, 2012 12:01:50 AM

FX 4100 is a bulldozer chip, which was a horrible disappointment (It was worse than the previous generation of chips at integer calculations). the newest series (4300, 6300, 8320, 8350) are much better and just a step behind intel chips.
December 3, 2012 10:58:04 AM

Great I will look into those then, thanks.
December 3, 2012 11:49:47 AM

Westybrook said:
Great I will look into those then, thanks.

for games the FX 6300 seems to be the sweet spot imho.
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