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January 5, 2013 12:06:26 PM

http://orders.ebuyer.com/customer/shopping/index.html?a...

Got these components lined up, any advice on compatability and is this the best I can get for optimum performance for a budget of around £450?

Thanks,

Jordan

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January 5, 2013 12:16:31 PM

u have no items in your basket...
January 5, 2013 12:21:17 PM

fml sorry,



Qty Description QuickFind Stock Price Total
AMD FX-6 6100 Black Edition 6 Core 3.3Ghz Socket AM3+ 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor 287682 66 in stock £84.72 £84.72
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Socket AM3+ 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard 349910 45 in stock £52.49 £52.49
EVGA GTX 650 Ti SuperSuperClocked 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card with FREE ASSASSINS CREED III Download Coupon 407220 2 in stock £134.52 £134.52
(free accessory) Assassins Creed III Nvidia Download Coupon 410920 147 in stock £0.00 £0.00
Casecom KSM-7288 Piano Black Mid Tower Case - 2x USB2.0 on Front Panel 239060 300 in stock £15.99 £15.99
Casecom Silver 500W PSU - With 12cm Red LED Fan, 20+4pin 1x SATA, 1x PCI-E 129423 390 in stock £16.52 £16.52
Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz XMS3 Memory Kit CL9 1.5V unbuffered 247674 268 in stock £34.90 £34.90
SanDisk 64GB Pulse SSD - 2.5" SATA-III - Read 490MB/s Write 240MB/s 387081 50 in stock £45.81 £45.81
Toshiba 500gb 3.5 Int Sata 7200rpm Hdd 395417 2 in stock £43.00 £43.00
Liteon Ihas124 24x Dvd±rw (dual ±r)/ram Sata Drive (internal Black)
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a c 409 4 Gaming
January 5, 2013 12:36:12 PM

I would drop the SSD on this budget and go for an i3 and a better GPU. Let me put something together for you real fast.
a c 409 4 Gaming
January 5, 2013 12:40:23 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£88.74 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£45.30 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£33.88 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.91 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card (£141.34 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 371 ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.65 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£47.99 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £449.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-05 14:39 GMT+0000)
January 5, 2013 12:42:13 PM

Thanks, big help.

Just a quick one, would have thought a 3.9 6core would be better than an i3? Especially with amd running apu? Fairly new to all this so dont really understand haha
January 5, 2013 12:43:41 PM

Jordaan_C said:
fml sorry,



Qty Description QuickFind Stock Price Total
AMD FX-6 6100 Black Edition 6 Core 3.3Ghz Socket AM3+ 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor 287682 66 in stock £84.72 £84.72
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Socket AM3+ 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard 349910 45 in stock £52.49 £52.49
EVGA GTX 650 Ti SuperSuperClocked 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card with FREE ASSASSINS CREED III Download Coupon 407220 2 in stock £134.52 £134.52
(free accessory) Assassins Creed III Nvidia Download Coupon 410920 147 in stock £0.00 £0.00
Casecom KSM-7288 Piano Black Mid Tower Case - 2x USB2.0 on Front Panel 239060 300 in stock £15.99 £15.99
Casecom Silver 500W PSU - With 12cm Red LED Fan, 20+4pin 1x SATA, 1x PCI-E 129423 390 in stock £16.52 £16.52
Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333MHz XMS3 Memory Kit CL9 1.5V unbuffered 247674 268 in stock £34.90 £34.90
SanDisk 64GB Pulse SSD - 2.5" SATA-III - Read 490MB/s Write 240MB/s 387081 50 in stock £45.81 £45.81
Toshiba 500gb 3.5 Int Sata 7200rpm Hdd 395417 2 in stock £43.00 £43.00
Liteon Ihas124 24x Dvd±rw (dual ±r)/ram Sata Drive (internal Black)


I agree you should drop the SSD and:

-For CPU cheap out and get a Phenom II x4 or pay up and get an i3 or FX-4300. (The 6100 is NOT good)
-Drop the 650 Ti and get a 7850.
-If you have ti just get 4 GB of ram to do what I said, do it! You still only need 4, and you can get the other 4 whenever you want...
a c 409 4 Gaming
January 5, 2013 12:46:38 PM

the 6100 isn't an APU. An APU is only for super low budget builds that cannot afford a proper GPU. The i3 will be better in gaming and give a better upgrade path. If you wanted to, you could go with a 6300 and it would be marginally better than the i3, but I would just recommend you stick with an i3 for gaming.

When it comes to gaming the ratio is about 10% CPU and 90% GPU.
January 5, 2013 12:47:35 PM

i3 is scaring me dont really want to go there, why is everybody intel? not complaining just really confused into why an i3 is going to be better than a 3.9hz haha, and im unsure with the ssd, just quick boot times are appealing to me a bit much for liking
January 5, 2013 12:50:06 PM

Ohhhh right, that makes so much more sense thankyou. On that basis i understand where your all coming from, so better to have a lower cpu and get a top end graphics?
a c 409 4 Gaming
January 5, 2013 12:54:51 PM

Yes an i3 and a 7950 will run rings around an i7 and a 7770. All about the GPU.

An i3 will blow away a 6100 in gaming any day just based on cpu alone. The reason for this is games not being coded for more than 2 cores. An i3 is many times better on a per core basis than a 6100 and will win every time.

I have an i3 and a 7870 and I love it. The cpu never lags behind and does everything I need it to without a hiccup.
January 5, 2013 12:58:54 PM

Right thankyou!

Whats your opinion on an ssd? And could you please whack me together the best system i can get for around £450?

Want 8gb mem and main thing im really after is top gaming, your a god haha thanks.
January 5, 2013 1:00:05 PM

and please can they be from same site :) 
a c 409 4 Gaming
January 5, 2013 1:02:05 PM

No game uses more than 4gb of RAM. 8gb is only really needed for video or photo editing.

I don't personally have a need for an SSD. Fast boot times is really all you get. I boot in like 45 seconds without one so I cannot justify spending $100 for -20 seconds on my boot times.

Take a look at the build I posted above. It will suit your needs very well. Should get you high settings in most modern games.
January 5, 2013 1:02:08 PM

Jordaan_C said:
Thanks, big help.

Just a quick one, would have thought a 3.9 6core would be better than an i3? Especially with amd running apu? Fairly new to all this so dont really understand haha


The new FX-6300 is better than an i3 overall (Probably about the same in badly threaded games). However the Bulldozer series (The 6100 is one of those) was a complete bust.

BTW there is no 6-core APU so...
a c 409 4 Gaming
January 5, 2013 1:02:47 PM

You will lose money buying from the same site. I would just go with what I have posted.
January 5, 2013 1:06:46 PM

Ah okay, btw I do work at currys so will be able to get 10% off anything there if that would save me a bit of money?
January 5, 2013 1:10:40 PM

And thankyou will probs end up going for that. Anything that would massively improve quality if i was looking to spend a little more?
a c 409 4 Gaming
January 5, 2013 7:35:42 PM

Its decently worse than the 7850 I have in the build I made you.
a c 409 4 Gaming
January 5, 2013 7:38:53 PM

I was having a look on that website and everything is decently overpriced and even with 10% off you would still lose money there.

I would go with the build I posted.
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