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February 26, 2013 8:29:13 AM

So I'm looking at a new pc and id like to hear some AMD and Intel Builds and if its possible your views on which i will get more for my money.

Approximate Purchase Date : Looking to Buy as soon as All my parts are sorted

Budget Range: Around 800-900 Before shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming , Little Rendering - Then just everyday common stuff

Are you buying a monitor: No , I already have one

Do you need to buy OS: No I have a license for Windows 7 64 bit

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any Uk Based site will do However I would rather by all my parts from 1 or two sites
"I like amazon.co.uk"

Location: City, State/Region, Country - I live in the uk i live between London/Essex


Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Im not so sure on this concepts as im just starting so i would say no unless people recommend otherwise

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: id like the pc as quiet as possible but im not to fussed as long as it runs well

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My old Pc is old and i just feel like i need a revamp and would like to try build my own for the first time.

More about : build amd intel

February 26, 2013 11:15:44 AM

Hmmmm its a nice build there is something on it i think i would change , i don't need 3TB and id probably want a better Case , Thankyou for showing me this build.
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February 26, 2013 11:25:39 AM


AMD FX6300 Black Edition 95w: £105.41

Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 AM3+: £72.50

Asus AMD Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II: £319.99

Antec Kuhler H2O 920 Liquid Cooling System: £77.87

That's around £575. Moving up to an FX-83xx processor will cost another £30-£50, and may be considered, but you likely don't really need the extra jam in the big scheme of things. Save the extra cash for a future CPU upgrade.

With that water and 95w CPU, it should be really simple to OC that Piledriver will little effort [:lutfij:4]
February 26, 2013 11:31:48 AM

Any Cases you recommend with that ?
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February 26, 2013 11:40:48 AM


dawsy said:
Any Cases you recommend with that ?


If you give me a few hints I would be happy to recommend one. I prefer simple designs with good air flow and venting, but I suspect you may want a cabinet with a little more bling than I would normally consider.


February 26, 2013 12:02:37 PM

HAF 912 is a really great case for the price!
February 26, 2013 3:30:32 PM

Any over good Builds ?
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February 27, 2013 5:57:50 AM

At this price range, Intel would be a better choice. Got you the R4, which is basically one of the most silent cases you can get.

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/GiUp
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/GiUp/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/GiUp/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£155.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£62.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£50.00 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£296.15 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£77.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.17 @ Aria PC)
Total: £724.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-27 07:57 GMT+0000)
February 27, 2013 2:52:40 PM

Would it make a Big Difference going for 16Gb Ram as i might be doing some rendering ?
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February 27, 2013 3:13:48 PM


Not really, if the rendering is not a big priority for you.

An unlocked i5 is not a solution.

February 27, 2013 9:04:53 PM

What will the Ram do for me then ?
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February 27, 2013 9:14:02 PM

Wisecracker said:
Not really, if the rendering is not a big priority for you.

An unlocked i5 is not a solution.


Please elaborate on this.
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February 28, 2013 7:10:03 PM


Sorry ... should have said **locked**
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