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Advice for £650~$1000 build

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 5, 2013 11:22:24 PM

Hi, I'm a new guy to this forum and the whole pc buisness. I'm looking to build a good rig that will get me some good performance results whilst keeping the costs low. Anyway, I've come up with a basic spec I'd like to build myself. I form the uk so ill be buying from here in thrum. I'm designing my pc so I can upgrade things such as a ssd, better GPu etc..

Here a rough spec of what I want:
AMD piledriver fx 8320 CPU
Corsair vengeance 8GB 1600mhz ram
VTX 3D ATI radeon HD6670 graphics
Asus M5A99x evo r2.0 mobo
Samsung S/SH224BB cd DVD drive
Western Digital caviar green sata3 1tb HDD
Cheap case
Coolermaster elite 500w psu
Benq 24" LCD led backlit monitor
Windows 7

Will this make for a good rig? Ill be looking to get a better GPu/ crossfire setup and a 60 GB ssd for OS and few games. Is there anything I could save on by getting a cheaper part? I'm saving up for this so the cheaper it is, the quicker I can get it built.

Thanks in advance, Josh.

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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
January 5, 2013 11:36:27 PM

Anyone please give me some feedback?
a b B Homebuilt system
January 5, 2013 11:55:51 PM

This is what I would suggest...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£70.56 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£60.00 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.60 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£54.78 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£171.34 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Monitor: LG IPS224V-PN 21.5" Monitor (£100.13 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£59.94 @ Aria PC)
Total: £641.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-06 01:51 GMT+0000)

It all comes in under your budget. This will perform much better than your original build. I wouldn't suggest bothering with a SSD just yet. They merely affect load times and have no effect on the performance of a game itself. Put as much cash as you can in the GPU. Then your second priority is the CPU. You want something good enough so as to not bottleneck the GPU. The AMD Phenom x4 965 would be perfect for your needs.

One more thing I would like to point out, the monitor I recommended is an IPS panel. This is an amazing monitor for the money. I highly suggest you grab it; it's definitely worth the money.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 6, 2013 8:27:09 PM

Quote:
Thanks for that reply, but how does this sound?

http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/wca9

If you plan on doing mostly gaming with your build, my build would offer the superior performance. I wouldn't touch the FX series CPUs. The new piledriver CPUs are ok, but I'd still go with a Phenom for gaming.

If you plan on doing tons of rendering and editing, then the FX 8320 would be more suitable. However, this is going to cause you to have to lower the GPU. In turn, you're going to lose performance in games.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 6, 2013 10:17:35 PM

I suggest this build

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

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (£88.74 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B75A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£56.10 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.60 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£54.78 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£171.34 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£31.18 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.98 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Monitor: LG IPS224V-PN 21.5" Monitor (£100.13 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£59.94 @ Aria PC)
Total: £655.77
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-07 00:16 GMT+0000)
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