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October 30, 2012 8:08:40 AM

Hi Guys

So haven't played MMO's for years and wont to get back into it few friends have been playing guild wars 2 and said its amazing so want to try it out and need a new build to get the most out of it.

any help is greatly appreciated.

Approximate Purchase Date: end of November

Budget Range: £500 not including Monitor

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming / Web Development / watching films general browsing.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes looking at either one 27inch or two 22inch.

Parts to Upgrade: everything new build

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ebuyer or novatech

Location: City, State/Region, Country - England

Parts Preferences: Either used amd and intel in past

Overclocking: if recommended

SLI or Crossfire: if reccomended

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: haven't played MMO's for years and wont to get back into it.

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October 30, 2012 10:09:35 AM

Here's something I recently put together for my brother - its a great little gamer :)  by the time you've added a case and Operating System to the build, it should fit nicely within your £500 budget.

8GB 1600MHz RAM £27
http://www.ebuyer.com/342352-crucial-8gb-ddr3-1600mhz-b...
FX-4100 £77
http://www.ebuyer.com/287683-amd-fx-4-4100-black-editio...
500w Corsair PSU £45
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500w-corsair-builder-ser...
Gigabyte Mobo £34
http://www.ebuyer.com/344015-gigabyte-ga-78lmt-s2p-amd-...
XFX 6870 £121 (with delivery)
http://www.dabs.com/products/xfx-ati-radeon-6870-900mhz...
LG Optial Drive £14
http://www.ebuyer.com/386487-lg-gh24ns90-sata-dvd-optic...
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£318
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Case??
HDD??
1TB WD Black £53
http://www.ebuyer.com/146082-wd-1tb-black-hard-drive-wd...
500GB SeaGate £42
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500gb-seagate-st500dm002...
October 30, 2012 10:14:42 AM

Its better to get a 6300 for 87. :) 
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October 30, 2012 10:24:12 AM

When I looked into the benchmarks - using the 6870 with the FX-4100 actually proved to be quite a performer. The benchmarks showed the same FPS as using the i3-2100 with a 6870.

Any higher end graphics card and Intel was the way to go, however using a 6870 showed level performance and also enabled a Quad-Core CPU which can be useful for tasks other than gaming. Over all the FX-4100 was the better purchase and performed on par with the i3 in this configuration.

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As for the Intel E6300 vs i3-2100, I'm not too familiar with the performance differences.
October 30, 2012 10:36:07 AM

AdrianPerry said:
When I looked into the benchmarks - using the 6870 with the FX-4100 actually proved to be quite a performer. The benchmarks showed the same FPS as using the i3-2100 with a 6870.

Any higher end graphics card and Intel was the way to go, however using a 6870 showed level performance and also enabled a Quad-Core CPU which can be useful for tasks other than gaming. Over all the FX-4100 was the better purchase and performed on par with the i3 in this configuration.

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As for the Intel E6300 vs i3-2100, I'm not too familiar with the performance differences.

Not the Intel E6300... The FX-6300.
October 30, 2012 11:04:44 AM

thanks for this,

what sort of performance do you think id get when playing guildwars 2 on high graphics settings?
October 30, 2012 12:19:52 PM

Build 3:-
CPU: Pentium G850
Motherboard: Any B75 motherboard
RAM: Any 2 x 4GB RAM while keeping my notes (DDR3-1600, 1.5v)
Graphics: Radeon HD 7770
Power Supply: PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 500W or other similar power supplies
Hard Drive: Cheap 500GB
DVD Drive: Cheap DVD burner
Case: Cheap ATX mid-tower case with at least 2 fans

costs you about 450$ and could get alot in Guildwars 2 ;)  im assuming 40FPS on MAX settings 1920x1080 :D 
November 1, 2012 12:37:12 PM

ProVisionOman said:
Not the Intel E6300... The FX-6300.


That's around £110? Not £87?

If you really want to squeeze the £500 budget just grab an i5.
November 1, 2012 12:48:15 PM

Hi Thanks for replys

Heres the build i went with

RAM - G-Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/264750

CPU - Intel Core i5 3470 3.20GHz Socket 1155 6MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/387256

CASE - CiT Vantage Gaming Case Black HD Audio Black Interior 4 Fans Card Reader - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/343262

DISK DRIVE - Sony AD-5280S-0B 24x DVD±RW & DL SATA Optical Drive - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/278111

MOBO - Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI 8 Channel Audio mATX - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/351614

GPU - Sapphire HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 DVI HDMI Dual Mini DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/344115

SSD - OCZ 120GB Vertex 2E SSD 2.5" SATA-II Read = 285MB/s, Write = 275MB/s - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/225416

PSU - Corsair 600W CX Builder Series 80 Plus Bronze PSU 3 Year Warranty - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/269259
November 2, 2012 4:34:43 AM

the 600W isn't needed. A 50$ Corsair 430w will get the job done. And I really doubt you will put in an extra Graphics card. But if you will REPLACE it later down the line.. The 600W is optimal yes. Just my opinion. And not only Corsair makes good PSU's. RoseWill, XFX, Antec, Seasonic and some Cooler Master ones are same quality. So have a shop.
November 2, 2012 8:17:20 AM

ProVisionOman said:
the 600W isn't needed. A 50$ Corsair 430w will get the job done. And I really doubt you will put in an extra Graphics card. But if you will REPLACE it later down the line.. The 600W is optimal yes. Just my opinion. And not only Corsair makes good PSU's. RoseWill, XFX, Antec, Seasonic and some Cooler Master ones are same quality. So have a shop.


ok thanks for info gone for this PSU - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/271798
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