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September 23, 2012 9:57:49 PM

okay, i have £300. i would like a quiet computer which will let me, multi task with ease, play games like runescape, rollercoaster tycoon and minecraft. i would like it to have an SSD. i would like about 4 cores.
i will be coding java and html and using programs like, dreamweaver, photoshop. i will always have itunes and skype running in the background.
i will be watching hd movies online and on facebook. i will have 2 monitors.

i already have
- case
- power supply
- HDD

what build will suit me the best?

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September 23, 2012 10:17:59 PM

bump , anyone please?
September 24, 2012 3:32:28 AM

Well if Google is correct, lol, then you have about a $500 USD budget, so you have much to work with.

For a CPU I'd go with the AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE. It's a cheap Quad core CPU and it's alright with gaming.($99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For a GPU I'd go for an ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5-V2 ($187)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo - BIOSTAR A960A3+ Seems like a decent budget motherboard. ($69)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD - OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G gives you 60GB of space for your OS and maybe a few games.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($59)

This comes to $453 USD which is £279

If you would prefer to spend the rest, insted of getting the Phenom II, I'd get an i3 3220 and any Mobo that will fix that, but it may be slightly over your budget.

Also, What case is it? What PSU is that? And how large is the HDD?

ALSO, I think you'd be better off to save some more and get an i5 3570k.
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September 24, 2012 6:35:02 AM

BreadWhistle said:
Well if Google is correct, lol, then you have about a $500 USD budget, so you have much to work with.

For a CPU I'd go with the AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE. It's a cheap Quad core CPU and it's alright with gaming.($99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For a GPU I'd go for an ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5-V2 ($187)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo - BIOSTAR A960A3+ Seems like a decent budget motherboard. ($69)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD - OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G gives you 60GB of space for your OS and maybe a few games.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($59)

This comes to $453 USD which is £279

If you would prefer to spend the rest, insted of getting the Phenom II, I'd get an i3 3220 and any Mobo that will fix that, but it may be slightly over your budget.

Also, What case is it? What PSU is that? And how large is the HDD?

ALSO, I think you'd be better off to save some more and get an i5 3570k.


how much money will i need for the i5?
September 24, 2012 3:32:28 PM

cool, thanks. do you know any cheap motherboards, ram and graphic cards which i can use?
which are alright?
September 24, 2012 3:34:06 PM

well you dont really need a graphic card with the i5 cuz it comes with a built in hd4000 graphics, which will be fine for hd movies and simple games?
September 24, 2012 4:51:37 PM

1. would the i5 be worth saving for?
2. whould it be too much power for what i want to do?

i want to play, simple games like rollercoaster tycoon, zoo tycoon, minecraft, runescape. and just play music on itunes while coding and on java, also running skype in the background.
September 24, 2012 6:08:31 PM

anyone?
September 25, 2012 12:05:42 AM

adamyjake said:
well you dont really need a graphic card with the i5 cuz it comes with a built in hd4000 graphics, which will be fine for hd movies and simple games?

The Intel HD 4000 Integrated video is fine for those games, but I'm worried that using 2 monitors at 1080p will put too much strain on it.

It depends. The new i5 Is very future proof; it just came out. So if you decide to slip on your big boy shoes and trust your PC to play games like BF3 or Cryisis, It's definitely worth it, lol. Especially of your are going to be coding and video editing.

So if you don't wan't to go with the HD 7850, consider getting a nVidia 550ti, which runs for around $120 USD.
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