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£400 gaming/3d-art machine

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October 13, 2010 10:37:10 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 16/10/2010

Budget Range: 300-500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, 3D high end art (zbrush,UDK,max,marmoset engine), films, surfing the web

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, Monitor HP w2228h 1680x1050(current resolution)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: , , any other site that does uk delivery

Country of Origin: UK - England

Parts Preferences: AMD Phenom2 Black edition (x3 or higher)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: Mainly need recommended parts that will get the job done and be future proof (5 years max)

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a b 4 Gaming
October 13, 2010 11:55:01 PM

Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
AMD Athlon II X4 640
Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB
Sapphire HD 5770 1GB GDDR5
Antec 200 Two Hundred
Corsair 450W VX


Can be done cheaper but not much future proof. Anyway maybe 3 years not 5 even so.
October 14, 2010 12:47:50 AM

Sorry this came to around £493.93
Is there any performance difference between the overclocked i3 and the amd anthlon