Looking to build a new rig for myself purely for gaming as my current one is ancient:
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next week
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Amazon, Ebuyer, OCUK, Scan (open to others if the prices are cheap) Would prefer UK sites over international
PARTS PREFERENCES: Looking for quality as opposed to raw power at the expense of reliability, although i would preferably like the system to contain an ATI 5870 if possible.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050, 1920x1080,
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Would like to stay below the £1000 mark
Here is a build i have researched, suggestions on where to save money are appreciated or if anyone can come up with a better complete build im totally open to that too at the moment it is totally build on scan.co.uk but money can probably be saved by sourcing from multiple sites, but i was a little short on time when i put this together:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190673 £123
Get this as you can easily make it match the performance of the 965. You only have to increase the multiplier by one. Also make sure you get the MBOX version, as that is the newest C3 revision.
Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/198314 £115
A cheaper option with a bit more of an upgrade option with SATA 6Gbps so that you could add a fast SSD in the future if you're interested in that kind of thing.
Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz/PC3-10600 Ballistix Memory Kit CL7 (7-7-7-24) 1.65V http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179278 £95
Scan only stock Corsair RAM which is usually overpriced compared to comparable sets from other brands.
XFX HD 5870 1GB http://www.ebuyer.com/product/200580 £315
This one has a nice big fan on it, which should help to keep the card cooler and quieter compared to the original stock design.
Titan Fenrir TTC-NK85TZ/V2 http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS... £30
About the same price as the Asaka cooler, but should perform a bit better in both temps and noise. Only needed if you are going to overclock or want a step up in terms of quiet compared to the stock cooler. You will need some thermal paste as well which should cost between £5-10.