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A help on PII rig on this week [UK]? £600

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October 23, 2009 4:50:21 PM

I just got W7, so I'm looking for a good AMD/ATI rig. It must be this week.


SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, browsering and maybe F@H.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: W7, monitor, keyboard, mouse.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Any UK website (perferably

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type AMD CPU and with HD 5870. If it's not enough for £600 budget then 5850 it is.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes / No / Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / No / Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 3 of 1024x768. Using Eyefinity technology.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: 2 of monitors use VGA, one uses D-SUB. So, I need a adaptor for it.

Thanks in advance ;) 

More about : pii rig week 600

October 23, 2009 5:47:21 PM

AMD Phenom II X4 945 AM3 3.0GHz 8MB Total Cache 125W - £119.36

MSI 770-C45, AMD 770, AM3 - £49.21

500GB Samsung HD502HJ Spinpoint F3 - £35.98

Antec Three Hundred Black - £43.95

Sony AD-5240S-0B 24x DVDR SATA - £15.74

Patriot Sector 5 Viper II 4GB 1333MHz CL6 - £70.99

OCZ StealthXStream 500w - £49.99

Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5850 1024MB - £198.98

Total = £584.20

You'll need an active DP adapter for the 3rd monitor which costs like $100 because the cheaper passive one's apparently don't work :( 

October 23, 2009 6:08:04 PM

Active DP adapter? Do you mean display port?
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Sorry for Double post, I would *upgrade* 500GB to 1TB.
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Sorry for Triple post, Any more suggestions? And hurry please ;) 
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Sorry for Quadruple post, BUMP.
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yeah a display port adapter
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I changed my mind, I will be using single monitor which is VGA. So, is it possible to shop that same list at
I want Aria because I've account at there and I brought a W7 and DDR0 RAM there. And service has been excellent.
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lol, why phenom II if you name is core i7 ownage lol :D