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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by Argonaut » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:40 pm

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Answered my own question.

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by Gently-Hung Holly Wreath » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:46 pm

Its alright.

That power supply wont do crossfire though.

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by Argonaut » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:25 pm

Falsey wrote:Its alright.

That power supply wont do crossfire though.




Se my biggest worry is that I buy a case, PSU, Motherboard, CPU, RAM & all the other shite and none of it works with anything else.


Why can't it be simple?

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by Gently-Hung Holly Wreath » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:34 pm

It is.

Do you want AMD or Intel?

AMD - AM3
Intel - 1156 (Mid-High), 1366 (High), 1155 (New, Mid-High)

Then the rest is a doddle.

RAM - DDR3 1333MHz at least

Graphics - PCIe x16
nvidia - GTX460/560 or GTX 570/580 if you're made of money
AMD - 5 or 6000 series at 750+ is fine


PSU - ~500W of a decent brand is fine for most

Case - Mid tower or bigger

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by Argonaut » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:01 pm

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by Argonaut » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:01 pm

Falsey wrote:It is.

Do you want AMD or Intel?

AMD - AM3
Intel - 1156 (Mid-High), 1366 (High), 1155 (New, Mid-High) - WTF

Then the rest is a doddle.

RAM - DDR3 1333MHz at least

Graphics - PCIe x16
nvidia - GTX460/560 or GTX 570/580 if you're made of money
AMD - 5 or 6000 series at 750+ is fine


PSU - ~500W of a decent brand is fine for most

Case - Mid tower or bigger

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by Argonaut » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:07 pm

    Case
    ...£040 -- Antec 300 ***

    Memory
    ...£080 -- Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) 1333MHz (CL9)
    ...£090 -- Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) 1333MHz (CL7) ***

    Motherboard
    ...£100 -- ASUS P55/P7D ***

    Power supply
    ...£080 -- Antec 650W New TruePower ***

    Processor
    ...£160 -- Intel Core i5 750 ***



http://orders.ebuyer.com/customer/shopping/index.html?action=c2hvd2NhcnQ%3D


That's using my existing drives and GFX card and it comes out about £450 but some of these PCs on ebay are higher spec'd for less dosh.

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by Winckle » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:26 pm

Link me to an example of a cheaper one, and i'll tell you where they cut corners on it.

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by Gently-Hung Holly Wreath » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:45 pm

The numbers are the socket type, the brackets are their corresponding performance areas.

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by Argonaut » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:36 pm

Winckle wrote:Link me to an example of a cheaper one, and i'll tell you where they cut corners on it.




http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VIBOX-Q-AMD-QUAD-CORE-2-8GHz-8GB-DDR3-GAMING-PC-/200543783664?pt=UK_Computing_DesktopPCs&hash=item2eb1574af0#ht_4357wt_905

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by Gently-Hung Holly Wreath » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:49 pm

Small HDD, low end graphics, hasnt named the RAM, mid range CPU. Motherboard doesnt look all that.

Aside from that, brill.

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by Argonaut » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:51 pm

Falsey wrote: brill.



Woot!


*buys*
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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by Gently-Hung Holly Wreath » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:57 pm

What was wrong with those parts I linked you to?

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by Argonaut » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:13 pm

Nothing. I'm looking at them now.


http://www.ciao.co.uk/Productinformation/HP_Pavilion_Media_Center_m7515_uk_Pentium_D_915_2_8_GHz__6688420


That's the gooseberry fool box I have at the moment.

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by Gently-Hung Holly Wreath » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:12 pm

Yeah, that is pretty shite.

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by Argonaut » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:36 am


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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by Gently-Hung Holly Wreath » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:30 pm

Cant find much info on the motherboard, though it doesnt seem to bad. And the machine doesnt have any graphics card at all.

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by Winckle » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:50 pm

Yeah you're wasting money paying for onboard video if you planned on putting a graphics card in. Seriously, just build your own.

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by Tineash » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:05 pm

What's the cheapest place to get a Notshit* copy of Windows 7?

*64bit ordinary version to be reused on future PCs.

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PostRe: The General PC Help Thread - KP's Hardware Guide p1
by Gently-Hung Holly Wreath » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:25 pm


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