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michael557

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Hello, I need help with buyign a pc for gaming, I had a HP laptop that I used for some minor games like css but I became a victim of inherently defective motherboard-gpu and I am fighting for a refund-replacemnt. My budget is £1300-£1500 and I dont want to buy it from companies liek dell or hp, prefer it to be build base. I been a customer to company called yoyotech and they seem to have a decent prices and I had a chance to build a pc on their website to see the price range. Case: STARAY ATX PC CASE PSU: CORSAIR TX 750W POWERSUPPLY Motherboard: Gigabyte 790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition 3.2GHz Socket AM3 Six-Core CPU CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 Dual Radiator & Fan CPU Cooler RAM: G-SKILL PERFECT STORM 4GB KIT - 2200MHz DDR3 MEMORY HD: SEAGATE 1TB SATAII 7200Rpm HARD DRIVE GPU: HIS Radeon HD 5870 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2.1 x 16 Graphics Card The above components come to about £1300 but I also want the shop to assemble the components + operating system so that coems to £1500 Some might suggest to get slower RAM but with more memory like set of 8gb... With the graphic card you might also suggest stronger one or get two weaker ones... I intend to upgrade the components in time like buy additional RAM as well as maybe get a second graphic card but that would happen after some time. I open to suggestion and comments. Thank you, Milo




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#2 8 years ago

4GB memory is fine as it is, don't bother with 8 at this point. The 5870 will also be plenty for a long time.

If I were you, I would skip the shop assembly + OS, as that's really not worth an extra £200. Unless you're as technologically inept as yellowboy (don't ask =p), putting the parts together yourself is really not that hard and it's a good learning experience, and you can get an OEM copy of Windows 7 Home Premium x64 for dirt cheap. Then you can either save the money or put it towards something else, like a good gaming mouse and keyboard, or a display or something.




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#3 8 years ago
michael557;5333279Hello, I need help with buyign a pc for gaming, I had a HP laptop that I used for some minor games like css but I became a victim of inherently defective motherboard-gpu and I am fighting for a refund-replacemnt. My budget is £1300-£1500 and I dont want to buy it from companies liek dell or hp, prefer it to be build base. I been a customer to company called yoyotech and they seem to have a decent prices and I had a chance to build a pc on their website to see the price range. Case: STARAY ATX PC CASE PSU: CORSAIR TX 750W POWERSUPPLY Motherboard: Gigabyte 790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition 3.2GHz Socket AM3 Six-Core CPU CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 Dual Radiator & Fan CPU Cooler RAM: G-SKILL PERFECT STORM 4GB KIT - 2200MHz DDR3 MEMORY HD: SEAGATE 1TB SATAII 7200Rpm HARD DRIVE GPU: HIS Radeon HD 5870 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2.1 x 16 Graphics Card The above components come to about £1300 but I also want the shop to assemble the components + operating system so that coems to £1500 Some might suggest to get slower RAM but with more memory like set of 8gb... With the graphic card you might also suggest stronger one or get two weaker ones... I intend to upgrade the components in time like buy additional RAM as well as maybe get a second graphic card but that would happen after some time. I open to suggestion and comments. Thank you, Milo

That's a good looking build, and actually pretty close to what i would have suggested. I've never heard of the case before so i have no idea what its like, but good choice on the PSU. The Corsair TX series is the best around.

I would make some changes though. First, swap out that motherboard. The 790 chipset is old now, i would suggest getting something with the 890FX chipset, like the Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard (i know its a newegg link and they don't ship to where you are, its just to show you)

I would also ditch the 2200Mhz ram and go with some good 1600 stuff unless you plan on heavy OCing. AMD systems tend to like tighter timing over high clocks anyways.

Last, i wouldn't go with the 2GB 5870. Its not going to help you much over the 1GB version, and at the price they are at, you might as well get a GTX 480.




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#4 8 years ago

Follow Zam's and Doc's advice and you'll have a great rig. ;)




michael557

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#5 8 years ago
*The.Doctor;5333360Last, i wouldn't go with the 2GB 5870. Its not going to help you much over the 1GB version, and at the price they are at, you might as well get a GTX 480.

Hello,

I have heard that its best to keep nvidia with intel cpu and amd with radeon




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#6 8 years ago

Wrong. :) Doesn't matter either way.




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#7 8 years ago

Might want to find some lower speed memory with tighter timings, although those perfect storm sticks will do those super-low timings that AM3 will need. Most AM3 chips will have a hard time doing past 1600mhz 6-6-6, but those perfect storm sticks should do that with no trouble. So it all boils down to how much they cost compared to lower speed sticks with tight timings.




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#8 8 years ago

The only case in which I've seen Nvidia to be preferable to ATI in terms of raw performance is tri SLI seems to work more consistently than tri Crossfire. I've seen some reviewers say it's a fairly common problem that tri Crossfire just won't work on a lot of setups. Not sure it has anything to do with choice of AMD vs Intel chipsets vs just certain hardware scenarios though.

I know a lot of people might think AMD is less likely to provide as good scalability in their MB chipsets for SLI, since obviously they're partnered with ATI, but I don't see anything verifying that really.




michael557

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#9 8 years ago

Hello,

I have made some decisions about the components...

CASE: Coolermaster HAF 922 RAM: Corsair Dominator GT 4GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR3 PC3 12800 1600MHz CPU Cooler: Corsair H-50

However I started getting some thoughs about the GPU... I think the graphic card that I wanted to get was an Eyefinity 6 2GB ... I dont think I be investing in 6 screen so I probably go for Sapphire Vapor X Radeon HD 5870 2GB. However I been going through some reviews and it seem slike the 2GB hasnt got that much of a difference over 1GB... so I alternatively I could go for HIS Radeon HD 5870 Turbo 1GB GDDR5 or even the GTX 480.

What you guys think?

Thanks,

Milo




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#10 8 years ago

I'd stay away from the dominator GT sticks, dont they cost more than the perfect storm?

Just stick with the 1gb radeon card.




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