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Willdy

  • September 2011
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« November 28, 2012, 12:09:04 AM » #5829
Posted before but here we go again....

Hey guys,

I'm looking for suggestions about getting a new computer as I have had my current one for around 5 years (parts have been upgraded since then) and it has already had several near death experiences.

It would predominantly be used for gaming but it would also be used for college work which means it would need to be able to run office programs, Photoshop and Dreamweaver effectively.

I am looking to spend in the region of 500, but would be interested in increasing this budget if I need too. This budget is purely based on the computer hardware and a case, I have a separate budget which would be spent on things such as new monitor, as mouse and a keyboard.

Thanks!

sethcaron

  • April 2012
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« November 28, 2012, 12:44:31 AM » #5833
I am not sure since I am not in europe and would suggest a windows 7 since windows 8 looks kinda meh. I dunno but find a good one ?
I c no problem with dis ?

Willdy

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« November 28, 2012, 01:40:32 AM » #5834
I am not sure since I am not in europe and would suggest a windows 7 since windows 8 looks kinda meh. I dunno but find a good one ?
I planned to get windows 7 :p

redead

  • February 2012
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« November 28, 2012, 02:08:27 AM » #5836
Sager custom built are pretty good. They normally show if a big thing (like a new processor) will come out on there next model. But most of the time you can get there best one right then cause normally there isnt anything big coming out.

I have had only experience with laptops and since your doing college work then it might be good. My brother has one and it is an amazing gaming laptop. I'm not sure what the model is called but im sure you can find it on their website.

It was priced 1,300$ and an equal laptop from Alienware was 2,100$. From apple it would be 2,600$ without a graphics card (and the graphics card is amazing).

So go look at Sager's website and see what you find.
Ya

Jaythorpe

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« November 28, 2012, 07:16:35 AM » #5839
 i will price you one up after work
but the specs would be

6 core
8 gb ram
750w psu
hd 7870 or crossfire 7850
powercool avenger (Case)
Cached Ssd 64 gb


if there is anything to salvage from your old computer it will help

Keep your hard drive just reformat

Willdy

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« November 28, 2012, 10:17:01 AM » #5845
Thanks guys, I'll have a look at the options avaliable to me once I get home from college. My computer is dead at the moment though - lucky I bought a Nexus 7 about two weeks ago? XD

@Redead - Seems more than I want to pay, and I would rather a computer than a laptop

@Jaythrope - You were helpful last time, and I'm sorry for making you repeat yourself :c

sethcaron

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« November 28, 2012, 12:23:06 PM » #5846
I am not sure since I am not in europe and would suggest a windows 7 since windows 8 looks kinda meh. I dunno but find a good one ?
I planned to get windows 7 :p

Oh...
welp I dunno and seems you found the computer you want ?

EDIT: seems like you found the right computer. Ima stop posting on dis thread now.
I c no problem with dis ?

Jaythorpe

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  • March 2012
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« November 28, 2012, 12:42:43 PM » #5847
AMD FX-6 6100 Black Edition 6 Core 3.3Ghz Socket AM3+ 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor
84.66
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Socket AM3+ 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard         
49.92
Crucial 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz Ballistix Sport Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V   
29.04
Sapphire HD 7850 OC Edition 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card
149.99
Xenta 700W 12cm Fan PSU - 1x PCI-E 2x SATA (just a chepo can get better)
31.97
Coolermaster CM 690 II Adavance - Special Edition White   
69.99
 
 total inc vat:   429.57

That was just off ebuyer can probly find parts cheaper off other sites
 70 spare for whaterver

Have you tested your hard drive to see if it still works?

anyway back to work dinner break back on about 4 ish


« Last Edit: November 28, 2012, 12:45:46 PM by Jaythorpe »

Willdy

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« November 28, 2012, 01:07:09 PM » #5848
I'm considering getting a new one, or maybe putting the operating system on to a seperate drive? If I get a new harddrive then I would happily increase the budget a little. I believe that might be the cause of my computer problems at the moment.

A friend of mine was looking at computer parts before coming accross http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS-253-OE - what do you think?

Jaythorpe

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« November 28, 2012, 04:20:42 PM » #5850
its OK if you don't want the hassle of installing the components but the computer its self is worth about 390

These are better and lower price
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD78-FX-4170-4-2Ghz-Gaming-Pc-Computer-2Tb-8Gb-Ddr3-ATI-HD-7850-2GB-Vantage-/110962339468?pt=UK_Computing_DesktopPCs&hash=item19d5deee8c

or

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/G4-VB-AMD-QUAD-CORE-GAMING-PC-COMPUTER-1TB-HDD-8GB-MEM-NVIDIA-GT520-1GB-GRAPHICS-/390439364056?pt=UK_Computing_DesktopPCs&hash=item5ae7ffe5d8
With this i would sell the graphic card what comes with it for about 20
And replace with
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-049-HS&campaign=pcm/googleshopping&pup_c=gs

Goes over budget a but would be able to play any game throw at it

« Last Edit: November 28, 2012, 04:32:01 PM by Jaythorpe »

Blueberry

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« November 28, 2012, 08:37:46 PM » #5851
http://www.geforce.com/optimize/guides/how-to-build-a-kick-ass-crysis-2-pc-for-under-600#1


Also, some of my specs:
AMD Phenom(tm) II x6 10655T Processor
Ram: 8100MB
Video card: AMD RADEON HD 6450

Anything here i should upgrade?

« Last Edit: November 28, 2012, 08:45:20 PM by Blueberry »

Jaythorpe

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« November 28, 2012, 09:03:55 PM » #5853
Depending on what games you play blueberry
But if i was you i would upgrade your graphic card

Willdy

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« November 28, 2012, 09:32:25 PM » #5855
How about these? Gonna cost me 450



Opinions?

Jaythorpe

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« November 28, 2012, 09:36:03 PM » #5856

« Last Edit: November 28, 2012, 09:49:23 PM by Jaythorpe »

nonSENSE

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« November 28, 2012, 09:48:17 PM » #5857
Not sure where the obsession with AMD Bulldozer CPUs is coming from, but I'd rather get a decent i5.

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