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first time build help needed

dougers1
  • 87 months ago

hi im going to buy a new comp for playing games i want it to be able to play all latest games and also be future proof and up gradeable... ive saw this on ebuyers http://www.ebuyer.com/409310-cyberpower-gaming-battalion-502-pc-ecc01142

but was wondering if i could get more for my £500 budget i don't mind having ago at building my own please advise me what to go for as i dont want to spend my budget then find out later i could have got more bang for my bucks

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  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

i did a quick currency conversion (499.98 = 759.52 usd) and you can definitely get a MUCH BETTER pc for ~$750 in usa

if you're on a tight budget, maybe you can wait for amd cpu prices to drop in april or may
but if you don't want to or can't wait then here are some questions to start you off:
1. what's your budget?
2. what will you be doing on the pc?

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

my budget is £550 tops

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

my budget is £550 tops i will mainly just be using it for gaming

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

3 can you wait for the prices to drop or you want to build it asap?
4 do you plan to get sli/xfire in the future? (your motherboard and power supply cost is greatly influenced by this answer)

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

i would like it now....but when you say the price will drop how much are you talking about....

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

i would rather build it now...8 - 15% off is not that much really so may aswell bit the bullet and build now

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

but if you wait, you have more choices
cheaper amd cpus that are currently available or retail priced new amd cpus

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

im not sure what sli/xfire is...i want to be able to plat bf4...chysis 3 ect....aslong as i can play these top games and be able to upgrade in the future

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

SLI = multiple nvidia video cards
Crossfire (xfire) = multiple ati radeon video cards

you can't fit sli/xfire with your budget now but maybe you can upgrade in the future
most people only do sli/xfire for extreme graphics for multi monitor setup or 3d modeling or something like that that requires heavy duty graphics
there's nothing wrong with single vid card systems

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

im not sure as i said im looking to be able to play the top games now and also in the future ....and then in a year or so uprade it.... im basicaly for for someone to tell me what to buy so i can start building

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

is this a good system

Type Item Price CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor £99.98 @ Aria PC Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard £71.98 @ Amazon UK Memory Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £39.98 @ Dabs Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £50.21 @ Ebuyer Video Card Asus Radeon HD 7770 2GB Video Card £119.99 @ Amazon UK Case NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £39.95 @ Aria PC Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply £49.59 @ Amazon UK Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer £11.79 @ Amazon UK Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) £68.30 @ CCL Computers Total Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. £551.77

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

post the link instead please. it's hard to read since it's jumbled up

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Shold get a SSD because it will make a lot of difference

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

ok so im def going to order my pc today....can some one pleaseeeee let me know if i should order the one thats comes completed for 600 pounds or if some one could help me out with building one my self for £550 buy showing me what parts (like my first link) pleaseeeee help

  • 87 months ago
  • 0 points

I am working on a list for you. It will be good!

  • 87 months ago
  • 0 points

Not really. On a small budget, a 7200RPM will do great. SSDs are much more pricey an all you get is quicker load times on a smaller drive. 7200's give you more for your money.

  • 87 months ago
  • 0 points

What do you want included? OS? Monitor? Mouse?

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

i would like a os.. but i could do without ..i dont need monitor or mouse....ive got a spare tv that i can use

please help me

  • 87 months ago
  • 0 points

Have it: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Dead-Xilence/saved/1pfG Tell me if that sounds good.

  • 87 months ago
  • 0 points

Here you are: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Dead-Xilence/saved/1pfG It has the same processor as the mini-pre built one, it looks better (case wise IMO), the GPU is much faster and better, and it costs less.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you so much

  • 87 months ago
  • 0 points

No problem. Thanks for asking! :)

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

will this be able to play bf3 /4 chrysis 3 ect.....and will it be easily upgraded if i need to in a year or so

  • 87 months ago
  • 0 points

Yea it should play those on medium or low fine. You could upgrade easily.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

if i spent say another 50/60 pounds would i get a better grahics card to play on better settings...if so can you point one out

cheers

  • 87 months ago
  • 0 points

Sorry I didn't get back that quick, helping another chap.

  • 87 months ago
  • 0 points

Yes you could get a 7870 maybe or 660 or 7850.

  • 87 months ago
  • 0 points

With £60 more, I was able to get an XFX 7870 in there. Fast speed, great amount of VRAM, amazing price. Updated £560 system: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Dead-Xilence/saved/1pfG

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

brilliant thanks for your help..this will be my first gaming pc

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

this is what id do. http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/NqLA

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

will the 450 power be enough

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup

  • 87 months ago
  • -1 points

You keep following me and downvoting my posts. Get a life.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

what???

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