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Old 12-27-2012, 10:34 AM   #11
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Try one of the several six core AMD CPUs with motherboard combos with overclock capability.
Inexpensive and in the future when it starts being a bit slow with the newer software you can crank it up a bit until you build another.
Liquid cooling is recommended even though you may not overclock till much later if you ever do.
More cores is much quicker especially if you play modern games or do video conversions.
8 Gig is the most Win7 for HOME will handle, I have not looked into what win 8 can do.
OEM Win7 is cheap and works just fine.
750 watt power supply will be just right unless you want several hard drives.
Too small and it will slowly damage the vid card and hard drive to death.
Way too large and it might not regulate correctly again causing a slow death.
SATA 6 HD, case with plenty of fans, choose a DVD/CD.
There are Blue Ray ones, double layer ones which do you need for now.
I recommend a SATA one of those also even though it will not speed it up in any way, it just does not have that big ass ribbon cable.
Most motherboards have a decent built in audio.
Many have a good built in vid card which can be good enough till you get a nicer vid card if you want to or when the price of the one you want drops.
Also if your vid card dies you can always remove it for the time being and drop back to the built in one till you get another.
A board that allows bridging of vid cards can be nice because when software has progressed to the point that your system is too slow you can add the duplicate of the first vid card and bridge them and overclock the CPU and get a couple more years out.
That second card will be way cheaper by then.

I have this from a couple years back.
AMD Overclocking 4.0GHz Phenom II X6 1055T Processor six cores
8GB (2GBx4) 1600MHz Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
Cooler Master HAF 922 Mid Tower Case
Ultra LSP750 750W Power Supply
CoolIT ECO-120 Liquid CPU Cooler Unit
M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 motherboard
R6850 Cyclone 1GD5 Power Edition/OC Video card
SATA 6 HD
USB 3.0 ports also about ten USB 2.0 ports
Fire wire (I don't use )
ESATA port
Thanks for that, I have been looking at a AMD set up as the Intel kit is way out of my price range when it all adds up, plus the next play station is going to use a AMD CPU and graphics.
I have been reading up one what makes a good gaming set up for around 500 quid it seems a high end graphics card is of more use than a high cost CPU.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:17 PM   #12
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Yeah i've heard that it's much cheaper to do it yourself. I'd just be worried about shelling out for a part that turned out to be useless because i didn't know enough
Well I just built a pc there 2 days ago and am using it now. An i5 3570K with a gigabyte ud5h mobo and a third party cooler (Cooler master EVO 212).

So I can still sell the stock intel cooler for about 12-15 squid.

And then the thing I like with self-builds is I kept my 22" monitor, kept my Mouse and my PC Case and Corsair 750w PSU.

So the only parts I needed were the cpu, mobo and fan and the RAM noxomus sent me for free which was awesome. It cost be about 390. I did get some piddly bits like Thermal paste (MX-4) and Isopropyl Alcohol but this is optional.

But yes keyword is "research", most of my googling showed tomshardware.com and andantech.com (sp?) very useful sites to research and I saved money i'm sure by building.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:22 PM   #13
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I don't think we can suggest x79 or LGA 2011 at all until we know what you are doing with the pc.

If you are checking email, listening to music and watch 1080p porn then I think x79 is overkill. I not sure at all but x79's are top of the range and to me sound like for nerds or a server build.

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newegg.com and amazon.com works for me . . . best prices!

There's this AWESOME magazine called Maximum PC. Very very very informative for the casual and seasoned builder.
Newegg is best vut don't ship outide USA afaik know. Which is a gay as Christmas.

Where do u buy the magazine from and does it have naked ladies as well as pc building tips?
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