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Postby [Aliens]kronenbourg » Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:04 pm

Basically, its got to be something better than what I have, AMD Athlon XP...and basic stuff.

So, I know there are systems out there for loads of money, so not too sure which.

This site:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk

Is a good one, as I know a few people who have bought from there, including my old system a few years back.

It has an option to get the pc now, and in 12 months, if you can pay it fully, its no interest. Basically, just save up each month, and pay it off at the end.


So, the pc's.

Well, I have AMD, but I think Intel are the main ones at the moment. Price is more with Intel, but there you go...

This one is a biggie, that I think is good, but pricey:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprodu ... =FS-030-OE

"Titan Goliath" Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz @ 3.40GHz

If I put XP on, don't want Vista, and a decent graphics card (of which a mate has ATI Radeon 4870 X2 2048MB), that puts me at about 1000 pounds.

Case Performance Gaming Case Options
Graphics Card ATI & Nvidia Graphics Card Options
Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA-II 32MB Cache
Memory OCZ Gold 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 (1600MHz) Tri-Channel Kit
Motherboard Gigabyte EX58-UD3R Intel X58 (Socket 1366) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard
Optical Drive LG GH22NS30 22x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter
Power Supply Corsair TX 650W ATX2.2 SLI Compliant PSU
Processor Intel Core i7 920 2.66Ghz D0 Overclocked to 3.40GHz!
Processor Cooler Akasa AK-967 Nero Direct Contact Heatpipe CPU Cooler
Sound Card 7.1 High Definition OnBoard Sound Card
Other Arctic Silver 5 heatsink compound professionally hand installed by our technicians
Warranty 1 Year Onsite Collect & Return Warranty


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Then there is this one:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprodu ... =FS-170-OK

"Titan Valkyrie" Intel Core 2 Duo E5200 2.50GHz @ 3.20GHz+ DDR2 System

About 550 pounds.

Can't find the pound symbol on this laptop, hence writing pounds :cry:


Case Coolermaster Elite 335 Case - Black
Graphics Card ATI & Nvidia Graphics Card Options
Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache
Memory Kingston HyperX 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 8500C5 1066MHz Dual Channel
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3 Intel P43 PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
Optical Drive LG GH22NS30 22x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter
Other Arctic Silver 5 Heatsink compound professionally hand installed by our technicians
Power Supply OCZ ModXStream Pro 600w Silent SLI Ready ATX2 Modular Power Supply
Processor Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5200 2.50GHz overclocked to 3.20GHz+
Processor Cooler Akasa AK-967 Nero Direct Contact Heatpipe CPU Cooler
Sound Card 7.1 High Definition OnBoard Sound Card


Not sure what graphics card though???

AMD:::


http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprodu ... =FS-062-OE

"Titan Fusion" AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 7850+ Black Edition 2.80GHz @ 3.00GHz DDR2 System

About 600 pounds.


AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 7850+ Black Edition 2.80GHz Overclocked to 3.00GHz!
- Kingston HyperX 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 8500C5 1066MHz Dual Channel+
- Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 AMD 770 (Socket AM2+) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM
- LG GH22NS40 22x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Black)
- OCZ StealthXStream 600w Silent SLI Ready ATX2 Power Supply
- Coolermaster Elite 335 Case - Black
:- Windows 7 Upgrade Voucher included with Windows Vista Home Premium, Business & Ultimate install options.
- 1yr Onsite Collect & Return Warranty




Any ideas? Affordable, but something that will last a few years, with most games.
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Re: Looking for a new pc

Postby [Aliens]solifer » Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:38 pm

I need an amount in pounds where you say is max so i can have a look, also to have a system lasting a long time will propably cost, but i say you can find a system in the middle and still have it for a while as you need a game rig the graphic card are the most important , cpu should be minimum 2 cores better with 4 cores, it dont have to be a I7 system to get a speedy rig a I7 will for sure cost more but it will also be more future safe i guess..

If i ´would build today with a limit i would not go for I7 as old core2duo are really cheap and perform quite good compairing to I7 and i have read test compairing I7 and c2d in gaming it are good enough wiht c2d!

Meaning go for a c2d cpu and a hell of a graphic card , ati 4890 or 4870 X2 are my choices as price are good, nvidia might suit as well but as my butt are splitted so are our wills go with the card you like.
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Re: Looking for a new pc

Postby [Aliens]kronenbourg » Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:58 pm

Ah, I see, thanks Soli :P


Well, around 600 pounds is where I'd like to go. I'll have another look at Overclockers to see what I can see.

Was thinking Alienware, but then you pay more for the name.

Maybe PCWorld, any other places?

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Re: Looking for a new pc

Postby [Aliens]solifer » Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:10 pm

[Aliens]kronenbourg wrote:Ah, I see, thanks Soli :P


Well, around 600 pounds is where I'd like to go. I'll have another look at Overclockers to see what I can see.

Was thinking Alienware, but then you pay more for the name.

Maybe PCWorld, any other places?

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Why pay for a fancy name and box, go for quality stuff without names from companys instead.
If you have more places you can buy for it might help, could not change g card and see the cost?
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Re: Looking for a new pc

Postby [Aliens]solifer » Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:36 pm

The valkyria feels bad as i would never buy an overclocked system, means you can go higher or very little at the best, when i buy pc parts i buy stuff with lower price but are overclocking friendly, that way i can get a high end system for a small price, my son have that e5200 now and with 4 gb mem and a nvidia 8800gts it runs bf2 cod4 smooth as silk and even crysis with lower settings!

So my suggestion is to build yourself!

Motherboard
I feel you should buy a good one from a good brand!
No matter what graphic card you choose go for sli/crossfire if im not wrong the latest chipset x58 supports both!
Even if you go for a single card you might buy another one later!

Cpu
Intel quad, look for a quad that are known for overclocking, an old one as q6600 are great, i use q8200 ghz 2,33 original and i OC it to 3 ghz its not a limit but im happy at the moment!
For amd cpu's in gaming those are quite good, compairing to intel amd have no chance BUT and i say that serious, amd are really cheap and can perform great compairing to intel, to compete to intel you need the newest and best , and i cant say its a good reason to use it, but this is also like before my Butt is still in two parts :yes:

Memory
2*2 sticks = 4 ghz ddr2 from a good brand with good specs

Case
maybe you use your old, if not get a big one with alot of air and places to use such as antec p180 and above, costs alot but pay of in the long run, you will not ever have to change(reason why i bought mine)

powersupply
This part is more important than many think, here you should go for a quality brand such as corsair or similar the size of it should be based on what parts you buy

Graphic card
This part is for you the most important as it are made for gaming and you are a gamer only!

Harddrives
Its up to you how big you want, its also easy to add another in case you got to small

Any questions just ask, cause i cant say i liked the ones you showed, those that i like cost's to much
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Re: Looking for a new pc

Postby [Aliens]Exit » Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:43 pm

I say...welcome to the Intel core I7 family Kro!! :D
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Re: Looking for a new pc

Postby [Aliens]kronenbourg » Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:16 pm

Either way, the basics first....the case :P


This is the one I'm going for:

Coolermaster CM-690 Dominator Case - Black (No PSU)

When looking at the CM 690, it's easy to be taken in by its bold lines and superb styling. But don’t let its exterior fool you – the CM 690 is a lot more than just a pretty face. By utilizing a unique mesh design, the CM 690 effectively blends together both form and function, offering users a mid-tower chassis without compromise.

- Accommodates up to seven 120 mm fans for high-efficiency ventilation
- Removable HDD racks provide for easy assembly
- Cable management design for better cable routing and neatness
- Tool-free user-friendliness for quick maintenance and upgrade
- Roomy interior supports nVIDIA G80 SLI configuration
- 5.25" Drive Bay 5 Exposed (without the use of exposed 3.5 inch Drive Bay),
- 4 Exposed (with the use of 3.5 inch Drive Bay)
- 3.5" Drive Bay 1 Exposed (converted from one 5.25 inch Drive Bay)
- I /O Panel USB 2.0x2, IEEE 1394 x1, MIC x1, eSATA x 1,
- SPK x1 (support HD Audio)
- Cooling System Front :120 mm Blue LED fan x 1, 1200 rpm, 21 dBA,
- Rear : 120 mm standard fan, 1200 rpm, 21 dBA,
- Top : 120 or 140 mm fan x 2 (optional),
- Bottom : 120 mm fan x 1 (optional),
- Left: 120mm fan x 2
- nVidia Certification
- Expansion Slots 7

£54.99 inc VAT

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprodu ... =CA-145-CM

So, will get that first. Motherboard and CPU I've to think about, then its a case of buying the rest when I can.

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Re: Looking for a new pc

Postby [Aliens]kronenbourg » Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:29 pm

Bit lost looking at Motherbaords...


If I had a Quad Core Intel CPU, can that be used on a Duel Core Motherboard for Intel?

The reason, and not buying this yet as I have to keep finances sorted, is this:


http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprodu ... =CP-269-IN

Underneath, it says 'You may also be interested in:' and in there is a Core 2 motherboard.
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Re: Looking for a new pc

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Re: Looking for a new pc

Postby [Aliens]kronenbourg » Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:21 am

Change of plan.....


This pc at the moment is having problems, so not sure it will last till Septemeber/October, when I can afford all the parts :cry:

May have to take the offer of get now, save and pay in a year.


So, spoke to my mum, and she did say she'd pay some. Didn't ask for it, but she's thinking about it.

If she does, then I'll get the i7 one here:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprodu ... =FS-030-OE

XP Home, Antec 902 case, ATI Radeon 4870 X2 2048MB card

£1151.76 inc VAT

The brand new Titan Goliath system is at the pinnacle of performance. With the powerful Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz processor overclocked to 3.40GHz it is a real power house, you will never be left wanting for more power. The Nvidia and ATI graphics cards push the very latest games to new heights, with DirectX compatibility right up to the newest version you will be able to see every blade of grass or reflection in the water as you travel on your gaming adventures. The 6GB of Triple Channel memory of the very highest performance means there will never have to be a break in the action! The cooling and power supply components on this system ensure the up most reliability while keeping the noise levels to a minimum. Be it gaming, watching high definition content or just browsing the Internet the Titan Goliath full system has the power to bring your PC experience to life.


:- Latest Intel Core i7 technology to push the boundaries of PC performance.
:- Selection of the highest performance ATI & Nvidia graphics card options.
:- Low noise allowing excellent movie playback through HDMI / DVI.
:- Energy saving components keeping running costs down.
:- Only the highest quality components ensuring the highest levels of reliability.
:- Includes World In Conflict Complete PC Game.

Key Components

:- Intel Core i7 920 2.66Ghz D0 Overclocked to 3.40GHz!
:- Gigabyte EX58-UD3R Intel X58 (Socket 1366) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard
:- OCZ Gold 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 (1600MHz) Tri-Channel Kit
:- Corsair TX 650W ATX2.2 SLI Compliant PSU

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If not, then I'll buy this one:


http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprodu ... =FS-042-OE

XP Home, Antec 902 case, ATI Radeon 4890 1024MB

Not sure what the difference is between the 4890 and 4870.

£876.96 inc VAT

For extreme performance you no longer need to look to the sky and dream, the Titan Thor is here! Offering a selection of the highest performing graphics cards currently available this system has the power you need to run the latest gaming titles with ease. The 500GB Seagate Barracuda hard drive gives you plenty of storage space to hold all your data while the Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q8400 overclocked has the power to bring your dreams to life. With excellent multimedia and gaming capabilities the Titan Thor is a perfect introduction to high end gaming or a excellent upgrade for the enthusiast.

- Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 LGA775 'Yorkfield' 2.66GHz Overclocked to 3.20GHz!
- Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3P Intel P45 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
- Kingston HyperX 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 8500C5 1066MHz Dual Channel
- LG GH22NS30 22x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Black)
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM
- Akasa AK-967 Nero Direct Contact Heatpipe CPU Cooler
- OCZ ModXStream Pro 700w Silent SLI Ready ATX2 Modular Power Supply
- Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound professionally hand installed by our technicians
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Re: Looking for a new pc

Postby [Aliens]solifer » Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:31 pm

Both are good machines and will be enough for a while!
Difference 4870 vs 4890
4890 is an faster clocked card and it are also more overclockable than 4870, ati made small changes to 4890 but the card are faster and if it dont differs to much in price go for 4890
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Re: Looking for a new pc

Postby [Aliens]kronenbourg » Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:14 pm

What about this one, Soli?

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showprodu ... =FS-070-OE

XP home 32bit

If you are looking for the ultimate Intel box then look no further than the Ultima Destroyer, with the latest components in one package you will be able to experience the extreme performance during every task from word processing to gaming. The Coolermaster Elite 335 case has superb airflow allowing the components to run at their maximum while keeping temperatures down and ensuring the up most reliability. The brand new Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz processor is part of the most powerful range of processors ever released and when combined with a massive 8GB of Corsair RAM you will be able to run multiple programs and applications without slowdown. The Destroyer has gaming covered thanks to the latest graphics card from ATI, the 4890 1024MB. With support for the latest DirectX 10.1 and Shader Model 4.1 the latest games are easy picking for the 4890 even at the highest resolutions and detail settings. As an all round machine little can come close to the Destroyer for the ultimate gaming experience or high powered office tasks.


Case Coolermaster Elite 335 Case - Black
Graphics Card ATI Radeon HD 4890 1GB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB SATA-II 32MB Cache
Memory Corsair XMS3 DHX 8GB (4x2GB) DDR3 1600C9DHX Twin3X
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R Intel X58 (Socket 1366) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard
Optical Drive LG GH22NS30 22x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter
Power Supply OCZ ModXStream Pro 600w Silent SLI Ready ATX2 Modular Power Supply
Processor Intel Core i7 950 D0 Stepping (SLBEJ) 3.06Ghz
Processor Cooler Intel Approved CPU Cooler
Sound Card 7.1 High Definition OnBoard Sound Card
Other Heatsink Compound Professionally Hand Installed by our Technicians
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Re: Looking for a new pc

Postby [Aliens]kronenbourg » Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:18 pm

Think I may get that one, if possible on Monday, then 48hours later :P
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Re: Looking for a new pc

Postby [Aliens]solifer » Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:23 pm

[Aliens]kronenbourg wrote:Think I may get that one, if possible on Monday, then 48hours later :P



Looks like a sweet machine , it also have crossfire/sli so when one 4890 arent enough you buy another one :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:
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Re: Looking for a new pc

Postby [Aliens]kronenbourg » Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:29 pm

Cool, will ring up on Monday and request it :P


So, the only problem I have, is remembering my passwords for my ESU/SF acconts.

If not, I'll start new ones up, but that's not really important.

The Computer is the main one :D :D
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