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    Hello, i am looking to build a new computer, not really dont anything like this before so im not sure on how hard it will actually be.
    these are the parts i have chosen
    [url]http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-amd-ultimate-bundle-
    -includes-m4a77t-motherboard--phenom-ii-x4-955---4gb-
    ddr3--2x2gb--memory--70ZM.html
    219.99
    ttp://www.dabs.com/products/xfx-ati-radeon-5770-hd-
    1gb-pci-express-2-0-x16-dual-dvi-hdmi-eyefinity-
    6Z1S.html
    109.99
    http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-memory-tx650w-650
    -watt-psu-atx-4RY9.html
    67.70
    http://www.dabs.com/products/lg-electronics-lg-w1946s-
    bf-18-5--widescreen-1366-x-768-5ms-vga-lcd-monitor-
    712G.html
    74.98

    I need a case, cheap copy of windows 7 (oem probably) and a decent hdd.
    budget is around 600 pound, if you can find cheaper alternatives to this product then that will help too also any improvements on the system, keeping in the price range, will be greatly welcomed. All this comes to 472.66 so looks like im going to need some cheaper parts.
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    i can't open the links, but I would recommend you visit a local independent dealer, since their prices are cheaper.
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    hehe sorted, links werent working, you'l just have to copy and paste it.
    Hmm i havent at local retailers but these seem pretty cheap
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    I suggest you do price comparison

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/
    http://www.ebuyer.com/
    http://www.aria.co.uk/

    Are all pretty cheap (moreso than dabbs)

    EDIT: Get a better screen, at least 24"
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    screen is not a priority though and budget is trying to be keep to an absolutely minimum :s if i can get my dad to buy windows 7 that should free up some money
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    (Original post by Jampolo)
    screen is not a priority though and budget is trying to be keep to an absolutely minimum :s if i can get my dad to buy windows 7 that should free up some money
    Screen isn't a priority? Surely the screen should be your biggest priority. It's pointless spending so much on your computer otherwise.

    The one part that will give the most visual difference to the user is the screen. Arguably this makes it the most important part of any setup. If you believe differently, please enlighten me as to why.

    You may want to let us know what you intend to use this machine for as well.
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    (Original post by Ewan)
    Screen isn't a priority? Surely the screen should be your biggest priority. It's pointless spending so much on your computer otherwise.

    The one part that will give the most visual difference to the user is the screen. Arguably this makes it the most important part of any setup. If you believe differently, please enlighten me as to why.

    You may want to let us know what you intend to use this machine for as well.
    Agreed. If you're getting a little screen like that then, for a start, there's no point spending more than about £40 on the graphics card, and you'll struggle to do any of the demanding tasks that require a fast PC. You can get an adequate 22 inch 1920x1080 monitor for about £110, so it's worth bumping that up, even if it means getting worse other components. Look second hand too; good monitors can last for ages.

    A 650W PSU isn't needed, 450- 500W would be more than enough, so you can save a bit there (the corsair CX 400W would work). Try and get windows on a student license too (only £30), and pick up a Samsung Spinpoint F3 hard 1TB drive (£40). For the case I'd suggest the Coolermaster Elite 330 (about £30).
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    (Original post by Jampolo)
    Hello, i am looking to build a new computer, not really dont anything like this before so im not sure on how hard it will actually be.
    these are the parts i have chosen
    [url]http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-amd-ultimate-bundle-
    -includes-m4a77t-motherboard--phenom-ii-x4-955---4gb-
    ddr3--2x2gb--memory--70ZM.html
    219.99
    ttp://www.dabs.com/products/xfx-ati-radeon-5770-hd-
    1gb-pci-express-2-0-x16-dual-dvi-hdmi-eyefinity-
    6Z1S.html
    109.99
    http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-memory-tx650w-650
    -watt-psu-atx-4RY9.html
    67.70
    http://www.dabs.com/products/lg-electronics-lg-w1946s-
    bf-18-5--widescreen-1366-x-768-5ms-vga-lcd-monitor-
    712G.html
    74.98

    I need a case, cheap copy of windows 7 (oem probably) and a decent hdd.
    budget is around 600 pound, if you can find cheaper alternatives to this product then that will help too also any improvements on the system, keeping in the price range, will be greatly welcomed. All this comes to 472.66 so looks like im going to need some cheaper parts.
    http://www.confused.com/
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    i can't open the links, but I would recommend you visit a local independent dealer, since their prices are cheaper.
    A local independent dealer is cheaper??? What are you on..

    Also, nice 4 posts of the same thing in a row...
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    ok ok i understand about the screen but
    1, not got enough.money
    2, will only really be used for wow, few other games and college
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    (Original post by somebody else)
    Agreed. If you're getting a little screen like that then, for a start, there's no point spending more than about £40 on the graphics card, and you'll struggle to do any of the demanding tasks that require a fast PC. You can get an adequate 22 inch 1920x1080 monitor for about £110, so it's worth bumping that up, even if it means getting worse other components. Look second hand too; good monitors can last for ages.

    A 650W PSU isn't needed, 450- 500W would be more than enough, so you can save a bit there (the corsair CX 400W would work). Try and get windows on a student license too (only £30), and pick up a Samsung Spinpoint F3 hard 1TB drive (£40). For the case I'd suggest the Coolermaster Elite 330 (about £30).
    ok ok i understand, when i get home.ill change a few parts around including the screen, and see what it comes too, didnt know screen was so important
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    (Original post by thedepressedchild)
    http://www.confused.com/
    whats up?
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    http://i53.tinypic.com/t9e9ah.png

    This is my recommendation for a budget like yours.
    If you can afford to spend the full £600 on hardware then I'd recommend a 5850.
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    (Original post by ewan)
    i suggest you do price comparison

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/
    http://www.ebuyer.com/
    http://www.aria.co.uk/

    are all pretty cheap (moreso than dabbs)

    edit: Get a better screen, at least 24"
    who are the women in your sig? yum
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    (Original post by TShadow383)

    http://i53.tinypic.com/t9e9ah.png

    This is my recommendation for a budget like yours.
    If you can afford to spend the full £600 on hardware then I'd recommend a 5850.
    OP, this is a good build for you.

    I would tweak a couple of things though: One is that, if you're only going to be playing WoW, then you don't need a 5850, the 5770 would be fine. You could spend the extra on a better screen.

    And also, TShadow, why the hard drive choice? OP I would recommend the 1TB Samsung F3, it's faster and around £40, while obviously also having a lot more storage (not that you'd probably need it).
    No need for the 6GB/s Sata interface with mechanical hard drives
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    Can probably find the parts cheaper if you look around.
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    (Original post by somebody else)
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    Can probably find the parts cheaper if you look around.
    The ram, motherboard and CPU cooler aren't really up to much on that...

    (Original post by White Zenith)
    OP, this is a good build for you.

    I would tweak a couple of things though: One is that, if you're only going to be playing WoW, then you don't need a 5850, the 5770 would be fine. You could spend the extra on a better screen.

    And also, TShadow, why the hard drive choice? OP I would recommend the 1TB Samsung F3, it's faster and around £40, while obviously also having a lot more storage (not that you'd probably need it).
    No need for the 6GB/s Sata interface with mechanical hard drives
    Are you sure the samsung is faster?
    Anyway it was just a quick build, I'm currently revising maths at the same time for an exam tomorrow so I spent all of about 3 minutes doing it :p: I took the caviar black because they're very quick, very quiet and I've never heard of one breaking in my time working in PC shops and doing builds.
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    (Original post by TShadow383)
    Are you sure the samsung is faster?
    Yeah I'm pretty sure the F3 is still the fastest mechanical drive available. It's also faster than Raptors is most tests also (file transfer tests, loading tests, not random access of course...).

    Plus it's stupidly cheap at the moment.
    I've got 2 in my main PC, and they've always been great

    Also, good luck in your test tomorrow
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    You can get Windows 7 OEM on Amazon.co.uk for £70. Just search Windows 7 OEM.

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    (Original post by White Zenith)
    Yeah I'm pretty sure the F3 is still the fastest mechanical drive available. It's also faster than Raptors is most tests also (file transfer tests, loading tests, not random access of course...).

    Plus it's stupidly cheap at the moment.
    I've got 2 in my main PC, and they've always been great

    Also, good luck in your test tomorrow
    Huh, I have one as well, personally I still think the stuff on my raptor loads a lot faster :p:

    Cheers
 
 
 
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