New Computer, any ideas

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  • Deleted user 23 May 2010 13:28:01
    Hi, im in the market for a [u]gaming pc [/u]as my old laptop has given up. I used to struggle to play games on it and now i cant play them at all.

    After looking around i came across a self build pc. I would like to know if the specs are good enough to play high detail games such as FSX at a decent fps.

    The specs are as follows:
    Foxconn TLA-483 Micro ATX Midi Tower Case - basic case but it does the job - £23.95
    Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB Hard Disk Drive - enough for me i have 160gb at the moment - £48.50
    Antec EarthWatts EA 650 -GB 650 Watt Power Supply - i have been told thats enough power - £55.60
    MSI X58 MOTHERBOARD - It seems to be able to take all the parts for the system - £120.49
    Windows 7 home premium 64 bit - I have only used beta versions of 7 so i hope it is good - £93.91
    XFX/ATI Radeon HD 5870 2048MB PCI-E Eyefinity6 Edition - biggest graphics card i have seen - £331.66
    Intel i7 920 CPU LGA1366 - this is (8M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 4.80 GT/s Intel® QPI)- £158.91
    OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 12gb- the motherboard can take 24gb but it costs way to much - £261.15
    DVD Drive - not into the blue ray drives and things could upgrade later if needed - £9.11

    Total price inc VAT and Delivery £1321.15

    Would this be capable of playing high end games, as far as i can tell it will but i want to be sure. Any other suggestions on systems, money is short but im saving up money to get the system so £1350 will be my max area. Also sorry for the short hand details I am typing this in the middle of some other work.
  • Deleted user 23 May 2010 13:34:15
    1300 quid seems a lot for the spec tbh. Also 12GB of RAM is overkill.

    bb with links (or possibly not) in a bit

    ed

    nope I got nothin'

    Prices seem to have gone up a lot. :/
  • Jackface 23 May 2010 13:36:03 3,736 posts
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    Probably being overly cynical but I wouldn't be remotely surprised if this new member of the forum came back in a couple of hours to post that he'd found it all for much less and then offer us a link to the site he found it at...

    ;)

  • Deleted user 23 May 2010 13:38:13
    hehe, i wasnt sure about that much ram but i thought well it is 64bit why not. Im used to 3gb on the machine im on now but thats because of the limits of 32bit.
  • Deleted user 23 May 2010 13:40:25
    @Jackface, no thats not my thing. I can understand why you would presume that.
  • Deleted user 23 May 2010 13:41:13
    Do you plan to get 6 monitors?
  • Articulate-Troll 23 May 2010 13:41:24 3,101 posts
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    Peggle is certainly out of the question.
  • caligari 23 May 2010 13:41:43 17,182 posts
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    Check out Chillblast.
  • Dirtbox 23 May 2010 13:43:10 78,834 posts
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    Yeah buy it, get another 48bg of memory as well, and another 6TB of HDD space, but make sure it's SSD. Don't forget to get quad Sli nvidia 480's and 9x30" screens either.

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  • Deleted user 23 May 2010 13:44:42
    @spam nah not six monitors more like 12, i wish i will be using 2 24 inch dell ones.
    @Articulate-Troll I have never played peggle ill have to give it a go
    @caligaru ill take a look at that link now
  • Deleted user 23 May 2010 13:46:28
    @Dirtbox i dont think my cash will go that far :p
  • Deleted user 23 May 2010 13:46:46
    Why are you spending money on a graphics card which can run 6 monitors then?
  • MrDigital 23 May 2010 13:47:08 1,866 posts
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    As other members have said (sarcastically), you don't need anywhere near that amount of memory at this moment in time. 6 will certainly suffice for the moment and 8 will do you well into the future.

    Oh and as you said yourself, you're only using less than 160GB, why would you possibly want to go to 1TB?

    Edit: Can everyone stop being a dick? He's clearly a nice dude.

    Formerly TheStylishHobo and Geesh.

  • Dirtbox 23 May 2010 13:48:13 78,834 posts
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    TechWebLock wrote:
    @Dirtbox i dont think my cash will go that far :p
    Sell your kidneys and legs.

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  • Jackface 23 May 2010 13:49:39 3,736 posts
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    TechWebLock wrote:
    @Jackface, no thats not my thing. I can understand why you would presume that.
    Cool, cool :)

    It did have all the hallmarks, you have to admit ;)
  • Deleted user 23 May 2010 13:49:43
    @spam it looked cheap lmao, erm what would you suggest
    @geesh 1TB i thought would be better as im off to collage later this year and that may help on a storage basis
    @N@ prices have gone up a fair bit recently
  • Dirtbox 23 May 2010 13:50:27 78,834 posts
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    You're going to write 1tb in word documents?

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  • Deleted user 23 May 2010 13:51:22
    @Jackface i have to agree with that
    @dirtbox i sold them for the monitors :p
  • Red-Moose 23 May 2010 13:52:37 5,346 posts
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    N@ wrote:
    1300 quid seems a lot for the spec tbh. Also 12GB of RAM is overkill.


    I agree, 8GB is plenty IMO. Can't figure out why RAM has become so expensive these days though, it seemed like a year ago it was half the price, or maybe I am mixing up DDR2 and DDR3.
  • Deleted user 23 May 2010 13:53:02
    @dirtbox meh i may do lol
  • Deleted user 23 May 2010 13:54:55
    @Red Moose not sure i know the platinum coating on the ram costs more, they didnt have the gold coating. I know it has something to do with cooling but apart from that i have no idea.
  • Stop-gap 23 May 2010 14:49:15 329 posts
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    Less GPU, a third of the RAM, more CPU... a x6 AMD or something should be fairly cheap. Get a SSD for windows. Don't bother with gimmicks like gold/platinum plating, it seriously won't affect the likes of 99.9% of users.

    Use the money you save to get a comfy office chair, some nice speakers, a decent case, a mouse which doesn't suck.

    Honestly with that budget you should still have some left over afterwards.

    edit, if you're off to uni next year or whatever get Win7 Pro for half that price as a student.
  • Deleted user 23 May 2010 15:08:56
    Stop-gap wrote:
    Less GPU, a third of the RAM, more CPU... a x6 AMD or something should be fairly cheap. Get a SSD for windows. Don't bother with gimmicks like gold/platinum plating, it seriously won't affect the likes of 99.9% of users.

    Use the money you save to get a comfy office chair, some nice speakers, a decent case, a mouse which doesn't suck.

    Honestly with that budget you should still have some left over afterwards.

    edit, if you're off to uni next year or whatever get Win7 Pro for half that price as a student.

    Thankyou :), ill have a look into that. As for the chair i have a herman miller chair (old office stock) but i could do with some new speakers.

  • Clive_Dunn 23 May 2010 15:10:10 4,786 posts
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    £1300 quid PC in a £20 case. It's almost a criminal offense.
  • MrDigital 23 May 2010 15:13:48 1,866 posts
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    Clive Dunn wrote:
    £1300 quid PC in a £20 case. It's almost a criminal offense.

    :D

    Formerly TheStylishHobo and Geesh.

  • Deleted user 23 May 2010 15:16:21
    @Clive Dunn ill go hand myself in then :p
  • heyyo 23 May 2010 15:42:42 14,371 posts
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    Give me your computer first..
  • Deleted user 23 May 2010 15:44:53
    /puts techweblock into google
  • jellyhead 23 May 2010 15:46:38 24,350 posts
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    N@ wrote:
    /puts techweblock into google
    Fuuuuuuuuuu! My Eyes! My Eyes!

    @_@

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  • MrDigital 23 May 2010 15:59:41 1,866 posts
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    I found the website too by looking at his email address.

    Best of luck with that website dude but the splash page... well, I feel as jellyhead does.

    Formerly TheStylishHobo and Geesh.

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