£300 budget, mobo, ram, cpu, gpu

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  1. SuperDuperMe

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    £300 budget, Mobo, CPU, Ram and windows 7- PhenomII or Bulldozer?

    Hey all just wondering if this is a good selection of parts and wether everything is compatible

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    I only have £300 to spend and i cant save up due to being broke as, this money is a birthday present so i need to spend it wisely to maximise it lol.

    So there the parts i found

    the computer is going to be used for gaming and thats it.

    I play things like bfbc2, mw2 etc and would like to play bf3 when it come out too.

    If these parts are the best i can get what settings can i expect from bf3 considering the beta requirements have no been released.
     
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  2. JackMcHale

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    Couldnt tell you what settings exactly. but its going to be pretty dang high.. nice setup man! this is my order summary i JUST PLACED.

    Order Summary

    Order #: 145765098(shipped via UPS Guaranteed 3 Day)

    1 AMD Gift - Deus Ex game coupon

    1 XCLIO A380COLOR Fully Black 1.0 mm SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

    1 MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

    1 SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950 Dirt3 Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Supported

    1 CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

    1 AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

    1 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ

    1 Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    1 LG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS70 OEM - OEM

    1 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

    1 BioShock 2 PC Game 2K Games

    1 ASUS PCE-N10 PCI Express Wireless Adapter

    Subtotal $857.89
    Tax $0.00
    UPS Guaranteed 3 Day $17.51
    Rush Processing $2.99
    Order Total $878.39

    Your going to love that processor!! lol i just got one to!

    But you did good for 300 quid seriously!
     
  3. SuperDuperMe

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    thanks dude, and nice set up youve just ordered.

    As for what i actually am going to buy, i have all other stuff like hd's case etc so gonna use all that so i only need cpu, mobo, ram, gpu :D
     
  4. JackMcHale

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    well thankyou mate (im from suffolk, england. born and raised moved to the states 2 years ago where you from?) lol

    but yeah man everything is compatible i dont see any problems with it. i have been hardcore researching for a week now preparing for my buy. ive learnt ALOT in that time lol.

    you should have a good setup. the stuff in your shopping cart plus whats in your sig.
     
  5. JackMcHale

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    and buy the way the 2.99 rush processing was so worth it. got an e-mail literally SIX minutes after i hit "confirm order"

    the e-mail stated.

    "Thankyou for ordering with newegg, your order has been processed, and your card ending in ******** has been charged. we will have your order shipped out today!"

    love it! lol 3 day shipping aswell, probly sooner though because im not far from there warehouse lol
     
  6. SuperDuperMe

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    Im from manchester

    But yeah i was just planning on upgrading cpu, mobo and ram but after realising how much my current gpu sucks i decided i needed a new one too :p

    I wouldnt mind but i only bought the 3870x2 a few week ago fro £70 and its rubbish.

    Do you know anything about the mobo i picked?

    I really like asus hence the reason i picked it, plus its really cheap but should it last?
     
  7. JackMcHale

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    Its all good it was definately handle your system, And it will accept your processor no problem the only thing i see bad with it is this:

    1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
    2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
    3 x PCI

    It only has one PCI-E port that will run at x16 which may make dual-carding a problem, because only one port is "fast"

    hopefully someone else on the forum can better clarify that. but other than that you should be fine.

    BUT the superclocked 460 your buying shouldnt have any problems playing any modern-game including crysis and battlefield (games you listed, right?)
     
  8. SuperDuperMe

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    I will never buy a dual card config, the problems iv had with my 3870x2 even though not crossfire or sli technically have ensured i wil never buy dual card config.

    So only having the 1 pcie slot is cool for me :p

    i think the board is am3+ as well which i beleive lets me upgrade to bulldozer in the future.

    May have google clarify that for me :p
     
  9. JackMcHale

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    google=your friend. lol
    but yeah its am3+
    and i understand about dual-carding. I dont particularly LIKE to do it thats why i bought my
    1 SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950 Dirt3 Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Supported

    6950 dirt edition.
    Will run ANYTHING known to computer gaming lmao BY ITSELF
     
  10. SuperDuperMe

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    lol, i was going to get one but decided that my cpu etc needed more of an overhaul :p
     
  11. JackMcHale

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    Yeah it took me awhile to get the funds together to build an entire new computer. and i know from experience. you have to get your priorities straight. IMO processor, motherboard and RAM are the most important. Graphics can wait. gotta get that PC moving quickly first.
    you can always upgrade again later. though like i said. that 460 is gonna run anything. maybe not on ULTRA settings, but its gonna be good!
     
  12. SuperDuperMe

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    I hope so :p, then again anything has got to be better than my old school C2D and 3870x2 lol
     
  13. JackMcHale

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    Before i head to sleep. 5am here! lol.
    wanna leave you with a nice little quote to make you feel good about your new GPU.

    GTX460 vs 3870x2

    "Mike Tyson punching a baby." lol

    Goodnite mate
     
  14. jonnyp11

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    well remember that if you have an oem win7 installed it is liscenced to the current motherboard so it won't transfer, also i doubt that motherboard will ever use zambezi, it isn't impossible but it is running a 760g chipset, and you'd also have to flash your bios at some point.
     
  15. SuperDuperMe

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    Hmmm, no matter, i need a quick upgrade and i geuss phenom 2 is the cheapest way for it :p, i wont upgrade for a while and buy then id hope to nmove onto what ever intel have out as it seems amd have lost the edge in the cpu race.

    How is the memory on this build, i know it very cheap but will it do the job?
     
  16. jonnyp11

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    check if there is any 1600mhz around that price, but wouldn't pay over 5 extra for it, especially with that being a 8 cas latency.
     
  17. StrangleHold

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    The Asus M5A78L LE in his post does/will support the Zambezi.
     
  18. SuperDuperMe

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    Great, looks like im all set then, just need to wait for the funds :p
     
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  20. SuperDuperMe

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    hey guys, me again :p

    Any way iv got a bit better of a budget, i no longer need a new gpu so have a few extra quid to work with, i have however decided to get myself on the windows 7 bandwagon.

    so here it is. Its basically the same sort of thing with ( i hope anyway) a few better components

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    So with £300 and windows 7 a necessity, can i do better?
     

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