£300 budget, mobo, ram, cpu, gpu

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by SuperDuperMe, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. jonnyp11

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    that looks great, and are you saying you have a gfx card or do you plan to use the gpu, cuz the 900 series has no igpu.
     
  2. SuperDuperMe

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    i have a hd 5830 that i need to get replaced by the shop :p

    But yeh im sorted for gpu
     
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  3. jonnyp11

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    *facepalm* how did i forget that, i looked at that thread a ton of times, how's that going so far?
     
  4. SuperDuperMe

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    Badly, they still haven't posted my new one back.

    Based on the fact theyve just had a person buy the same card and send it back i have a feeling there all defected, hence the relatively low price.

    I guess i shall see in the next week what happens, if not im going to have to get a refund.

    To add to this my 8800 gts is seriously on its way out and iv missed playing the bf3 beta at decent fps due to the PoS that is the 8800 gts :p
     
  5. jonnyp11

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    hey, my geforce 7050 igpu can't even play it since it's dx9 so it doesn't even load it, so at least you can play it.
     
  6. SuperDuperMe

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    Lol, my new gpu will be here tommorow, hopefully it will actually work this time :p

    Shame i missed the beta though :/

    EDIT: Thats what i wanted to ask (anyone not just johnny :p ) is there any news on zambezi prices for the UK, iv seen some for the US, but not UK. Im looking only at the hex core, as im guessing it would be worth trying to get that :p

    If in this case i could pull the trigger on a zambezi cpu, would the cheap zambezi with a cheap motherboard be better than the 955BE with a more expensive board?
     
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  7. wolfeking

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    I would say that neither is a good option. A 955 will do fine in games, with a good board. Zambezi will be an improvement over Phenom/Athlon. But it will do you no good with a cheap low quality board.
    Of the two options, 955 and a good board.
     
  8. SuperDuperMe

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    hmm, what would constitute as a cheap board? For the phenom 2 i wa slooking at spending the sam eon the board id spend on the cpu so about £80-100
     
  9. wolfeking

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    example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186215

    its not necessarily price. To me a cheap board is one that is out of date (ie, old chipsets, old sockets, no SATA3, lack of USB3). Basically, just be sure it has modern components, and is from a company that is trusted (Gigabyte, Asus, MSI)
     
  10. SuperDuperMe

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    No, i was never going to pick something like that :p, basically the cheapest i would go is.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus...s-raid-sata-pcie-(x16)-graphics-on-board-micr

    or more expensive, http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus...r3-sata-iii-6gb-s-raid-sata-pcie-20-(x16)-atx

    Would the former be no good for zambezi? or alternatively is the latter good for phenom

    EDIT: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-...r3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-20-(x16)-atx

    Or even this for zambezi, i may be able to push it upto this i guess?
     
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  11. wolfeking

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    the 970 Asus and the MSI are good boards. They will use either the Phenom or the Zambezi interchangeably.
    The First Asus board is no good. It is based on a 3 generation old chipset. I doubt very seriously if it would be able to run Zambezi to its full potential.
     
  12. SuperDuperMe

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    Ahhh ok, so depending on if zambezi is cheap enough, either the MSI or asus 970 should do the trick.
     
  13. wolfeking

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    yep. They would be excellent choices.
     
  14. SuperDuperMe

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    Ace, i guess i just cross my fingers and hope zambezi is cheap :p
     
  15. wolfeking

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    they are not cheap. They are cheaper then SB. IIRC, they are set to start out at 169.
     
  16. SuperDuperMe

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    is that dollars? or GBP?
     
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    Ah right, so i should be looking (if the prices stay in line with a convert) at about £100-£120 i guess for the least expensive.

    Is $160 for the 6 core, or the 4 core zambezi?
     
  19. wolfeking

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    the dual module (3-4 cores) is 169 i think. Again, we wont really know till they release.
     
  20. SuperDuperMe

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    I hope its as cheap as im anticipating.

    Will the four core be substantially more powerful than a 955BE?
     

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