£300 budget, mobo, ram, cpu, gpu

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

  1. jonnyp11

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    we won't know untill it's out so we can compare clock to clock.
     
  2. wolfeking

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    again, dual module (its counted as 4 cores under the OS, but not quite as powerful as 4 strait cores). We dont know how powerful they will be. there are no official benches to go on yet. I would think that they are going to be very much improved though as AMD has hyped them up a bit.
     
  3. Aastii

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    mike, I haven't read the full thread, however I will advise one thing - DO NOT USE SCAN

    I can not stress it enough, they are crooks. Stick to overclockers.co.uk ebuyer or aria, but do not, for your own sake, use Scan. I have unluckily been at the brunt of there fraud and know others who have had near enough identical experiences. So long as they are taking your money they are happy, as soon as you need a single thing from them, expect nothing but hurdles and the blame to be placed on you.

    You said you are in Manchester, why not take a trip to Bowlers?
     
  4. SuperDuperMe

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    Travel is hard for me, i may be able to get up there at some point, iv not been for a good few years and i was quite young when i did but is it like the big market sort of thing or am i thinking of something different altogether? (trafford centre up that way?)

    And thanks for the heads up on Scan, other than OCUK and aria are there nay other reputable places to buy from?
     
  5. jonnyp11

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    ebuyer, it was in his post actually.
     
  6. SuperDuperMe

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    Do you mean my posts jonny? Iv dont think iv posted anything about ebuyer :/ lol

    The screen shots are scan.co.uk

    But iv been alooking at ARIA for prices due to what Aastii said anyway :p

    EDIT: So given the new benchmarks should i get the fx-6100? Or just get the phenom 2 955BE?

    I havent been able to find benchmarks that show the same applications for the 955BE and the fx-6100 so im at odds as what to get :/

    EDIT 2: Just to put it into perspective what im after iv done 2 different builds, one with phenom and on budget and one slightly over with bulldozer.

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    EDIT 3: Scrap the gigabyte mobo as i eventually want crossfire support so i will be going for this motherboard, https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Com...3+PCI-Express+ATX+Motherboard?productId=46631

    EDIT 4: Ok i promise this is my last edit, but how about going the intel route and cheaping out on mobo?

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    How would this build stack up to the two above? I know its not crossfire but i guess i can live without :p
     
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  7. Okedokey

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    My recommendation would be to wait for Bulldozer to come out - oh wait....
     
  8. SuperDuperMe

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    Lol, im a bit upset with the benchmarks, but is it better than phenom (the lower models not higher such as the fx 6100 vs 955be)

    Or would the i5 2500k with cheap mobo be a better option?
     
  9. Okedokey

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    i5 will kill it and use less power. It also has the advantage of an upgrade path (near future) with Ivy Bridge. I doubt the AM3+ socket will be around for piledriver ;)
     
  10. SuperDuperMe

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    So how is the mobo i picked up there on the last pic?

    Will it do well with the 15 2500k?
     
  11. Okedokey

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    Its fine as long as you have a graphics card.
     
  12. SuperDuperMe

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    yeh iv got a hd 5830 on its way today :p
     
  13. jonnyp11

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    although it would still be smarter to look for a cheap z68 or p67 so it is possible to overclock it. and for the ebuyer i was refurring to astii's post. and really i think the 6100 both lost and won to the 9's about equally or it lost more :(
     
  14. SuperDuperMe

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    hmm, well unfortunately i have to put off thinking about other upgrades for the mean time, i recieved my new gpu today, and it was broke in the same way as the last one i returned.

    Im going to get this sorted before i think of upgrading anything.
     
  15. jonnyp11

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    just want to point out that if you grab a z68 board it lets you use the i5's hd3000 igpu
     
  16. SuperDuperMe

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    I wont have the money for the upgrade for a couple of weeks anyway and after i get this refund im going to put to for a hd 6850

    So unfortunately im putting the upgrade in hiatus for a few week :/
     
  17. Aastii

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    Yea it is right by Trafford Park, it is in Bowlers convention centre. It is a computer fair, on every weekend, the biggest in the country and you will find just about everything there.

    OcUK, Aria, Ebuyer. I tend to use Overclockers mainly because I get free shipping with them.

    I would also agree with what the others have said about going Sandy Bridge, Bulldozer has made me a sad panda :(
     
  18. SuperDuperMe

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    Your not the only one.

    would i get away with a cheap mobo though?

    I mean i will literally be going uber cheap if i got the sandy bridge :p
     
  19. jonnyp11

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    a cheap mobo isn't the best idea but it would work. you should at least try for a cheap p67 or z68 so you have the option of overclocking if you get a 2500k
     
  20. SuperDuperMe

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    Had a look before and the only p67 or z68's i could find were 10 pound over the inital mobo i picked, im already £30-40 over budget so its a big no no :p
     

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