£600 rig for friend

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by WeatherMan, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan Active Member

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    Hi guys,

    One of my mates wants to get back into PC gaming, and I've not really got too much time on my hands right now because I'm busy painting my room.

    The Budget is £600 and he needs everything apart from a Keyboard & Mouse.

    So I'm looking for the following:

    Case
    Power Supply
    Hard Drive
    Motherboard
    Processor
    Graphics Card
    RAM
    Optical Drive
    CPU Cooler


    I want to provide him with both an AMD and Intel system, he will also be overclocking :)

    Many Thanks :D
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2012
  2. spirit

    spirit Moderator Staff Member

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    Would you like me to take a look on Novatech and get a build for him?
     
  3. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan Active Member

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    Yeah please! :)
     
  4. spirit

    spirit Moderator Staff Member

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    A decent system with a monitor and OS included for £600 is proving to be a bit of a challenge, can he spend any more?
     
  5. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan Active Member

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    That's the absolute maximum I'm afraid :eek:
     
  6. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan Active Member

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    Just been speaking to him, and told him the problem.


    You can take away the operating system and monitor from the budget! :D

    Also, he will be overclocking :)
     
  7. spirit

    spirit Moderator Staff Member

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    OK I'll get a build for you in the morning. Look at the likes of an i3, a GA-Z77X-D3H, 8GB 1600MHz RAM, 128GB SSD, 7850, CX 600 and Carbide 300R. That should get you to £600 or thereabouts.
     
  8. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan Active Member

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    Okay thanks :)

    Budget is now £700.
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2012
  9. Shane

    Shane Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well if spirit,s going to do the Intel build for ya,Il do the AMD. :p

    AMD Piledriver FX-6 Six Core 6300 3.50GHz (Socket AM3+) Processor - Retail

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-338-AM

    Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 AMD 990FX (Socket AM3+) DDR3 Motherboard
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-350-GI

    Samsung Green (MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C11 1600MHz 30nm Dual Channel Kit

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-017-SA

    HIS HD 7950 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (H795F3G2M) with FREE FARCRY3, Hitman Absolution, Sleeping Dogs & 20% off MOH Warfighter PC Games

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-049-HS

    Corsair Hydro H60 V2 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-006-CS

    SanDisk Extreme SSD 120GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-000-SD

    Corsair Builder Series CX 600W V2
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-048-CS

    Cooler Master K380 Midi Tower Black Windowed Case
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-307-CM

    Total = £719.47,That price includes DPD Next Day delivery,I think you can choose a cheaper/slower deliver option during checkout.

    If your mate really wants to lower the price,he could settle with a 7850 its still a bloody good card,But i think the 7950 is a really good deal for the power and free games you get.
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2012
  10. spirit

    spirit Moderator Staff Member

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  11. Okedokey

    Okedokey Well-Known Member

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    intel build will bend the amd build over the bench, remove her panties and give amd a right old rogering.
     
  12. Shane

    Shane Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It would,But my build has an SSD,7950 etc for only £20 over budget..I would not be recommending a standard 7200Rpm drive these days for other than storage.:p
     
  13. spirit

    spirit Moderator Staff Member

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    You could get an SSD and a smaller 500GB or 1TB HDD with my Intel build and it won't be too much over budget.
     
  14. Okedokey

    Okedokey Well-Known Member

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    You should preference the platform over an ssd. Changing the hidden is easy compared to upgrading the platform.
     

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