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    Old 07-02-2010, 10:07 AM
    Alphakhan Alphakhan is offline
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    Default PC Gamer Rig Components - Updated Monthly!

    This is an online list of the components for the PC Gamer (UK) Rig. Every month, following the launch of a new issue of the magazine, the list will be updated with any new components added in. All prices and product names/descriptions are taken from the magazine.

    Motherboard
    MSI H55M-ED55 - £92
    An awesome Z68 board, with mSATA connectors for mini SSDs and Intel's caching technology.
    Fitted: November 11


    Processor
    Intel Core i5 2500K - £156
    An unlocked Sandy Bridge quad core, with everything but hyperthreading included.
    Fitted: November 11


    Memory
    Crucial Ballistic Sport - £50
    Eight gigabytes of fast 1600MHz DDR3 for £50. Grab it quick, just in case it's a misprint.
    Fitted: November 11


    3D Card
    XFX Radeon 6870 Black - £135
    You can get faster cards, but this has plenty of poke to power a single 1920x1080 display.
    Fitted: November 11


    DVD Drive
    LG GH22NP21 - £18
    Fast DVD writers are pretty generic these days, and it's not really worth spending the extra for Blu-ray.
    Fitted: November 11


    Hard Drive
    Samsung Spinpoint F4 - £57
    A massive two terabyte drive at a remarkable price, and high density platters for top performance too.
    Fitted: November 11


    Case
    BitFenix Shinobi - £50
    Easy access to all components and not too noisy. Looks better than other budget cases, too.
    Fitted: November 11


    Power Supply
    Cooler Master 80+ - £70
    A decent 650W PSU that's rated well for efficiency. The minimum you should try to get away with.
    Fitted: November 11


    Monitor
    LG IPS236V - £155
    Astonishingly low price for an IPS screenm and the LED backlight means it hardly takes up any space.
    Fitted: November 11


    Mouse
    Logitech G400 - £40
    Classic Logitech style in a brand new design, this 3600dpi mouse is comfortable and precise.
    Fitted: November 11


    Keyboard
    Cherry CyMotion Expert - £20
    The CyMotion looks a little meh, but has a beautiful gaming action.
    Fitted: November 11


    Headset
    Corsair HS1A - £40
    Good quality sound at a reasonable price. Easily one of the best sub-£50 headsets.
    Fitted: November 11

    [SIZE="4"]Total price: £883[/SIZE]

    [SIZE="3"]Price change since last month: +£56[/SIZE]

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    Old 07-04-2010, 09:44 PM
    Jaz McDougall Jaz McDougall is offline
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    I have stuck this to the tech board with a massive haunted dagger.

    My favourite thing to do with the rig is to subtract the price of monitor, cans, keyboard, and mouse. I already have all that stuff, you see, and it helps me feel better about not being able to afford any of it anyway.
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    Old 07-04-2010, 11:03 PM
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    I did exactly the same, my monitor from my previous PC is a 22" beast, and I also have a very decent Fatal1ty headset and Logitech mouse and keyboard (MX518 and G15). Cutting that much off the cost means you get a bit more room in your budget to upgrade some components by a couple of notches.
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    Old 07-10-2010, 02:46 PM
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    Where did they get the 955 for that price? The lowest I can find it is £129. I've been looking to upgrade to the 965 but if I can get the 955 for £113 thats what I'l go for :P
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    Yeah that's what I was thinking.
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    Old 07-14-2010, 12:42 PM
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    Bear in mind prices change between sending the mag to print and it going on sale. Pixmania currently have the 955 at £122 [URL="http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/4291725/art/amd/phenom-ii-x4-955-3-2-ghz.html?srcid=867"]here[/URL]
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    Old 07-14-2010, 12:46 PM
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    Oops - stop press. This [URL="http://www.jackofallgames.co.uk/amd-phenom-ii-x4-955-32-ghz-6-mb-l3-cache-am3-socket-125w-p-3019.html?zenid=57b5a580ee39e2a488881e9919d9e531"]site[/URL] has it for £111.99. It's not clear from the landing page, but that is including VAT too.
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    Old 07-14-2010, 01:15 PM
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Cueball View Post
    stop press.
    I have always wanted to know what would happen if you shouted that in an actual printing press during a run. I like to Imagine reams of paper pouring out of the reels on to the floor and ink spraying everywhere while the machinery grinds to a halt. I would probably be very disappointed.
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    Old 07-19-2010, 08:39 AM
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    Perhaps it would be an idea to add links to sites where you can get these components for similar prices? It would make things easier, which is always good.
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    Old 07-19-2010, 03:56 PM
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    I don't know all the sites, I certainly know some. I just bought all my components from Overclockers and had done with it. The mag encourages you to go on [url]www.techradar.co.uk/reviews[/url] to fnd out the cheapest prices, but I don't remember finding that function on the site. If anyone can point it out to me, I'll add it to the original post.
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