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    Old 01-15-2012, 02:30 AM
    Andarach Andarach is offline
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    Still get a Vertex 3
    So, like this one: [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227737[/url]
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    Get a Vertex 3 for SSD. Asrock Z68 Gen3 Extreme3 for mobo if your budget is limited.
    Thanks for the info. Things are getting complicated now though. I now currently cant afford the full upgrade. I got the 560ti for Crimbo.

    I have installed this onto my existing Asus PN5D motherboard. I was thinking that I might get the Vertext 3 and put it on my SATA 2 controller. I know I wont get the full performace of the driver, however later on in the year I would then intend to get the motherboard, processor and ram.

    Any comments appreciated (other than that I am mad!)
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    Old 01-18-2012, 02:38 PM
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    So, like this one: [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227737[/url]
    Yah that one would do
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    Old 09-05-2012, 12:47 PM
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    The latest build:

    CPU:
    Intel Core i5 3570K

    Motherboard:
    Gigabyte Z77-D3H

    RAM:
    Crucial Ballistic Sport

    Case:
    BitFenix Merc

    Hard Drive:
    Seagate Barracuda 2TB

    DVD Drive:
    Samsung SH-222AB

    3D Card:
    Sapphire Radeon HD7850

    Power Supply:
    Cooler Master 80+

    Monitor:
    Viewsonic VX2336s

    Keyboard:
    SteelSeries 6Gv2

    Mouse:
    Logitech G400

    Headset:
    SteelSeries 3H VR

    If anyone cares I can write up the extended descriptions and prices for each component.
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    Old 09-27-2012, 06:04 PM
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    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]
    i really need an update. Nice buy!!!!
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    Old 12-02-2012, 09:48 PM
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    Yeah that's what I was thinking.
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    Old 12-02-2012, 09:53 PM
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    Nice setup, but I think some of the things you chose could use some tweaks to make the PC cheaper.
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    Hey, pretty new to the whole pc gaming scene but have saved up some money and want to get into it in a fairly serious way.

    This rig would cost me around £700, good? Anything I should change?

    Case: PCS MAELSTROM T900 BLACK GAMING CASE

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 Eight Core CPU (4.00GHz/8MB CACHE/AM3+)

    Motherboard: ASUS® M5A97 R2.0 (DDR3, USB3.0, 6Gb/s, Windows 8 Ready!)

    RAM: 16GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 8GB)

    Graphics Card: 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 650 - DVI, mHDMI, VGA - 3D Vision Ready

    Memory: 1TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 32MB CACHE

    10x BLU-RAY ROM DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW

    INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT

    Power Supply: 450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan

    Processor Cooling: Super Quiet 22dBA Triple Copper Heatpipe AMD CPU Cooler

    Sound Card: ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO
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    16 gbs of RAM isn't super necessary. 8 gbs should do fine. Plus you can always upgrade later.

    I'm not an expert on motherboards but you might want to get a little bit better one.

    Also I would do some research on power requirements for your GPU, 450W might not cover it. And definitely wouldn't allow for SLI in the future.
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    hi is there any pc egg heads what could please help me. just wondering if these specs are good enuff to run truck simulator games Dual Core 2.8Ghz - 160GB Hard Drive - 4GB Ram - DVD Drive - Geforce GT610 2GB - Win 7 Pro 64 Bit.

    Please some help me
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