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    Gaming PC Spec

    Hi all

    Thinking of building a gaming pc before the year is out. Getting fed up with not being able to play the latest games on my current pc.

    But I cant decide on what hardware to get, canít even decide on what CPU, Intel or AMD.

    Looked at the following CPUís so far Ė

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Quad Core CPU for £146.11 (AM3)
    Intel Core i7-920 'D0 Stepping' Quad Core for £215.54 (Socket 1366)
    Intel Core i7-950 Quad Core for £432.95 (Socket 1366)

    Graphics Card wise I was thinking Ė

    BFG GeForce GTX 295 1792MB for £366.79

    Prices are from this site, this place is local to me so I can nip down and pick up the parts.

    CCL Computers - Awarded Best Online Retailer 2008 for PC, PC Components, Laptops, Notebook, Computer Components, Intel Servers, Hard Drives, PC Memory

    If anyone could also recommend RAM and a good Motherboard Iíd appreciate it.

    Thanks all

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    Have you considered buying a games console instead? Much wider choice of games and you'll save yourself quite a bit of money in the process

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    How have you choosen your parts? Did you just go in the catagory and select "price decending" and go for the first product that came up!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Have you considered buying a games console instead? Much wider choice of games and you'll save yourself quite a bit of money in the process
    Don't get me started on consoles!!


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    Whats the budget and whats the OS? Seriously, if you can afford a Core-i7 why are you looking at the AMD's at all?

    As for i7-920 vs i7-950, I'd question if the price/speed difference is worth while and spend the difference on extra Ram.

    As for Mobo's - I've always liked Asus

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    mmm i would suggest the 5870 as performance is SO much better per £ than the nVidia cards.

    Also would suggest the intel Core i7 as otherwise you limit the performance of the high end GFX cards, 920 can be overclocked if u feel the need also

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    Personally if i was looking at a new PC i cant really see the point in buying anything higher than a i7 920 with a ATI 4890 (£130) (or maybe the new 58xx series), with a intex x25-m g2 SSD.

    Any higher and you aint getting much more performance, but you are doubling the price tag.

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    Already got a PS3 but prefer PC for gaming, don't ask, don't wanna get into a debate about console vs PC.

    OS will be Windows 7 and budget is between £750 and £1000

    Dont need a monitor in that price, I already have a 24" LCD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzard View Post
    Don't get me started on consoles!!

    consoles are where people who aren't good enough to play on pc's reside

    *waits for the flames* hehe

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    My home gaming pc has an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz with 6GB RAM and it flies - runs all the latest and greatest no problem with high detail settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techie101 View Post
    OS will be Windows 7 and budget is between £750 and £1000
    64bit?


    consoles are where people who aren't good enough to play on pc's reside
    Wot u on 'bout? My PS3 plays Singstar better than your PeeCee

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    My home gaming pc has an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz with 6GB RAM and it flies - runs all the latest and greatest no problem with high detail settings.
    What you running for graphics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamo View Post
    mmm i would suggest the 5870 as performance is SO much better per £ than the nVidia cards.

    Also would suggest the intel Core i7 as otherwise you limit the performance of the high end GFX cards, 920 can be overclocked if u feel the need also
    So you think that the 5870 is better than the BFG GeForce GTX 295 1792MB.

    The only thing putting me off ATI is that in the past i swore by ATI but after card number 3 died and i switched to Nvidia i've had no problems, in fact i'm still on the original Nvidia card that I replaced the ATI one with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techie101 View Post
    What you running for graphics?
    Couldn't afford the 5870 but I popped one of these in instead.
    Last edited by tech_guy; 1st December 2009 at 01:29 PM. Reason: Wrong hyperlink included, sorry.

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZDTjI9oOpY&feature=sub"]YouTube- 5870 vs GTX295 Maxishine Video[/ame]

    ATi have really done well with the new set of cards, I bought a 4870 when it first came out and have been so happy with it. I can still run nearly everything at pretty much full and it works well.



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