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hkingsbury
23-04-2011, 04:36 PM
Hey

Ive been thinking about building myself a 'gaming' pc for a while. Ive had a look over the internet and come up with this list so far....

Intel E8400 (~$300)
Asus P5QL EPU Intel P43 Chipset LGA775 ATX (~$200)
Kingston HyperX DDR2 PC8500/1066MHz CL5 2x2GB(~$130)
Aerocool Aquilo Midtower Black (comes with a 500w psu) (~$100)
dvd drive (~$50)
1tb HD (~$120)

Now a couple of questions, what GPU do you think would suit well (I'd like to keep the price reasonably low on the whole build) Will everything 'work' together? And are there any changes you'd recommend?

I'd like to keep the price under $1k if possible. If the processor needs to change, thats fine. I just heard it was a relatively good pocessor for this type of stuff.

Thanks in advance :)

Snorkbox
23-04-2011, 04:42 PM
Do you have a PC at the moment? Thought about just changing M/B, CPU, GPU, RAM and possibly PSU?

hkingsbury
23-04-2011, 04:46 PM
yeah, i do actually. didnt think of that. Its quite an old dell one (8years? my friend was gonna chuck it out but i took it just to play around with). I'd check up on it, but i'm not at home

Snorkbox
23-04-2011, 04:51 PM
I would not bother upgrading a Dell PC as such. It can be done but if you were to take out parts you can use to put in a new rig it may help. Especially 8 years old I would forget it.

Richardd150
23-04-2011, 04:52 PM
yeah, i do actually. didnt think of that. Its quite an old dell one (8years? my friend was gonna chuck it out but i took it just to play around with). I'd check up on it, but i'm not at home

I ran into problems with upgrading my Dell e521 - mainly that the case wasn't big enough to fit decent vid card into (HD6850)! You probably can't fit a non-Dell board into the case due to the proprietary nature of Dell equipment.

Snorkbox
23-04-2011, 04:56 PM
I ran into problems with upgrading my Dell e521 - mainly that the case wasn't big enough to fit decent vid card into (HD6850)! You probably can't fit a non-Dell board into the case due to the proprietary nature of Dell equipment.

Agreed.

hkingsbury
23-04-2011, 04:58 PM
Thanks for that, what GPU would you recomend for a build like this?

inphinity
23-04-2011, 05:10 PM
Intel E8400 (~$300)
Asus P5QL EPU Intel P43 Chipset LGA775 ATX (~$200)
Kingston HyperX DDR2 PC8500/1066MHz CL5 2x2GB(~$130)
Aerocool Aquilo Midtower Black (comes with a 500w psu) (~$100)
dvd drive (~$50)
1tb HD (~$120)

I'd struggle to recommend such an old platform. You can get an i5 2400 for around $300 - 2 generations newer, higher clocked and has turbo at that.

And you can get an 1155 board for around $250-ish (gigabyte, so a deecnt brand too) so the overall price shouldn't be much different.

As for GPU, I'd go with an HD5850, HD6850, GTX460 1GB or GTX560 depending on budget.

pctek
23-04-2011, 05:19 PM
Intel E8400 (~$300)
Asus P5QL EPU Intel P43 Chipset LGA775 ATX (~$200)
Kingston HyperX DDR2 PC8500/1066MHz CL5 2x2GB(~$130)
Aerocool Aquilo Midtower Black (comes with a 500w psu) (~$100)
dvd drive (~$50)
1tb HD (~$120)


Gaming. under $1000. Doesn't really go together. Does depend on what games specifically but it's pushing it.

NEVER get a bundled with case PSU, they're crap. You want a decent brand, for quality.
Corsair, Enermax, Antec.

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/systems/systemdetail.asp?systypeid=4

hkingsbury
23-04-2011, 05:26 PM
I'd struggle to recommend such an old platform. You can get an i5 2400 for around $300 - 2 generations newer, higher clocked and has turbo at that.

And you can get an 1155 board for around $250-ish (gigabyte, so a deecnt brand too) so the overall price shouldn't be much different.

As for GPU, I'd go with an HD5850, HD6850, GTX460 1GB or GTX560 depending on budget.

Okay, thanks for that. I'll have another look with what I could do with an i5 and one of those cards.



NEVER get a bundled with case PSU, they're crap. You want a decent brand, for quality.
Corsair, Enermax, Antec.

Ahk, thanks for that. and yeah, i guess bundled PSU's could be a tad doggy

hkingsbury
23-04-2011, 06:01 PM
How would an i3-540 and a Sapphire HD5770 perform? (on something like cyrsis, as thats such a bench marking game)

pctek
23-04-2011, 06:11 PM
How would an i3-540 and a Sapphire HD5770 perform? (on something like cyrsis, as thats such a bench marking game)

It's OK. Average. Ish.

Take a look at www.tomshardware.com

Look at the VGA charts first, graphics is the number one important component, then the CPU charts - 2nd importance.

Richardd150
23-04-2011, 08:56 PM
I'd struggle to recommend such an old platform. You can get an i5 2400 for around $300 - 2 generations newer, higher clocked and has turbo at that.

And you can get an 1155 board for around $250-ish (gigabyte, so a deecnt brand too) so the overall price shouldn't be much different.

As for GPU, I'd go with an HD5850, HD6850, GTX460 1GB or GTX560 depending on budget.
X1

qazwsxokmijn
23-04-2011, 09:10 PM
What store is giving you that quote? If it's up to date, they're REALLY trying to get rid of old two-gen-behind hardware AND rip you off big time at the same time.

Richardd150
23-04-2011, 10:56 PM
Just occurred to me, won't you need an OS as well? Unless of course you have one lying around. An OEM (Win7) will be around $180.