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Old 04-08-2012, 07:18 PM   #1
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Hey,
My not so tech-savvy friend has asked me to price up a computer for gaming at 1440x900 and general use. He has an OS disk already, so its just all the hardware.

Budget: 500

Here's what I have:

CPU: - i3 2120 3.3 Ghz - 95 - Ebuyer.com
Mobo: - [New release- Z77 Chipset- has native USB 3.0 and SATA III]-
MSI Z77A-G43 -76 - Ebuyer.com

GPU: - Sapphire HD 6870 - 127 - Amazon.co.uk
HDD: - Seagate 500GB SATA-III Barracuda-[+ 2 SATA3 cable] 63- Ebuyer.com
PSU: - Corsair 500w - 45- Ebuyer.com
RAM: - Corsair [2x4gb] Red Vengeance- 40 - Ebuyer.com
Case: Casecom 6788- 28 - Ebuyer.com
Wireless network card: TP-Link Wireless-N150 PCIe card- 10- Ebuyer.com

Fans:
Coolermaster TurbineMaster 120mm [back exhaust]- 11- Ebuyer.com
Coolermaster Sickleflow 120mm [front intake, filtered by front case mesh]- 6- Ebuyer.com
Xilence RedBlade 80mm [side intake] [+ 2 fan filter] - 5- Ebuyer.com

Total: 506 [I'll give him the 6 quid :L]

All thoughts/tips/ratings/criticism welcome

Thanks
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:47 PM   #2
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Nice. That seems to be a well thought out build. You have my vote. BTW, you might be able to save more cash if you go for AMD, and despite what some Intel fanatics might say, they're still kick-ass.
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:17 AM   #3
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@Der-PC-Mann, you have a point there about AMD, but Intel, i dont know, is amazing ! haha, everyones of course entitled to their own opinion, but thats just mine ! i used an AMD processor a few years ago, it fried after two days, dont ask me how, im intel all the way now,
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:49 PM   #4
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O.O Unlucky, but is it fair to let the experience of one AMD device fail ruin your entire view on AMD as a whole? :| I've had many computer devices go belly up, but that doesn't mean I rule out computers and go.. for.. IDK.. consoles.. eek.. xD (I'm assuming that's why you're Intel all the way :P)
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:32 AM   #5
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I'm sorry but it all seems good apart from the Case. I do admit that Casecom have some good reviews on cases, but if you could fork out an extra 20-30 you will get a case of much better quality and airflow. They might even be more aesthetically pleasing.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:15 AM   #6
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@Der-PC-Mann, you've got a great point there, but i guess its with most things, once you have a bad experience, its either forget and move on, or dont take the risk, i just did a build for my family, and i used intel i5 2400, just to be on the safe side, but i can see where you are coming from
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and the battle between AMD and intel begins O.o

WHO SHALL BE THE VICTOR? I will play the part of being the person in the middle who supplies both sides. I love both and cant seem to choose though currently i am using AMD
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:40 AM   #8
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i reckon he should use an intel i5 2400, great cpu, sandybridge, 3.1ghz
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