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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by kurosagi01, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. kurosagi01

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    Hey guys just want a comment or any changes in this build i made for my cousin which he will order soon the budget is £500,this build is what i have in mind:
    Give me some thoughts. :)
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    Personally I would save £10 and get rid of the case fans.
     
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    Looks good to me.
     
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    Why does this build need wireless?


    Wireless is OK for on-the-go and netbooks...not a desktop, regardless of how 'good' the add-in card is or isnt.




    I'd much sooner see you using a cat5 cable. :)
     
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    Needs wireless because the router is downstairs and his parents don't allow him drill through wall.
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    This build my cousin wants:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/savedbasket/7e7c191310214689bc69c4b1f4a29bab
     
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    Change the motherboard, the 770 chipset is old and you can get a 785G chipset for the same price.

    With a £500 budget you could probably up the CPU to a Athlon II X4 or maybe a low end Phenom II X4.


    Switch over to Ebuyer.com, prices are slightly better and they have free 5 day super saver delivery.

    Also Ebuyer has a 550W antec and a OCZ 600W PSU for £54.


    Your cousins build seems dodgy, the 5850 isnt the best choice in video card, overall its only 10-15% faster than the GTX 460 at maximum, which isnt enough to justify spending twice as much but if he has the money the 5850 is a good consideration.
     
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    He already gets free delivery with Scan, did you not look at the pic? :banghead:
    Which would be faster than waiting on ebuyer's 5 day delivery which be rather random (even though it's the same courier).
     
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    My cousin is coming down to stay for couple days and he wouldn't be able to wait 5 days for the parts from ebuyer unfortunetly,and i get next day delivery from scan so thats a plus.
    Also the corsair PSU is a much better choice.
    Heres more updated since he said he might spend more money.
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    Hm i may have to check that the day my cousin comes down and see if there is any hot deals,thanks for the reminder :) My cousin lives in Manchester and i live in Northampton and he wants me build his rig so yeah he probably order it when he comes down.
     
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    That must be a new thing, scan never used to do free delivery.

    Either way what I said still stands, Ebuyer is usually cheaper, GTX 460 is a better buy than the 5850 price/performance and you could get a Phenom II X4 or atleast a Athlon II X4 and still be under £500.
     
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    kurosagi01, taking into consideration that your Cousin has new funds. I have matched the price of the updated build with next day delivery on Ebuyer.

    Spec wise everything is almost the same except now you've got a much faster processor, the Phenom II X4 945

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    Total price:

    £621 with next day delivery.

    or £544.75 with next day delivery with the GTX 460 with Phenom II X4 945

    Like I said earlier, the performance gap between the GTX 460 and 5850 isnt that wide apart, so you'll have to decide is the extra £74 worth it?
     
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    The 1st build you have posted looks good except i'd try and get the 1GB GTX460.
    The 2nd build on the other hand looks great!
     
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    This should be the finalise of the build:
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    Thats a sweet build!

    Though it would have been awesome if it had a 955BE or 965BE. :D
    I think it's worth spending that extra money to get atleast a 955BE.
     
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    kurosagi0,

    Its looks good, your cousin will be pleased indeed :)
     
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    It's been around for years: avforums/hexus get 20 posts and you get free del on orders over £20.
    Recently added, 20 posts on bit tech and you get free del on scan, aquatuning (never used them) and CCL with the same £20 minimum.

    Other shops have similar offers to forum users, aria's is the worst (50 posts a month to keep it going) unless you like their forum imo.
     

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