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Gaming build advice needed - I'm out of touch :)

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by LifeOnMars, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. LifeOnMars

    LifeOnMars New Member

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    Hi guys, may I start by saying happy new year to one and all. Its been a little while since I posted on this forum but I'm hoping you can give me the advice I need to make a nice gaming machine.

    I want a machine that will play all current games with ease with a little room for future use and upgradegradeability (is that a word:)) I'm probably looking at building this within the next two months and I already have a case(antec 900)

    So i want -

    to play at 1680x1050 resolution minimum
    Info on the latest products/graphics cards/processors/mboards
    Good power for now with a little room for future use
    Its an english budget of £1000 max.

    Thanks in advance for your help :)
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    go for an intel i7 config with a 4870, a gigabyte mobo, 3 gb of ram, 700w psu
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    Phenom II build:

    CPU: Phenom II 940 Black Edition
    Mobo: DFI M2RSH
    Video Cards: GTX 260 216 55nm. When u have the money, u can step-up to 285 without wasting a lot of cash.
    RAM: G.Skill Pi 2 x 2 GB DDR2 800 (or spend a little more on DDR2 900 rated)
    Case: Cooler MAster HAF 932
    Hard Drive: Western Digital 500GB 7200.11
    CD/DVD Drive: Any rated 4.5-5 models are fine
    PSU: PC Power & Cooling 750W
    Sound Card: Onboard is completely fine
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    LifeOnMars New Member

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    operating system? Is the new windows out.... i have no idea :)
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    Windows 7 is out but only the beta. But has a lot of bugs and doesn’t support punkbuster which a lot of games require to run so don’t buy it yet. Stick w/ Vista until next year when it truly comes out
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    Dependant on cost, maybe 2x HD4830's.
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    with that budget you can easily go i7 (intels latest quad core) with a decent card gtx 260/hd 4870
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