1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

New budget gaming system

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by jsmith1984, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. jsmith1984 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    Messages:
    2 (0.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Hello folks,

    I have a strict budget to adhere to but results to attain.

    Those results hopefully being a working gaming system :D

    Any help would be appreciated and here's a screenshot of my current build. If you see anything wrong with it please say so :p
    [​IMG]

    The website is aria.co.uk.
     
  2. NdMk2o1o

    NdMk2o1o

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    3,447 (2.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    922
    Location:
    Redditch, Worcestershire, England
    How much exactly is your budget?

    You do know the sandy bridge CPU's cant overclock, you can only overclock the "K" variants by unlocked multi.
     
    Thetimewarp says thanks.
  3. jsmith1984 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    Messages:
    2 (0.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    I'm aware of that yes. My absolute upper limit is £600.
     
  4. aCid888*

    aCid888* New Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2008
    Messages:
    2,754 (1.15/day)
    Thanks Received:
    645
    Location:
    In a state of flux...
    Why not go AMD X6?


    May as well for that price and at least it overclocks. :shadedshu
     
    Thetimewarp says thanks.
  5. gumpty

    gumpty

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2008
    Messages:
    744 (0.31/day)
    Thanks Received:
    134
    Location:
    Auckland
    For the extra £25 get the 2500K. I realise it's pre-order, but if you can wait ... it'll be worth getting one that's overclockable.
     
    Thetimewarp says thanks.
  6. NdMk2o1o

    NdMk2o1o

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    3,447 (2.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    922
    Location:
    Redditch, Worcestershire, England
    I would grab an i5 760 as its £30 cheaper than the 2500 and £50 cheaper than the K variant, at 4ghz it will outperform the locked 2500.

    Below is an example build with that CPU, and this will just about allow you to get an HD 6950 (you can flash to 6970 ;) ) & a better PSU, though I did over stretch the budget by £25

    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

    Thetimewarp says thanks.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page