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    Hey Guys i'm looking to upgrade my computer to something that's a lot better than the one i'm on now. I have a budget £700. I'll get straight in to what my specs are currently, i'm happy to keep parts i don't need to replace for now




    Budget - £700.00

    Resolution - 1920x1080 HD? i dunno, they're samsungs and they're 21.5"

    Games / Settings Desired - Hi/Ultra high. WoW - Ultra if possible BF General games with high settings

    Any other intensive software or special things you do - Photoshop, After effects.

    Country - England, Yorkshire

    Parts that can be reused - PSU - 550W? NVIDIA GEFORCE 550 GTX Ti? Hard drive - 340gb (lol)

    Do you need an OS? - I got windows 7

    Do you need peripherals (e.g. monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc)? - I'm perfectly happy with my mouse, but my keyboard is a standard £5 from tesco one

    If possible i don't particularly want to spend £700 but i can do if i need to. i also quite fancy this case

    Corsair Obsidian 650D CC650DW-1 Aluminum Mid Tower ATX Enthusiast Computer Case - Black ]


    Really appriciate some help and am willing to help if i can be of any assistance, thankyou

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    So really all you need is a Motherboard, CPU, RAM, and a case?

    The 550ti CAN be reused.. but wont be. It won't do what you want it to. Do you need a bigger hard drive? Do you want an SSD?
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    I dunno, i just want somebody to break it down what i need.

    do i need to replace to my graphics card???

    are SSD even worth it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oloral View Post
    I dunno, i just want somebody to break it down what i need.
    Hard to break down what you need when it's not entirely clear what you're planning.

    do i need to replace to my graphics card???
    Yes. It will not run BF on high.

    are SSD even worth it?
    I certainly feel so, and I beleive it's easily in your budget. While it doesn't increase FPS in games, it makes games (especially WoW) run smoother, less loading, and faster loading, and just general quality of life improvement.

    Also, that case is pretty dang expensive. On a budget like yours, you're compromising performance for "ooh, my case under my desk looks neat"

    PCPartPicker part list

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£168.61 @ Amazon UK)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£69.44 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£89.74 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card (£177.34 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Corsair CC650DW ATX Mid Tower Case (£138.52 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £702.09
    Last edited by chazus; 2013-02-24 at 10:36 PM.
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    Media: Dual Intel Drake Xeon @ 600mhz | Intel Marlinspike MS440GX | Matrox G440 | 1024mb Crucial PC-133 @ 166mhz | Windows 2000 Pro

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    I just want a pc, that's a boss when it comes to anything really, photoshop, fast gaming, fast on anything, if u get what i mean


    ok so what graphics card then? and can u suggest a motherboard and cpu combo? that would go well together and can fit the above?

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    >.> read prior post?
    Gaming: Dual Intel Pentium III Coppermine @ 1400mhz + Blue Orb | Asus CUV266-D | GeForce 2 Ti + ZF700-Cu | 1024mb Crucial PC-133 | Whistler Build 2267
    Media: Dual Intel Drake Xeon @ 600mhz | Intel Marlinspike MS440GX | Matrox G440 | 1024mb Crucial PC-133 @ 166mhz | Windows 2000 Pro

    IT'S ALWAYS BEEN WANKERSHIM | Did you mean: Fhqwhgads

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    What is the brand and model of your current PSU?
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£168.61 @ Amazon UK)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£62.99 @ Novatech)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£89.74 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: Club 3D Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£171.62 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case (£138.52 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £689.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-24 22:40 GMT+0000)

    There you go within your budget with the overpriced case and all, (140 quid for a case when you still have other potential upgrades is criminal but anyway not my money).

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    I considered the 7870 XT, however I'd never heard of "Club 3D" so it made me wary.
    Gaming: Dual Intel Pentium III Coppermine @ 1400mhz + Blue Orb | Asus CUV266-D | GeForce 2 Ti + ZF700-Cu | 1024mb Crucial PC-133 | Whistler Build 2267
    Media: Dual Intel Drake Xeon @ 600mhz | Intel Marlinspike MS440GX | Matrox G440 | 1024mb Crucial PC-133 @ 166mhz | Windows 2000 Pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazus View Post
    I considered the 7870 XT, however I'd never heard of "Club 3D" so it made me wary.
    Club 3d is a European lower grade brand, I'd rate them about even with the likes of Powercolor.
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    neat builds guys i appriciate it.

    can u recommend me a case that'll be good enough then please? my room can get pretty hot at times and my window is tiny

    my psu is antec VP550P btw mate.

    ---------- Post added 2013-02-24 at 11:22 PM ----------

    hiya guys, can u just tell me a case instead that's got good air flow and cooling system please?

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    There are plenty of decent cases. Just look for something you like, that isn't like $150.. I like the Cooler Master 430. a lot of people recomment Fractal or NZXT cases.
    Gaming: Dual Intel Pentium III Coppermine @ 1400mhz + Blue Orb | Asus CUV266-D | GeForce 2 Ti + ZF700-Cu | 1024mb Crucial PC-133 | Whistler Build 2267
    Media: Dual Intel Drake Xeon @ 600mhz | Intel Marlinspike MS440GX | Matrox G440 | 1024mb Crucial PC-133 @ 166mhz | Windows 2000 Pro

    IT'S ALWAYS BEEN WANKERSHIM | Did you mean: Fhqwhgads

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    can i get 16gb of ram?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oloral View Post
    can i get 16gb of ram?
    I wouldn't advice you to get 16GB of RAM when you are on a budget as such you could get more performance from spending it elsewhere.
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    You -can-, however it would be a waste of money. It wouldn't benefit you really in any way.
    Gaming: Dual Intel Pentium III Coppermine @ 1400mhz + Blue Orb | Asus CUV266-D | GeForce 2 Ti + ZF700-Cu | 1024mb Crucial PC-133 | Whistler Build 2267
    Media: Dual Intel Drake Xeon @ 600mhz | Intel Marlinspike MS440GX | Matrox G440 | 1024mb Crucial PC-133 @ 166mhz | Windows 2000 Pro

    IT'S ALWAYS BEEN WANKERSHIM | Did you mean: Fhqwhgads

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    Cheers guys, you've been extremely helpful to me and you have all done your community proud god bless you all

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