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Hi, Im very sorry if this is in the wrong section but im looking for some help building my first system. I hoping to build a fair gaming pc for playing games like Counterstrike: source, Amenisia dark decent, Penumbra, Left 4 dead 2, Starcraft 2. I own a games console for playing other games like Cod or battlefield. So basically im looking for some decent computer components to run these games, preferbly on higest settings but not essential. Im not looking for a new i3, i5, i7 system yet. (Money limitations) But more like a core2 quad or core2 duo. I can afford around £300 - £350. Maybe more if its worth it. Could you please give you opinion for these items and anything else you would consider...

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COOLING:

:::Edit::: Im currently using a dell optiplex gx620 Pentium d 3.4ghz, 2gb Ram, With a 280w psu and a radeon hd 4350 gpu. Playing mainly counterstrike: source. With the radeon 4350 cs:s runs average 70 - 100fps on lowest settings on a 800x600 resolution. Looks terrible on a 32in monitor lol. Can you reccomend a new gpu to fit in the dell. Its the mid tower so only low profile cards with low profile bracket fits. Thanks, Regards. Ryansworld
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A8-3850 APU Gigabyte A75M-UD2H 4GB Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3 1600MHz Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16 
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post #2 of 9
So I'm guessing you're looking in the 500-600 USD range? What sites can you buy from? (probably wrong section btw)
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So I'm guessing you're looking in the 500-600 USD range? What sites can you buy from? (probably wrong section btw)
Yes about that range. Sorry for wrong section do you know where i should put it lol?
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Windows 7 pro 64bit 32inch LG LCD monitor Colors 400W Gold 12Cm Silent Atx Power Supply Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 Midi Tower Bla 
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post #4 of 9
Well, if you want an intel cpu, then the intel-general section; same goes for AMD. With that price range, at least in the US, you could build a rig with an i3-2100 no sweat. Unless that includes accessories, i.e. monitor, mouse, keyboard, etc.
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You can always try one of the amd chips for a cpu i find them always afforable and readily available take a look at this.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16819103873

or even getting a combo kit and upgrading it slowly over the years might meet your budget.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboBu...719543-_-Combo
post #6 of 9
Intel general for intel builds lo. Amd general for amd builds
    
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Intel i5-2500k Asus P8Z68 Deluxe MSI GTX 580 Lightning 1.5GB 16GB Kingston HyperX 1600mhz 9-9-9-27 
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Samsung F3 1TB Crucial M4 64GB Crucial M4 128GB Asus CD/DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermalright Silver Arrow Windows 7 Pro 2x 23" Dell U2312HM Deck Legend 
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Seasonic x750 Cooler Master HAF X Blue Razer Deathadder Steelseries QCK Mini 
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Samsung F3 1TB Crucial M4 64GB Crucial M4 128GB Asus CD/DVD Burner 
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Thermalright Silver Arrow Windows 7 Pro 2x 23" Dell U2312HM Deck Legend 
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Not for that budget bud. Sorry to say. Unless you get some really good steals second hand.

As mentioned put this in the appropriate intel/amd forum.
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Originally Posted by Ryansworld View Post
Im not looking for a new i3, i5, i7 system yet. (Money limitations) But more like a core2 quad or core2 duo. I can afford around £300 - £350. Maybe more if its worth it. Could you please give you opinion for these items and anything else you would consider...
Don't bother with LGA-775. I suggest going for Z68 motherboard paired with a Pentium G620 for now. It should perform similar to a Core 2 Duo E8400 and you can easily upgrade the CPU when you have the funds to upgrade. At the very least, the i5-2500K is a very good upgrade option. However, it's highly probable that Ivy Bridge will be supported. Not sure what pricing is like in the UK but in the US, it's quite easy to fit a Sandy Bridge build into that budget.

CPU: Intel Pentium G620, $70
OS: Windows 7 HP x64, $100
RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600, $50
MOBO: Biostar TZ68A+, $100
GPU: Radeon HD 5770, $120
PSU: Antec Neo Eco 400C, $45
CASE: Antec 300, $60
COOLING: stock HSF, $0

TOTAL: $545
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Intel Core i5-3450S Intel DQ77KB Corsair 16GB DDR3 1600 SO-DIMM Samsung 830 256GB 
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Crucial m4 256 mSATA Samsung 840 500GB Intel BXHTS1155LP Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Logitech K800 Lian Li PC-Q05B Logitech M570 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-860 Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 EVGA GTX 460 1GB GDDR5 Kingston 2x4GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
G.SKILL Phoenix Pro 120GB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Silverstone ST45SF 450W Silverstone Sugo SG05B 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-860 Biostar TH55B HD MSI GT 240 1GB GDDR5 Kingston 2x2GB DDR3 1333 
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Intel X25-M 120GB Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Samsung 22" Antec EA-380D 
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Rosewill R101-P-BK 
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Intel Core i5-3450S Intel DQ77KB Corsair 16GB DDR3 1600 SO-DIMM Samsung 830 256GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial m4 256 mSATA Samsung 840 500GB Intel BXHTS1155LP Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Logitech K800 Lian Li PC-Q05B Logitech M570 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-860 Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 EVGA GTX 460 1GB GDDR5 Kingston 2x4GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
G.SKILL Phoenix Pro 120GB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Silverstone ST45SF 450W Silverstone Sugo SG05B 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-860 Biostar TH55B HD MSI GT 240 1GB GDDR5 Kingston 2x2GB DDR3 1333 
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Intel X25-M 120GB Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Samsung 22" Antec EA-380D 
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post #9 of 9
rui-no-onna has a good build there... Just changing some stuff on his build as there's no HD in there...

CPU - Intel Pentium G620 - $78
Motherboard - BIOSTAR TZ68A+ LGA 1155 Intel Z68 - $100
RAM - Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $49
Graphics - Sapphire 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1 GB - $155
Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS 500 GB, SATA 6Gb/s* - $40
Case - Xigmatek Asgard II B/S CPC-T45UE-U01 - $30
Power - Antec EarthWatts Green EA380D 380 W - $40
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium - $100
Total Price - $592
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