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post #1 of 13
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Hi guys,

This setup would need to:
  • Be Upgradable!
  • Play games @ Console quality 1080p
  • Browse the internet
  • Music/Video
  • General Use

For as little cost as possible



Purchasing from this site www.overclockers.co.uk

Thanks
post #2 of 13
I dont think you can go cheaper......

all the parts there are good quality parts you could skimp on the psu/board (but I DONT advise that)

Good build non the less
post #3 of 13
Maybe the case and psu.

Use Coolermaster (RealPower 520W 80Plus is a good one, it max's out at 600W) instead of Corsair.. below that possibly AXP. But don't go any cheaper.

Nice cheap build anyway.
Edited by PathOfTheRighteousMan - 10/20/11 at 3:11pm
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post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by PathOfTheRighteousMan View Post
Maybe the case and psu.

Use Coolermaster (RealPower 520W 80Plus is a good one, it max's out at 600W) instead of Corsair.. below that possibly AXP. But don't go any cheaper.

Nice cheap build anyway.
Something like this? Are they any good?
post #5 of 13
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Something like this? Are they any good?
Yeah, that would be fine, it wont future-proof your system at all though in terms of multiple cards. Unless you plan to add a 2nd video card or change the CPU within the next 1-3 years, then get that. Otherwise, get the Corsair TX750.
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post #6 of 13
Does that windows 7 bundle come with a hard drive? If not, make sure you incorporate one into your build.

You may be able to go a bit cheaper on the case with a rosewill or the like. But your build looks pretty good as it is.

Edit: my bad, comes with a wd hdd
Edited by Bobotheklown - 10/20/11 at 4:51pm
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post #7 of 13
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I think I'll stick with that Corsair PSU as I'm sure it can handle even a GTX580 so pretty future GPU proof.

Basically, as I see it a PC on Low-Med settings (with added tweaks to mimic close to PC quality) = console quality, is that a good assumption?
post #8 of 13
Hmm, only way I can possibly think of going cheaper is getting a 5770 instead of a 6770, and other parts used or ebay. Any target budget you don't want to reach?
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post #9 of 13
That PSU is way overkill.
Get a Corsair 430 or XFX 450.

Get rid of the DVD-drive, if you don't use it. (except for OS install I never use it, usb stick is possible too)

Get a cheaper case, something from BitFenix maybe.
Edited by MeQuerSat - 10/21/11 at 3:52am
post #10 of 13
That is pretty much as cheap as you can go.

You could possibly save a few dollars with a different PSU, like the XFX is 5 pounds cheaper but really not a big deal.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...id=123&subcat=

If you are set on your case then go ahead and order... you did a great job on a budget build.
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