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post #1 of 14
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And he is only 5 and a half. biggrin.gif

I think i will be buying on ocuk, as i usually do.

And advices? Maybe a Llano?
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post #2 of 14
Well this should play games reasonably

CPU: AMD Bulldozer FX-4 Quad Core 4100 - £74.99

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 evo - £16.98

GPU: XFX ATI Radeon HD 6850 - £81.66

Motherboard: ASRock M3A770DE AMD 770 - £47.99

Memory: G.Skill RipJaw 4GB (2x2GB) - £22.99

Hard Drive: Seagate 500gb - £62.99

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - £52.99

Power Supply: Cooler Master 450w - £22.49

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD - £20.99


Total: £404.07

Man that was hard, I'm not used to building non $ builds.
post #3 of 14
that board is not compatible with AM3+ processors.

you should swap the FX with an Athlon II/Phenom II
or go with a i3 2100 + H61 combination

i would drop the optical drive personally
it'd be best to avoid teaching your son how to use CD's tongue.gif

as for the case, you probably want something much smaller,
look for a Micro-ATX board + mATX mini tower like the Fractal Design Core 1000.

as for Llano, i suppose that's an option, but you've set a budget that allows much better performance to be bought.
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by stealthybox View Post

that board is not compatible with AM3+ processors.
you should swap the FX with an Athlon II/Phenom II
or go with a i3 2100 + H61 combination
i would drop the optical drive personally
it'd be best to avoid teaching your son how to use CD's tongue.gif
as for the case, you probably want something much smaller,
look for a Micro-ATX board + mATX mini tower like the Fractal Design Core 1000.
as for Llano, i suppose that's an option, but you've set a budget that allows much better performance to be bought.

Would a APU be better than IGP?
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post #5 of 14
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Would a APU be better than IGP?

Much better, intels integrated HD3000/2000 doesn't really hold up to the APU's at all.
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Originally Posted by UltraHoboLord View Post

Well this should play games reasonably
CPU: AMD Bulldozer FX-4 Quad Core 4100 - £74.99
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 evo - £16.98
GPU: XFX ATI Radeon HD 6850 - £81.66
Motherboard: ASRock M3A770DE AMD 770 - £47.99
Memory: G.Skill RipJaw 4GB (2x2GB) - £22.99
Hard Drive: Seagate 500gb - £62.99
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - £52.99
Power Supply: Cooler Master 450w - £22.49
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD - £20.99
Total: £404.07
Man that was hard, I'm not used to building non $ builds.

That is Ex VAT... with VAT it comes to £500 and some change. Give me a couple mins ill whip something up.
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post #7 of 14
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Here it is £406 inc VAT.

However if you have a Hard drive you can use instead of buying one right now it would enable you to buy a sapphire 6670 in budget and run dual graphics with the APU.
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post #8 of 14
£398.49 on scan
400build.jpg

EDIT: Actually, for this build OCUK might be cheaper, I'll check.
£401. 8GB of RAM, i3 2100, 500GB WD blue, GTX460.
400build2.jpg
EDIT: Removed most of this post as it reads better this way, drop the GPU and get a better case/mobo/CPU if the 460 is overkill.
Edited by Mike-IRL - 1/26/12 at 5:36am
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post #9 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike-IRL View Post

£398.49 on scan
400build.jpg
EDIT: Actually, for this build OCUK might be cheaper, I'll check.
£401. 8GB of RAM, i3 2100, 500GB WD blue, GTX460.
400build2.jpg
EDIT: Removed most of this post as it reads better this way, drop the GPU and get a better case/mobo/CPU if the 460 is overkill.

I'm mostly certain that 350w PSU + GTX460 = KABOOM mad.gif
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluepiglet View Post

I'm mostly certain that 350w PSU + GTX460 = KABOOM mad.gif

GTX 460 TDP = 160W
CPU TDP = 65W
This leaves 125W for the rest of the system and any necessary headroom and that's a decent 350W unit.
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