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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
ok
so a friend of mine needs some help, hes got 500pounds and wants a gaming rig,

the spec that ive been looking through is this



but basically

fx4100+7950+WD blue 1tb

hes got a max of 500 to spend, anything under would be awesome.

it wont be overclocked(ill tweak the gpu a bit but not far)

i will be using english sites to build the rig

scan
aria
ebuyer
and amazon

i know with the impending R7 R9 coming soon now is not the best time to buy but its going to happen late october soo the gpu prices should be down by then hopefully!

any help/advice/other components used will be helpfull
post #2 of 6
I've been trying to work my way through a very similar problem, but in dollars. your choice of processor is interesting, I was going to go for an 8320 myself. I was also looking at doing a used 60gb SSD for OS only, and then a 500gb hard drive. I was pushing into $780 though, and while that;s still technically under 500 pounds you get a different set of taxes and import fees.

You may get more futureproofing with an 8 core chip. due to both new consoles being 8 core jaguars, but i guess it;s a question of gambling 50 bucks.

On other thing to think about is that 7950 is a 200 watt card. It's going to produce twice as much raw heat as the cpu. A two fan case might not cut it. You could avoid the problem by going with a reference cooler that dumps all the heat outside the case, but they're notoriously loud. is that an issue?
Edited by bombastinator - 9/29/13 at 5:40pm
New gaming rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k some mid range asrock. extreme 4 maybe? 2x gigabyte windforce 7950 2 x 8 corsair balistix sport 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
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came with the cheapass keyboard who cares? some $30 no name 2+sub speakers I bought at mic... 
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New gaming rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k some mid range asrock. extreme 4 maybe? 2x gigabyte windforce 7950 2 x 8 corsair balistix sport 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
MouseMouse PadAudio
came with the cheapass keyboard who cares? some $30 no name 2+sub speakers I bought at mic... 
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post #3 of 6
I dont know about that EVGA PSU

Its a HEC made PSU and that just make me uncomfortable

Its not super bad like some of the other HEC units but its not great either

HEC is a rather large OEM but their track record is not very good to say the least
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD30EZRX  WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  LG CH12NS30 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD30EZRX  WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  LG CH12NS30 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

I dont know about that EVGA PSU

Its a HEC made PSU and that just make me uncomfortable

Its not super bad like some of the other HEC units but its not great either

HEC is a rather large OEM but their track record is not very good to say the least

psu can be changed. as can all of the spec, any opinion on others?
post #5 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big-Pete View Post

psu can be changed. as can all of the spec, any opinion on others?

The XFX Core Edition is pretty much the cheapest i will recommend

its a Seasonic S12II so either that or the S12II if thats cheaper

Price is around £50-60 i know thats 10% of your whole PC but its money well spent

A good PSU can last you many years and many PC´s

So dont cheap out onthe PSU thats the worst thing you can do

http://www.amazon.co.uk/XFX-P1-550S-XXB9-PRO550W-Edition-Supply/dp/B004RJ8EKI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380545089&sr=8-1&keywords=XFX+550
Seravee
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD30EZRX  WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  LG CH12NS30 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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Seravee
(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD30EZRX  WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  LG CH12NS30 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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post #6 of 6
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£80.39 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£49.19 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£20.22 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (£227.59 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 371 ATX Mid Tower Case (£33.25 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: OCZ ZS 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£47.87 @ Scan.co.uk)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222AB DVD/CD Writer (£13.44 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £507.94

a little over your budget by 9 pounds by its worth the price

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