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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by ScottC2105 View Post
Hey, thanks for all the quick replies.

Well I have a Dell 2407 (24") monitor with a 1920x1200 resolution so that is fine. My speakers are top quality so I don't need them.

I would say I need the Tower consisting of everything except a soundcard and the windows harddrive (I can use my Seagate 7200.10 SATAII 320GB for that). I wouldn't mind a new keyboard, mouse and mousemat as these are getting on a bit with the use.

Thanks.

Edit: I have legal copies of Windows Vista and Windows XP so won't be needing those.
Alrite thanks do you have any particular likes/dislikes/needs for keyboard/mouse/mousemat ? what about dvd drives ?
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Do you want the keyboard and mouse to be wireless or not?

By the way, Nice monitor, VERY nice but to get any good resolution on any newish games for that you would need a bloody good GPU (8800 GTS 640mb)!
    
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Alrite thanks do you have any particular likes/dislikes/needs for keyboard/mouse/mousemat ? what about dvd drives ?
Not really, gaming ones would be great because when I do game on my PC comfort and quickness is everything .

Yes please. A SATA DVD-RW would be great, this one is on the fritz .

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Do you want the keyboard and mouse to be wireless or not?

By the way, Nice monitor, VERY nice but to get any good resolution on any newish games for that you would need a bloody good GPU (8800 GTS 640mb)!
Oh yes, NOT wireless! I just hate them. And yea, thanks, I need to get a good graphics card for this resolution, Garry's Mod can lag a lot at the moment.
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post #14 of 20
MX518 Logitech Mouse I would get for wired. I have heard nothing but great things about it.

For the keyboard.. it's all up to you. Do you want ergonomic, gaming, comfort or just a good looking keyboard?

As for the GPU I suggest a 8800 GTS 640mb with that big of a monitor.

Also get a 620WT Corsair PSU, amazing PSU.

As for cases what do you want? Looks, easy to use or just a lot of room.

For the processor I suggest a E6600 or Q6600 if you have the budget.. They will be around £200 after July hopefully!
    
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MX518 Logitech Mouse I would get for wired. I have heard nothing but great things about it.

For the keyboard.. it's all up to you. Do you want ergonomic, gaming, comfort or just a good looking keyboard?

As for the GPU I suggest a 8800 GTS 640mb with that big of a monitor.

Also get a 620WT Corsair PSU, amazing PSU.

As for cases what do you want? Looks, easy to use or just a lot of room.

For the processor I suggest a E6600 or Q6600 if you have the budget.. They will be around £200 after July hopefully!
Keyboard: Gaming would be great
Case: Solid build, easy to use and some room to work in.
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post #16 of 20
For gaming then the Logitech G11 or the Logitech G15 (More expensive but you get an LCD with it, pointless though really)

As for the case... A thermaltake armour is always perfect, its huge, easy to use and just a great case overall! It is around £110 though inc. postage in most places, is that too much?
    
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I do a lot of multitasking on my PC but I now seem to be gaming on my consoles then on my PC with the odd exclusive PC game like Garry's Mod going into use.

After all of this I don't think I am going to need an 8800GTX or Ultra, I think an 8600 or 8800GTS will be ok for me but I am behind the times with computer parts now
Well, this is what I'm thinking.........

The P5WD2-Premium is a kickass motherboard, I have one in my 2nd rig and I will never get rid of it. Now, there's not that much gaming done on that rig except for when my nephew uses it for UT2K4 online playing and it's got a 6800 GS as well. And it plays lots of other games too, FEAR lags at anything above 1024x786.

So, since that you multi-task and not a hard core gamer, I'd say a Pentium D 945 (@ 3.40gzh) and easy to overclock to at the very least of 4.20ghz (http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=112948) on stock Vc. Or with a little more luck and a Tuniq Tower 120, a 4.51ghz is also easy (http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=110762)

Otherwise a P35 and E6400.
post #18 of 20
well, seeing you are on a similar budget as me, and need it to be relativly future proof. i'm going to recommand to you what i plan to buy in September.
my september build
it will cost around £800 and with upgraded graphics card + RAM, it is future proof.
post #19 of 20
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Thanks everyone, looks like if I wait a month or two the prices will drop/new stuff will come out.

I will wait . Thanks again.
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post #20 of 20
Well for the build in my sig below, I spent $1400 on, but I got a G15, a new mosue pad and some fans. That upped me like $110.
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