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Hello guys im going to bulid a new gaming pc just wanted to know what sort of price would be good or should i say waht sort of price would u pay for one, just the base unit no lcd, mouse/keyboard and speackers
    
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Wait, then what is your Sig Rig? What you plan on buying, or what you have? No need to upgrade that, it's great the way it is.

That being said, for tower only, somewhere around $1,500 (or quid) should get you a good rig that will work for a decent amount of time.
    
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post #3 of 34
Depends a little on which games you play. If you want to max out Crysis, it'll cost you. If you just want good gaming performance, easily way under £1,000.
    
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post #4 of 34
Depending on the games and how long you want it to last, I'd say between $800-$1500.
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post #5 of 34
I would say £800-£1000. Are you building it yourself (I hope). If you want an 'out of the box OEM' gaming PC, it'll probably cost £1000-1200. To be honest a £400 system could be tweaked to be pretty good for gaming.
post #6 of 34
An example of a very capable gaming rig (all from www.scan.co.uk):
  • Coolermaster CM-690 V2 Dominator Black Midi Tower Case with Mesh Top Panel w/o PSU £51.10
  • Optiarc/NEC AD 7200S-0B 20xDVD±R, 8xDVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, DVD-RAM x12, SATA, Black, OEM, £15.94
  • Xigmatek HDT-S1283 (H.D.T.) 120mm PWM Fan x3 Heat-pipe LGA775/K8/AM2 Cpu cooler Quad Core Ready £22.27
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, E8400, Wolfdale Core, S775, 3.0 GHz, 1333MHz, 6MB Cache, Retail £128.77
  • 512MB Gainward 8800GTS, Bliss, PCI-E 2.0, Mem 1940MHz, GDDR3, GPU 650MHz, Streams 128, 2x DL DVI-I £151.56
  • 320 GB Western Digital WD3200AAKS Caviar SE16, SATA 300, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms £44.02
  • Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L, iP35 Express, S 775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 1066/667/800, SATA II, ATX £56.27
  • 4GB (2x2GB) Super Talent Twin DDR2 PC2-6400 (800MHz), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-15 £50.51
  • 550w Corsair VX Series PSU, ATX, PS/2, 5 year Warranty £55.21
Net Total £489.92
Carriage £11.76
V.A.T. £87.79
TOTAL £589.47

Not bad


For just under £1,000, you're actually looking at pretty much high-end (not cutting, but a Quad with SLI-ed 8800GTS's is high-end in my book).
  • Thermaltake Armor VA8003BWS Black Aluminum Case with Window w/o PSU £99.75
  • Optiarc/NEC AD 7200S-0B 20xDVD±R, 8xDVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, DVD-RAM x12, SATA, Black, OEM, £15.94
  • Xigmatek HDT-S1283 (H.D.T.) 120mm PWM Fan x3 Heat-pipe LGA775/K8/AM2 Cpu cooler Quad Core Ready £22.27
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700, Kentsfield Core, Socket 775, 2.66 GHz 1066MHz 8MB Cache, Retail £170.25
  • 2X 512MB Gainward 8800GTS, Bliss, PCI-E 2.0, Mem 1940MHz, GDDR3, GPU 650MHz, Streams 128, 2x DL DVI-I £303.13 for the pair
  • 2X 320 GB Western Digital WD3200AAKS Caviar SE16, SATA 300, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms £88.03 for the pair
  • EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1, NF750i SLI, 775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 1066/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX £130.41
  • 4GB (2x2GB) Super Talent Twin DDR2 PC2-6400 (800MHz), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-15 £50.51
  • 750W TX Corsair PSU, single 12V rail, energy efficient, quiet & cool, fully compatible,5 yr warranty £76.36
Net Total £814.17
Carriage £12.62
V.A.T. £144.69
TOTAL £971.48
Edited by Chozart - 5/29/08 at 10:15am
    
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250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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post #7 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
An example of a very capable gaming rig (all from www.scan.co.uk):
  • Coolermaster CM-690 V2 Dominator Black Midi Tower Case with Mesh Top Panel w/o PSU £51.10
  • Optiarc/NEC AD 7200S-0B 20xDVD±R, 8xDVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, DVD-RAM x12, SATA, Black, OEM, £15.94
  • Xigmatek HDT-S1283 (H.D.T.) 120mm PWM Fan x3 Heat-pipe LGA775/K8/AM2 Cpu cooler Quad Core Ready £22.27
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, E8400, Wolfdale Core, S775, 3.0 GHz, 1333MHz, 6MB Cache, Retail £128.77
  • 512MB Gainward 8800GTS, Bliss, PCI-E 2.0, Mem 1940MHz, GDDR3, GPU 650MHz, Streams 128, 2x DL DVI-I £151.56
  • 320 GB Western Digital WD3200AAKS Caviar SE16, SATA 300, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms £44.02
  • Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L, iP35 Express, S 775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 1066/667/800, SATA II, ATX £56.27
  • 4GB (2x2GB) Super Talent Twin DDR2 PC2-6400 (800MHz), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-15 £50.51
  • 550w Corsair VX Series PSU, ATX, PS/2, 5 year Warranty £55.21
Net Total £489.92
Carriage £11.76
V.A.T. £87.79
TOTAL £589.47

Not bad
Yes that would be a nice build. I would probably go with something similiar to that if I were building right now.
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MyDigitalSSD MDNVME80-BPX-0256 Phillips DVD Windows 10 AOC E2752VH 
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post #8 of 34
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its for a mate of mine im buliding it for him but he wanted to know how much to spend
lol yer no need to update mine yet
    
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Samsung F1 320gb (Main)Seagate Sata2 250gb 500gb Samsung Sata x20 XP Pro Acer p223w 22" 
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post #9 of 34
see my previous post with a couple suggestions. Will give you an idea what you can get for different budgets (forgive me my choice of RAM... SCAN doesn't have the best picks for RAM, but it's just for price-indication)
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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post #10 of 34
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ok need to get this as low as possable but stil a good rig for gaming so far i got it like this


Antec 900 - Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case with 200m Top Fan w/o PSU £61.99 £72.84


Gigabyte GA P31-DS3L, iP31 Express, S 775, PCI-E(x16), DDR2 667/800 MHz, SATA II, ATX £37.59 £44.17


Intel Core 2 Duo, E8400, Wolfdale Core, S775, 3.0 GHz, 1333MHz, 6MB Cache, Retail £108.84 £127.89

250 Gb Samsung SP2504C SpinPoint P120, SATA300, 7200 rpm, 8MB Cache, 9.0 ms, NCQ £32.57 £38.27


4GB (2x2GB) Super Talent Twin DDR2 PC2-6400 (800MHz), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-15 £42.99 £50.51


Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1* 64Bit 1Pk OEM (DVD) £58.29 £68.49


Samsung SH-S203P 20x DVD±R, 8x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, x12 DVD-RAM SATA Lightscribe Black OEM £14.20 £16.69


512MB Gainward 8800GTS, Bliss, PCI-E 2.0, Mem 1940MHz, GDDR3, GPU 650MHz, Streams 128, 2x DL DVI-I £128.99 £151.56


580W HiperPower HPU-4M580 Black SLi Ready 20+24Pins P8 Ready ATX2.2/BTX £33.89 £39.82



Net Total £519.35

Carriage £11.76

V.A.T. £92.94

TOTAL £624.05
    
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