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Hi all here in the forums. I've been lurking here for a little while, reading all the OC beginner articles and AMD OC guide, and I'm more or less familiar with the OC business.

Now what I'm looking for is a new rig, because mine is prehistoric and I'm trying to play Team Fortress 2 with a decent amount of fps.

The only real problem is my budget which is quite limited, around 300€ to 400€.

I've been looking at a lot of options and figured AMD would be a better bet than Intel seeing as Intel is normally more expensive.

I've got a case already so I wouldn't need a new one, but I'd need basically everything else.

Would any of you guys be willing to lend me a hand on this? I'd appreciate it very much.
    
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here ya go

AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.00GHz Socket AM3
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/237554

Casecom 7720 Black Mid Tower Case with 450W 24pin SATA PSU
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/174506

Samsung SH-S223 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145450

Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz HyperX Blu Memory Kit CL9 1.65V
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/239260

Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H 880G Socket AM3 8 Channel Audio mATX Motherboard
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/218935

Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173804

Cart total inc vat: Cart total ex vat: £215
shipping: £10.42

total: £225.98



the onboard 4250 will play steam source games just fine on mid/high settings
and some games newer games on low/mid settings fine

and you can upgrade to a good video card for under £100

PowerColor HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 DVI HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/256035
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Thanks CheeseMonkey and thanks fferjxx for the whole setup!

I already have a case...so I might buy the PSU by itself...Any recommendations?

Also from a site I'm buying from the cheapest Kingston RAM is a 66€ (around 55£) Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3 PC3-12800. Should I go for that?

I also have some Corsair choices such as:

Corsair DDR3 XMS3-1600 4GB C9 -> Which seems similar to your suggestion, though I might be wrong as I don't know much about RAM at all.

Thanks a lot for the quick responses guys!
    
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The HyperX Blu should overclock (RAM-wise) better. Unless the Corsair is somewhat cheaper and the HyperX Blu would be less worth it to you.
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@ xd 1771: the Corsair RAM is 42£ compared to the kingston's 55£.

I would want to overclock the pc if possible at a later date...but then I'd need better cooling a good psu I guess...also I honestly do not know if the AMD Athlon II X2 250 oc's well. I'll research a bit into it.

Also what is a good PSU you'd recommend? Corsair's good from what I can gather right?

Thanks again
    
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done
http://img560.imageshack.us/i/sdsda222.jpg/
unlock the x3 , OC the 6850 a bit and ur good to demolish games
Edited by RabbitGT - 2/14/11 at 5:25pm
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Edited by RabbitGT - 2/14/11 at 5:24pm
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Thanks for the alternative build RabbitGT. I'm a bit cheap so maybe I'll stick to the cheaper build . Anyway what do you mean by the 6850? I don't know what you are refering to exactly. thanks!
    
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Originally Posted by fcalves View Post
Thanks for the alternative build RabbitGT. I'm a bit cheap so maybe I'll stick to the cheaper build . Anyway what do you mean by the 6850? I don't know what you are refering to exactly. thanks!
HD 6850 ...there is realy no point to go dual core Athlon when tripple core costs what like 10 bucks more and it has 99% chance to unlock to quad core (u wont be able to unlock the dual core)...makes it a no brainer to buy
just look at my sig ... my system costed me 200$ without the graphics card
Edited by RabbitGT - 2/14/11 at 5:32pm
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Wow that certainly is interesting...I'll have to check that out. Is the performance difference from dual-core to tri-core that much? Also, have some rep.
    
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