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buying new pc


mattgedd

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made a list of things i think r important in a pc:

hd (have HD monitor)

windows - windows 7

last as long as possible (had this one 5 years)

run smooth - lots of ram?

games - medium/low level - decent graphics. (i play xbox.)

music making - good soundcard

small internal hard drive (could i use this one?)

upgradable (for longer life)

have monitor

have external harddrive

dont need disc drive - could add later?

i mainly use my computer as a music player, and internet browser. also watch movies on it. i also used to make music. if my comp could run games i think i would play them, but i would be more interested in classic games, and continue to play xbox.

what i do now is use a small internal harddrive for all my program stuff, and my external for storage. in my head that keeps data safe. idk if that is great idea, but its been like that a while.

been looking about, but idk what all the letters and numbers really mean. i want a good computer, and i want to pay as little as possible. my budget is something like £0-£1000.

ideally would like a list of components, and the a recommended place to get them. thank you for any advice u can give.

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mattgedd

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is the i7 2600K much better than the i5 2500K? i cant see it written anywhere but i assume u get Battlefield with it.

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mattgedd

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is the i7 2600K much better than the i5 2500K? i cant see it written anywhere but i assume u get Battlefield with it.

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mattgedd

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im i right in thinking everything should be built around the cpu?

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mattgedd

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*found this site helpfull when looking at cpu's:

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/

would be nice if they covered evey part.

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gengiscant

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is the i7 2600K much better than the i5 2500K? You decide: Compare I personally say not, but I am a gamer.

im i right in thinking everything should be built around the cpu? Not sure what you mean by that.

Your third post, I use that site quite a bit. Useful for graphics cards also.

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mattgedd

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thank you for all ur help

what i ment was that if u buy a top of the line cpu, do u need a top of the line everything-else to run it with.

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i think i might just buy i5 2500K now.

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i am completely overwelmed with the different types of each component; like RAM - what would u recomend in 8B and above?

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gengiscant

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what would u recommend in 8B and above? Sorry mate, maybe me being a bit slow can you explain what you are meaning?

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mattgedd

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i not sure if everything works with everything else. i as meaning, in RAM, what 'product' would u recomend, if u can, that has 8 gig (just noticed i didnt write GB - my keyboard is being weird) and more. i looking on Scan and there many different catagories of RAM.

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on the Coolermaster Elite 430 it says "Fan Bays: 4 x 120mm, 2 x 80/92/120 mm/Fans Included: None". do i need tp buy fans? (i feel this maybe a be a silly question)

ty

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mattgedd

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32 or 64 bit windows?

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gengiscant

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First I need to know what motherboard you are getting before I can advise on RAM.

If you are going to be buying 8GB RAM then install 64BIT Windows 7.

It comes with 2 fans: Front 120mm fan with brilliant Blue LED and a rear 120mm ventilation. If you want to add a couple of other 120mm LED then do so. If you like a bit of bling like I do Blue light.

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