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New pc budget£700


Jameslayer

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Hi as the title says im looking to buy a new pc and my budget is £700. I dont intend to use any of the components from my old PC. So I need a complete system. I wont need a OS as I have win7 64bit and perhiels and a monitor.

I want the PC for gaming etc. I play all games from FPS/strat/mmo. And yes I am thinking of building my own I havnt done it before but my mate would help.

Lets hope looking for a new pc doenst jinx me again as every other time it has. The latest time I was put under threat of reduncy but my job is safe now.

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acein1

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cant help you realy,but,my advice isstrong text "do not overlook novatech"

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Joe G

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I've just bought one from Chillblast who get great reviews and offer a two year guarantee - unfortunately I have had some problems with mine from getting it (a duff HDD and compatibility problems with my specialist sound card) and it is back with them now but having said that their service has been great so I'm optimistic that when these problems are sorted things will be ok. Very personal service and lots of apologies which counts for a lot when things do go wrong!

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retep888™

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All from ebuyer.

CM Storm Enforcer Case with Coolermaster 650W GX PSU £109.99 click here

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz £46.66 click here

Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Socket 1155 £170.92 click here

Asus P8Z68-V LX Socket 1155 £74.97 click here

MSI GTX 560Ti OC 1GB GDDR5 £155.61 click here

Noctua NH-U9B SE2 CPU Cooler £39.11 click here

Seagate 1TB Barracuda 3.5" SATA-III Hard Drive - 7200RPM 64MB Cache £85.00 click here

Samsung SH-222BB 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black £12.99 click here

All come to £695.21 in total, choose within 5 working days for free delivery.

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Jameslayer

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Thanks retep888 exactly what I was looking for.

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Jameslayer

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Jameslayer

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If the ram is the same. I can knock about $16 off the bill would you recomend spending it on slightly upgrading anything?

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KRONOS the First

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Absolutely no point in the Noctua NH-U9B SE2 CPU Cooler unless you were going to overclock your CPU. So saving of £40, the stock coolers are pretty decent with the Intel chips these days.

I have this RAM in my P8Z68 Mobo RAM. Knocks another few quid off.

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Jameslayer

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Im not planning to overclock at the moment but maybe in the future. So I can drop the cooler. Do I invest it in a better graphic card or save it. I suppose the better question what do i gain by spending it on a better graphic card.

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KRONOS the First

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I think that you would do best to save it, there are bound to extras you fance,a decent fan controller perhaps or something I have just bought hand made case feet with blue LED's. Image.

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retep888™

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"Silly question is this the same ram but just in a diffrnt colour?"

Technically they're the same but it'll look out of place among all dark components (personal view), if you don't mind & prefer to it then by all means go for it.

I prefer lower voltage to higher voltage Rams, i.e. 1.5V Vs 1.65V, the lower voltage Rams will run cooler on stock frequency & save a bit of energy.

"Im not planning to overclock at the moment but maybe in the future. So I can drop the cooler"

Why wait? A good & proper CPU cooler's installation involves a support bracket being fitted underneath it, I think you'll regret why didn't get it done in the first place.

The difference of cooling temperature between a stock & a dedicated cooler could be upto 10°C (tested myself), the stock cooler will attract a lot of dust ,to clean it thoroughly a complete dismantling & detaching from the CPU is inevitable while the Noctua NH-U9B or similar can be cleaned by simply detaching the clip on fans & clean both fans & heatsink fins with a paint brush or a hairdryer blowing on cold settings.

Any dedicated CPU cooler will look much nicer than the stock cooler and you don't have to overclock at all now, all components recommended are branded items & within your budget but what you decide to do or cut some corners then it's your choice.

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