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£500 - 600 New build advice needed

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  • GrayGhost79GrayGhost79 Webster, MAPosts: 4,775Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Arakazi
    I have two versions of windows. One windows Vista that came installed my old Dell PC which I'm currently using and the retail version I bought from Amazon around the begining of this year for around £80. As far as I was aware the retail version was my own license and could use on as many machines as I liked, while the one that came installed in my old PC still belongs to Dell and is tied to that PC.

    The price you paid kind of leads me to believe you have an OEM copy of windows which would mean you need to buy a new license sadly. 

    OEM copy is about $120 US, Retail copy is about $200 or at least these were the prices at the beggining of the year. 

  • ArakaziArakazi OxfordPosts: 891Member Uncommon
    Yeah, it's an OEM, both of them are. I'll just buy another OEM I guess.
  • miguksarammiguksaram Fort Meade, MDPosts: 826Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Quizzical
    Originally posted by Arakazi

    Thanks for all the replies. 

    I'm keeping one of the HDD, my two blueray dvd writers, PSU,  wifi network card and the GPU - Nvdia 560 as well as my 24" screen. I've already bought the case and another HDD today and I'm still looking at what CPU I want to buy. AMD Bulldozers seem really, really cheap but I will probably go with an i5. 8GB of ram and a gigabyte MB.

    What case, and what power supply?  And you didn't mention an SSD as something that you're either keeping from an old build or buying for a new one.  You'll probably need a new OS license, too.

    Considering you are building this new system based on the failure of your old one I'd highly suggest you find out exactly what PSU model you own.  If you aren't sure feel free to use the following link to help you out.

    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page1373.htm

  • FadedbombFadedbomb Aiken, SCPosts: 2,081Member

    Built this today while at work as a "budget build" for a friend. She already has a Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, and OS license.

     

    [CPU] ($90) AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0ghz 
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103871

    [CPU Heatsink] ($30)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    [Thermal Paste & Cleaner Combo] ($15)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1046967

    [MOBO] ($85) ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280

    [RAM] ($30) G.Skill 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231180

    [HDD] ($70) Western Digital Caviar Blue
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

    [CASE] ($60) Cooler Master ATX Mid Tower
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

    [PSU] ($145) Corsair HX Series HX750 750W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

    [GPU] ($150) HD 6850 1GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908

    [DVD Burner] ($20)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204


    Total: $665

     

    Hope it helps?

     

     

    ps: It'll run GW2 on highest settings minus some Anti-Aliasing or Post Processing crap :P. Probably get you 50-60fps on Medium to High.

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  • ArakaziArakazi OxfordPosts: 891Member Uncommon
    The PSU I'm going to use is OCZ OCZ600MXSP-UK ModXStream Pro 600W ATX Power Supply. My old sytem was failing before I bought it in the hope it would solve my problems. It's less than a week old, so it should be fine since I only use one GFX card. 
  • GrayGhost79GrayGhost79 Webster, MAPosts: 4,775Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Arakazi
    The PSU I'm going to use is OCZ OCZ600MXSP-UK ModXStream Pro 600W ATX Power Supply. My old sytem was failing before I bought it in the hope it would solve my problems. It's less than a week old, so it should be fine since I only use one GFX card. 

    People ask because a good PSU is critical, if it goes it can take a lot of other components out. There are a ton of PSU's out there but only a few that are really worth getting. Many simply aren't that safe to be honest lol. 

    The one you have isn't bad though. 

  • ArakaziArakazi OxfordPosts: 891Member Uncommon
    I'm just about done and all I need is a MB and memory. I bought a intel core i5 3570k but I'm uncertain on what motherboard would be best suited for it. I also given in to temptation an bought nvidia 660 ti so I kinda blown my budget D:
  • miguksarammiguksaram Fort Meade, MDPosts: 826Member Uncommon

    This list is a year old but still very relevant for most consumers.  I HIGHLY suggest you take a look to get an idea of whom to look for in the future for PSU purchases.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-manufacturer,2913.html

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