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Another new PC help needed

By nik11105
Sep 15, 2010
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  1. hi every body i building a new pc for my self cause i sold the other one to my friend
    here are the parts. i am not going over my budget of 1100 pounds or 1300 euro

    Product -------------------------- Pounds

    EVGA GeForce GTX 470 - 246
    Intel Core i5 760 2.80GHz - 157
    Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4 - 150
    Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB - 48
    WD Caviar Black 500GB - 50 (sata 6g/s for os)
    Samsung 22x DVD±RW - 13
    Titan Fenrir Evo CPUCooler - 36
    12 inch cathode blue - 8
    Evo Labs 800W ATX - 62
    OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Gold - 65 (x2 dont know yet)
    NZXT Crafted Series LEXA S - 64
    Emprex 9051H Gaming Keyboard - 20
    A4 X-748K gaming mouse - 18
    Samsung B2230H 22 inch - 130

    i have an os (windows profesional 64 bit)
    so tell me what you think!!!
    Nik11105
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    Buy a better PSU, and drop down to a GTX 460 and an i7 750. Also consider getting an SSD instead of the WD HDD, unless you're going over budget because of it. And stick to 4GB of RAM; it's plenty.
  3. nik11105

    nik11105 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 104

    y a gtx 470
  4. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    I agree with Rage, a GTX 460, i5 750 and a better known branded PSU of around 650w plus.

    If you can stay in budget get a decent SSD instead of the WD. It will be much better.
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

    Yeah its not very good huh.
    EDIT: Oh it's the OP. Glad you changed your mind/failed to properly phrase your question.

    Ridiculously expensive, that should really be closer to 30 pounds max.
  6. techsuitor

    techsuitor TS Rookie Posts: 145

    yeah... I agree with those suggestions. You can build a better one with your budget. :)
  7. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    Yeah that seems around right; did you forget about VAT hk?
  9. nik11105

    nik11105 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 104

    but why a gtx 460? isnt the gtx 470 better in games
  10. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    I believe its because its cooler, more power efficient and generally regarded as the better card for its pricepoint when compared with the GTX470.

    You can also easily overclock the GTX460 to surpass the GTX470 in regards to performance.

    The specific, technical reasons I'll leave to someone else, but that's the impression I've got in regards to it.
  11. nik11105

    nik11105 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 104

    i dont really care about power efficency i care a about performance and if i over clock the gtx 470 i heard it can reach the 480 standard
     
  12. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,367   +125

    470 is nearly the cost of two 460's or a 5850/5870 (or am I ignorant of VAT again?), and has weak performance compared to both.

    Oh I wouldn't count on that.

    4GB of RAM is more than enough; if you pick out a new powersupply, let us know. Corsair 650 would be great for SLI 460's or a 5870.
  13. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    The GTX 470 is not worth the performance benefit over the GTX 460, IMHO.
  14. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    The cheapest on ebuyer is £211 inc VAT, and the next one clears £266 for a GTX470. At that price I'd much rather have two GTX460's in SLI, it would be a marked improvement for not much extra.
  15. nik11105

    nik11105 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 104

    ok so gtx 460 it is (i am also thinking of SLI -ing but which ones i would prefer evga but what ever you people think:)! Now for somithe else does anybody recomend the EVGA p55 FTW 200 mother board? or is the one i have now better?
  16. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Your motherboard above (in 1st post) supports Crossfire and SLI, so is ideal. Personally, I'd choose Gigabyte over EVGA, but others might have differing opinions.

    The decision on which GPU would depend on price to me. An identical GPU made by one manufacturer, compared with another made exactly the same but with a higher price doesn't guarantee anything better. I'd be choosing the cheapest GTX460 1GB version to run two as SLI, but again others might differ in opinions. Whatever avenue you take, they'll be easily OC'd for even more power! :D

    A 650W PSU should power them (SLI GTX460's) fine, but if you want extra capacity, go for 700W+. Get something reputable though, as cheaper PSU's are no good for this sort of setup, or anything for that matter really. lol.
  17. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    Mobo-wise, Gigabyte is ideal. For the GPU, eVGA is the best choice IMHO due to their unrivaled warranty coverage.

    As far as PSUs go, check out this list.


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