Enquiry for a new PC?

By maltar7
Jun 12, 2010
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  1. pretzelwagon

    pretzelwagon TechSpot Member Posts: 30

    Computer Suggestion

    Okay, again this is pricing on this side of the Atlantic. I'm not sure what the premiums are over yonder, or what shipping would be, so I left a little lee-way:

    Case: NZXT GAMMA (great reviews for great price) - $29.99, or £20.20
    Case cooling: 4 IPCQueen 120mm Fans - $14.76, or £9.94
    CPU: i5 750 2.66 GHz Quad-core - $199.99, or £135.69
    Motherboard: Intel BOXDH55HC LGA 1156 - $94.99, or £64.12
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB 2x2GB 1600MHz - $89.99, or £60.74
    GPU: XFX Radeon HD5770 - $159.99, or £108
    PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W - $69.99, or £47.14
    HDD: WD Caviar 250GB - $44.99, or £30.30
    DVD Burner: Asus DVD+/-RW - $22.99, or £15.48

    Total: $727.68, or £491. This does not include a few rebates, but again I'm not sure if they're international or not.

    If you want a Blu-Ray burner, swap the DVD Burner for this:

    LG Black 10X Blu-ray Burner - $139.99, or £94.99

    which brings the total to $847.69, or £572.22

    I would suggest not going for the Blu-ray burner just yet, since prices are going to continue to fall. If you don't that leaves you with £139 to get a monitor with.

    Add an Acer V24eHAJbd 24" LCD for $209.99, or £142, and you'll come to a total of $937.67, or £632.96. There are smaller, cheaper options for monitors, but you know that. This leaves ~£70 for shipping, or added premiums for local companies to stick under your £700 budget, and you end up with a great computer.

    Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions.
  2. pretzelwagon

    pretzelwagon TechSpot Member Posts: 30

    I've often found that some of my SATA devices just don't receive power, so aren't recognized. It only freezes when this happens on my system drive. Anyways, I like having a bit of power leeway, so in my suggestion above, I put a OCZ 550W.
  3. maltar7

    maltar7 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 67

    PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W - $69.99, or £47.14
    HDD: WD Caviar 250GB - $44.99, or £30.30
    DVD Burner: Asus DVD+/-RW - $22.99, or £15.48
    Case cooling: 4 IPCQueen 120mm Fans - $14.76, or £9.94

    Thanks for these components.

    But the ocz fatality 550w is a modular power supply. That means i would have to buy cables. Can you recomend one which is a non-modular power supply for the same price and voltage?

    Also can you give me links to buy these components:


    HDD: WD Caviar 250GB - $44.99, or £30.30
    DVD Burner: Asus DVD+/-RW - $22.99, or £15.48
    Case cooling: 4 IPCQueen 120mm Fans - $14.76, or £9.94
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    No it doesn't.

    Thats not really necessary.

    the 500gb hdds should really be the same price, you may as well.

    Sorry, i'm not well qualified to present links for europe...
  5. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Nice idea but unfortunately there's no way you would get those prices in the UK. an i5 750 is about £160, mobo and RAM are both about £80.

    Regarding the DVD burner, I personally would not bother with Blu-ray (unless you watch a lot of movies on your PC), just get the cheapest or whatever is on sale, there's not much difference between DVD drives nowadays.
  6. pretzelwagon

    pretzelwagon TechSpot Member Posts: 30

    Notice I said "These are the prices on this side of the Atlantic." I left him room for premium prices in the UK. If I didn't leave enough, I apologize.
  7. maltar7

    maltar7 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 67

    Can you recomend some fans and a 550+ power supply for £54
  8. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    I can't recommend fans, since I never use extra fans, and never recommend extra fans...since again they're not necessary.
    Corsair 550 is great, so is 450 as mentioned several (?) times.
  9. maltar7

    maltar7 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 67

  10. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303
    The GSkill ripjaws with 7-8-7-24 2T and 1600 for 109 USD is really great, but it is nearly identical to the gskill's you linked to, just a tiny better, and on newegg, they are a tiny cheaper USD. If you can't find them, the gskill tridents you linked to is great too.

    At that price range, the best cards are the 5770 or 5830.
    For the 5830, you may want the corsair 550 instead of the 450. The OCZ 500 probably isn't suited either.

    Again, sorry no Europe links.
  11. maltar7

    maltar7 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 67

    Ok heres the system i am going to build:

    Components:

    Intel Core i5 750 2.66Ghz - £146.86 - http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp... LGA1156) Processor - Retail ?productId=37674

    Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 Intel P55A - £112.79 - http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard ?productId=38607

    G.Skill Trident 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz - £93.99 - http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...0C8 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit ?productId=40014

    HIS ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB - £124.54 - http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...R5 PCI-Express Graphics Card ?productId=39068

    OCZ Stealth stream II 500W - £47.66 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/204355

    Western Digital 500GB SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache Caviour black - £44.44 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150246

    NZXT M59 Midi Tower Gaming Case - £44.77 - http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...idi Tower Gaming Case - Black?productId=40139


    Can you recomend a better power supply for £54.

    A better graphics card for £125.

    A better ram for £90-£105.

    A DVD writter and Burner for £20

    Can you post the links to the product site and where to buy them?
     
  12. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    I don't know about European stores, so I can't tell you where to buy from, but I can throw in newegg links.

    If you've decided on the 5770, then the CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
    is fine.

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM

    At the price range you are asking for, the GSkill trident you linked to above is good though, these are slightly better.

    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

    Deja vu?
  13. maltar7

    maltar7 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 67

    Ok for the ram :

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/180490

    hellokitty[hk]
    In the uk this power supply is this around about £58-£60

    Can you recomend one similiar for £40-£54
  14. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    Ahh well then, you can go ahead and go for the corsair 400w.
  15. maltar7

    maltar7 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 67

    The corsair 400 watt looks "****" wouldent this be a better alternative OCZ Stealth stream II 500W - £47.66 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/204355

    Or could you recomend a better one?
  16. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    You could go with either, but I would hazard a guess at corsair having slightly better quality.
    Plus its cheaper o.o.
  17. maltar7

    maltar7 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 67

    ok

    can you recomend a dvd burner and writer for £20
  18. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

  19. maltar7

    maltar7 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 67

    Ok guys

    I now have all the components to build my system.

    The only thing is i dont know how to build a computer, can any one give a tutrorial or advice on how to build a computer?

    Thanks
  20. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Just follow the instructions in the manuals that come with your components and you should be fine.
  21. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,390   +205

    There are many online how-to instructions for building PCs. Google for them.
  22. maltar7

    maltar7 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 67

    I know i should be fine with the manueals, but i need some sort of guidence.
    Can any give a webpage which contains usfeul informantion, or a website which has tutrials.

    I learn better when i watch something actually building, rather than me trying to attemp it myself.

    So if any one could some videos it would be really helpfull.
  23. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    If I could build another computer, I would.

    This, in all my 2000+ posts, is I think the first time someone has actually asked...i'm not sure what to tell you.

    As a start, I would put on the CPU and cooler, along with your RAM on your motherboard FIRST, then stick it into the case.
  24. maltar7

    maltar7 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 67

    Ok now i have got a intel base system.
    I want to see what i could get for a amd system for £630.

    Once i have chousen a amd system i will post both Intel based system and the Amd based system for you guys to compare.

    After you guys have compared each system i will ayansily the good points and the bad points of each system and make a purchase.

    Before i do this can any one recomend a amd based system for £630.
  25. maltar7

    maltar7 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 67

    Ok heres my intel based system:


    Components:

    Intel Core i5 750 2.66Ghz - £155.09
    Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 Intel P55A - £112.79
    G.Skill Trident 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz - £100.90
    HIS ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB - £117.49
    OCZ Stealth stream II 500W - £47.66
    Western Digital 500GB SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - £45.10
    Pioneer DVR-A18LBK - £19.49

    Computer case:
    NZXT M59 Midi Tower Gaming Case - £44.77
    Total: 643.39
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