Ultimate Gaming Rig

By Zent · 14 replies
Dec 1, 2007
  1. Can someone give me links to any sites for a pc that will be good for gaming, I am willing to build my own and have a £1000 budget.

  2. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Well that's a pretty big question. There are many cpus that can be used in a game rig each having a performance price point. Here's a link to an article I wrote about building your own gaming rig. Read that as a starter and post your questions back here.
  3. timvu83

    timvu83 TS Rookie Posts: 20

  4. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Those are all great sites timvu, but the dude's from England (clue is:£1000 budget) that's why I didn't post any links for him b/c I don't know sh!t about england pc stores.
  5. Zent

    Zent TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    Well, cyberpower do have a UK based site also... have been looking on UK site and they do seem to have some half decent stuff, I also find pcspecialist which seem to good to be true to be honest
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Why don't you try building your own PC? You can be sure to get the best parts for it, and also learn a lot in the process. If you do want a good custom-built PC, the CyberPowerPC Gamer Ultra XFire Pro (AMD) is the best choice since it delivers the most performance for its price.
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    Rage, he said he was willing to build his own. I think he needs a list which you are good at making. :)
  8. timvu83

    timvu83 TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Lol, sorry Zent. I didn't see the pound symbol. I heard this site is pretty good http://www.meshcomputers.com/ for England.
  9. Zent

    Zent TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    no problem dude, i'll check out meshcomputers now, thanks
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Right, I think I missed that part. ;)
    OK, here's my recommended build.
    Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R iP35 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard - £75.28
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB Cache (2x4MB (4MB per core pair) Retail Boxed Processor - £166.95
    OCZ 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 CL 4-4-4-15 PLATINUM XTC with LIFETIME WARRANTY - £38.99
    EVGA 8800GT 512MB GDDR3 Dual DVI HDTVOut PCI-E Graphics Card - £171.99
    Corsair VX 550W PSU - 120mm Fan, 5 Year Warranty - £54.99
    CoolerMaster Stacker 830 RC-830 Silver Case - £127.96
    Pioneer DVR-212BK 18X SATA DVD?RW DL Int Black - OEM - £19.79
    Western Digital WD7500AAKS 750GB SATA II Hard Drive 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM - £117.49
    Thermalright Ultra-120 Socket 775 Processor heatsink - £31.99 (Optional)
    Antec Pro 120mm 3pin Double Ball Bearing Case Fan - £6.98 x5

    Grand Total = £840.33 including VAT. Shipping is free on all items. The card is on pre-order, so it'll take time to arrive. If you want one ASAP, get an 8800GTX instead. I believe it should still be within your budget. The cooler I've recommended is optional, since you might want to OC the CPU to get more performance out of it. All in all, you'll have a superb PC that'll be enough to enjoy almost any game out there. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
  11. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    Let me throw in my two cents (tuppence?) worth of advice. If possible, assemble your parts as soon after delivery as you can. The reason is if any parts are found to be defective, you may have a limited time to return them to the retail store or online store for exchange or refund. The more time you give yourself to do this the better. Thereafter, you might have to return it to the manufacturer under warranty which might take more time than sending it back to the retailer or e-tailer.

    Chances are you won't have any problems like that but just in case...
  12. you use a 286

    you use a 286 TS Rookie Posts: 63

    try alienware.com these are some of the best gaming computers you can get, starting at lower than $1000 or just go to Ebay
  13. Finchy

    Finchy TS Rookie Posts: 353

    Transfering Steam Games

    (ignore the title, I thought i was posting a new thread- see in gaming and consoles..... im an ***** ;) )

    i just bought one from PC Specialist.co.uk and I got a Core 2 Quad Q6600, 4gb of RAM and a 8800GT for £900
    MESH have similar prices if you want a bigger-name brand but I think PCS have better quality components.

    If your wanting to build a rig yourself, Rage's rig is excellent hough I would recommend 3-4gb of RAM
  14. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Posts: 373


    Stay away from alienware, they are just a glorified Dell, infact they are owned by Dell. The tech support is horrible and you get a 1 year warrenty just as with anything else. Also, they are overpriced, any that you can get for $1000 going to be limited or used old. Fully loaded machines from them range from $2500-6000

    There are much better manufactures out there if you decide to go with a OEM. Rage_3K_Moiz is right, build you own and save a bundle, plus learn the in's and out's of your machine.

    The #1 reason you should build you own is the warranty. Most OEM machines you find are going to have a 1 year warranty. Of course you can buy extended coverage for lots of money however if you build your own each part has a warranty and is easily replaced for the price of shipping.

    CPU's - Have a 3 year warranty if you buy the retail version.

    Motherboard - Most have lifetime warranty

    Video Card - Most have Lifetime warranty

    Memory - Most have Lifetime warranty

    Hard Drive - 3-5 year warranty depending on the brand

    Power Supplies - Hard to find one under 3 years of warranty some have lifetime.

    So basically when you build your own you have a better peice of mind knowing that each part of your machine is going to have a warranty from the time you build it to the day you put it on the scrap pile.
  15. Zent

    Zent TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    I did look at alienware, but i should imagine you are paying just for the name, so i think i might end up building my own afte christmas with the money i recieve, and if i do build one i will post another thread on here and let you all know, thanks for all your help
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