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    Yeah it's an amazing case, really quiet too with 4 fans running around. At release it really was the best case ever and even now it's great, but for my needs now it's a bit cramped and you can't wire behind the chassis, other than that though I'd still recommend it to anyone.

    Not sure if I'll make more money selling parts separately or just have a single build and sell it that way, at least then it'll be out of my way in one go.

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    I'm thinking about getting into to PC Gaming, can you build a good Gaming PC rig for 200-300?
    I'm not really a tech-savvy person when it comes to PC parts, I know about Ram, CPU, GPU.
    But can't tell which parts are better than others when browsing online, there's so many!

    Here's my current PC Specs, advice on which parts to upgrade would be great!

    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3600+

    GPU: ATI Radeon HD 2900 Pro

    Motherboard : Acer em61sm/em61pm ( I think, that's what CPU-Z called it!)

    Ram: 2.5GB DDR2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo9zero View Post
    I'm thinking about getting into to PC Gaming, can you build a good Gaming PC rig for 200-300?
    I'm not really a tech-savvy person when it comes to PC parts, I know about Ram, CPU, GPU.
    But can't tell which parts are better than others when browsing online, there's so many!

    Here's my current PC Specs, advice on which parts to upgrade would be great!

    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3600+

    GPU: ATI Radeon HD 2900 Pro

    Motherboard : Acer em61sm/em61pm ( I think, that's what CPU-Z called it!)

    Ram: 2.5GB DDR2
    Well I would start from scratch. You will also need more than 200-300

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    I think 200-300 is reasonable, I'm not looking to make a monster rig with the latest parts.
    Just a upgrade from my old rig that I've had for 4+yrs.

    I've pick these two parts out already for about 137

    Motherboard


    Processor

    I'm also looking at the AMD Radeon HD 6850.

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    Check out this article. it shows how to build a gaming PC for 300 that performs better than the 360/PS3

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/df...tal-foundry-pc

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBettaKnow View Post
    Check out this article. it shows how to build a gaming PC for 300 that performs better than the 360/PS3

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/df...tal-foundry-pc
    I'd rather spend it on a next gen console.

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    You are not him nor can you can't get into PC gaming with a next generation console.

    He said he wanted to build a PC for around 300 so i pointed him in the direction of a good article about how to get into it for a low cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo9zero View Post
    I think 200-300 is reasonable, I'm not looking to make a monster rig with the latest parts.
    Just a upgrade from my old rig that I've had for 4+yrs.

    I've pick these two parts out already for about 137

    Motherboard


    Processor

    I'm also looking at the AMD Radeon HD 6850.
    I can vouch for the 6850. Plays most games @1080p. Not at 60 fps (duh) but they're certainly playable.

    The MB and CPU are good as well. You'll get a decent rig with these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBettaKnow View Post
    You are not him nor can you can't get into PC gaming with a next generation console.

    He said he wanted to build a PC for around 300 so i pointed him in the direction of a good article about how to get into it for a low cost.
    Well a 300 pound pc isn't going to have anywhere near the longevity of a similarly priced console.....

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    When did I say otherwise.

    You're missing the point. He wants to get into PC Gaming. Regardless if he wants to spend 300 or 3000 he will still be in PC gaming and can upgrade at a later date as he see's fit.

    If he buys the PS4/Nextbox it won't be doing what he has asked, introducing him into PC gaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBettaKnow View Post
    Check out this article. it shows how to build a gaming PC for 300 that performs better than the 360/PS3

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/df...tal-foundry-pc
    That's a pretty nice build for that cheap.




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    Quote Originally Posted by MATRIX 2 View Post
    I'd rather spend it on a next gen console.
    I doubt the Next Gen Consoles will retail @ 300 on release unless they release stripped down versions of them.

    Anyways for me while that Eurogamer article makes a 300 quid PC build sound good especially against the PS3/360, I would hold off till I could get a Quad Core CPU & beef up the GPU in that Euro Gamer build IMO ,it says there are sweet deals around for a GTX 460 so I would go for that as having that with a Quad Core CPU & 4GB RAM would put you Close to or Over the recommended Specs in most games which is where you want to Game at rather than @ Minimum Spec & it would last longer in the Long run in terms of Future proofing for newer games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John25 View Post
    I doubt the Next Gen Consoles will retail @ 300 on release unless they release stripped down versions of them.

    Anyways for me while that Eurogamer article makes a 300 quid PC build sound good especially against the PS3/360, I would hold off till I could get a Quad Core CPU & beef up the GPU in that Euro Gamer build IMO ,it says there are sweet deals around for a GTX 460 so I would go for that as having that with a Quad Core CPU & 4GB RAM would put you Close to or Over the recommended Specs in most games which is where you want to Game at rather than @ Minimum Spec & it would last longer in the Long run in terms of Future proofing for newer games.
    Perhaps not the playstation, but the 360 launched at 279 in the UK.

    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBettaKnow View Post
    When did I say otherwise.

    You're missing the point. He wants to get into PC Gaming. Regardless if he wants to spend 300 or 3000 he will still be in PC gaming and can upgrade at a later date as he see's fit.

    If he buys the PS4/Nextbox it won't be doing what he has asked, introducing him into PC gaming.
    Yeah, but starting at the bottom end isn't how to do it.

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    If he can't afford to buy the best or midrange of everything why shouldn't he buy what is in his budget? The article proves it is possible to play games on a budget PC at the level of the PS3/360 for relatively cheap on PC.

    I doubt the OP is expecting he'll be playing games max settings and high resolutions for his price range but the point is he will be able to play games on the platform and be able to upgrade at a later date whenever he can afford it.

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    To be honest, the system I have now, while on paper doesn't look too great specs wise, has been able to play current-gen games on mid-high settings, with no noticeable framedrops.

    I'm not really up for spending more than 300+ on a PC right now, because I can't really see the benefit.
    I just want a more "modern" upgrade to my PC, something that I can better build upon later if I choose.

    Thanks for the help guys.

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    Is it even worth upgrading from an i7 920? Seems like I'm wasting my time thinking about it.
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    Is it even worth upgrading from an i7 920? Seems like I'm wasting my time thinking about it.
    Wait for Haswell, intel's new 22nm CPU architecture successor to ivy Bridge. It is said to launch in June

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    So after 5yrs I decided to build my next computer:

    Gigabyte X79-UD3
    I7-3930k(haven't overclocked yet.)
    32gb Ram
    gt660 Ti 2gb
    2 Intel 520 SSDs 240gb
    2 1TB HD
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    Quote Originally Posted by x_terna View Post
    So after 5yrs I decided to build my next computer:

    Gigabyte X79-UD3
    I7-3930k(haven't overclocked yet.)
    32gb Ram
    gt660 Ti 2gb
    2 Intel 520 SSDs 240gb
    2 1TB HD
    Win 7
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    That's an interesting setup. What do you use your machine for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by x_terna View Post
    So after 5yrs I decided to build my next computer:

    Gigabyte X79-UD3
    I7-3930k(haven't overclocked yet.)
    32gb Ram
    gt660 Ti 2gb
    2 Intel 520 SSDs 240gb
    2 1TB HD
    Win 7
    Mountain Lion
    If I had that setup I think my porn viewing productivity would go up 1000%!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyClaw View Post
    If I had that setup I think my porn viewing productivity would go up 1000%!
    Judging by your internet speed your porn productivity is probably already very high.

    I'm just curious about that rig because theres mass amounts of RAM, a budget video card and 2 SSD's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Centurion View Post
    Judging by your internet speed your porn productivity is probably already very high.

    I'm just curious about that rig because theres mass amounts of RAM, a budget video card and 2 SSD's.
    The 660ti is not a budget card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Centurion View Post
    I'm just curious about that rig because theres mass amounts of RAM, a budget video card and 2 SSD's.
    Actually I was planning on going up to 64gb of RAM, but decided I can wait awhile. I'll be using it for visual effects, and post.(A lot of simulations, destruction scenes, all that.) The reason I went with the 660ti was because I had problems with the 690 running on Mountain Lion, It worked fine in Win7 but couldn't get it to work on ML. Which leads to why I have 2 SSDs. and 1TB HD/OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATRIX 2 View Post
    The 660ti is not a budget card.
    Ok, mid-range card.

    Quote Originally Posted by x_terna View Post
    Actually I was planning on going up to 64gb of RAM, but decided I can wait awhile. I'll be using it for visual effects, and post.(A lot of simulations, destruction scenes, all that.) The reason I went with the 660ti was because I had problems with the 690 running on Mountain Lion, It worked fine in Win7 but couldn't get it to work on ML. Which leads to why I have 2 SSDs. and 1TB HD/OS.
    Aha, I figured as much.

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    or

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    which one has more feet going forward?

    i currently have a C2Q 3.0GHZ (?? too lazy bones to check proper, sorry ) but any ways, the more cores seemed to be the best way to stretch my money across soo may years back then. which one of the above will likewise last longer now?

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