Building a gamming computer



Dear members.
I would like to have a go at building a high performance gaming computer, but have never built one before. i am in the uk so parts may be different i know. if anyone could give me a list of items i will need i would be very greatful. if it helps with the ideas i want to build a water coold system with very good graphics. and what sort of power supply i will need for it.
thank you.:bow:


Welcome [B]iccows[/B]
Can you start by telling us your budget for the system, and if you’ll re-using any parts from your existing system?


the idea is to build one for as cheap as need be, and every thing is going to be brand new


sorry around £600 sterling



Total £623.80 (shipping included)

If you want an AMD system which will be only (rarely) faster (mostly slower overall) depending on application switch the motherboard and CPU to
AMD Athlon II X4 635, Propus, Quad Core, S AM3, 2.9GHz, 2MB Cache, HT 4000MHz, 95W, Retail
Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UD3H, AMD 785G, AM3, DDR3 1066/1333/1800, SATA 3Gb/s RAID, ATX, VGA
…and it’ll be 1£ cheaper :wink:

…and some reading


Here is an alternative to [B]DiiZzy’s[/B] system.
So two good systems to give you some idea of what is available.

From (use the quick find codes for each item for more details).

£677.78 inc VAT


You should also mention that 5770 is about 3-30% slower depending on game :wink:


…forum bug…


And here’s an AMD build with emphasis on graphics, includes monitor like Dee’s build.


Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3, AMD 770, AM3
AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition, Callisto, Dual Core
1GB XFX HD5850, PCI-E 2.1, 4000MHz GDDR5, GPU 725MHz, 1440Cores
620W Seasonic M12II-620 Bronze, Modular
Pioneer DVR-S18LBK 22x DVD±R
Coolermaster Elite 330 Blk/Silv Midi Tower Case

and from
Crucial 4GBKIT (2GBx2) 240PIN DDR3 PC3-8500
Best Value 22" H-570WDB Widescreen 5ms DVI LCD great reviews
Samsung 500GB SpinPoint F3 7200rpm 16MB Sata



Why would you not go for the motherboard I mentioned above which is cheaper and has newer hardware? I’m not sure if 100W and modular justifies 20£ since we’re on a quite tight budget. It’s about the same price for the Corsair memory (I think it differs like 3£) and they’re faster. The CPU will probably hold back performance somewhat…