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Hello,

I am considering building a PC for gaming for me which will run the latest games such as GOW, COD4 etc but also runs fine for office work. I am looking to spend at most $1000 which is not a lot. I am living in the UK but have looked on newegg and also ebuyer and come up with this. It is not a definate but just around the specs i think would be capable to run smoothly. I don't know if these would run together and also not sure if they are best for performance/price wise. If i have forgot anything please let me know. I am pretty new to computer specs so be nice :) Please feel free to create your own PC for me to have a look at. Any advice would be greatly appriciated. I would only need a small HD due to having an external 250gb which holds all my music/files/pics etc so this would only be needed to run games etc. I also will be running Vista 64 [If applicable].

Case and Power Supply - Antec Sonata III Piano Black Quiet Mid Tower Case - With 500W EarthWatts PSU - $145

Motherboard - ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $184.99

Graphics - XFX PVT84JUDD3 GeForce 8600GT XXX 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail $129.99

CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6750 - Retail $194.99

Memory - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop $102.00

HD - SAMSUNG SpinPoint P Series SP2004C 200GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $54.99

Monitor - FujiPLUS FP-988D Silver-Black 19" 12ms DVI LCD Monitor - Retail

CD/DVD - LG GSA-H55NBRL 20X DVD?RW/DL/RAM Inc Nero Beige & Black Bezels - Retail $39

Here is another PC which i was looking at:

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And also: [Sorry for English prices]

Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2.20GHz Socket 775 800FSB 2MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
HP DVD1040 20x DVD±RW RAM Lightscribe Black - OEM
Asus TA-881 Black/Silver Midi Case No PSU
MSI 8600GT 256MB OverClocked Edition Dual DVI HDTV PCI-E Graphics Card
Seagate ST3500630AS 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 16MB Cache 7200RPM - OEM
Kingston 2GB Kit (2x1gb) DDR2 800MHz/pc2-6400 Hyperx Memory Unbuffered Cl4(4-4-4-12) Non-ECC 2.0v
ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP AiLifestyle Series P35 Socket 775 Socket eSATA 8 channel Audio ATX Motherboard
Videoseven V7 R19W11 TFT 19" Monitor 1440 x 900 300 cd/m2 700:1 5 ms Widescreen Multimedia VGA Black silver

Thank you for your time and hope to get a few replies helping me soon.

Iain.

Edited by IAIN -Y-, 18 November 2007 - 08:40 PM.

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If you are going to be gaming I recommend a better Video Card like for example the 8800 or 3850 0r 3870.

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HIS Hightech H385F256NP Radeon HD 3850 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $179

Would that be an adaquate card?

Would the first computer run together if i change to this card and with all the other parts?
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Your going to want a monitor with a better response time, 12ms is not low enough for gaming.
Yes that card will fit on your current set up, it's significantly better then the 8600GT.
James
Edit: you have three builds there....which are you planning on using, or do you want our advice? If you do the top build is the better one.

Edited by james_8970, 18 November 2007 - 09:21 PM.

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Your advice would be much appriciated. I just was looking at these 3 systems to see which would be better.

I know this might sound a bit stupid but if i ordered the parts from America and ordered the case and PSU from england would it all be compatable?

Would this be a better monitor for the 1st build:

Samsung SM920NW 19" Widescreen TFT 700:1 1440x900 300cd/m2 5ms

Edited by IAIN -Y-, 19 November 2007 - 10:49 AM.

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Your advice would be much appriciated. I just was looking at these 3 systems to see which would be better.

I know this might sound a bit stupid but if i ordered the parts from America and ordered the case and PSU from england would it all be compatable?

Would this be a better monitor for the 1st build:

Samsung SM920NW 19" Widescreen TFT 700:1 1440x900 300cd/m2 5ms

Yes it will, there is a global standard.
Keep in mind, ordering stuff in the USA will have terrible shipping costs. As for the monitor, yes it is better.
James

Edited by james_8970, 19 November 2007 - 04:27 PM.

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