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Need advice on a budget gaming PC


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MrGeorge89

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Hi,

first of all sorry if this is in the wrong section. Iv'e never built a computer before but do have computer experience, but no experience of building. I want the computer mainly for playing WOW Cataclysm with ultra graphics settings, and then the only other use would be browsing and downloading.

Budget: Min. £300, max. £400 maybe at a push £450


Main uses of intended build: Playing WOW Cataclysm with ultra graphics settings


Parts required: Everything (including keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers)


Previous build information (list details of parts): (Laptop) Sempron 2ghz, 1 gb RAM, Integrated graphics, 120gb hard drive


Monitor resolution: I would want 1080 HD, no less but wouldn't really be bothered about any more, and preferably at least a 21" screen size


Storage requirements: I already have an external hard drive for media, so wouldn't really need much space.


will you be overclocking: No


Any motherboard requirements (no. of USB, Xfire/SLI, fan headers): No requirements, just basic, want to keep the price as low as possible


Extra information about desired system: I will probably be ordering from Scan because of there finance option, and the only main use will be playing WOW but I want to be able to play on ultra graphics. I don't need anything fancy or expensive, eg. don't need a fancy case, keyboard etc. only basic as I want to keep the price as low as possible. DVD Driver or Re-Writer will not be needed

If someone could help me or suggest a system I would be really grateful
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iammykyl

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Hi MrGeorge89, :)

Looking at your desired PC specs, " Monitor resolution: playing WOW Cataclysm with ultra graphics settings" it is not possible to build it for 450 Pounds. Total up these 3 items.

> http://www.scan.co.u...m2-2ms-speakers

> http://www.scan.co.u...stem-single-oem

One of these video cards.

> http://www.scan.co.u...x-dl-dvi-i-hdmi

OR

> http://www.scan.co.u...dl-dvi-hdmi-mdp

If you can manage with any other screen, borrowed, second hand, and use the Mobo integrated graphics, to get you going, I can spec a good quality AMD
PC that would be upgradeable for years including taking the yet to be released AMD Bulldozer CPU.
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I would use AMD for the processor, you get more bang for your buck that way. Then pick up a nVidia 460 and you should be set.
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iammykyl

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Links failed

Edited by iammykyl, 05 June 2011 - 02:43 AM.

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iammykyl

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Hi.

Do you still need some assistance?
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MrGeorge89

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Hi, sorry for not replying, my emails from this forum were going in to my spam inbox for some reason (and I didn't think anyone replied) and I was just having a look through them and noticed one in there, Iv'e marked them as not spam now :unsure:

Yes I still do need help please.

I have my own copy of Windows 7 so I wouldn't have to spend money on this. I also have speakers and a keyboard and mouse I could use for now if need be, so these could be taken out of consideration.

I noticed in the 'Today Only' (about a week ago) section on Scan a nice Acer (I think) monitor for £90 which I thought wasn't a bad price, although it has gone now :)

I don't need all the 'top of the range' products as I probably won't be playing any brand new games. I'l only be playing the likes of WOW and LOTRO, although I would like to have the full benefit by playing these in full detail.

Advice would be greatly appreciated :yes:
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Please let me know if you can access this saved basket?

> http://www.scan.co.u...69889070f174f3b
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