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HolyCowZ

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Hi I am making a PC for me mam and I want to source the parts as cheap as possible and brand new.

Here's the rig I come up with below, it needs to be powerful as she wants to do graphics, video editing on it as well as she wants a flight simulator, Oh and she wants to watch TV on it.

I estimated it would cost around £1000 UK pounds but I don't have that much money as I'm poor, please save your tears. I want to spend around £700 max and don't really want to skimp on parts as I'm not gonna be around to help her soon and want to future proof it so it lasts her as long as possible.

Massive thanks

Paul

 

The Rig
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CASE: not sure what to get
 
MOTHERBOARD: MSI Z97M-G43 Intel® Z97 Micro-ATX Motherboard
 
cpu: New 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4790 Quad Core Processor (3.6GHz - up to 4.0GHz, 8MB Cache)
 
ram: 16GB DDR3 2133MHz Memory (2x8GB) Kit
 
GPU: 2GB Nvidia Geforce GTX 750Ti Gaming Overclocked Twin Fan,640 Cores, DSub/DVI/HDMI, PCIe 
 
PSU: 500W FSP Quiet Power Supply - Bronz 80 Plus
 
CPU COOLER: Themis Direct Contact CPU Cooler
 
SOLID STATE DRIVE: 480GB SSD - Patriot Blaze Solid State Drive
 
HARD DRIVE: 1TB SATA III 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64Mb Cache, 8ms Hard Drive
 
DVD: 24x DVD Writer (read/write CD & DVD)
 
iNTERNET ACCESS: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)?
 
TV: HAUPPAUGE Dual DVB-T Tuner (WinTV-NOVA-TD-500)
 
OS: WINDOWS 7 PRO 64BIT (NOT WINDOWS 8 she hates it)
 
SCREEN: 27" Gaming Spec 2ms Monitor with HDMI/VGA - LG 27MP35HQ
 
KEYBOARD AND MOUSE: Logitech Wired Desktop MK120 Keyboard & Mouse
 
 
 

 


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Hello HolyCowZ,

 

Can I ask whether or not you checked the prices of any of the parts that you have list above as you will not get anywhere near the above spec build for £700 I`m afraid  :no:

 

An 8 core AMD build will not cost as much as an i7 Intel rig but the cost will still exceed £700.

 

An i7 example build minus the monitor, keyboard and TV out card here

 

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Hello Phillpower2 and thank you for your time taken in making that parts list, really appreciated. Yes I did check the parts and it came to around 1300 but would love to make it for less. I looked at AMD and I have had a few AMD PC's and to be honest they never last or perform as well as the same level Intel machines I have owned. I really wondered if anyone had any tips for place's to buy cheap parts, but real stuff not fake Chinese parts. Thank you very much Phill for your help I will have a look at that site now
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To get an idea of what your budget will get you take a look at Logical Increments here

 

You are welcome btw  :)


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That's great Phill thank you, sorry for the delay in my reply.

I will have a look at this one too

Your a gent thank you :)


Edited by HolyCowZ, 06 March 2015 - 03:16 PM.

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No worries, thanks for the update and as ever you are welcome  :)


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Hello again Phillpower I was reading the processors info and some say ddr4 support is this the type I will have to use if I am using ddr4 memory?

 

This is what one processor says that I'm interested in

"Intel now making six core processor with hyperthreading now available, with a total of 12 threads, DDR4 support "

 

Thanks and sorry to add more after so long from the start date of the post.


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Hello HolyCowZ,

 

To use DDR4 Ram you would need an appropriate CPU and MB and to try and build a computer based on the spec of Ram is unwise, MB manufacturers provide a qualified vendors list (QVL) which lists both CPUs and Ram that have been tested and proven to be compatible with their board/s, atm only worry about DDR4 Ram if you select a new MB that is compatible with it and this only after selecting a compatible CPU first.

 

If you are set on using DDR4 Ram be prepared to significantly break the budget, a quick bundle put together here


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That looks a nice set after all this time so far I have got a nic lol.

I was actually looking at msi boards 

http://www.scan.co.u...-6gb-s-raid-pci

Is this any good?

thank's Phillpower :)


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