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    Hi guys , I have a 4 year old PC at the moment an it manages to run BF3 on alright settings.

    But with new MMO's coming out which i am interested i think I am in need of an upgrade.

    I have an Antec 300 case which I can re use.

    Heres what i have so far https://www.aria.co.uk/WishList/QbKl2OchSRgzNQhs2ryQfA,,

    I dont know how big of a PSU is needed so could someone help me out in that department.

    My price range at the moment is 700 tops.

    Would like to get this ordered so I can play Diablo 3 an Guild wars 2 .

    Thanks for any responses
    CPU: i5 2500k @ 4.6GHZ Ram: 8GB Mushkin 1600mhz MOBO: MSI Z77A GD-45 GPU: EVGA 980GTX SC PSU: 730w Be Quiet

  • #2
    Good choices IMO

    Why not reuse your current hard drive and get a SSD as well? Hard drive prices are a bit high atm.
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    • #3
      A good quality 500 - 550W PSU should be fine, something like http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=45779

      or if you prefer modular http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=46237
      or http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=49403

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      • #4
        I've not included a hard drive, but have included an SSD https://www.aria.co.uk/WishList/QYx3...-TCTNIzCVF3g,,
        Corsair 600T | Asus Sabertooth Z77 ATX | Intel i5-3570k | Corsair H100i | Corsair Vengeance LP Black 16GB | EVGA GTX670 2GB | Mushkin Chronos 240GB

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MixtaMike View Post
          Hi guys , I have a 4 year old PC at the moment an it manages to run BF3 on alright settings.

          But with new MMO's coming out which i am interested i think I am in need of an upgrade.

          Would like to get this ordered so I can play Diablo 3 an Guild wars 2 .
          If you can play BF3 on ok settings, you should be able to run GW2, its requirements are fairly low.

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          • #6
            Your second wishlist seems perfect reuse current drive and you'll feel a huge difference having an SSD as a boot drive

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            • #7
              Im using a 320gb hard drive at the moment.


              For current specs this is what i have :
              Amd Phenom 9650 2.3ghz
              4gb corsair ram believe its 800mhz
              260GTX 192

              I tried out the Tera beta an it was barely playable, also SWTOR runs like crap too ^^.

              Should i keep my current HDD an just get a SSD ?
              CPU: i5 2500k @ 4.6GHZ Ram: 8GB Mushkin 1600mhz MOBO: MSI Z77A GD-45 GPU: EVGA 980GTX SC PSU: 730w Be Quiet

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              • #8
                I'd be tempted to reuse your HDD if its gonna be big enough for your stuff, and get an SSD for OS.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by j07cmt View Post
                  I'd be tempted to reuse your HDD if its gonna be big enough for your stuff, and get an SSD for OS.
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                  • #10
                    Ok cool I will look into that, Thanks for the replies
                    CPU: i5 2500k @ 4.6GHZ Ram: 8GB Mushkin 1600mhz MOBO: MSI Z77A GD-45 GPU: EVGA 980GTX SC PSU: 730w Be Quiet

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                    • #11
                      Just an update, i can probably boost my budget to probably 1000 but over 2 months , 500 a month.

                      Or if i get accept for a bank loan for a new motorbike and pc.

                      I could probably achieve a budget of 1600. I would need a 64 bit os, and i already have a 22" samsung monitor.
                      Wondering if someone could possibly put together 2 new lists for both new budgets?

                      Aiming for a future proof desktop with these 2 new budgets, i play alot of mmorpgs so i think i need more vram?

                      I know im asking alot but it gets me all giddy when i think about playing games on max .

                      Thanks in advance !
                      CPU: i5 2500k @ 4.6GHZ Ram: 8GB Mushkin 1600mhz MOBO: MSI Z77A GD-45 GPU: EVGA 980GTX SC PSU: 730w Be Quiet

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                      • #12
                        With 1600 you could consider multi monitors If you really wanted to splash out you could buy a X79 setup.

                        Added after 2 minutes:

                        Give me a sec I am going to make a list for you
                        Last edited by Nevbox; 29-04-12, 10:51.

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                        • #13
                          I dont think i would get use to using mutliple monitors, I would probably go up to a 24" monitor. My room is pretty small

                          Thanks for the help Nev !
                          CPU: i5 2500k @ 4.6GHZ Ram: 8GB Mushkin 1600mhz MOBO: MSI Z77A GD-45 GPU: EVGA 980GTX SC PSU: 730w Be Quiet

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                          • #14
                            1000 budget:*https://www.aria.co.uk/WishList/B72glTzjqCqypMCmYGXsRw,,

                            1600 budget:https://www.aria.co.uk/WishList/tTRHO6_mYWouaV68c4cvSw,,
                            - SLI*
                            - Loads of VRAM
                            - Room for upgrade, extra hdd drives, pci boards etc
                            - Latest technology.

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                            • #15
                              Only thing i cant see is a case, i dont think my antec 300 is big enough for these new builds

                              Sorry to be a pain lol.

                              I was looking at this case : https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...roductId=48098

                              Could i cut the price of sumthing an add that in?
                              CPU: i5 2500k @ 4.6GHZ Ram: 8GB Mushkin 1600mhz MOBO: MSI Z77A GD-45 GPU: EVGA 980GTX SC PSU: 730w Be Quiet

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