Building a new system...

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  1. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    Well time to build a new system, what would you recommended

    Motherboard

    Processor

    Case
     
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  3. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    It's all depend on your Budget!!
     
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  4. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    around £200
     
  5. f33nix

    f33nix MDL Member

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    No RAM? :D
    Anyhow best to say what you have to borrow from old machine to put into new machine.
    £200 notes is not going to build a beast.

    It is best if you state what items you have now and what you plan to recycle. As you did not mention any RAM, I assume you plan to re-use some from old machine, but what speed RAM is it (has to be compatible in new machine right!?)

    Try to download a computer Spec tool like Speccy or Aida etc to get machine specs of what you have and post back.
     
  6. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    yes i have memory ddr3 1300 and ssd hard drives and dvd ect, just looking for a new motherboard, processor and case
     
  7. zen45

    zen45 MDL Senior Member

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    intel, AMD processer ? I can go to the goodwill ,salvation army or a used PC parts store and get a power supply and case or you can go to egg and buy a motherboard cpu combo at a good price :) wont be top of the line but a pretty good machine !!
     
  8. Imkruzen

    Imkruzen MDL Member

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    I was looking to build a new box as well using these core items.
    Intel Core i7-5820K Six-Core, Socket LGA2011. Best bang for the buck. Multi core is great for compressing WIM images working on movie recoding and music files. Waste of $ for gaming.
    ASUS X99-DELUXE Socket 2011-v3, Intel X99 Chipset. Your RAM would be redundant for this application.
    ASUS GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB GDDR5 vid card
    Cooler Master Silencio 352 Micro ATX. Yoar PSU would need an output of at least 650W for this combo.

    Yoar budget doesn't allow you much performance. Then again what are you mainly going to do with the machine? Play games, then the i5-4460 is a good choice for its balance between price and performance. Cases don't add any performance, just eye candy. What socket processor and model is the current MB? Should have 12gb min RAM. Make sure the old PSU has the right type of connectors for the new MB.

    Maybe just up the processor. The Intel i7 series are the best multi core processors. AMDs have 8 core processors that the 6 core i7s run circles around. Or you can save up for something that would perform adequately for 6 or 7 years.
     
  9. f33nix

    f33nix MDL Member

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    Hello Nick,

    Only way people can really help is if they know what you have now (to see if the upgrade will boost your performance)
    Can you say the sort of tasks you use your PC for so that people can spec something more tailored to your needs?

    Example: Case and PSU or just a Case without PSU? If you need one with PSU then are you needing 300W, 500W or 700W+
    Midi ATX case?
    Micro ATX case?
    Desktop case?


    Help us with more information and we can spec something up I am sure.
     
  10. Ingman21

    Ingman21 MDL Novice

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    Spend as much as you can afford. Make sure the computer will last at least 3+ years, or even 5. Get the top chip if you can if not, the one below it. You'll be happy for quite a while!
     
  11. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    Thanks i will do, so another question i have is that can i mix DDR3 Memory 1600mhz dual Chanel with a pair of DDR3 Memory 1300mhz, if so will the 1600mhz become downgraded to the 1300mhz