Need to Upgrade. ~£350-400

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So i need to Upgrade my PC. Currently running on a rather old Dell C521 that i "upgraded" with more RAM, new Mobo and case.

Main uses will be gaming,(not looking to run everything on max graphics just run stuff reasonably well[crysis,UT3 etc]), rendering 3D models and also mapping. Music, video + some image/video editing aswell but nothing major.


Things i wont need:

Monitor
OS
Optical Drive
Speakers
Mouse
Keyboard

Looking to spend around £350-400, preferably not going over. (Student loan cant afford much more :p)
 
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How about this mate?

Product Name Qty Price Line Total
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Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI (PCI-Express) - Retail £79.99
(£69.56) £79.99
(£69.56)
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Asus M4A785TD-V Evo AMD 785G (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard £70.99
(£61.73) £70.99
(£61.73)
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G.Skill Ripjaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL) £66.99
(£58.25) £66.99
(£58.25)
CP-251-AM_60.jpg
AMD Athlon II X2 Dual Core 245 2.90GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail £48.99
(£42.60) £48.99
(£42.60)
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Antec 300 Three Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case - Black (No PSU) £45.99
(£39.99) £45.99
(£39.99)
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PC Power & Cooling Silencer 420W Power Supply £39.99
(£34.77) £39.99
(£34.77)
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Samsung SpinPoint F1 320GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD322HJ) £34.99
(£30.43) £34.99
(£30.43) Sub Total : £337.33 Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
DPD Next Day Parcel
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £11.75 VAT is being charged at 15% VAT : £52.36 Total : £401.44
 
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Could it not be worth getting this: AMD Phenom II X2 Dual Core 545 3.00GHz (Socket AM3) processor for £20 more and getting a cheaper case instead? I've never been a fan of spending a lot on a case if its possible to get one that does the job cheaper. I don't really know though.

Also would that PSU be good enough to have the option of a graphics card upgrade a while down the line, or would i need a more powerful one?
 
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Could it not be worth getting this: AMD Phenom II X2 Dual Core 545 3.00GHz (Socket AM3) processor for £20 more and getting a cheaper case instead? I've never been a fan of spending a lot on a case if its possible to get one that does the job cheaper. I don't really know though.

Also would that PSU be good enough to have the option of a graphics card upgrade a while down the line, or would i need a more powerful one?

For the extra 0.1Ghz, it is really not worth another £20 mate.

Get a quality case that will last years.! i have the 300 myself and it is one superb case.

Hmm depends on what graphics card you intent to upgrade to.
 
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Ok sounds good.

No idea really, but if that one will run games fine then upgrading shouldnt be a problem for a long time, in which case all is well.

Ty for the help
 
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For the extra 0.1Ghz, it is really not worth another £20 mate.

Get a quality case that will last years.! i have the 300 myself and it is one superb case.

Hmm depends on what graphics card you intent to upgrade to.

arent u frgetting something:confused::confused:

245 lacks L3 cache ;) ,while 545 have L3 7mb cache in total :)
 
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