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OC3D Recommended Systems - Q4 2013



With lots of new hardware appearing in recent months it's time for us to revisit our recommended systems.

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Old 29-10-13, 12:07 PM
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A very nice balance of systems and a good place for newcommers to look for inspiration
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Just power-read this. Hell of a tough job to weed out the listings for these price ranges, cept for the really top-end one I guess cos you can do as you like with Monopoly money.

It's not really open for argument - good guide. Any arguments really would be personal choices, requirements and bargains you can find at the time of purchasing.
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Just power-read this. Hell of a tough job to weed out the listings for these price ranges, cept for the really top-end one I guess cos you can do as you like with Monopoly money.

It's not really open for argument - good guide. Any arguments really would be personal choices, requirements and bargains you can find at the time of purchasing.
Its just a basic guide dude, base a rig around these main points and youll be set
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My only complaint about the builds would be to change the processor in the budget build to the Athlon x4 760k as you're using the graphics card.
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My only complaint about the builds would be to change the processor in the budget build to the Athlon x4 760k as you're using the graphics card.
i would think more along the lines of a fx 6300 and a am3+ motherboard.
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My only complaint about the builds would be to change the processor in the budget build to the Athlon x4 760k as you're using the graphics card.

I agree, Ive added a GTX650 Ti Boost to replace the 7790 too
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Can I ask with the £500 build why a a8 and not a Athlon x4 750k? Same performance as a A10 but with a price tag of £60 in the UK and swap out the board for a matx Gigabyte fm2+ board for the same price as the board picked.

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I agree, Ive added a GTX650 Ti Boost to replace the 7790 too
Amazing to see that you guys actually take suggestions for this

Probably want to change the following too though:

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Finally as the GTX650Ti has been discontinued we've had to look elsewhere for our GPU, and the HD7790 might not be the most powerful card in the world, but the inclusion of three excellent games makes it a very attractive choice. It's a lot of system for £483, and leaves some wiggle room for those of you who would prefer more RAM, or a better looking motherboard.

What I would love to see is a <£300-350 HTPC with an APU, Elite 120/130, Corsair VS350 etc. Maybe fit a 3TB WD Green in there? Cheap components but still from proper brands that will get you a nice PC.

Would be interesting imo.
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