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Chris S
10-17-2010, 11:52 AM
Hi all,

Thanks for the help, in the end I had a computer built to my specifications.

Thanks again

10-17-2010, 01:52 PM
See http://forum.train2game.com/showthread.php/5195-desktop.-what-do-you-think for a recent discussion and ideas

10-17-2010, 03:07 PM
If you're looking for a custom built computer, I'd recommend you have a look at http://www.overclockers.co.uk as well.

I bought a customised job from there at a very reasonable price, and with it being properly overclocked, it whizzes along quite nicely when doing a build in UDK.

Chris S
10-17-2010, 03:08 PM
thanks, I'll have a read

10-17-2010, 03:12 PM
im in a similar boat. pc specialist seem quite dear. overclockers are well worth a look at. im on there every day at moment working out packages and prices

Chris S
10-17-2010, 03:31 PM
just having a look at overclockers, looks very good

10-17-2010, 03:40 PM
they dont have any desktops built - cant find one anyway, but the parts are well priced

Chris S
10-18-2010, 06:47 PM
just been reading up on overclocked systems and some people say that when overclocked they have an increased chance of hardware failure, is this something to be concerned about?

some of the pre-built systems on http://www.overclockers.co.uk seem very nice

Chris S
10-19-2010, 11:31 AM
thanks for the reply :)

so if I was to buy a professionally overclocked system from Overclockers it would be good for the course? Or would you choose a system that has not had any overclocking?

10-27-2010, 09:49 AM
Either but a system thats been overclocked I would/have. These custom builds known as gaming rigs with high power mostly are bought by gaming people, but nowadays we computer animation students buy them for rendering quicker and realtime rendering etc so i agree with everone and buy one on overclockers.co.uk and if its overclocked or not get it either way it still will generally be a good PC.

12-18-2010, 03:49 AM
So on that website what is a good art and animation PC for around 300? I really don't know what i'm looking for tbh

12-18-2010, 05:49 AM
www.bit-tech.net they have computer parts and a monthly showing of pc specs to build your own pc :) from gaming to recreational pc uses :) check it out you won't be disappointed!

12-18-2010, 11:57 AM
on overclockers does it come with windows already installed on it?

12-18-2010, 11:58 AM
Are you looking for a complete system (with monitor, keyboard, etc) or just the base PC?

12-18-2010, 12:23 PM
just the base PC

12-18-2010, 12:56 PM
You are not going to get much for 300 to be honest. Is upgrading your current PC not an option?

12-18-2010, 01:01 PM
it might be.. i mean I honestly dont have a clue about this sort of stuff but if i told someone what i have and all the info and someone told me what i needed then yes ...

12-18-2010, 01:27 PM

Is this PC not good enough then? I don't know if it comes with Windows installed on it though... :S

12-18-2010, 03:55 PM
Check Kren's forum thread he tells you exactly what you need and what each are.

12-18-2010, 05:09 PM

Is this PC not good enough then? I don't know if it comes with Windows installed on it though... :S
That's not a complete PC. Its just the motherboard, CPU and RAM.

12-18-2010, 05:17 PM
you'd also need a decent graphics card case and fans etc plus psu and dvd writer drive

12-18-2010, 06:23 PM
If you have a look on this forum there's an extensive post by Kren on computer parts.

12-19-2010, 02:17 PM
If you have a look on this forum there's an extensive post by Kren on computer parts.

already mentioned multiple times my sloth friend.;):D

12-22-2010, 06:00 AM
I've looked at this post.

I've bin searching the internet and i was wondering if this was a good computer?


12-22-2010, 12:42 PM
W-George ... No not really

I think he's asking a price for a resonable priced computer ... Which is tough cause we don't know how much your willing to spend. put up a definate total price & people might be able to help you out

12-22-2010, 01:41 PM
500 at most.... really don't have the money to spend over that ;( wish i did

12-23-2010, 02:32 AM
Soz bout the late reply. I've just been reading over the post about what you want & need.

I didn't think that Overclockers bundle was so bad, just a bit pricey.
If i posted up som links for Oc (cause i shop there) ...let me know what you think. Yes your gopnna need DVD burner's & everything else, but i'm asumming you have a case, power supply & DVD reader/ burner anyway

So to upgrade to a worth artist & animators PC you could get by on buying seperate bits, mind mayeb a power supply could do, depending on what yours already is. ... anyway links

Firstly a massive six core CPU, never need a new CPU again .. You would need a new motherboard though http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-267-AM 150

Mobo ... 70 will fit your six-core CPU ... http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-025-FC .....Or Maybe this one for extra build quality 100 http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-339-AS

RAM .. needed for rendering processes & regular gaming ... 4GB 55 .. other may suggest getting another 2GB stick .. why not just plug it in

Throw in a nice Graphics card which would stand graphics of 1080P resolution or higher 110 http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-238-AS&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1830

A nice power supply of 500watts 40 .. Your'll have to excuse me if someone question the power supply, i ain't to up to date with the newest of new graphics cards & their power needs, but i rekon it would do

Then you would have 50 odd quid left to buy your CPU cooler, heatsink glue & any other accessories you could think of.

Enjoy & hope it helped

12-23-2010, 06:07 PM
very helpful thank you very much

ram? http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-287-CS&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=

Power suply? http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-034-CS

12-24-2010, 05:31 AM
Not really sure what your asking with the links, but just to clear things up a little more,

The RAM, runs at 1333Mhz which is the fastest the 100 ASUS Mobo will handle, without tweaking your settings.

Power supply is a variable at what i would say enough ... revision time.... OK so the GPU will take 150watts, (fine), the 6-core CPU will take 95 -125 watts .. so you only looking at a 250 watt total with the main componets .. i rekon that power supply would be more than enough

Just to be sure some of those items are on deal for this christmas time only, so keep checking & looking back on Oc.

12-24-2010, 09:04 AM
I was asking if them bits go with the 100 motherboard? soory

EDIT: i think that ram goes witht he 70 motherboard aswel doesn't it?

Another EDIT: Sweet! its gone down to 60 :)

12-24-2010, 12:36 PM
Or i found this cheaper 4GB ram? http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/memory-pc/ddr3-pc3-10666/1333mhz/novatech/ram-13334.html

Dno if people knw if this is a trusted site?

12-24-2010, 03:58 PM

would this PSU be better because it has 6 pin connector for that graphics card? i just need someone to confirm all these parts go togather and ill order

12-24-2010, 06:36 PM
All i can tell you is spend the little extra on the RAM & go for the 2 X 2gb stick on Overclockers

As for the power supply the only problem i can see with it being so cheap is it may be quiet noisy, one thing you don't want is a noisy computer, i'm sure the one i showed you would be fine, if not get hold of overclockers.com & question them, tell them about the componets, mainly the graphics card cause thats the one that come's across most annoying when buying power supply, like you need the 12v rail & 6 even 8 pin power connecters for neser cards as well

Soz for not picking up on that earlier, so it's lucky you picked up the issue, Yes try maybe Kren, i know he's quiet a master at setting up new systems, i don't knwo whether he'll quite be in the mood to choose the whole system for you though .. i dunno try him,

Talk to kren & try Overclockers, then get ready to order you should be ok .. but always check

12-25-2010, 12:14 PM
Based on the last GPU recommendations above, this power supply won't do.
Looking at http://www.anandtech.com/show/3810/nvidias-geforce-gtx-460-part-2-the-vendor-cards/4 you can see that the GTX 460 requires 2 X 6 pin PCI-E power connectors, and the PSU at http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/powersupplies/novatech/nov-psu750.html#sp2 only has one.

I'd go with http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/powersupplies/corsair/cmpsu-500cx.html which has 2 X 6pin connectors

There was a slightly cheaper one which has 1 6 pin and 1 8 pin which might do the job - *IF* the plugs come in the right format. Some of them are 6pin blocks with a slide in 2 pin extension, which you could choose to just leave hanging free to give you the required 2X6pins. If it doesn't have that though, you'd be stuck, so I'd go the extra tenner and play it safe (or spend time on the phone asking for confirmation).
Hope that helps

12-25-2010, 09:14 PM
There i go .. corrected by the man himself ... Cheers for that Kren, it's the dam power supply that gets me everytime i feel like getting a new graphics card .. that & things like the usb / mobo connectors, do those things have to be a certain way round & why do they have to make them so small. Why do they place Sata ports where they know you gonna use that space for your graphics card, is there really a way to keep the inside of your PC neat & tidy. & maybe the inside of my pc will stop getting dusty if i just leave it.