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  01:40:47  15 September 2012
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nashathedog
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I read this about the agility earlier but having a money limit I don't know what else to do. I have a 500gb HDD and a 750gb external HDD so I was thinking around 120 gb would be fine for the ssd. I found these two possibles but if there's any you know of for under 100 pounds (UK) I'd be interested in looking.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/OCZ-VTX4-25SAT3-128G-Vertex-III-6Gb-Internal/dp/B007R1FH3K/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_S_nC?ie=UT


http://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-SDSSDX-120G-G25-120GB-Extreme-Internal/dp/B006EKJCWM/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie

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This looks like a good value option as it includes the accessories
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-2-5inch-Desktop-Accessory-Norton/dp/B005OK6VTA/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=23U7UBDA21RGF&coliid=I225MXYJ4RLG3H
  04:53:48  15 September 2012
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Yeah, I'd say go for the Samsung 830.
  07:20:34  15 September 2012
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I agree with Samsung. They've ranked #2 in reliability last year, losing only to Intel, but either one is great. These + Crucial are the only brands I consider now.
  05:17:17  11 October 2012
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UPDATE

Well in just under a month the GTX560ti has broken down and has red lines all over the screen so it is on it's way back to Amazon. I have decided after this that I am going back to AMD. I am using my 6770 again and I was going to get either a 7850 or a 7870 but then I saw this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/QUAD-BULLDOZER-3-6GHZ-DESKTOP-COMPUTER/dp/B0074OM9QS/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=23U7UBDA21RGF&coliid=I10G3EMC7XKV5V


Any thoughts?

I might go for this and switch the 850 watt Corsiar psu I have now from this pc to that one. I know I'm gonna need a better graphics card at some point and it also needs an operating system but it seems like a bargain?
  05:57:19  11 October 2012
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Sorry to hear that about the GTX 560 Ti. I'd say go for the HD 7870.

The FX-4100 is a bad processor for gaming.

A Core i3 or Pentium G series slaps it around. Heck, even an old Phenom II x4 does... That's how bad it is in gaming. (Games need the clock-per-clock performance, Bulldozers lack that)

"It turns out that the budget-oriented Sandy Bridge-based Pentium family performs very well in games. Specifically, Intel's $70 Pentium G630 beat the FX-4100, -6100, and -8120 in our recent sub-$200 CPU gaming comparison. In fact, it finished right on par with the Phenom II X4 955."

Source: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-2.html

They're not so bad once you use 'em on professional programs that fully use the processor's threads/cores though.

The Vishera (Piledriver+) is most likely coming out this or next month, seems to be a real successor to the Phenom II series, wait for that one if you want an AMD processor.

It's going to use the same AM3 Socket as far as I know.
  06:40:57  11 October 2012
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Thanks for the info. I'm running a Phenom II x4 945 at the moment but if the fx4100 processor isn't much better I'll give it a miss. That and the 8gb of ram where the reasons I was considering it.
  16:23:13  11 October 2012
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Guys im thinking of buying a gfx card, im not an expert with these things, comps in general, can u recommend a good AMD card up to 150 euros?

Tnx
  17:19:44  11 October 2012
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Put in an extra 20 euros to that budget and you can get an HD 7850. It won't disappoint.
  02:25:49  12 October 2012
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I placed my order and went with this, It reads well so fingers crossed, It was cheaper that the 560ti but I decided it is more suitable for my regular case size pc and won't get too hot.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/VTX3D-Radeon-Edition-Graphics-Express/dp/B008HZXRKU/ref=sr_1_11?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1349996711&sr=1-11



http://news.softpedia.com/news/VTX3D-PreOverclocked-AMD-Radeon-HD-7870-HD-7850-and-HD-7770-Video-Cards-278263.shtml
  20:39:08  15 October 2012
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I got the new card today

A VTX3D AMD Radeon HD 7850 X Edition 2gb

Quite surprised as it is actually a little smaller than the Regular HD6770 it is replacing. It's giving a wei rating of 7.9.The 560ti was only 7.6 or 7.7 so I'm pleased with the increase from a cheaper card (it's overclocked to 1000mhz gpu clock and 1225mhz memory). The fan is a bit noisy when gaming but not overly so. It is the single fan model (shame).

If your looking for a decent card that's not overly expensive this may foot the bill. I will do some benchmarks and an update once it's aged a bit. Mustn't forget the 560ti didn't even last a month and it cost nearly 200 quid plus another tenner to send back. So I'll let you know how it plays out.
 
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