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Just an update my progress on the DiRTbox, still happy with the internals, may upgrade the graphics card(s) by the end of the year.   I will be 'revealing' :smile: a new 2015 DiRTbox livery soon!

My last post showed some tools, I've been working on something, and its almost done.  Its nothing huge, but been fun to work on.

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Ok guys this thread has got me intrested in how to build a gaming pc on little money, building a new gaming pc does not involve huge sums of money, I built mine for around £600 in total my system specs are

Case : Elite coolermaster
Cpu  : Amd fx8320 8 core @3.9Ghz (Corsair H60 water cooling on cpu)
Ram  : 16Gb Kingstone hyper x blu Genesis edition DDR3@1866Mhz
Mobo: Asus M5A97 REV 2.0
PSU  : 900 watt modular bronze
GFX : Sapphire R9 270X 4Gb
SSD  :840 EVO 2.5 Sata 3 250Gb
HDD : 500Gb sata 2, 320Gb sata 2
DVD : BluRay

Have you noticed how i have kept the cpu and gfx card to amd, I believe that amd are more bang for bucks than Intel stuff
(only my opinion ladies)on this system i have at the moment it will play all current games on ultra settings  IE(grid autosport @ 80FPS)

So cmon guys get yer little screwdrivers out and start building your own rig . :~)

Currently this setup runs flawlessly  temps are never over 50c on cpu and gfx card runs max 65c on ultra game settings.

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My own rig that I had built a couple years ago was far mroe expensive than that of @North3rnstar , probably because I had it custom built by and shipped from an overpriced webstie/company.. it cost me £700-something.


CPU: AMD FX - 4100 @3.6GHZ

GPU: GTX 560 Ti (EVGA)

Mobo: Asus M5A786L-M/USB3

DVD  RR/W drive

RAM: 4GB Corsaire Vengeance 1600mhz

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

HDD: 1TB 7200 RPM

PSU: 500 Watt something-or-other

Recently, I bought more RAM, identical to what I had previously, so now I have 8 GB. Coincidentally, the family computer broke down around the same time. I managed to salvage from the wreckage, a 750 GB 7200 RPM hard-drive. After some formatting, it is now being used as my second HDD.

Planned upgrades: MSI 4GB GTX 970 GAMING 4G @ 1140 mhz (August) and a Samsung 840 EVO SSD next year.

The 970 seems to be the best value for money at the mo. Apparently, it 'overclocks like a mentalist', and is capable (once OC'd) of outperforming even the 980, while still running safe temperatures and stable.
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