IndiTek Podcast #1 – 28.04.2014

The first ever IndiTek podcast with Lewis, Adrien & Rob. We start off with the budget build challenge and cover a variety of current topics in the tech and entertainment industry.

Topics covered:
* £500 Budget PC Build
* Folding @ Home
* Titanfall Wimbledon of Cheaters
* Retro
* Handheld Consoles
* Occulus VR Purchased by Facebook

Specifications for the £500 all-round pc build:

CPU:  Intel i5 4440 3.10GHz Socket 1150 6MB Cache – £128.94
Motherboard: ASUS H81M-C Socket 1150 mATX Motherboard – £37.25
RAM:  Crucial 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz Ballistix Sport (9-9-9-24) – £59.99
Case: CIT Vantage Type-R – £32.98
Power Supply: Coolermaster B-Series 500w Fully Wired – £34.98
Graphics Card: MSI HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 – £69.99
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 64MB Cache (OEM) – £49.98
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB 24x DVD Writer (OEM) – £11.99
Operating System: Windows 8.1 DVD OEM 64 Bit – £72.82

Grand Total:  £498.92
List with the components here: http://www.ebuyer.com/lists/list/322919

CPU:  AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Socket AM3+ 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor – £62.99
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 Socket AM3+ LAN 8-channel audio ATX Motherboard - £47.96
RAM:  Kingston 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Genesis Kit – Intel Haswell – £56.58
Case: Antec Case VSK-4000E Tower ATX Black – £25.32
Power Supply:  Coolermaster Elite Power 500W Fully Wired Efficient Power Supply – £29.98
Graphics Card: MSI HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 – £69.99
Solid State Hard Drive: Kingston 60GB SSDNow V300 SSD - £39.20
Traditional Hard Drive: WD 500GB Blue Desktop Drive – OEM – £36.62
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB 24x DVD Writer (OEM) – £11.99
Operating System: Windows 8 64-bit DVD – OEM – £71.93

Extra cooling is within the list below: this is approximately 120mm fan.
Any fan will work as a cooling solution although some fans are better than others.

Grand Total:  £455.41
List with the components here: http://www.ebuyer.com/lists/list/322937

CPU:  AMD APU A10 6800K Black Edition 4.4GHz – £103.58
Motherboard: ASUS F2A85-V Pro Socket FM2 – £74.51
RAM:  Kingston 4GB DDR3 1333MHz x2 – £53.86
Case: Antec Case VSK-4000E Tower ATX Black – £25.32
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 500w Semi-Modular – £48.99
Graphics Card: Using onboard graphics*
Hard Drive: WD 1TB Caviar Green SATA III – OEM – £45.30
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB 24x DVD Writer (OEM) – £11.99
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit DVD – OEM – £72.81

Grand Total:  £436.36
*To add on a HD 7770 the price would have been: £506.35
List with the components here: http://www.ebuyer.com/lists/list/322947

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Rob is currently studying a Computing BSc degree and enjoys trying new technologies – Especially gaming hardware and software! You may see him covering tech events with the team.