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Best Custom Build Website (UK)

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August 28, 2013 12:22:45 PM

What website do you recommend for building a PC within the £1200 range?

It's for 3D design and rendering, if that changes anyones answers!

I've been looking at this site which looks pretty good:
There's no way I'm going to build this thing myself, so advise much appreciated!

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August 28, 2013 12:43:19 PM

If you just need the PC:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£239.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£116.27 @ Aria PC)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£94.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£73.19 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£48.36 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (£319.99 @ Dabs)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi ATX Mid Tower Case (£49.90 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£67.97 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.66 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £1093.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-28 20:41 BST+0100)

I could give you videos on building it yourself. You just need patience and a screwdriver really.
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August 29, 2013 10:31:52 AM

Wow, thanks for the bespoke and detailed specification! I was going for some similar components, apart from a Quadro K600, Corsair Vengeance 16GB and Asus SABERTOOTH Z87. I worked out that charge about 10% of component value, which I thought is reasonable. I also found that didn't offer the components I was after, I have been looking to match a spec that a friend recommended: Intel core i7 3770k - Corsair DDR3 1600MHz - Quadro K600 1GB - Asus p8h77-m-atx - Samsung 840 Series 120GB. I have watched some videos of how to build a PC, but I think the extra bit of money to get it done professionally is worth it.
August 29, 2013 11:18:35 AM

What would be the difference in performance if I was to go for either the Asus Z87-K or the Asus SABERTOOTH Z87? I am new to this, and would massively appreciate an explanation of how the motherboard affects the running of the machine and performance of the other components. Thank you in advance...
August 29, 2013 11:21:39 AM

Okay, is this solely for editing? No gaming?
August 29, 2013 11:23:44 AM

Thanks for getting back. Yes, 3D editing and CAD, Photoshop etc. No games will be installed.
August 29, 2013 11:30:41 AM

nice one ps3hacker, that one looks like a good shout