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[New Build] £1500/$2350 Gaming PC

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December 23, 2011 12:07:16 AM

Wtf my old thread is gone :( 

Approximate Purchase Date: Feb 2011

Budget Range: £1500 $2350

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, video editing, vid rendering, text editing, viewing photos

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: UK

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: No ivy bridge

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:

Current Parts

Case : Corsair Graphite 600T White Edition


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December 23, 2011 12:08:15 AM

Thats better :) 
December 23, 2011 12:11:48 AM

Can you send me that screen cap :D 
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December 23, 2011 12:12:53 AM

I'm figuring it out i got the screen cap
December 23, 2011 12:13:44 AM

upload it to imgur or something
December 23, 2011 12:16:11 AM

December 23, 2011 12:17:37 AM

The fan is 2011 version, that was a mistake.

This is a rough outline too, just do more research on what you need and don't need. I personally always get the least modest CPU as that is the baby that keeps your machine going.
December 23, 2011 12:17:58 AM

2700K?? Never heard of it!
December 23, 2011 12:18:02 AM

Plus the HD7xxx series is almost out.
December 23, 2011 12:18:59 AM

and why just the single 6870?
December 23, 2011 12:19:33 AM

why don't you put a 7000 in then
December 23, 2011 12:20:18 AM

See what you can do shopping around. The key is to google every part and compare every part on review websites and read around on forums to see what everyone says. This system can be aquired cheaper if you shop around probably i got my PC from them today, and case from scan only because they gave £40 off... now to see how reliable they are. Scan is good, and also if you are getting 1080p monitor try stick to 24". There is a good Dell IPS 24" if i remember correctly for £300.
December 23, 2011 12:20:37 AM

the HD7000 series are out in a few weeks.
December 23, 2011 12:21:21 AM

Sorry dabs because they had 40 off and scan because i felt like it.


its 2x6870 and 16gb ram.. Look closely :) 
December 23, 2011 12:23:14 AM

Is an i7-2600K powerful enough?
December 23, 2011 12:25:46 AM

sod16 said:


its 2x6870 and 16gb ram.. Look closely :) 

fail by me lol xD
December 23, 2011 12:26:49 AM

Yes, tbh a 2500k is probably good to go but I personally would use it for things other then gaming. I was exampling what 1250 can buy you.
December 23, 2011 12:26:59 AM

This is going to be more epic than I thought :) 
December 23, 2011 12:27:44 AM

I'll probably go for the i7-2600k
December 23, 2011 12:33:08 AM

You are going to have to check every review possible. I highly recommend the 650D over 600T. I Bought one today :) .

The D14's are massive but the best AIRcooler ever. Make sure you get 1155 one not the 2011.

You could get one 7970 when it's out in jan or a 7950 or stick with 6870's.
SSD is fine and I forgot to put in a HDD, try recycle one if you have one.

You could easily shave more off this by researching differences between motherboards. Dual fan Gcards > Single fan (Cooler and less noise).

Corsair make amazing PSU's Silver and gold rated are good. No experiance with bronze. Though don't buy a *** PSU.

8GB Ram is good but 16 is future proofing.

Windows is windows, check my message to you.

Tl;dr: LOOK and compare everything on reviews.

EDIT: Low profileish ram for the d14's. I warn you of the size.
December 23, 2011 12:36:37 AM

Dell U2412M Is a damn good one.
December 23, 2011 1:02:24 AM

What about other coolers?
December 23, 2011 1:04:13 AM

d14 is the best aircooler ever. check reviews. Big but worth it imo.
December 23, 2011 1:08:48 AM

thx for the advice
December 23, 2011 1:33:26 AM

Yes get a DEll 2412M from PC buy it or something look around. That ram is high profile, I Don't think the Noctua can fit over it.
Your HDD isn't going to be a performer and get a 120GB SSD if you can.
December 23, 2011 1:34:53 AM

I have 60GB and believe me it's a struggle.
December 23, 2011 1:35:06 AM

Downgraded to 12GB RAM. Any comments?
December 23, 2011 1:37:57 AM

and get Arctic Cooling MX-4 4gm Thermal Paste

Also look at, it's an OK website and you could save money on it. Though delivery might take a while and they don't stock everything scan does. See what you can do :) 
December 23, 2011 1:41:08 AM

Comment is you have a dual channel Mobo, don't want to buy uneven ram. 16GB is good, though LOW PROFILE it, the HEAT spreaders WILL NOT fit under the D14's

prehaps change your hard drive too to a cav black. Maybe smaller size up to you... and if you build in feb i suggest you look again in case of new stuff.
The case is VERY good quality but you can skimp on that rather then Hardware.
December 23, 2011 1:48:45 AM

What's low profile RAM? example?
December 23, 2011 1:49:57 AM

HDD Recommendations?
December 23, 2011 1:51:38 AM

Changed to a 750GB Western Digital WD7500AALX Caviar Blue, 3.5" HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache