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November 18, 2009 9:21:09 PM

so i posted a thread earlier but didnt get a response after like 5 days or summin so thought it best to start a new one, after a bit more research this is what ive come up with so far

Intel Core i7 920 Processor BX80601920 - 2.66GHz, LGA 1366, 4.8GT/s QPI, 8MB L3 Cache, Quad-Core, HyperThreading, Bloomfield, Retail $279.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4240166&CatId=4074]

EVGA GeForce GTX 275 Video Card - 896MB, PCI Express 2.0 x16, SLI Ready, (dual link) Dual DVI, HDTV, HDMI (w/ Adapter) $259.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4571250&CatId=3775]

Corsair Core i7 Dominator 6GB PC12800 DDR3 RAM - Tri Channel, 1600MHz, 6144MB (3 x 2048MB), DHX $220.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4307847&CatId=4093]

Western Digital WD7500AADS Caviar Green Hard Drive - 750GB, SATA-3G, 32MB, Intellipower $69.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4762445&CatId=139]

Antec 902 Nine Hundred Two Ultimate Gaming Case - Black (No PSU) £98.99
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-110-AN&tool=3]

still not sure about the motherboard and power supply so if anyone could point me in the right direction it would be much appreciated and any suggestions on this current setup would be really helpfull aswel....dont want any bottlenecking. Im on a bit of a tight budget of about £750 and im allready up to £600 =| which doesnt leave a lot for the motherboard and psu i know.

EDIT: for some reason the links arent working on my pc but if you copy n paste them they should work fine. thanks

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November 18, 2009 10:25:32 PM

Asus P6T / SE would make a good choice for the motherboard - though last time i looked they were around £140.00

November 19, 2009 12:12:05 AM

ewww tiger.....


if you want to save cash (free shipping and no tax) get your gear from Newegg.....
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November 19, 2009 1:39:53 AM

£140 isnt too bad i suppose but wouldnt realisticly be able to get a psu without going over my budget, also does that board support another gfx card in SLI if needed?......i plan to buy another gtx 275 in the future.
Any suggestions on a cheap but reliable psu?

to OvrClkr: i checked newegg for a lot of this stuff and most of it was actually more expensive although not by a lot but still....

cheers.

November 19, 2009 4:18:47 AM

blueberry01 said:
£140 isnt too bad i suppose but wouldnt realisticly be able to get a psu without going over my budget, also does that board support another gfx card in SLI if needed?......i plan to buy another gtx 275 in the future.
Any suggestions on a cheap but reliable psu?

to OvrClkr: i checked newegg for a lot of this stuff and most of it was actually more expensive although not by a lot but still....

cheers.



Well that's because you are looking at the wrong hardware.... Tiger charges shipping and tax on all their hardware..... and if you buy by combo you get it even cheaper... There are only a few items on Tiger that are cheaper than the Egg and that's because it is an item that either the Egg does not carry or it simply does not sell as well as other models. I have configured over 20 pc's using both e-tailors and Tiger's is more expensive after checkout.....

November 19, 2009 11:29:42 AM

If you're serious about going SLI in the future, I would suggest the Corsair HX850. Very efficient, very quiet, and more than enough for 2x GTX275s
November 19, 2009 12:58:04 PM

thanks for the help guys really appreciated, ive searched through newegg and most of the components i want are around 10 to 20 dollars more expensive which is marginal i know but im really looking to keep this rig under £750 which isnt looking to great at the minute. I did however find quite a good combo deal (i think) on newegg that would save me a bit of cash.

CORSAIR CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D - Retail $359.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.293279]

i think thats the same psu mi1ez advised and I think thats the same memory i had before aswel which if is the case quite a good find :) 

and this is the motherboard i came up with (thanks ulysses)....there is a similar one on egg for about 40 dollars less but it doesnt support SLI so its got to be a different model

Asus P6T Motherboard - LGA 1366, Intel X58, SATA, SLI Ready, CrossFireX Ready, Triple Channel DDR3 support, RAID, Hyperthreading support $239.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4366643&CatId=4070]

only problem is (if this is infact a good setup that wont bottleneck anywhere) it adds up to about £830 so if anyone could suggest any similar performing but cheaper parts (without sacrificing the processor or GPU) it would really help, if not....a bit more saving to do i suppose :( 

cheers.
November 19, 2009 4:28:35 PM

get the ati 4890 instead with antec 750 watts and asrock extreme x58 board, munshkin blackline or redline 6gb ram should save a bit

November 20, 2009 1:48:06 AM

cheers for that, ill look into those components thouroughly tomorrow when i have some time but to be honest id much rather go with nvidia that radeon....ive had 2 radeon cards before and found the stability and performance to be a bit on the *** side along with that the drivers were terrible where as nvidia has been great...not really had any issues with anything over the past 2 or 3 years.

I did have a quick look at a radeon 5770 though (that 5850 is no longer availabe on ebay, thanks though) but i cant understand why its so cheap.....is it not a top end card? im kind of confused.....heres the link to the one i was looking at on tiger

XFX Radeon HD 5770 Video Card - 1GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, CrossFireX Ready, Dual DVI, Display Port, HDMI $176.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5316156&Sku=P450-5770]

the 4890 is like 40 dollars more in some cases but surely its a lower model :S also before i admit i never actually looked at the ati cards properly due to past experience but can anyone tell me why the cards in general are so much cheaper than nvidia....or is it just a competition thing.
November 20, 2009 1:55:05 AM

nevermind....i just checked the benchmarking section again (dont know how i missed it before) and saw that the 5770 actually performs less than the 4890 which is why i guess its cheaper....still a bit confused as to why though seeing as its a newer card and supports dx11 and all that....
November 20, 2009 4:22:55 AM

Hey blue,

This kind of post will get a lot of quality feedback (not that you're not getting it now from the above members) in the homebuilt section. It might help if you use the link in my sig and add the other info requested in animals thread so we can get you the best advise. GPU selection is directly tied to monitor resolution, and haven't seen it asked yet. Kind of critical info along with the other stuff asked.
November 20, 2009 1:15:17 PM

ahhh not sure how i missed that section...it was what i was originally looking for *slaps head* yeah cheers for that ill post a topic over there if thats cool, want to really be 110% certain what components to buy for the price before i go ahead and order everything. Thanks a lot for all the help here from the guys that responded its *really* appreciated......talk to you in the homebuilt section hopefully.
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