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I need a help on building a first new core i7 computer.

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February 2, 2009 12:41:52 PM

It will be my own first bulit computer and it will be core i7 and my budget is about under 800 pound.

I really need a help, so can you help?

Please pick parts from www.aria.co.uk

It will be not gaming computer but future-proof (more upgradable in future).
Maybe 50 pound graphic card and 3 gb or lower of RAM.

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February 2, 2009 1:44:06 PM

Is this a complete build or will you plan on using bits and pieces of an older system.

If its a completely new build its going to be tight for £800, the CPU and mobo will cost 450-500 alone. Im not saying it cant be done, especially if you are willing to concede on a nice graphics card and 6gb ram, but knowing what parts you have already would be a great help.
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February 2, 2009 2:01:57 PM

Shop around, see if you get better prices at www.overclockers.co.uk, www.ebuyer.com, www.scan.co.uk. Maybe you can get price-matching too.

Since you're not gaming, something like this HD 4670 (50GBP) should be enough:
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Cards/PCI-E/ATI+Radeon+4000+Series/Club+3D+ATI+Radeon+HD+4670+512MB+PCI-E2.0+?productId=33747

Your budget is not huge, you don' t game, you don't need multiple video cards, and i7 requires a very expensive gaming motherboard and expensive DDR3. I'd recommend you stick with something designed for non-gamers instead. Try something like this:

GA-Ep45-UD3R 105 GBP
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards/Socket+775+%28Intel%29/Gigabyte+GA-EP45-UD3R+P45%2FICH10R+Socket+775+Motherboard+?productId=33936

Q9550 210 GBP
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CPUs+%2F+Processors/Intel/Intel+Core+2+Quad/Intel+Core+2+Quad+Q9550+2.83GHz+%28Retail+775%29+?productId=30247

Corsair DDR2-800 4GB 40 GBP
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR2/DDR2+800+%28PC6400%29/Corsair+4GB+PC2-6400+C5+XMS2+%282x2GB%29+?productId=27910

Corsair 550VX 58 GBP
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplies/500w+%2B/Corsair+550W+VX+Series+PSU+?productId=29383

Antec 300 46 GBP
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/MIDI+Tower/Antec+Three+Hundred+Cool+and+Quiet++Gaming+Case+?productId=31087

WD6400AAKS 48 GBP
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/Serial+ATA/640Gb+Western+Digital+WD6400AAKS+SATA+?productId=33249

These prices do not include VAT. With VAT and shipping it's about 650 GBP to 700 GBP so far. You still need a burner and a copy of Vista 64 or XP 32.
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February 2, 2009 2:07:40 PM

If you really want an i7, try this:
GA-EX58-UD4 173 GBP
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards/Intel+Socket+1366/Gigabyte+GA-EX58-UD4+Intel+X58+Express+Socket+1366+Motherboard+?productId=34704

69 GBP
OCZ PC3-10666, 1333Mhz Intel XMP Triple Channel (3x1Gb Kit)
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR3/DDR3+1333+%28PC3-10666%29/OCZ+PC3-10666%2C+1333Mhz+Intel+XMP+Triple+Channel+%283x1Gb+Kit%29?productId=34489

i7 920 210 GBP
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CPUs+%2F+Processors/Intel/Intel+Core+i7-920+Socket+1366+CPU+?productId=34284

It's 97 GBP + VAT more than the Q9550 build and it has only 3 GB of RAM instead of 4 GB (which will make it slower under Vista, despite the faster CPU).
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February 2, 2009 3:04:02 PM

Speed is not matter, I got used to my old eMachine 3220 which has Intel celeron 2.8GHZ non 775 socket and 512Mb ram and xp :(  and AsRock p4i65G

And I just want full build excluding OS system CD.

Ofc, im gamer but i won't spend all of my money but i will buy very high end graphic in future that's reason i buy i7 now and buy high end graphic card future.
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February 2, 2009 3:39:56 PM

Al right, then go for that i7 build, but change the PSu to PC Power & Cooling 750W or to Corsair 850W. I recommended the Corsair 550W thinking you'll have a HD 4670 there. If you're going to replace it with a HD 4870 X2 or GTX 295, or whatever high-end card will come out in summer, then you will need more than 550W.
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