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March 28, 2009 4:27:54 PM

Hello everyone. It was my birthday the other day and I think I have just about enough money to buy some components and throw together a nice PC for a bit of gaming.

These are the components I have in mind at the moment.

Case - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower

CPU - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem

I need suggestions for RAM (I'd like 6 GB I have no idea which brand to go for though), GPU, motherboard and power supply. I live in the UK thus cannot purchase from Newegg. However, feel free to post links to components on there.

My total budget is about £900 which equates to $1,286.73 USD. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks folks.

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March 28, 2009 5:02:32 PM

Well can you give us few UK store links so that we can give the components from those sites...
March 28, 2009 5:04:23 PM

GuiltySpark said:
Hello everyone. It was my birthday the other day and I think I have just about enough money to buy some components and throw together a nice PC for a bit of gaming.

These are the components I have in mind at the moment.

Case - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower

CPU - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem

I need suggestions for RAM (I'd like 6 GB I have no idea which brand to go for though), GPU, motherboard and power supply. I live in the UK thus cannot purchase from Newegg. However, feel free to post links to components on there.

My total budget is about £900 which equates to $1,286.73 USD. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks folks.


Arrrhhh...I can't meet that budget. Your prices in the UK are a lot higher than ours here in the US. Anyways this gives you an idea of what you need. This build doesn't include the case. You can run this in Crossfire with this set up. This rig is set up to over clock...that OCZ heat sink comes with great thermal compound. Also the memory was a decent price.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA... £103.98 inc VAT
Corsair TX 750W ATX SLI Compliant Power Supply (CMPSU-750TXUK)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB... £172.49 inc VAT
MSI X58 Pro (Socket 1366) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP... £229.99 inc VAT
Intel Core i7 920 2.66Ghz (Nehalem) (Socket LGA1366) - OEM

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS... £34.49 inc VAT
OCZ Vendetta 2 CPU Cooler (Socket 754/755/939/AM2/LGA775)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS... £8.04 inc VAT
OCZ Vendetta 2 Socket LGA1366 Mounting Bracket

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX... £164.99 inc VAT
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4870 1024MB GDDR5 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI (PCI-Express) - Retail (21133-04-20)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY... £114.99 inc VAT
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 X 2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 (1600MHz) Tri-Channel (OCZ3G1600LV6GK

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD... £63.24 inc VAT
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (WD6401AALS)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD... £18.39 inc VAT
LG GH22NS40 22x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=SW... £91.99 inc VAT
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-Bit - OEM (66I-01939)

Total: £910.60 inc VAT

http://www.warhammeralliance.com/forums/showthread.php?... <--- UK links for online PC hardware shopping.
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March 28, 2009 5:13:10 PM

Thanks for the responses. I totally forgot to mention that I don't need an operating system or monitor.

Can I ask what the nvidea equivalent of the HD470 is and is it any better?
March 28, 2009 5:13:27 PM

^+1 lolz I think Why_me has template build for all the types :p 

But I don't understand the pricing in that website...

Check this OCZ Gold ddr3 2000, cheaper than the ddr3 1600 ?
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY...

Well there are many DDR3 1600 for less than £100...So get the Gskillz or others and reduce the budget...
March 28, 2009 5:21:59 PM

GuiltySpark said:
Thanks for the responses. I totally forgot to mention that I don't need an operating system or monitor.

Can I ask what the nvidea equivalent of the HD470 is and is it any better?


The nvidia equivalent is the GTX 260 core216...It is more powerful than the 4870 on some of the benchmarks...as for the rest, they perform neck to neck...
My suggestion would be GTX260 - If the price difference between the 4870 1GB and 260 core 216(not core 192), is not more than £20 or £30...else 4870 1GB...

The x58 mobos are very good SLI chipsets...and the GTX260 SLI scale well on those boards...So 1st preference 260 core 216(not core 192), next 4870 1GB...
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