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Very Quiet, powerful Gaming PC for 500-700 pounds help please

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May 6, 2009 8:35:17 PM

Hello again guys! Time to upgrade my 9 year old pc! :bounce: 

I'm literally quite stuck on how to build a very quiet pc but packs a big bang in gaming and multitasking. I did have an idea on what I was going to build last week but the more I read into it the more lost I seem to be getting!

I need your help to design a pc that is quiet as possible and powerful enough to cope with a 26" HD TV monitor with gaming resolutions up to 1920 x 1080 on games like Crysis and multitasking in the background.

Ok, to give you a head start I want to use a crossfired Sapphire HD 4770 GPU (£150), Antec P182 case (£95) without PSU; because it's supposed to have great insulation and cool airflow, Samsung SpinPoint T 500GB (£55) - Hardrive.

If you have the spare time please post your design spec suggestions! :wahoo: 

Oh btw I don’t need a monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers or software (including OS). My buget is £500-£700 and is to include those items above (which you can change if it design requires it but won't comprimise performance!)

Thanks for your time guys! :bounce: 
May 6, 2009 9:07:32 PM

I dont mean to dissapoint you,but there is no way you can play crysis at 19x10 and multitask at the same time with a 1000$.

The dual 4770's seem good to me,though you would maybe like to look at a triple core phenom X3 720 BE or even a phenom II X4 955.

Last (but not least) i wouldnt go with a samsung HDD.Try a western digital caviar green that produces almost no sound.
May 6, 2009 9:18:28 PM

The GPU's and case are a good choice, but I would get the WD6401AALS hard drive, its faster and a little bigger.

Then get a PII 720 and 790x motherboard and 4gb ddr2 1066 ram
ram: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY...
MB: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164682
CPU: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/AMD-Phenom-II-X3-720-Bla...

A good PSU to go along with that setup: http://www.scan.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=corsair+550w

And a cooler to overclock the CPU: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS...

That's like 670 if my math is correct inc VAT.

Another option to bring down the price would be to get the Antec Sonata III case/PSU, its pretty quiet and comes with a decent PSU that would be enough for those GPU's. The P182 is very nice though.
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May 7, 2009 8:33:00 PM

Fantastic Advice! :wahoo: 

Looking into what you said as we speak! :bounce: 
May 7, 2009 8:37:05 PM

Lotta Brits that post here...
May 7, 2009 9:16:23 PM

Check out silentpcreview for info on quiet stuff.

The P182 I own is quiet, and I like the design. I recently added a Xigmatex cooler that took away some of the quietness I achieved by replacing the case fans.

Watch out for the GPU coolers - my 4870 is the single noisiest piece of kit in the box.

J
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