Phew, I put efforts into this list. Is it any good? I couldn't find a PSU that suits to them. Find it please and it will be come from www.aria.co.uk please. OS is Windows 7. Which I will be buying if it comes out summer. Monitor, mouse, keyboard are from old computer and considered as temperary.
Total of cost items: 933.05. If you find any parts are good enough and cheaper, tell me please.
^ you do realise that the i7 handles more instructions per clock than you single core, it handles about 4 IPC where as a P4 handles 1.5 IPC, so you'd need an 8ghz P4 to equal a 3ghz i7 in single threaded apps.
also try the akasa nero for a cooler, and use scan or overclockers.
edit: and what PSU are you using?
infact, don't bother with i7, you aren't giving yourself enough breathing space for luxuries and a nice PSU.
since you have a £950 budget you'd be looking at a 955 AM2+ build with a couple of XFX 4890's.
Seriously, I would not pay £34.95 for something the stock Intel Core i7 cooler can do for free. Anytime I see a cooler that says "Real Silent Fan, Perfect for HTPC" I'm pretty sure its not the cooler for an OC'd gaming system.
Anyway @ stock the i7 920 will be much faster than any older single core CPU - no matter what Ghz it was running at.
Alright, excluding coolers, cost of items cost about 893 GBP. I decided to keep it low as under 900. Any ideas and suggestions? You can change some of parts with cheaper and can perform about same as expensiver ones. Also add a PSU please.
the Corsair PSU's are great, get the HX range though (modular and have better inturnal support).
The 750 should do you but look at the HX850 just to be safe, the 850 is what im going to buy for my i7 and mine has a more stuff to power and higher overclocks.
i saw someone said use scan and overclockers, overclockers are good but can be a little messy, id trust scan more than any though, dont limit yourself to one company go to www.scan.co.uk and have fun.... i use scan, overclockers, aria, novatech, microdirect they seem to be the best (i sometimes use amazon for little things) just see whats cheaper.