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August 20, 2009 11:00:38 PM

I've been stressing for a while on wether to get a gaming laptop or desktop, I had decided to go for the clevo m98NU with some configuration.

But now after much thought I have decided I can get a more powerful and FULLY upgradable system for cheaper, although it will lack the portability I will still be happy.

SO now it's time for desktop here are the specs that I have come up with so far, I haven't chosen a GPU or a case due to the fact I am not sure which to go with.


Pioneer blu-ray reader and dvd dl writer, £58.89
Intel i7 920, £203.75
Asus P6T Deluxe V2, £202.60
6GB (3x2GB) Corsair Dominator DDR3, PC3-12800 (1600), 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 8, £122
1100W Coolermaster UCP1100 PSU Rev.4, £150.16
1TB Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache, £68.64

What do you guys think of this?

Also can you point me in the right direction for a decent graphics card, I will spend max of £350 on one.
Case, I want it to be sleek looking but not covered in loads of stupid LEDs ¬¬ I want it to be decent in cooling and low levels of sound budget for a case would be £150 if I see sense to spend more then I will.

Also I will be overclocking my i7 to 3.5ghz, would I need an after market cooler or can I stick with the standard intel one at that clock?

Thanks in advance guys

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August 20, 2009 11:10:11 PM

Someone failed math class so hit up this ram instead, its 12Gb instead of 6GB for the same price, if that sells out before you can nab it, but definitely dont get the dominators, you can get a kit of cas 7 ram for less
http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-143...

Swap the PSU out for the corsair 750TX, its strong enough to handle 2 4890s or GTX275s
http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-011...

considering getting a 4890 like this one
http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-124...

Other than that it looks pretty good, to hit 3.5 you will need an aftermarket cooler.
August 20, 2009 11:25:18 PM

Case: Cooler Master AC-840 or HAF 932
HSF: Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283V or COGAGE True Spirit
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August 20, 2009 11:38:51 PM

Thanks for the input, I've replaced the stuff I chose with what you suggested. So how about case wise?

And which after market cooler do you reccomend?
August 20, 2009 11:51:53 PM

OK the new configurtion is this:

Pioneer blu-ray reader and dvd dl writer, £58.89
Intel i7 920, £203.75
Asus P6T Deluxe V2, £202.60
OCZ Platinum 12GB (6x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666, £97.99
corsair 750tx, £95.99
1TB Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache, £68.64
XFX ATI Radeon HD 4890, £149.99
Cooler Master AtCs-840, £179
COGAGE True Spirit, £32.19


Anyone got any improvement or changes?
August 20, 2009 11:53:34 PM

The build looks very good.
August 20, 2009 11:55:45 PM

Looks good to me... :D 
August 21, 2009 2:15:24 AM

That was quite possibly the shortest help thread ever... lol


In any case, yeah build looks very nice.
August 21, 2009 10:35:09 AM

Thanks for the help guys I will be ordering this within the week :) .

Three more questions though:

1. What is the highest playable resolution I can get for crysis on this build? WIth aa and ff turned off? 1080p?

2. What sort of price range to you think I can sell my old rig for?

Pentium 4 3.4 Ghz
4Gb DDR2 1066mhz ocz reaper
Asus maximus Formula
256mb BFG 8600gts
320Gb wd
Dvd writer

Yeah you may laugh but hey I am running crysis on medium/high at 25 fps ><.

3. Any Keyboard or mouse reccomendations? Something that is decent but not covered in leds.
August 21, 2009 11:01:11 AM

drop the P6T deluxe for a standard P6T, you won't miss much.

1) 1920x1200

2) not a lot, maybe £50.

3) the MS sidewinder X6 and X8.
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