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First build, going to be used mainly for editing/gaming bud800-900euro

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September 11, 2009 7:37:37 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sooner the Better

BUDGET RANGE: 800-900euro $1,166-$1,311

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Solidworks, Video Editing, Photoshop, Gaming, movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Yeah I need everything.....

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Please try and keep them within europe and its okay if their U.S, its just shipping is something I don't want to have to pay too much for....I'm from Ireland!

PARTS PREFERENCES: Full tower, I was thinking quad core but advice is welcome, 23-24inch monitor

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION:ammm not up to speed on which would suit me best! Advice welcome again!

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm not a complete "noob" so don't be too patronising please!! Thanks a million for the help!
a b 4 Gaming
September 13, 2009 11:41:20 AM

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA... £60.86
Coolermaster CM-690 Pure Black Dominator Case - Black (No PSU)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA... £59.99
Corsair VX 550W ATX Power Supply (CMPSU-550VXUK)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB... £86.95
MSI P55-CD53 Intel P55 (Socket 1156) DDR3 Motherboard

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP... £126.08
Intel Core i5 750 2.66Ghz (Lynnfield) (Socket LGA1156) - OEM

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS... £12.16
Coolermaster Hyper TX3 CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940/AM2/AM3/775/1156)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=TH... £3.99
Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY... £58.25
G.Skill Ripjaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD... £14.77
Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD... £59.99
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (WD1001FALS)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX... £130.43
Sparkle GeForce GTX 275 896MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card (Includes Batman: Arkham Asylum & 3D Discover Glasses)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO... £165.21
Dell S2409W 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor

Total: €879

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=3...
September 13, 2009 12:08:42 PM

@Why_Me
Thanks a million!! Cant find any flaws with that setup atal and it suits my needs perfectly!!
Legend!!
September 13, 2009 4:41:00 PM

The suggested Specs are good over all. How ever since you are going to be using the system mainly for Graphics/video editing I suggest few improvements,


Graphics:
Consider purchasing a dedicated workstation video card, like ATI Fire pro series or NVIDIA’s Quadro series . ATI’s FirePro V5700 512MB, comes with three year limited product repair/replacement warranty ($389).

To view the recommended cards by soldworks visit the following.
http://www.solidworks.com/sw/videocardtesting.html


CPU:
Add £60-70 more and go for Intel i7 860
http://www.dabs.com/category/components-and-storage,mot...
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/172754


Memory:
Video applications are memory hungry, since memory prices are record low, it makes sense to go for 2 x 4GB.

OS:
Windows 7 64Bit

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ATI Firepro series:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

(Reviews)
http://www.3dprofessor.org/Reviews%20Folder%20Pages/V57...
http://robrodriguez.com/wordpress/?p=699

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UK prices for ati v5700 or v3750 #(UK prices are a rip off compared to US)
http://www.dabs.com/products/ati-firepro-v5700-pci-e-x1...

http://www.dabs.com/products/ati-firepro-v3750-pci-e-x1...


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NVIDIA’s Quadro series:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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