Most powerful, Cost Effective but No OC RIG Tags: New Build Systems Last response: December 20, 2009 4:46 PM in Systems Share PC_Plum December 20, 2009 6:03:41 AM My budget is about £1500. Please recommend. More about : powerful cost effective rig Silvune December 20, 2009 1:16:36 PM Intel Core i7 860 2.80Ghz (Nehalem) (Socket LGA1156) - Retail £227 OCs itself. Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 Intel P55 (Socket 1156) DDR3 Motherboard £107 Patriot Sector 5 Viper II 4GB (2x2GB) PC3-10666 1333MHz Dual Channel Latency: 6-6-6-20 £80 OCZ ModXStream Pro 600w Silent SLI Certified Modular Power Supply £63 Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5850 1024MB GDDR5 £230 Or pre-order one of the other 5850s. Or even a 5870 seeing as you can afford one. Antec 902 Nine Hundred Two £90 Personal choice kind of area, but a good case. Intel X25-M Mainstream 160GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid SSD £345 One of the best SSDs around and plenty of space on it. Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM £40 One of the best harddrives around. If you need more storage space, get a WD Caviar Blue or Black, Samsung F3 or Seagate Barracude 7200.12 of whatever size that you need. Samsung SH-S223C/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £19 Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler £20 Better than the stock cooler (which isn't difficult) and cheap. It would be good if there was an OEM version of the i7 860 on overclockers, as you will get 2 coolers if you buy this. Total: £1222 Whaddya think? Silvune December 20, 2009 1:25:01 PM Just thought, do you need an OS, monitor, keyboard and mouse? It would also be useful to know what you are using it for, but the system I suggested should be able to deal with it regardless. Related resources Most cost effective upgrade? - Forum Most cost effective build for i5-760 - Forum Most cost effective upgrade:GPU, CPU, mo-bo, RAM? - Forum Any Tips? - Cost Effective Video Editing/Gaming Rig - Forum Most cost-effective, long term upgrade - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer p55ibexpeak December 20, 2009 2:43:49 PM ^ What he asked. If you're building a gaming rig, that's a great gpu. I'd drop the SSD for a 30/60GB Vertex + a 500GB/1TB backup/storage HDD. Couldn't justify the price. Silvune December 20, 2009 4:46:20 PM The Crucial M225 128GB SSD is a good alternative as well if more room is needed for OS and peripherals. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources What is most cost effective Value/XMS/Dominator? Forum What is most cost effective Value/XMS/Dominator? Forum Most cost-effective Studio monitoring Headphones on the market today Forum SolvedPlease Comment: Cost Effective New Gaming Rig Build Forum Seeking Most Cost-Effective Printer/Copier/Scanner For Home Use Forum BD-R as backup, most cost effective? Forum Advice on the most stable, cost effective P55/Core i5 build. Forum Gigabyte Motherboards for the AM3: Most Cost-Effective? Forum Most cost-effective double monitor system? Forum The most cost effective "sweet spot" card? Forum Most cost-effective 27" LCD for an HTPC Forum Looking for most cost effective backup for home Forum Arguably most cost-effective drive Forum Gamer/IT; mobo to OC q6600 or full 2600k rebuild - cost effective? Forum Cost effective Sli rig Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !