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May 2, 2010 3:53:02 PM

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Not needed that soon, in about a month BUDGET RANGE: £1000-£1200

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Watching Movies, surfing internet.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, os

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Has to be able to ship to UK with not to expensive shipping

PARTS PREFERENCES: Would like a 22-24" monitor

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, in the near future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Not sure

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: None

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So far I was thinking off

Intel Core i7 920
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Inte...

ASUS P6T6 WS REVOLUTION
http://www.codemicro.com/store/product/BP/P6T6WSREVOLUT...

Samsung Spinpoint F3 2TB Hard Drive
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190145

XFX GeForce GTX 285
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...

650W Corsair CMPSU-650TX
http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductID=684734&...


Sorry about double post but just noticed this structure and wont allow me to edit other thread

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May 2, 2010 10:12:09 PM

+1 to the 5870. It uses much less power than the GTX400 series cards so a lesser power supply will do more ATI cards compared to Nvidia cards. You will need a good 750W PSU to be able to crossfire 5780s tho. The cheapest good one I've seen is the Seasonic S12D 750, at around £93 on ebuyer.

As for memory. This is the most expensive set that I'd recommend:
Corsair 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz XMS3 Memory Kit CL7(7-8-7-20) 1.65V http://www.ebuyer.com/product/191182 £175
And these are two good options.
Patriot Viper 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz 8-8-824 1.65V http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY... £150
Crucial 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz/PC3-10600 Ballistix Memory CL7 1.65V http://www.ebuyer.com/product/159927 £135

Can't help you with the display except to say that I think you should check out the Asus VW266H, someone else on this forum had it in his build and liked it.
May 3, 2010 8:35:34 AM

What is the differences bettween the Corsair 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz XMS3 Memory Kit CL7(7-8-7-20) 1.65V and the Patriot Viper 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz 8-8-824 1.65V?
May 3, 2010 3:19:42 PM

All those rams are pretty slow these are much faster. http://www.amazon.co.uk/G-Skill-PC3-12800-6-8-6-20-Trip...

And the 5870 is faster and better than the 470 gtx but unfortunately that is just a scam to promote amazon. That card will never be in stock( I know I wanted to buy it and contacted amzon for an indication when it will be back and they said probably never). As you might see 5870 are actually far more expensive.
May 3, 2010 3:59:10 PM

Yeah, well what gpu would you sudjest then because the 5870 is around £320 usially? As I really cant afford that with my current set up.
May 3, 2010 6:17:38 PM

With a £1000 budget there are definitely ways to get a card as expensive as a 5870 into the build, and if gaming is the most important and stressing task it does then you should probably go for the best graphics card you can get and have the rest of the system be based around AM3 or 1156.
If you're going to stick with 1366 then the card you'll want is the 5850 as it is around the same price as a GTX 285, uses less power and outperforms it in most benchmarks I've seen.
May 4, 2010 3:42:47 PM

Well my budget can be pushed to around £1200, thanks for help by the way :) 
May 4, 2010 3:50:55 PM

Also what is the price difference from the 920 to the 930 and is it worth it for the increased preformance?
May 4, 2010 3:58:21 PM

the 930 is bassically stock clocked at a multiplier of 21 while the 920 is at 920 bu they are essentially the same
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