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Hello Folks,
this is my third build and I’m afraid I’ve been out of the tech loop for a while. I’m just wondering what everyone thinks of this build?
I will primarily using it for gaming followed swiftly by video encoding and a little Photoshop. Here goes


Intel I7 930 2.8GHZ 8MB Cache Socket 1366 Retail Box Processor £230.25
Intel I7 930 2.8GHZ 8MB Cache Socket 1366 Retail Box Processor on ebuyer


Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Intel X58 (Socket 1366) DDR3 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard £153.77
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Intel X58 (Socket 1366) DDR3 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard on ebuyer

XFX HD 5770 1GB DDR5 DUAL DVI DISPLAYPORT HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card With Alien Vs Predator Game £132.94
XFX HD 5770 1GB DDR5 DUAL DVI DISPLAYPORT HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card With Alien Vs Predator Game on ebuyer

Corsair 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz XMS3 Memory CL9(9-9-9-24) for i7 motherboards £149.99
Corsair 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz XMS3 Memory CL9(9-9-9-24) for i7 motherboards on ebuyer


Coolermaster 850W RealPower Modular PSU £99.36
Coolermaster 850W RealPower Modular PSU on ebuyer

Just a few extra notes i indend to drive two screens one at 1280*1240 and the other at 1920*1080 ( I think) from my old machine.
I will be using a rapter X WD1500AHFD from my old machine.
also the dvd drive from my old machine will also be used.

Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance
gerry
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  1. APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))
    - Within next Month
    BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates
    - £700~800
    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies) :
    -Gaming as best i can and video/photo editing
    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: only need the parts i have listed
    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (e.g.: Grand Fenwick)
    -ebuyer i think but any STG sit ewould do

    PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)
    -prefer i7 for the videoediting but open to suggestion always used asus in previous builds, but gigabyte seem to have more bang for your buck this time round.

    OVERCLOCKING: Yes / No / Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / No / Maybe
    -yes
    MONITOR RESOLUTION: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)
    - 2 dells, on it's native res. I believe its 1920x1080 and 1024*1024
    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)
    -going to reuse old case XCLIO A380
    -i intend to upgrade to crossfire in the future
  2. For primarily gaming on a display that includes a Full HD, your config, for the $$ GPU lite IMO Look to hit equivalent performance of a HD 5830 preferably better ^^
  3. thanks for the quick reply. ive just had a look into it could prop stretch to a 5850 for a tco of £744.52. can anyone tell me if the PSU would hold up if in the future i was to go for cross fire. also does the fact that the PSU is branded SLI mean anything other than nvidia paid them a few quid to do so
  4. 850W is more than enough to crossfire 2x 5850. It should be enough to crossfire 2x 5870s.

    SLI/Crossfire-ready PSUs typically means that they have the cabling available to power 2 graphics cards.
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