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Anonymous
May 6, 2010 2:23:01 PM

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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Anonymous
May 6, 2010 2:44:44 PM

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
May 6, 2010 2:51:27 PM

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 ^^
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Anonymous
May 6, 2010 3:19:33 PM

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
May 6, 2010 3:30:36 PM

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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