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Specific Build help!!!

Last response: in Systems
June 4, 2010 1:25:58 PM

Hi all,

My first post, YAY :) 

Okay, my friend needs a specific computer -

He does Video Editing, CAD/CAM AND plays games.

He currently has 3 seperate pc's (one for each activity)

What spec PC should he build that will be capable of doing all these?

It may sound like a silly question :sleep:  , but i'm lost, as i never build anything this high spec.

Any help appreciated :) 

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June 4, 2010 1:27:20 PM

He has no limit for spending, although he wouldn't like to spend much more than £1500
June 4, 2010 2:32:45 PM

Assuming that £1500 is just for the case and what goes in it, then this is what I'd recommend:

CPU: Intel I7 930 £235
If he's going to buy an aftermarket heatsink, then get the OEM version from OCUK: £222

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R £161
Has plenty of the features as it's bigger brothers, overclocks very well and is cheaper, and oft recommended.

RAM: Corsair 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz XMS3 Memory Kit CL7(7-8-7-20) 1.65V £170

GPU: XFX HD 5870 1GB DDR5 £323

PSU: Antec Truepower New TP750 £99
Powerful enough to crossfire two 5870s and an OC on the CPU.
They have this for £2 cheaper on OCUK.

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB £55

OS: Windows 7 64bit Home Premium OEM £80

Standard SATA DVD Drive £15
Blu-Ray would cost about £55

Case: CoolerMaster HAF 922 £110
Personal choice, but this is a good one.

If he's going to overclock: Prolimatech Megahalems Rev B £45
+~£15 for a fan and thermal paste.

Total: £1348