Specific Build help!!!

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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  1. He has no limit for spending, although he wouldn't like to spend much more than £1500
  2. 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
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/193596
    If he's going to buy an aftermarket heatsink, then get the OEM version from OCUK: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-318-IN&groupid=701&catid=6&subcat=1272 £222

    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R £161
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/195331
    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
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/191182

    GPU: XFX HD 5870 1GB DDR5 £323
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/200580

    PSU: Antec Truepower New TP750 £99
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/159921
    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
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173804

    OS: Windows 7 64bit Home Premium OEM £80
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173791

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

    Case: CoolerMaster HAF 922 £110
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179990
    Personal choice, but this is a good one.

    If he's going to overclock: Prolimatech Megahalems Rev B £45
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-005-PL&groupid=701&catid=57&subcat=1395
    +~£15 for a fan and thermal paste.

    Total: £1348
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