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June 7, 2010 2:42:22 PM

hi guys, i was wondering if i could pick your brains on a computer i want to build, what im basically looking for is something very fast for internet, i have 50MB connection, dual monitors, the only thing i will be doing is live betting and playing online poker..... my budget is around 1000-1400 pounds sterling.. please could u help me with this build.
many thanks.
Louis

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June 7, 2010 3:06:36 PM

oh and would prefer intel based aswell....

June 7, 2010 3:13:51 PM

here is wat i have come up with, let me know if i can improve somewhere or even cut down the cost for something similar....

case:
Antec 900 Nine Hundred

PSU:
Antec EarthWatts 750W Modular PSU

Processor:
Intel Core i5 750 2.66GHz Socket LGA1156 8MB L3 Cache

MB:
ASUS P7H55-M H55 Socket 1156 VGA HDMI Out 8 Channel Audio MATX Motherboard

RAM:
Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz XMS3 Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.6V

HD:
Western Digital WD1500HLFS 150GB Hard Drive SATAII 10000rpm 16MB Cache

Monitors:
Samsung B2230N 22" LCD Monitor Widescreen Full HD 1920x1080 300cd/m2 70000:1 (Dynamic) 5ms VGA Tilt Stand VESA 75x75mm

Graphics card:
ASUS HD 4850 Glaciator 1GB DDR3 Dual DVI Out PCI-E Graphics Card

Logitech G15 Keyboard

Logitech M500 Wired USB Laser Mouse

have i missed anything?
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June 7, 2010 3:40:18 PM

You can cut the case down to an Antec 300 Illusion.

PSU down to a 550W.

Please don't pair quad core CPU's with 4 phase power mobo's. There have been issues. For your use you're fine with an i3 or an Athlon II X3.

RAM look for G SKill CAS Latency 7 RAM. Corsair's are usually overpriced.

HD you'll want a Samsung Spinpoint F3 or a 7200.12 500 GB.

DO you need an optical drive? OS?

June 7, 2010 5:36:15 PM

many thanks for ur quick reply, thanks for ur input, much appreciated, if i was to change the case, psu, and the processor, would it be worth spending the money saved on that to buy an SSD? would there be a noticable performance increase and speed with that?
June 7, 2010 5:38:00 PM

oh and would u recommend an aftermarker heat sink as ill probably be on it for 8-10 hrs a day, or is it not needed
June 7, 2010 6:08:58 PM

lokking at the intel X25 ssd btw...
June 9, 2010 4:46:22 PM

anyone?? :( 
June 9, 2010 4:54:56 PM

for what you need, SSD is worth it i belive, since you dont need extra GBs of storage and all you need is speed and confort. the intels seem to be the best but at more cost.
June 9, 2010 10:13:45 PM

If you're planning on surfing the net and playing poker online, then an SSD will not provide much of a noticable increase in performance in those tasks. You will see a decrease in startup time for windows, and your browser (and betting Application) will open faster- that's about it. If those two things are worth $200, then go for it.

Edit: Pages won't load faster, nor will data update faster from the web- it will just decrease the time it takes to start the browser from 5-10s to 1-2s.
June 10, 2010 6:40:23 AM

Hey there Louisem

Here is what I have to say. Cut back that money towards the G15 keyboard and put it into a 1366 Socket X58 chipset i7 processor. i7's do a great job better then 1156. G15 keyboard is for gaming and viewing real time temps. Internet dont need that. So put that money towards a i7.
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