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June 21, 2010 8:29:15 AM

First draft, this is what I have so far, any advice is very welcome as my knowledge is pretty limited. Any changes? Additions? Subtractions? Budget is around £1500 for the unit, then i need monitor, speakers, headset, everything really.

Thanks guys.

Case: Antec 1200 Twelve Hundred - £110.98

PSU: Coolermaster Silent Pro 700W - £83.94

CPU: Intel i7 930 2.80 Ghz - £230.29

RAM: Corsair XMS3 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz - £138.64

Mobo: MSI X58 Pro-E X58 - £154.66

GPU: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024MB - £319.59

HDD: 300GB Western Digital VelociRaptor 10000rpm – 154.82

Sound: Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 7.1 - £60.53

Optical: Samsung 22x DVD RW - £18.54

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June 21, 2010 8:40:39 AM

Replace the Velociraptor with a Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB. The Antec 1200 is a big case with lots of cooling but it's really heavy. I own one and it's a bit over the top for my system. But also, you will never have to buy another case as it can handle pretty much anything.

Also you don't need a separate sound card, the onboard Audio is High Def for the motherboard and is of excellent quality.

Cooler Master is a leader in the case sector, but their PSUs are generally considered to be 2nd tier. Look at an Antec or Corsair PSU with 650-750W.
June 21, 2010 8:58:02 AM

^+1 to everything he said.

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June 21, 2010 1:04:29 PM

Just switch to an AMD build and get more bang for your buck without having to sift through crappy motherboards to find one that doesn't have overheating issues..