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November 16, 2010 9:20:54 PM

ok, i have £450 for the mobo, case, psu, cpu and ram. i want it to be able to handle cinema 4d, and after effects well, and render in decent time. i like nice looking things, so will get a 6750 in the near future (probably) if i feel like it :D  now. tell me what to get :) 


in order of uses: video editing, 3d rendering, surfing web, schoolwork


no xfire etc
November 16, 2010 10:23:07 PM

i5 CPU, 4 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD (preferably Mirror Raid) and a 10000 RPM Drive such as a Velicoraptor to boot from. A NVIDA card if your software supports CUDA. That will be all you need.
November 16, 2010 10:33:51 PM

I usually go Intel, but based on the OP's video editing use I would say a Phenom II X6 is in order since that kind of work scales with the number of processor cores.

If £450 is just for case, psu, cpu, ram, and mobo, then how about this:

Phenom II X6 1090T £154 £181
Corsair VX450 £50 £59
4GB G.Skill Ripjaw RAM £52 £61
Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 £66 £77
Coolermaster HAF912 £59 £62

Total £381 excluding VAT

Total £440 including VAT

You may want to cut back on the case and add another 4GB RAM. I do some video encoding and I've seen 7GB of my 8GB RAM get used up during encoding.

*Edit - changed prices to include VAT
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November 17, 2010 6:05:42 AM

pritchitt you used the excluding vat prices :D 
what should i go for if i do primarily what the title says, and a bit of fable 3, starcraft 2 etc on high settings??? (i will be overclocking)
November 17, 2010 6:19:58 AM

so this ?

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-m4n75td-nf-750a-sli...(x16)-ddr3-1066-1333-2200(oc)-sata-3gb-s-raid-atx
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-corsair-xms3-ddr3-pc...(1333)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-8-8-8-24-165v
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-phenom-ii-x6-1075t-t...
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-xfx-p1-650s-nlb9-co...
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/coolermaster-haf-912-plu...

for 411 :D  i dont need more ram, and if i do, ill just add it :D  would that be ok for some high settings starcraft 2 and fable 3? (if i include nvidea 1gb gtx 460)
November 17, 2010 1:37:08 PM

so what would be better for doing a bit of both, fps games, starraft 2 etc on high or above, and a lil bit of video editing??
November 17, 2010 2:17:25 PM

The Phenom II X4 is good enough if you don't do a lot of editing.
November 17, 2010 2:25:20 PM

mobohobo said:
pritchitt you used the excluding vat prices :D 
what should i go for if i do primarily what the title says, and a bit of fable 3, starcraft 2 etc on high settings??? (i will be overclocking)
Edited my post to include VAT :lol: 

Any CPU that has three or more cores will be good for gaming.. the video card will factor more for gaming. For encoding muscle, the more cores the better.
November 18, 2010 8:24:47 AM

Since u stated primarily vid edit/render pritchett is on the right track : more cores will serve u best but since u also stated SC2, etc a GTS 450 will be fine for Full HD + Ultra no AA/AF hehe

Off Ebuyer UK 427 quid

Get an aftermarket cooler and clock away
November 21, 2010 6:31:47 AM

hehe batchuka, you didnt read the top, its not including the graphics cards... :D  now, gemme something more expensive... XD (oh and btw what graphics card would be sufficient for a 1440x900 to play things like fable 3, sc2 etc... (dont incl in budget) oh and i found this babe of a psu:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/159920
November 21, 2010 7:17:32 AM

hows this?
November 21, 2010 2:11:02 PM

nobody has an opinion of this??
November 21, 2010 2:27:37 PM

i gues, but i was thinking, that for £30 less on a sli board, i can gt x8 and i was gonna get a gtx460...?
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