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November 22, 2010 7:25:03 PM

Processor £234.99 1 £234.99 Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz (Bloomfield) (Socket LGA1366)
Motherboard £214.00 1 £214.00 Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 Intel X58 (Socket 1366)
Hard Drive £48.99 2 £97.98 Seagate Barracuda LP 1.5TB SATA-II 32MB Cache
Monitor £254.99 1 £254.99 Hanns.G HZ281HPB 27.5" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black
RAM £139.99 1 £139.99 Corsair XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit
Graphics Card £214.99 1 £214.99 HIS ATI Radeon HD 6870 TURBO 1024MB GDDR5
Case £92.99 1 £92.99 Antec 902 Nine Hundred Two Ultimate Gaming Case - Black
Power Supply £89.99 1 £89.99 OcUK Battle 950W Dual Rail High Efficiency Modular Power Supply
Optical Drive £46.94 1 £46.94 Samsung SH-B123L/BSBP 12x BluRay ROM DVDRW DL & RAM Lightscribe
DVI £7.04 1 £7.04 OcUK Value 2m DVI Male - Male Monitor Cable
Sound Card £25.99 1 £25.99 Asus Xonar DG 5.1 PCI Sound Card
Thermal Gel £5.99 1 £5.99 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
CPU Cooler £62.99 1 £62.99 Corsair H50-1 High-Performance CPU Watercooler

Speaker £45.99 1 £45.99 Creative Inspire A500 5.1 Speaker System

Windows 7 £38.95 1 £38.95 Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition
Kaspersky £29.22 1 £29.22 Kaspersky Internet Security 2011, 1 PC 2 YR

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November 22, 2010 7:31:02 PM

This was nicely formatted... Any opinions?
a b B Homebuilt system
November 22, 2010 7:43:15 PM

Get a 3x2GB kit of memory, it will give you better bandwidth since the i7 9xx's support triple channel memory.

Get a good 750W power supply from Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, or XFX, it will be more than enough to handle 2 6870s, like the Corsair 750TX or the XFX 750W unit.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

The monitor will likely come with a DVI cable so you shouldnt need to buy an extra one.
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November 22, 2010 7:53:58 PM

The monitor doesn't come with a DVI cable, I checked. I had been going to get a a Corsair 750W, but they were out of stock and I plan to run another graphics card in Crossfire. I would also be adding some more RAM and another harddrive in the near future (ie. in 6-12 months).
a b B Homebuilt system
November 22, 2010 8:56:38 PM

Those two will work fine together, the i7 9xx series are the only ones that us the X58 chipset so all the quad core i7 9xx's will work just fine with any X58 board.

I cant find many details about the OcUK PSUs so im unsure of their quality or true power outputs.
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