Hey, alright im gonna use the template from the other page on the forums
Approximate Purchase Date: (End of January-Mid February)
Budget Range: (e.g.: up to £600 (note the pounds)) I have decided on £200 for GPU (I can buy another to crossfire later in the year) £200 for a processor (I would like an i7, but if there is one within my budget that can outperform an i7 (willing to overclock) I would be happy to jump ship, that leaves £200 for the other components (I need a case, a PSU, motherboard, and some cheap ram to get me up to 4gb (have 2 already) - i have no problem with using second hand parts if it means I can get better quality
System Usage: (gaming)
Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, Hard Drive (with OS), Optical Drive)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (Not too fussed, obviously I'm from the UK so Newegg is not an option, I have been using ebay alot though, and I'm not fussed about buying second hand parts from there (should I be?))
Country of Origin: England
Parts Preferences: as mentioned earlier I would prefer an i7 but I'm open minded, (combined with the fact I've not got a clue) I have been looking at the Radeon 5850's as you can pick them up for £100-£140 (The cheap price means I would be able to crossfire) I Have been looking at loads of cases, but the one that stands out for me is the Antec Skeleton, because this is my first build, it seems to be the easiest to build... And the fan glows shiny like
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Additional Comments: Thanks for looking, I forgot to mention though, that I've only a faint idea what motherboard to get, so based on my budget, could you kindly suggest one that would suit me? (or the alternative build you made if you did)
*If* I could get two radeon 5850's for around £200 (probably second hand) would the performance difference be worth the fact it's second hand? And how much better is the i7 2600 than the i5 2500?
and If anyone else has any suggestions feel free...