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Unable to decide on parts

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January 11, 2011 11:28:20 PM

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 :pt1cable: 

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution:1920x1080

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)


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January 12, 2011 1:12:51 AM <--- Read the reviews/benchmarks and then choose a vid card that fits your budget. £112.32 inc. vat
Coolermaster CM690 II with Coolermaster GX 650W PSU *Special Offer Bundle* £184.79 inc. vat Free Delivery
Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Box Processor £115.10 inc. vat Free Delivery
Asrock P67 Extreme4 P67 Socket 1155 USB 3.0 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard £47.99 inc. vat Free Delivery
G Skill Ripjaws 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600mhz Cas9 Dual Channel Memory £15.87 inc. vat
CoolerMaster Hyper TX3 Cooler

Total: £476.07 inc. vat

*I would think a pair of these cards Xfired would do the trick. £101.09 inc. vat Free Delivery
XFX 5770 850M 1GB DDR5 DP HDMI DUAL DVI Out PCI-E Graphics card

*If you don't already have Windows 7 and you want to enjoy newer games (DX11).... £72.88 inc. vat Free Delivery
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - DVD - 64-bit - English
January 12, 2011 2:30:25 PM

*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...