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Looking to build a mid to high end gaming rig.

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July 17, 2011 10:14:06 PM

I'm pretty new to all this forum stuff so go easy on me!! I've been wanting to build myself a gaming rig for sometime now and fortune has it i'm now in a position to start funding it. I won't be able to afford everything in one go so any suggestions on where one should start on a new build and recommendations on the relevant hardware would be much appreciated.
July 17, 2011 10:44:16 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next month


Budget Range: (£1500 After Rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, music, general internet useage


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.Novatech.co.uk


Country of Origin: UK


Parts Preferences: Preferably AMD processor on an asus mobo


Overclocking:Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Yes


Monitor Resolution: 1024x768


Additional Comments: Needs to be fast and fairly quiet.
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July 17, 2011 11:35:28 PM

CPU-AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Six Core 3.3GHz Socket AM3 - Retail (£146)
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/pro...
or
AMD Quad Core Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition 3.5GHz Socket AM3 - Retail (£115)
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/pro...

Site does not have the new BE 980's

Mobo-Asus Crosshair V Formula AMD 990FX (Socket AM3+) Motherboard (£189)
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/mot...

RAM-G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (£70)
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/mem...

HDD-Samsung Spin Point F3 SATAII 1TB 32MB Cache Hard Drive <8.9ms 7200rpm - OEM (£41)
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/har...

CPU Cooler-Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler (£24)
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/coo...

Optical Drive- LiteOn IHAS124-19 24x DVD+/-RW SATA Black - OEM (£17)
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/opt...

Graphics Cards- 2x Sapphire ATI Radeon 6950 2048MB GDDR5 PCIe - Dirt3 Edition(£440)
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/ati...
(You said CF/SLI Yes and these were the only dual fans card of this series that I found...which is what I suggest when in CF for better card cooling.)

PSU-Corsair HX 850W ATX2.2 Modular SLI Compliant Power Supply (£125)
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/pow...

Total-£1052 with the Phenom x6 CPU ( no case included...leaving that to your likings)

You have plenty left over and with this much left over i'd suggest going with intel build and getting the i5 2500k cpu which will out perform any AMD cpu for gaming
a b 4 Gaming
July 18, 2011 12:55:12 AM

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/cas... £68.98 inc vat
Coolermaster Enforcer Gaming Case - Black (No PSU)

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/pow... £83.98 inc vat
Corsair TX 750W ATX2.31 80 PLUS® Bronze certified Power Supply

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/mot... £114.98 inc vat
Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) Motherboard

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/pro... £159.98 inc vat
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30GHz (Sandy Bridge) Socket LGA1155 - Retail

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/coo... £23.51 inc vat
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/mem... £64.99 inc vat
G.Skill Ripjaws-X 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/har... £40.98 inc vat
Samsung Spin Point F3 SATAII 1TB 32MB Cache Hard Drive <8.9ms 7200rpm - OEM

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/opt... £16.98 inc vat
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x DVD+/-RW SATA Black - OEM

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/components/nvi... £179.99 inc vat
MSI GeForce GTX 560TI Twin FrozR II 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe

Total: £ 934.36 inc. vat

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/241647 £144.57 inc. vat
Iiyama Prolite 22in HDMI LED Screen 1920x1080
July 18, 2011 1:17:02 AM

^+1...intel=better performance
July 18, 2011 2:01:30 AM

mother of god, did either of you notice his listed resolution of choice is 1024x768?

hey OP, get a used 8y/o PC for $50 and save the rest of your cash or get with the times and buy a real screen :lol: 
a b 4 Gaming
July 18, 2011 2:13:53 AM

justaguywithagun said:
mother of god, did either of you notice his listed resolution of choice is 1024x768?

hey OP, get a used 8y/o PC for $50 and save the rest of your cash or get with the times and buy a real screen :lol: 

LOL...I saw that myself and posted that monitor below that build up above.
July 18, 2011 2:40:24 AM

justaguywithagun said:
mother of god, did either of you notice his listed resolution of choice is 1024x768?

hey OP, get a used 8y/o PC for $50 and save the rest of your cash or get with the times and buy a real screen :lol: 

lol....and yes i saw it....just forgot to mention it... :pt1cable: 
July 18, 2011 5:14:05 AM

Think i messed up on the resolution then. I have a 32" lcd tv that i will be running output to via hdmi. I'm not too savvy with resolutions.
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