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July 25, 2011 9:25:01 PM

Hi guys n girls!

Spent just over 2 weeks looking into this! So i hope its good! Just need someone to tell me if ALL these parts go together!! Its been years since iv built a system! I have posted here before, but due to bills i couldn't go ahead with the build! :( 

Anyway, any help would be appreciated! P.s, I already have a WD2500AAKS (250gig) Hard Drive and a ATI Radeon HD 4650 1gig Graphics Card. Which will both be going in the new system.


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ASUS SKT-1155 P8P67-M PRO REV 3.0 S/L M-ATX MOTHERBOARD

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ASUS-SKT-1155-P8P67-M-PRO-REV...

ATX-MOTHERBOARD-/200633515940?

pt=UK_Motherboards_CPUs&hash=item2eb6b07fa4#ht_1821wt_1139

MOBO

£115 (PnP Inc)

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Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz XMS3 Memory Kit RAM

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Corsair-8GB-2x4GB-DDR3-1600MH...

Memory-Kit-RAM-/290587297134?

pt=UK_Computing_ComputerComponents_MemoryRAM_JN&hash=item43a85a456e

#ht_1855wt_1139

RAM

£66 (PnP Inc)

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PROCESSOR:

Brand New INTEL CORE i5 2500K Quad 3.3 GHz Sandybridge

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brand-New-INTEL-CORE-i5-2500K...

i5 2500k

£170 (Inc PnP)

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POWER:
ACE 750W Black PSU Power supply with12cm 120mm Fan

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACE-750W-Black-PSU-Power-supp...

-120mm-Fan-/160607785717?

pt=UK_Computing_PowerSupplies_EH&hash=item2564f852f5#ht_2086wt_1026

£24.95 (Free PnP)

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CASE:

Cooler Master HAF 932 AMD Edition

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-HAF-932--SATA/dp/...

£160 (Approx)

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TOTAL £535.95



Gaz

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July 26, 2011 12:27:58 AM

Links don't seem to work! Thank you eBay lol!

Names are there though. Hopefully that will be sufficient for who ever helps :) 

July 26, 2011 2:58:03 AM

See now im thinking after reading over charts comparing the 2 processors, that the i5-2500k isn't suitable to my needs! Im thinking that my other choice is going to be better. "Phenom II x6 1100T".

I need some help deciding which processor. Either the i5-2500k or the Phenom II x6 1100T. Then i can look into a motherboard / ram / etc. (Or just stick with the idea i have) ^^.

My needs are:

Cinema 4D (Prefer something with fast rendering)
1080 Video Editing
Photoshop CS5+ Large image editing.
The option to play high end games.

Thats the main requirements.

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July 26, 2011 3:36:49 AM

dragonfyr said:
See now im thinking after reading over charts comparing the 2 processors, that the i5-2500k isn't suitable to my needs! Im thinking that my other choice is going to be better. "Phenom II x6 1100T".

I need some help deciding which processor. Either the i5-2500k or the Phenom II x6 1100T. Then i can look into a motherboard / ram / etc. (Or just stick with the idea i have) ^^.

My needs are:

Cinema 4D (Prefer something with fast rendering)
1080 Video Editing
Photoshop CS5+ Large image editing.
The option to play high end games.

Thats the main requirements.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... <---- Please do a "copy & paste" of this on here so we know your budget, monitor resolution, etc.. :) 
July 26, 2011 6:06:42 AM

Sorry :)  Here you go.

Approximate Purchase Date:
From now till 19th August 2011

Budget Range:
£550 - £600 GBP

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
3D Work. Including Animation. i.e. Cinema 4D
Imagery. i.e. Photoshop CS5
Website creation. i.e. Dreamweaver / Flash
Video Editing.
High internet usage
Minesweeper

Also would be nice to play high end games! Like CoD etc.

Parts Not Required:
Already have Radeon HD 4650 1gig PCI-E Graphics Card. Not sure if that will work with the new system?

I also already have a 250gig Western Digital Sata HDD, CDrom, mouse, keyboard etc.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
eBay.co.uk
eBuyer

Country of Origin:
My Country? UK

Parts Preferences:
Am used to AMD, but have been told Intel are good for processors. So whatever really.

Prefer a good name mobo. Something reliable.

Overclocking:
Prefer not to overclock.

SLI or Crossfire:
Yes both (Prefered)

Monitor Resolution:
Current: 1440x900 x2 Acer 19" Widescreen LCD's (VGA).

Additional Comments:
Option to upgrade RAM / Processor later on would be good. (So would prefer a mobo with 32gig max support.

Going off the info below. I would like to stick to the case, and 4 - 8 gig of ram would be my ball park. To save money on what i have found would always be a good thing ;) 

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Additional info:
I have already sourced the info for the following parts below, but to be honest, i started with the processor, and worked from that. But the i5-2500k has some good bench mark results, however the Phenom II x6 1100T also has some good marks! Although the i5 seems to be "just" better!??!

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:: Motherboard ::
NAME: ASUS SKT-1155 P8P67-M PRO REV 3.0 S/L M-ATX MOTHERBOARD
PRICE: £115
LINK: ASUS SKT-1155 P8P67-M PRO REV 3.0 S/L M-ATX MOTHERBOARD

Not sure if this mobo is a micro atx? Would prefer a normal atx mobo with USB 2.0 / 3.0. Hdmi ports. Onboard hd graphics would be good too. Also a decent onboard sound is good. Just loads of ports! :) 
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:: RAM ::
NAME: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz XMS3 Memory Kit RAM
PRICE: £66
LINK: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz XMS3 Memory Kit RAM
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:: Processor ::
NAME: INTEL CORE i5 2500K Quad 3.3 GHz Sandybridge
PRICE: £170
LINK: INTEL CORE i5 2500K Quad 3.3 GHz Sandybridge
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:: PSU ::
To be honest, im not really sure on this. I looked up a basic £30 PSU. 750watt's?? Have no idea if that will support my needs!
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:: Case ::
NAME: Cooler Master HAF 932 AMD Edition
PRICE: £160.
LINK: Cooler Master HAF 932 AMD Edition
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Thanks :) 
Oh bugger, its 7am! Off to bed then shopping with the gf! :/ . Il check back at this later :) 
July 26, 2011 6:31:54 AM

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/239757 £68.33 inc. vat
Coolermaster HAF 912 Plus Case

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplie... £71.92 inc. VAT
750W XFX Core Edition 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/267506 £109.36 inc. vat
Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 Z68 Socket 1155 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/251596 £143.99 inc. VAT
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/264750 £51.08 inc. vat
G-Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory Kit CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/263923 £13.98 inc. vat
LG GH22NS70 22x DVD±RW with DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Card... £143.99 inc. VAT
MSI GeForce GTX 560 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

Total: £602.65 inc VAT

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Software/Operating+Syste... £71.99 inc. VAT
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - OEM
July 26, 2011 7:10:21 AM

Okay, if you are planning to go for the AMD solution - the 1100T is not as good rated price/performance as the 1090T,
so me personally I would go for the 1090T; if I would go the AMD way.

If you are struggling between the AMD/Intel decision, then it doesn't really matter since you are only using the cpu for video encoding/decoding etc

I would like to support AMD, because Intel atm is dominating desktop cpu, but if you want to wait for the AMD bulldozer series to come out then I would suggest that. My brother has a friend that has a AMD bulldozer cpu (testing etc) he said the amd takes the i5-2500k and rips it a new one..

If you are deciding not to wait, then it really doesn't matter, pick the one you prefer (if your an intel fan > take it)
I am not going to suggest a case and PSU, as the ones you put up is really good, built a few and they are very good.

Intel Setup:
CPU: I5 - 2500k - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/251596
MB: Asus P8P67 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/260185
Ram: Corsair 2x4Gb - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/248846

~£400

AMD Setup:
CPU: Phenom x6 1090T - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/204933
MB: Asus Crosshair IV - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/206344
Ram: Corsair 2x4Gb - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/248846

~£380

You can put the Phenom x6 1100T in then both systems will be priced very similarly ~£10 difference.

Hope this helps
July 28, 2011 12:38:26 AM

Hey,

Thanks a lot for your replies.

I have gone over everything and it all seems like a wicked setup! I can't wait to start building it!

Il keep you posted when i start the build. I also may need some help :) 

A big thanks again,

Gaz
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