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August 19, 2011 6:02:55 PM

Hi i think i have narrowed down my desktop build.

The things i am unsure on are the motherboard, graphics card, case,fan and a wireless card.
I don't need a OS as i already have a copy of windows 7 premium.
I have put a selection down on each one.I would really like your advice as to which one to choose.

Budget £850

THE BUILD

CPU: intel I5 2500K £159.98 (novatech)
MOBO:
  • Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA1155 Intel Z68 DDR3 ATX £99.99 (dabs)

  • Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 Intel Z68 (REV B3) Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard £149.99 (aria)
  • MSI Z68A-GD65 Intel Z68 (REV B3) Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard £154.79 (aria)
  • Asus P8Z68-V PRO LGA1155 Intel Z68 DDR3 ATX (USB 3.0) £144.99 (dabs)
    PSU: 750W XFX Core Edition 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply £71.92 (aria)
    GPU:
  • MSI GeForce GTX 560TI Twin FrozR II 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe £179.98 (dabs)
  • Asus ATI Radeon 6950 HD 810MHz 1GB PCI-E HDMI DirectCU II £174.99 (dabs)
    HDD: 1TB Samsung HD103SJ SpinPoint F3 SATA-II 3.5" Hard Drive £39.17 (aria)
    RAM: Corsair Memory 8GB (2 x 4GB) Vengeance DDR3 1866MHz DIMM 240-pin CL9 Red £49.99 (novatech)
    CASE:
  • Antec 300 £44.98 (dabs)
  • Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Dominator Chassis £75.64 (aria)
  • Coolermaster HAF 922 Gaming Midi Tower Case £77.90 (aria)
  • Coolermaster HAF 912 Plus Midi Chassis £61.12 (aria)
    FAN:
  • Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler £23.99 (aria)
  • Antec KUHLER H2O 620 CPU Liquid Cooler £38.30 (scan)
    DISK: Sony Optical DVD Writer, AD-5260S-0B, SATA, Black, OEM £14.93 (aria)
    NETWORK CARD: ?

    TOTAL(if all expensive parts were chosen): £786.98

    A few questions is, if I were to choose all of the expensive parts could it support 2 screens connected by 2 hdmi?
    Would i be able to install another graphics card later?


    thanks for reading.


    For price comparison the websites i used were:
    www.scan.co.uk
    www.aria.co.uk
    www.cclonline.com
    www.ebuyer.com
    www.dabs.com
    www.novatech.co.uk
    www.overclockers.co.uk
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    August 19, 2011 6:42:35 PM

    Nice build. I would look at the CM 912+ for size. That Antec 300 is going to be way cramped for what your looking at. and for a vid card...it's a toss up between the 6950 and 560ti.

    August 19, 2011 7:08:12 PM

    Thanks for the info.
    Do you know which would be the best motherboard to choose? I have tried looking for recent reviews but i couldn't find any.
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    August 19, 2011 7:17:34 PM

    killosberg said:
    Thanks for the info.
    Do you know which would be the best motherboard to choose? I have tried looking for recent reviews but i couldn't find any.

    If your going for a high o/c than the Asus Pro or Gigabyte UD4 you have up there, if not then the UD3 at dabs. I don't know much about that MSI board to say.

    http://www.ebuyer.com/268480-asus-p8z68-v-socket-1155-8... <---- This is a solid 16+2 phase board that will give you a decent o/c. It's cheaper than the Pro and you might find it even cheaper at another site other than ebuyer.
    August 20, 2011 10:16:00 AM

    Right i have decided to go for the Asus Pro, with the 560 ti, and the Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Dominator Chassis.


    The only two things that i am unsure on are the cpu cooler, and the network card. Does anyone have any suggestions?
    August 20, 2011 11:33:48 AM

    I'm sure Asus will follow gigabyte and claim to also do the same?
    August 20, 2011 11:48:44 AM

    Yes but that's the guaranteed one for now!
    !