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September 16, 2011 6:38:41 PM

hi all,

ok this will be my 1st build,and just wanted to know if all is ok
this rig will be used purely for gaming, and maybe a little bit of fraps
the rig looks something like this

1)case http://www.ebuyer.com/227150-antec-dark-fleet-df-85-cas...

2)hdd http://www.ebuyer.com/193712-wd-1tb-3-5-sata-iii-6gb-s-...

3)power http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-psu-corsair-enthusi...

4)ram http://www.ebuyer.com/274035-corsair-8gb-2x4gb-ddr3-160...

5)dvd http://www.ebuyer.com/176026-liteon-ihas124-19-24x-dvd-...

6)o.s http://www.ebuyer.com/259863-microsoft-windows-7-home-p...

7) as for the mobo and the cpu ive been pointed in the direction of

a)mobo http://www.ebuyer.com/260484-asus-p8h67-r3-h67-socket-1...
b)cpu http://www.ebuyer.com/254976-intel-core-i3-2100-3-10ghz...

8) grafix http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-ati-radeon-6950-hd-81...
£200 is the max for a card, but if there is another card which is better pls link
the power is overkill i know but i was going down the c/f line a little later,

its the last few bits i want to get right,mobo,card and cpu,

my minds been changed from a AMD phenom 11 965 to a i3 2100
will it be worth steping up on my cpu to the next stage or will a i3 be good for me?. there will be no o/c, will the card i picked go with the board i dont want to bottleneck things. think i covered all so ill leave it to you guys,and ill be happy to take other options, remember i have all apart from mobo,card,cpu, my max cost is £800

many thks

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September 16, 2011 7:15:19 PM

Unless you have some burning desire for that case, your wayyyy overspending. Get yourself a decent mid-Tower ATX for around £50 and pump that extra £60 into getting the next level GPU (6970 or GTX 570).

Caviar Black also much cheaper at SCAN - £63 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-western-digital-wd10...
Windows 7 also cheaper at SCAN - £75 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/microsoft-windows-7-home...
RAM thats in stock £45 - http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-%282x4gb%29-corsair-...

Cheaper HDD if you wanted it (good quality) - £43 SpinPoint F3 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-samsung-hd103sj-spin...

£247 ASUS GTX570 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1280mb-asus-gtx-570-dire...
or
£256 MSI GTX570 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1280mb-msi-gtx-570-twin-...
or
£280 XFX 6970 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-xfx-hd-6970-pci-e-21...

Total savings there on case, hdd, win7 of getting on for £100. MOAAARRR GPU power :) 
September 16, 2011 7:25:01 PM

i had the case for the fans and the airflow,as i can put some stupid hours in gaming some times 16hrs + aday, ok maybe alittle over kill but still i think it would do the job,(plus i have it allready) as for the bits i had joined 1 site (e-buyer)and they seemed to have all that i needed and the cheepest, so i just stayed with them,like i say i have all the bits apart from the mobo,card,and cpu
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September 16, 2011 7:25:40 PM

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*** what AdrianPerry said.

Get the case you want, dont buy a cheaper case then regret it each time you look at the case.


I did quite clearly say "Unless you have some burning desire for that case".

You would be amazed how many people think they need to buy a FULL Tower case for a standard build. Full towers are generally aimed towards watercooling and e-ATX motherboard sized builds. Just putting the facts out there.
September 16, 2011 7:38:18 PM

ok the the build would be £800, or cheaper,as for the 3 bit i have around £400 mark sorry for the confusion

the prices i had are

1)mobo £77.99
2)cpu £91.35
3)card max £200ish (£220)
September 16, 2011 7:41:10 PM

Since you already have most of the components.....

What is your budget for CPU, GPU, Motherboard?
September 16, 2011 7:51:39 PM

sorry i beat you to the reply,
September 16, 2011 7:56:14 PM

£108 Intel CPU i3 2120 Sandy Bridge
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i3-2120-s1155...

£102 (SLI ready) Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-ga-z68xp-ud3-in...

£180 Gigabyte GTX 560Ti
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-gigabyte-gtx-560ti-o...

or

£177 MSI Twin Frozr II
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-msi-gtx-560-ti-twin-...


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750w PSU is required for SLI 560Ti's or 6950's.
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Buying one of these might be better: XFX HD 6870 Dual Fan ATI £135 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-xfx-hd-6870-dual-fan...
And then you can add another in Crossfire without having to buy a new PSU.
September 17, 2011 5:13:51 PM

ive been thinking and reading on forams that i might need to upgrade from the i3 to an i5 im not going to o/c so i wont need the k version i waiting for bf3 to come out and i want to run it on medium-max settings will this set up run bf3 and future games ?
September 17, 2011 5:21:26 PM

the i3 will probably bottleneck that gpu. i recommend an i5
September 17, 2011 5:33:44 PM

so the i3 wont run with the 6950 card smoothly ? i know the i3 2100 is the min for gaming but i want to run them without loss of performance, thats why im thinking of the i5 and a 6950 card, im currently useing ebuyer for parts so if you could link a i5 along with a good mobo thks
September 17, 2011 7:19:42 PM

Yes the cost difference is very small between i5-2500 and i5-2500k so may as well just buy the K. That way overclocking is always there if you want it.
September 17, 2011 7:32:41 PM

Its not a combo deal, its just two items frequently bought together. No money off or anything like that.
September 17, 2011 7:34:45 PM

i dont suppose you have seen a good i5 2500k and mobo combo have ya ?
September 17, 2011 7:35:46 PM

www.SCAN.co.uk

If you check their "Today Only Deals" tab, they often have some pretty nice combo's on there where you can save like 10% or so.
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