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October 6, 2011 8:53:37 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week or next


Budget Range: £1000 give or take - closer the better :) 


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Most important would be gaming - followed by general business use such as excel/database (have software)


Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Headset, Monitor - Got everything except for the main base!


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: scan.co.uk - ebuyer.co.uk - overclockers.co.uk


Country of Origin: United Kingdom


Parts Preferences: I don't have any preferences to parts - although I am decided on that I would like to use the Corsair 600T as a case! http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-600t-graphite-seri...

Overclocking: Yes!


SLI or Crossfire: If the performance gains are good - definitely!


Monitor Resolution: 1650x1080

Additional Comments: Hi guys - firstly thanks for looking at this - I'm looking at building myself a new pc for around £1000 - the main purpose of the build is to run Battlefield 3 at 1650x1080 - I've considered numerous graphics options, right now the two best solutions seem like either 2x 6950's - either just unlocking shaders or BIOS flashing - or a singular 580 GTX. Other parts include the standards like an i5 with a decent cooler - decent PSU and 8gb of ram! Not so much interested in an SSD - maybe for the future!

Thanks!

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October 6, 2011 9:00:06 PM

Do you're own home work. You'll be better of study as people do get abuses from the forum regular visitor guys. So don't get abused or other than, don't listen to them either. Especially so called people who think trolling about or what ever that is.

So, it's best not to ask too much. Other wise, other idiots will be abusing.

Just be careful...

Mathosiabane.
October 6, 2011 9:07:26 PM

ive just ordered a new build for £1000 mainly for gaming.
This is what i got..:

Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 ATX Case
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/fra [...] se-w-o-psu
£51.58

MOBO: Asus P8Z68-V PRO Intel Z68 S1155 Motherboard
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asu [...] -board-atx
£149.62

CPU: Intel CPU Core i5 Unlocked 2500K Sandy Bridge Quad Core Processor
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/int [...] 95w-retail
£167.98

PSU: Corsair CMPSU-850AXUK Professional Series Gold AX 850W Modular Power Supply
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/850 [...] ps-12v-qui
£149.82

GPU: XFX HD 6970 2Gb ATI AMD Radeon Graphics Card
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb [...] i-dvi-hdmi
£287.63

RAM: Corsair Memory Vengeance Black 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 9 XMP Dual Channel Desktop
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb [...] 4-xmp-150v
£47.76

HDD: Samsung 1Tb Spinpoint F3
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb [...] e-89ms-ncq
£44.87

SSD: Crucial RealSSD M4 64GB
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/64g [...] ew-version
£78.77

TOTAL PRICE: £990.99

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October 7, 2011 5:19:23 AM

Hi,


I'm building a similar box. After some advice, I updated a few specs. I would consider a cooling fan:
Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler. Just give it some thought, might extend the life of parts etc. You will most likely Crossfire a year from now.


Asrock Z68-Extreme 3 LGA1155

MS Windows 7 Home Premium

8Gb DDR3 1600Mhz G.Skill 2X4Gb

120Gb OCZ Vertex Plus + SSD

2Tb WD Caviar Green WD20EARX

ATI AMD HD6970 2Gb

Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Gaming

Antec High Current Pro 850W

LG BH10LS30 Blu RAY Writer

Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler

Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked

Asus VE278Q
October 7, 2011 5:22:33 AM

Mathosiabane said:
Do you're own home work. You'll be better of study as people do get abuses from the forum regular visitor guys. So don't get abused or other than, don't listen to them either. Especially so called people who think trolling about or what ever that is.

So, it's best not to ask too much. Other wise, other idiots will be abusing.

Just be careful...

Mathosiabane.


Don't listen to this guy, he is one of the worst trolls ever. Asking for advice then raging when advice are given.
October 7, 2011 8:44:13 AM

@daviocon

Im presuming this build was either done in the US? Or doesn't meet the £1000 budget because those parts certainly couldn't be done in the UK for under £1k.

@mmsmm

This is the most recent, up-to-date value for money build :D  Perfect £1000 build :D 


October 7, 2011 9:32:06 AM

Hi guys - thanks for your replies so far - the build I've built so far comes just over £1000 - recycling my old DVD drive and using an existing copy of Windows 7 - I'll post links later on!
October 7, 2011 9:41:07 AM

Just one thing, if you're recycling and old Windows license ensure it's 64bit (pretty sure you are).

I just mentioned the extra cooler, I'm using CoolerMaster Vortex Plus CPU. I think about 20 quid. It's $40 aussie dollars. Nice rig fairly similar to mine.
October 8, 2011 8:57:04 AM

I'm certain it's a 64 bit version - thanks for your replies so far guys! One more question - does anyone have any experience with unlocking 6950's (or the safer option of just the shaders then pushing an overclock)? Right now I'm torn between 2x 6950's - a singular 580GTX OC version or 2x 560ti's - I'm not looking at upgrading for a while and would want the most 'bang for buck' - this I believe is two 6950's in crossfire? Thanks for your time, really appreciate it
October 9, 2011 8:15:46 PM

Guys I'm madly lost - literally at time of purcahse now - is it worth spending a little bit more to buy 2x 570's in SLI for future upgrades - or is the money not worth it over 2x 6950's?
October 9, 2011 8:17:58 PM

For your resolution a single 6950 will do great.
!