400 Pound System

Approximate Purchase Date: mid november

Budget Range: 350-450 GBP

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video editing, gaming, Surfing web, 3D editing, general use

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

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: scan, aria, anywhere cheap

Country of Origin: Uk

Overclocking: Yes, when i upgrade to i7 or ivybridge when i have money.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 2x1080p

Additional Comments: nice looking case
and preferably had hd 3000 or decent integrated graphics, will get gtx 460 and then sli some time.
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  1. 2500k
    z68 motherboard
    2 x4 gig of RAM
    750 watt psu
    cpu cooler
    hard drive
    dvd drive
    case

    we still dreaming about the price?
  2. yeah. :P
    so far this i what iv gotten for the money:

    http://i56.tinypic.com/dcq2yq.png
  3. well that mb cant crossfire or SLI

    and the processor cant overclock

    and you need some RAM
  4. yeah, thats an oldish picture, did you read the first post all the way?
    quote: "Overclocking: Yes, when i upgrade to i7 or ivybridge when i have money. "
    :) what motherboard for around 90 quid with sli, usb 3 etc, z68?
  5. I made a £380 build for someone yesterday.

    I edited it a little (Changed GPU), not exactly what you wanted, and you can change the case up if you want.

    https://www.aria.co.uk/WishList/_tvU42qmQGiw4bZJQWdGvw,,
  6. Man that is one heavy computer @ 400 pounds. You're gonna need a crane to move it around. ;)
  7. yummerzzz said:
    I made a £380 build for someone yesterday.

    I edited it a little (Changed GPU), not exactly what you wanted, and you can change the case up if you want.

    https://www.aria.co.uk/WishList/_tvU42qmQGiw4bZJQWdGvw,,

    i was thinking along those lines but with an i3 2100, i could probably get another 150 for christmas, so maybe save the gpu for then?
  8. 400lb? more like 40lb.. maybe 50..

    :P

    (had to troll)
  9. Case with USB III in front panel

    NZXT Source 210 Elite White Gaming Chassis
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-source-210-elite-white-mid-tower-gaming-case-with-usb-30-w-o-psu

    High quality PSU from Seasonic, 80+ Bronze and single powerful 12V rail, enough even for future upgrades

    550W PSU, XFX Core Edition P1-550S-XXB9, 85% Eff', 80 PLUS Bronze, SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan, ATX
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-psu-xfx-core-edition-p1-550s-xxb9-85-eff-80-plus-bronze-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-quiet-fan-atx

    Quad Core CPU because for video editing you need as much physical cores as possible

    AMD CPU Phenom II 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-phenom-ii-x4-955-black-deneb-core-s-am3-32ghz-8mb-cache-ht-3600mhz-125w-retail

    AM3+ motherboard with Full Support for AMD FX CPUs (up to 140W TDP), with high quality components (all solid capacitors) and USB III

    Asus M5A78L-M/USB3, AMD 760G, S AM3+, DDR3, SATA II - 3Gb/s, RAID SATA, PCIe (x16), Graphics On Board, Micro ATX
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-m5a78l-m-usb3-amd-760g-s-am3plus-ddr3-sata-ii-3gb-s-raid-sata-pcie-%28x16%29-graphics-on-board-micr

    An 8GB kit of high speed RAM

    KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX - 8GB (2x4GB) Kingston DDR3 HyperX Genesis Grey, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-27, XMP, 1.65V
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-%282x4gb%29-kingston-ddr3-hyperx-genesis-grey-pc3-12800-%281600%29-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-27-xmp-1

    For graphics 6770 is the way to go. Good perfomance along with low temperatures and power consumption

    HD-677X-ZHLC - 1GB XFX HD 6770, PCIe 2.1 (x16), 4800MHz GDDR5, GPU 850MHz, 800 Cores, 2x Dual Link DVI-I/ mini HDMI
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-xfx-hd-6770-pcie-21-%28x16%29-4800mhz-gddr5-gpu-850mhz-800-cores-2x-dual-link-dvi-i-mini-hdmi

    The small brother of Spinpoint F3 1TB, to stay in budget

    500GB Samsung HD502HJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9ms, NCQ
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500gb-samsung-spinpoint-f3-hd502hj-sata-3gb-s-7200rpm-16mb-cache-89ms-ncq

    And a high quality optical

    Samsung WriteMaster SH-S222AB/BEBE 22x DVD±R, 12x DVD±R, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, SATA, Black, OEM
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/samsung-writemaster-sh-s222ab-bebe-22x-dvdr-12x-dvdr-dvdplusrw-x8-rw-x6-sata-black-oem


    Sum £414, and you have a great system for what you need! With the first chance, and after AMD improves their 8 Core CPU (B3 stepping, BIOS etc) you can sell your Phenom II and get an AMD FX 8120 which will be ideal for video editing ;)
  10. rozz said:
    400lb? more like 40lb.. maybe 50..

    :P

    (had to troll)

    fair... my pound button doesnt work so ah well... probably shoulda said gbp...
  11. michxymi said:
    Case with USB III in front panel

    NZXT Source 210 Elite White Gaming Chassis
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-source-210-elite-white-mid-tower-gaming-case-with-usb-30-w-o-psu

    High quality PSU from Seasonic, 80+ Bronze and single powerful 12V rail, enough even for future upgrades

    550W PSU, XFX Core Edition P1-550S-XXB9, 85% Eff', 80 PLUS Bronze, SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan, ATX
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-psu-xfx-core-edition-p1-550s-xxb9-85-eff-80-plus-bronze-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-quiet-fan-atx

    Quad Core CPU because for video editing you need as much physical cores as possible

    AMD CPU Phenom II 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-phenom-ii-x4-955-black-deneb-core-s-am3-32ghz-8mb-cache-ht-3600mhz-125w-retail

    AM3+ motherboard with Full Support for AMD FX CPUs (up to 140W TDP), with high quality components (all solid capacitors) and USB III

    Asus M5A78L-M/USB3, AMD 760G, S AM3+, DDR3, SATA II - 3Gb/s, RAID SATA, PCIe (x16), Graphics On Board, Micro ATX
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-m5a78l-m-usb3-amd-760g-s-am3plus-ddr3-sata-ii-3gb-s-raid-sata-pcie-%28x16%29-graphics-on-board-micr

    An 8GB kit of high speed RAM

    KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX - 8GB (2x4GB) Kingston DDR3 HyperX Genesis Grey, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-27, XMP, 1.65V
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-%282x4gb%29-kingston-ddr3-hyperx-genesis-grey-pc3-12800-%281600%29-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-27-xmp-1

    For graphics 6770 is the way to go. Good perfomance along with low temperatures and power consumption

    HD-677X-ZHLC - 1GB XFX HD 6770, PCIe 2.1 (x16), 4800MHz GDDR5, GPU 850MHz, 800 Cores, 2x Dual Link DVI-I/ mini HDMI
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-xfx-hd-6770-pcie-21-%28x16%29-4800mhz-gddr5-gpu-850mhz-800-cores-2x-dual-link-dvi-i-mini-hdmi

    The small brother of Spinpoint F3 1TB, to stay in budget

    500GB Samsung HD502HJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9ms, NCQ
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500gb-samsung-spinpoint-f3-hd502hj-sata-3gb-s-7200rpm-16mb-cache-89ms-ncq

    And a high quality optical

    Samsung WriteMaster SH-S222AB/BEBE 22x DVD±R, 12x DVD±R, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, SATA, Black, OEM
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/samsung-writemaster-sh-s222ab-bebe-22x-dvdr-12x-dvdr-dvdplusrw-x8-rw-x6-sata-black-oem


    Sum £414, and you have a great system for what you need! With the first chance, and after AMD improves their 8 Core CPU (B3 stepping, BIOS etc) you can sell your Phenom II and get an AMD FX 8120 which will be ideal for video editing ;)

    that looks good but wouldnt an i3 2100 with a z68 motherboard be good for the moment, then ill sell the i3 and buy an i5 or i7 s they seem to desolate everything?
  12. mobohobo said:
    that looks good but wouldnt an i3 2100 with a z68 motherboard be good for the moment, then ill sell the i3 and buy an i5 or i7 s they seem to desolate everything?


    I'd get a phenom II x4 over a dual core i3-2100. but then again I heard that the ivy bridge would be supporting z68 motherboards so it's really up to you. I wouldn't get an i5-2500k when I already have an i3.
  13. hmm i dont know, i might go for the i3 just because of ivy bridge and the sheer performance difference between the intel and amd processors...
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