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400 Pound System

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October 20, 2011 7:32:22 PM

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.

More about : 400 pound system

October 20, 2011 7:43:02 PM

2500k
z68 motherboard
2 x4 gig of RAM
750 watt psu
cpu cooler
hard drive
dvd drive
case

we still dreaming about the price?
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October 20, 2011 7:56:25 PM

well that mb cant crossfire or SLI

and the processor cant overclock

and you need some RAM
October 20, 2011 8:02:18 PM

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?
October 20, 2011 8:59:40 PM

Man that is one heavy computer @ 400 pounds. You're gonna need a crane to move it around. ;) 
October 20, 2011 9:00:05 PM

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?
October 20, 2011 9:01:58 PM

400lb? more like 40lb.. maybe 50..

:p 

(had to troll)
October 20, 2011 9:07:14 PM

Case with USB III in front panel

NZXT Source 210 Elite White Gaming Chassis
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/nzxt-source-210-elite-wh...

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-editio...

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-bla...

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-7...

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...

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-...

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-...

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-s...


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 ;) 
October 20, 2011 9:07:49 PM

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...
October 21, 2011 8:59:03 AM

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-wh...

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-editio...

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-bla...

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-7...

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...

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-...

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-...

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-s...


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?
October 21, 2011 9:17:00 AM

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.
October 21, 2011 10:53:01 AM

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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