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February 21, 2012 11:18:37 PM

Approximate Purchase Date:withing the month

Budget Range: anything up to ^ 3000/5000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming and video editing, gaming is priority

Parts Not Required: os and peripherals and monitor

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

Country: uk

Parts Preferences:intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No (seems silly with this budget but nope!)

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: i want it to last as long as possible and want the most powerful pc you can get out of the budget
February 21, 2012 11:38:10 PM

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well with that budget, IT IS SILLY not getting sli or crossfire but, if you are sure, i will recomend you getting this parts

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i7-3930k-enth...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-obsidian-series-...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-sapphire-radeon-hd-7...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/240gb-ocz-agility-3-ssd-...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/15tb-western-digital-wd1...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-x79a-gd65-%288d%29-t... "comes with thermaltake frio CPU cooler"

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/16gb-%284x4gb%29-corsair...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/850w-psu-corsair-hx-cmps...

well. you got one hell of a computer right ther however, i strongly recomend you getting a second 7970 for crossfire...

BTW... if you want... you can go to http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/ and build your computer there. they have cool services like "pro wiring" "ultra shipping care"....they do a great job building computer, and i think they can send it to uk!


yeah man cyberpower did cross my mind :)  only issue is added price, i have a large budget but i still dont wanna pay any more than i should for the pc
February 21, 2012 11:49:11 PM

Did you rob a bank recently?
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February 21, 2012 11:54:24 PM

Buy a $2500 pc now & get a new one in 2-3 years. Honestly - if you are not going sli, and it is a gaming pc - you do not need that much money.
-Bruce
BTW Building your own will give you exactly what you want at a better price. Most people in this forum do not have their pc built for them - could mean the difference of getting a better GPU or SSD or.....
February 21, 2012 11:58:19 PM

case: cooler master cosmos II
mobo: asus rampage IV extreme
cpu: intel i7 3960x
cpu cooler: noctua nh-d14
video card: sapphire amd radeon hd 7970
ram: g.skill ripjaws z series 64gb 1600 mhz
ssd: x8 intel 510 series 120gb
psu: no comment
optical drive: lg black 12x bd-rom
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February 22, 2012 12:01:45 AM

Sorry for the US links but I don't have the time before I gotta shut down the lappie and hit the road:

Case - $ 290 - Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case Fan - $ 12 - Thermaltake Blue120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $ 280 - Corsair AX1200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $ 470 - ASUS Rampage IV Extreme http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - $ 600 - Intel Core i7-3930k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - incl w/ MoBo - Phanteks PH-TC14PE Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $ 170 - (4 x 4GB) Muskin Redline DDR3 1600 CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $ 530 - EVGA 580 GTX 3072 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $ 530 - EVGA 580 GTX 3072 Same
GFX - Later ? - EVGA 580 GTX 3072 Same
HD - $ 240 - Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - $ 279 - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $ 58 - Asus Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Card Reader $ 50 AeroCool FP-01 55 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Monitor $ 290 ASUS VG236HE Black 23" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Monitor $ 290 ASUS VG236HE Black 23" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Monitor $ 290 ASUS VG236HE Black 23" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Keyboard - $ 90 - Logitech G510 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mouse - $ 58 - Logitech G500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
3D Kit $ 150 nVidia Vision 2 3D Glasses http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS - $ 140 - Win 7-64 Home Professional http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $4,822

Of course, with the Kepler cards so close to release, I would not be investing $1500 plus on GFX cards. I'd get two 680's and save room for the 3rd......assuming of course that the 6xx series don't have the SLI driver problems that currently exist w/ the 79xx series in CF. I expect by the time the 6xx series hits the streets those CF issues will have been worked out and we will able to compare the two in multi card situations.
February 22, 2012 12:11:06 AM

benjrozz said:
Approximate Purchase Date:withing the month

Budget Range: anything up to ^ 3000/5000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming and video editing, gaming is priority

Parts Not Required: os and peripherals and monitor

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

Country: uk

Parts Preferences:intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No (seems silly with this budget but nope!)

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: i want it to last as long as possible and want the most powerful pc you can get out of the budget


-with that budget have you thought of amd eyefinity/nvidia surround?: http://promos.asus.com/US/Eyefinity/index.htm

did you already buy that monitor? because again 5k for just playing at 1080p is ridiculous. Since your budget can handle these i would get them- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/24-dell-u2412m-ips-led-m...

review on monitor- http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/s242hl-bid-u2412m-t...
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When it debuted, the U2412M sold for $350. Now, it's $50 cheaper. While the U2412M continues to cost more than non-IPS displays of similar size, it offers much better performance, which is why it's receiving our Tom's Hardware Approved award, given to a select few products that deserve recognition for their performance in our lab. We're still hoping Dell makes e-IPS more affordable with future price drops, though, at $300, it's a much more palatable purchase.


and since you are mostly gaming i will recommend the i7 3820- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i7-3820-s-201...
it is not well known that you can overclock the i7 3820 considerably (5ghz has been done)- http://www.anandtech.com/show/5276/intel-core-i7-3820-r...
im recommending sandy bridge-e because it has 40 native lanes of pcie and with an eyefinity/surround setup running cards at x16/x16 (yes im recommending crossfire/sli in a multi monitor setup) will make a significant difference.

motherboard- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-p9x79-ws-intel-x79-...(x16)-ceb
this motherboard won tomshardware's roundup of 320$+ motherboards- http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/p9x79-deluxe-g1-ass...
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Asus’ P9X79 WS had the best performance, best overclocking, lowest power consumption, and greatest number of expansion slots.
: sounds like a winner to me
February 22, 2012 12:32:19 AM

qoq guys thanks a bunch, im definatly gonna go for the surround monitors and no i didnt rob a bank , been a bit cheeky with my student loan ;)  im gonna go with jacknaylor build but im sorry if it seems i wasted a lot of your time guys , i will definatly use some different suggestions and create a mega build, thanks a bunch
February 22, 2012 12:55:11 AM

please wait for kepler.you have a high budget and you can get a nice kepler setup.so please if you can then wait!
February 22, 2012 2:59:00 AM

benjrozz said:
qoq guys thanks a bunch, im definatly gonna go for the surround monitors and no i didnt rob a bank , been a bit cheeky with my student loan ;)  im gonna go with jacknaylor build but im sorry if it seems i wasted a lot of your time guys , i will definatly use some different suggestions and create a mega build, thanks a bunch

you can get a lot more power out of 2 7970's and they are only a few pounds more- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-power-color-radeon-h...

if you are mostly going to game a i7 3930k is not worth the extra 300$ over a i7 3820.

Dell 24" u2412m- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/24-dell-u2412m-ips-led-m... x3=717 you can also put these monitors in portrait mode-

PowerColor 7970 3gb- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-power-color-radeon-h... x2=840

Intel Core i7 3820- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i7-3820-s-201... 239

Asus P9X79 WS- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-p9x79-ws-intel-x79-...(x16)-ceb 278

Corsair Memory XMS3 16GB 1600mhz- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/16gb-(4x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-xms3-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-24-15v 76

XFX Pro Series Black Edition 1000W Platinum- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1000w-xfx-pro-black-edit... 204

2tb Seagate Barracuda- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2tb-seagate-st2000dl003-... 87

Sony DVD Burner- http://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer-hardware/all/blu-ra... 13

Corsair H80- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-h80-hydro-series... 75

Silverstone Fortress FT02- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/silverstone-fortress-sst... 197 this is the second best air cooled case on the market. second to the 600$ silverstone temjin tj11

Crucial M4 256gb ssd- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/256gb-crucial-realssd-m4... 263

Total=2989 inc vat

Now to set up eyefinity you will need 2 of these- http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2m-scan-display-port-cab... 10$ because all of the display cables are coming from 1 card. the dell monitors do have a display port which most monitors do not.




February 22, 2012 3:08:05 AM

dont get a previous generation card the 7970 is much more powerful than the 580. by the way 3000 pounds is actually about 4700$.
February 22, 2012 3:18:19 AM

benjrozz said:
yeah man cyberpower did cross my mind :)  only issue is added price, i have a large budget but i still dont wanna pay any more than i should for the pc


That ship sort of sailed $3000 ago :lol: 
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