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March 20, 2012 3:16:02 PM

I've been scheming to buy a new monster gaming PC, for you see, my Geforce 6200 Turbo cache and Pentium 4 are REALLY dated ... :( 

I've recently came into a lot of money, and I have limited my self to £3000 or perhaps more.
Anyways what i've been thinking of getting I'll put into this list;

Intel 3960x CPU

Gigabyte Assassin

G.Skill 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 2133MHz DIMM CL11 Ripjaw Z

AMD 7970 Crossfire or a Nvidia 680 SLI, I will decide between these in April when the Kepler comes out

Case - Undecided

Cooling - Undecided

Any opinions / suggestions?

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March 20, 2012 3:36:59 PM

How about come back when you really want to build, in April. We can't give you reccomendations based on hardware that hasn't even been released yet.
March 20, 2012 4:26:43 PM

One more thing - you don't need to spend 3000 pounds for a good computer (that's like what, 6000$?).

You can get a good system for around 1000 pounds (2000$). Why waste money when you don't need to...

Spending over 1000-1500 pounds would start giving you limited performance increases with the exponential price increases of the hardware you would get.

Hypothetically speaking if I were to build something in April (best case scenario) it would look something like this:

Core i5 3570K 3.4Ghz
P8Z77-V Deluxe (Dual channel)
16GB ram (go for a 2x8 module to keep space for future upgrade abillity)
7970 or 680
256GB SSD Intel 520
2-3 TB HDD (possibly x2)
case
W7 64 professional

Should cost around 1000 pounds, excluding a LED screen. By the way what kind of cases are you into? Big and flashy? Smaller but still powerful? Mid size? HTPC?
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March 20, 2012 10:46:07 PM

Chainzsaw said:
One more thing - you don't need to spend 3000 pounds for a good computer (that's like what, 6000$?).

You can get a good system for around 1000 pounds (2000$). Why waste money when you don't need to...

Spending over 1000-1500 pounds would start giving you limited performance increases with the exponential price increases of the hardware you would get.

Hypothetically speaking if I were to build something in April (best case scenario) it would look something like this:

Core i5 3570K 3.4Ghz
P8Z77-V Deluxe (Dual channel)
16GB ram (go for a 2x8 module to keep space for future upgrade abillity)
7970 or 680
256GB SSD Intel 520
2-3 TB HDD (possibly x2)
case
W7 64 professional

Should cost around 1000 pounds, excluding a LED screen. By the way what kind of cases are you into? Big and flashy? Smaller but still powerful? Mid size? HTPC?


Agree with Chainzsaw...

There's a certain point where performance gains become minimal and spending becomes exponential.

For example... You pay $1500 for a machine that gives you 60 frames per second on most games. Where you'd pay $3000 and get 70 frames per second on most games.

If you've got the money to burn then go for it. Might as well give us some too while you're at it :na: 
March 21, 2012 2:09:00 PM

Chainzsaw said:
One more thing - you don't need to spend 3000 pounds for a good computer (that's like what, 6000$?).

You can get a good system for around 1000 pounds (2000$). Why waste money when you don't need to...

Spending over 1000-1500 pounds would start giving you limited performance increases with the exponential price increases of the hardware you would get.

Hypothetically speaking if I were to build something in April (best case scenario) it would look something like this:

Core i5 3570K 3.4Ghz
P8Z77-V Deluxe (Dual channel)
16GB ram (go for a 2x8 module to keep space for future upgrade abillity)
7970 or 680
256GB SSD Intel 520
2-3 TB HDD (possibly x2)
case
W7 64 professional

Should cost around 1000 pounds, excluding a LED screen. By the way what kind of cases are you into? Big and flashy? Smaller but still powerful? Mid size? HTPC?



I'm going to use a Cooler Master Cosmos II Extreme Gaming Case but I'm still not decided on the CPU cooling... hmm... :heink: 
March 21, 2012 2:22:34 PM

The Cosmos weighs like 15kg... You should try a more practical cast, and also one that won't break your back. Check out the 800D and HAF 932

Also for around $1750-2000
You can get a 2500k, top of the range mobo, and 7950/7970
March 21, 2012 4:17:40 PM

Not really going to be carrying it anywhere :D 
March 21, 2012 4:20:07 PM

Cosmos also doesn't have that much cable management features... Also no need for 3960x. IT's about 5% better that the 3930K and even that isn't as good value as the 2500k.
March 21, 2012 4:39:14 PM

angaddev said:
Cosmos also doesn't have that much cable management features... Also no need for 3960x. IT's about 5% better that the 3930K and even that isn't as good value as the 2500k.

I'll be using it for the E-peen lol :D 
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