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April 30, 2012 3:21:05 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: During May/June

Budget Range: £500-£620 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video/Music/Photo Editing (GIMP),Listening to Music, Watching Movies, Browsing Web, Word Processing although I would like to start gaming ;->

Parts Not Required: Moniter, Mouse, Keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ebuyer.com, amazon.co.uk, play.com

Country: Scotland, United Kingdom

Parts Preferences: Intel Core i5 (2500K ?), Full ATX ASUS MoBo, Antec 300 Case

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Would like a everyday type pc, but i might start gaming in the near future. I have a nice LG IPS Monitor Bookmarked for £129.99 -- Tell me if you can think of anything better for price. No fancy DVD drives please - I'm fine with waiting, and don't do BluRAY. Would like lots of storage space-- keen amature photographer! Also need WiFi and Windows 7 (Pro). No linux for Me!!!

Please feel free to ask questions.

Hope You Can Help,

Many Thanks,

noodle-pie

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May 1, 2012 8:49:04 AM

noodle-pie said:
Approximate Purchase Date: During May/June

Budget Range: £500-£620 After Rebates



Your budget is pretty tight. You may want to up your budget for more RAM, better hard drives (like Samsung 830 HDD), RAM, etc).

All at amazon.co.uk...IF YOU WANT TO OVERCLOCK AND BUY IMMEDIATELY. Otherwise, please wait for intel to fix the heat issues in future releases of Ivy Bridge.

All prices are approximate

CPU i7 2500K £157..
Mobo: Asus P8z68-V £90 (other damn good mobos are £150 upwards)
Ram: G.Skills Ripjaws Z 8 GB £40
GPU: GTX 560 Ti 1£150
PSU: Seasonic x750 Gold £170 (hopefully someone can recommend a cheaper alternative)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 3.5 inch 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB 6GB/S Internal SATA Drive £90
Cooler: CM Hyper Evo £30 plus Arctic Silver 5 Thermal paste £5.
Optical Drive and Case: Your choice. Plenty to choose from.

The budget is about £705 inc VAT plus costs for optical drive and case.


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May 1, 2012 8:51:04 AM

Remember you also need a win7 64 bit pro OEM...£100?
May 1, 2012 8:58:39 AM

Perhaps, replace Seasonic x750 Gold £170 with Cooler Master Silent PRO 600W Modular PSU costing £85. If this is sufficient for the recommended components, you get a saving of £85 to fund the win7 64 bit OEM license.
May 1, 2012 3:10:43 PM

Thanks SSri, Great info.
I'm sure my budget could stretch so the specs posted look fine.
Also, what is your view on the Corsair TX750M (V2)?
Might consider downgrading to Win7 Home -- do you think good idea?

noodle-pie
May 1, 2012 3:18:38 PM

BTW The Corsair PSU I Sugested was from ebuyer.com ;-)
May 1, 2012 3:53:47 PM

This will get you started. I'l let you take over from here.

http://www.dabs.com/products/ocz-technology-zs-series-5... £43.99
OCZ Technology ZS Series 550W 80+ Bronze Power Supply

http://www.dabs.com/products/gigabyte-b75m-d3v-s1155-in... £55.99
Gigabyte B75M-D3V S1155 Intel B75 DDR3 mATX

http://www.dabs.com/products/intel-core-i3-2120-3-30ghz... £94.99
Intel Core i3-2120 3.30GHz LGA1155 3MB

http://www.dabs.com/products/g-skill-8gb--2-x-4gb--ares... £37.99
G.Skill 8GB (2 x 4GB) ARES DDR3 1333MHz DIMM 240-pin CL9 Orange

http://www.dabs.com/products/samsung-sh-s223-22x-dvd-rw... £12.99
Samsung SH-S223 22x DVD-RW SATA OEM (Black)

http://www.dabs.com/products/microsoft-windows-home-pre... £69.99
Microsoft Windows Home Premium 7 SP1 64-bit EN 1pk OEI OEM DVD

May 1, 2012 4:04:01 PM

noodle-pie said:
Thanks SSri, Great info.
I'm sure my budget could stretch so the specs posted look fine.
Also, what is your view on the Corsair TX750M (V2)?
Might consider downgrading to Win7 Home -- do you think good idea?

noodle-pie


see the review at Johnnyguru....a reputed site for psu reviews

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

I would take Win7 64 bit Pro edition....

This is also a good mobo...

Gigabyte’s Z68XP-UD3

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/z68xp-ud3-dz68db,review-3...

Ensure they are compatible...
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