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August 13, 2012 9:39:46 PM


Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: This Month

Budget Range: Sub £900 all in

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Photoshop, Lightroom, Gaming and Movies

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: CCLonline, Ebay UK, Amazon

Location: UK

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Needs to run Photoshop and lightroom as fast as poss, Skyrim, Battlefield 3, Assassins Creed, Display needs to be similar to an imac 24 inch, probably ips

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Just sold my 2007 iMac That couldnt keep up with CS6 anymore


OK, Here's the List of what i was thinking

Aerocool Strike-X One Midi Tower Case
Asus P8Z77-V LX (Or Z68 PRO from Ebay)
Intel Core i7 2700K
Kingston HyperX 8GB
Samsung 830 Series 128GB
SEAGATE BARRACUDA 1Tb
Sony Optiarc AD-5280S 24x DVD
Icy Box IB-864-B 3.5" Card Reader
TP-Link TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless
XIGMATEK TAURO 700W

Then Possibly the iiyama 23inch ips or Dell ultrasharp 23inch

Thanks for youre help :) 

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August 13, 2012 10:58:19 PM

Ok, i picked a sandy bridge CPU because they overclock better and the performance diference between a 2700k and a 3770k is almost null.

The Z77 will allow you to upgrade your CPU to a i7 3770k IF you need it (you wouldn't)

CPU: Intel Core i7-2700K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£223.97 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS11X Extreme CPU Cooler (£45.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£109.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£39.31 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£67.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 1.25GB Video Card (£184.33 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£50.99 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£70.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
Monitor: Dell U2312HM 23.0" Monitor (£178.20 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £971.14

sorry i went over budget but it was the only way i could fit the GTX 570 wich will help you a lot in rendering tasks and gaming
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August 13, 2012 11:17:24 PM

Oh and i forgot the GPU, Either the ATI 7850 or GTX 570 thanks ;) 
August 13, 2012 11:18:53 PM

aqualipt said:
Ok, i picked a sandy bridge CPU because they overclock better and the performance diference between a 2700k and a 3770k is almost null.

The Z77 will allow you to upgrade your CPU to a i7 3770k IF you need it (you wouldn't)

CPU: Intel Core i7-2700K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£223.97 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS11X Extreme CPU Cooler (£45.98 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£109.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£39.31 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£67.99 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 1.25GB Video Card (£184.33 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£50.99 @ Dabs)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£70.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
Monitor: Dell U2312HM 23.0" Monitor (£178.20 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £971.14

sorry i went over budget but it was the only way i could fit the GTX 570 wich will help you a lot in rendering tasks and gaming



Looks Perfect, Is the iiyama display a no-go then?
August 13, 2012 11:33:58 PM

Danmancity said:
Looks Perfect, Is the iiyama display a no-go then?


i dont know that brand but the monitor i included is perfect.
August 13, 2012 11:51:18 PM

Ok brilliant thanks :)  what do you think that system would get on the windows index rating system?
August 13, 2012 11:53:34 PM

Danmancity said:
Ok brilliant thanks :)  what do you think that system would get on the windows index rating system?


naaah, that rating is Bull sh!t, if you want a truly accurate score on your PC performance download a program called 3DMark11
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