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November 24, 2011 9:02:16 PM

Hi. I'm looking to build a good general use PC that has some decent horsepower and will keep me happy for a few years. Buying and building in the UK with a budget of £800.

I don't game much but would like the capability, I do quite a lot of photo editing (processing large RAW files) and also editing and rendering of HD video. Would like a GPU that can deliver at 1920 x 1200 - maybe an a GeForce GTX 560 Ti or Radeon HD 6950? I'm not planning on SLI or Crossfire.

Existing components that could be re-used are:

Case (Antec Titan)
PSU (Thermaltake Toughpower 750)
Hard Drives (for storage). I would like a fast new boot drive - maybe SSD?
Could also use the DVD writer

I suppose I'll also need a copy of Windows 7 as my old PC is still on XP.

So how would you split £800 for a complete build, or alternatively one that just had a boot drive (SSD or HDD) and no PSU, case or optical drive?

Thank you.

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November 24, 2011 10:49:08 PM

The following is based on some recommendations I've been given and is within budget - any thoughts on this spec?

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP1

Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler

Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor

Asus GeForce GTX 560Ti DCII/2DI/1GD5 DirectCU II 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

ASUS P8P67 Intel P67 (REV B3) Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard

8GB Exceleram Rippler Sandybridge-Series (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz

750W OCZ ZS Series ATX2.2 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply

Corsair Force Series 3 V2 120GB 2.5" SATA-III Solid State Hard Drive

BitFenix Shinobi Black Midi Tower Chassis