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New work PC for £700

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November 16, 2011 11:18:40 AM

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Designing adobe suite, photshop illustrator etc, 3dsmax etc, some coding

Parts Not Required: mouse, keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any UK baed site

Country: UK

Parts Preferences: No brand preference, just vest I can get for my price

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (niot sure what this is)

Monitor Resolution: Standard?

Additional Comments: Just need to upgrade to a good office/work PC that allows low latency working environment.

Thanks in adnvance!

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November 16, 2011 8:57:12 PM

Intel i5-2300 £142
http://www.ebuyer.com/252537-intel-core-i5-2300-2-8ghz-...

Get an H67 board if you want a cheaper board, and are prepared to sacrifice the ability to overclock. Get a Z68 board if you do want the option overclock.
Asus P8H67-M R3 £76
http://www.ebuyer.com/261837-asus-p8h67-m-r3-h67-1155-s...
If you need a DVI port then you'll either need to get another motherboard or get an adapter.
Or
Asus P8Z68-M Pro £110
http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-p8z68-m-pro-s1155-int...

Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CAS9 1.5V CML8GX3M2A1600C9 £38
http://www.ebuyer.com/274035-corsair-8gb-2x4gb-ddr3-160...

Crucial M4 128GB £150
http://www.ebuyer.com/266526-crucial-128gb-2-5-m4-ssd-s...
HDD prices are very high atm so avoid buying one if you can until they go down again. If you do really need more than 128GB of storage then I think you'll have to sacrifice the SSD.
I have not checked but I think the issue with Sandforce drives (Corsair Force 3 series and OCZ Vertex 3, Agility 3 series) has been sorted out, if so (you might want to check or wait for assurances from someone else) then those drives are slightly cheaper.

Case, if you see one you like then obviously get that.

XFX Pro 450W Core Edition V1 80Plus Bronze £41
http://www.ebuyer.com/264381-xfx-450w-core-edition-pro-...

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM £71
http://www.ebuyer.com/259863-microsoft-windows-7-home-p...

Total: £518/552

Hopefully leaves enough to get a monitor. Unfortunately I don't know the display market well enough to make a recommendation.
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