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New build - Silent, gaming, CAD build - £1,000

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July 1, 2011 12:04:50 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better)) - 2 weeks


Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates - £1,000


System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies) - Gaming, CAD, Surfing Internet, Watching movies


Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using** - Keyboard, mouse.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing) - Ebuyer, aria


Country of Origin: (e.g.: Grand Fenwick) - UK


Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case) - Intel CPU, Asus Motherboard.


Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe - Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe - Not atm, but possibly later - not going to buy an expensive PSU atm though.


Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200) - 1920x1080


Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC) - Quiet, high performance.



RAM - Corsair Vengeance - 8GB - £71.61
Mobo - Asus P8P67 LE R3 P67 - £104.99
Intel Core i7 2600k - £237.90
Zotac GTX 570 1280MB - £259.98
Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound - £2.92
Antec Kuhler H20 620 CPU Cooler - £51.78
Coolermaster Silencio 550 Case (probably or Fractal Design Arc Midi) - £64.98
Adata HM series 750W 80 Plus Bronze PSU - £74.99
Tenda Wireless-N300 PCI adapter - £9.99
Samsung Spinpoint F3 - 500GB 7200RPM - £32.28
Corsair 60GB Force F60A SSD 280MB/s - read 270mb/s write - 50,000 IOPS - £79.10
Samsung Blu Ray drive - Lightscribe - £47.99
Logitech Black Ultra-Flat keyboard - £11.30

These are the parts I've already chosen, feedback is welcome - any changes. Please bear in mind that I need to keep to around £1,000.
July 1, 2011 5:07:30 PM

Have a look at SPCR if you haven't already:http://www.silentpcreview.com/

I'd go for an MSI Twin Frozr III rather than the Zotac: http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Card...

You may find a good air cooler may be quieter than the water cooler as it won't have a pump.
http://www.silentpcreview.com/Recommended_Heatsinks

Scythe Mugen 2 is a good mix:
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Fans%2C+Heats...

While they may interact with the RAM you have, such high heat spreaders are pretty pointless these days (and there are Low profile ones:http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-vengeance-jet-black-lp-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-cas-9-9-9-24-xmp-15v)

Do you really need the Bluray drive?

Other than that looks good. Although you should be aware this is not going to silent, not by a long stretch.
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