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£1400 Gaming Rig Feedback Please

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June 22, 2011 11:03:39 AM


Approximate Purchase Date: This Week
Budget Range: £1400 max, about
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video editing, Watching Movies
Parts Not Required: mouse, keyboard, monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Scan.co.uk
Country of Origin: UK

Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire:Maybe
Monitor Resolution: probably 1080p

These are the parts a currently have.

i7 2600k
maximus 4 extreme
4x2gb G.skill Ripjaws
LG bh10ls30 Bluray drive
Coolit ALC vantage water cooler
2tb HDD- should i consider 2x1tb RAID?



I need some help choosing a Graphics Card and Power Supply.

Modular or standard? will need around 900w?

Also need some guidance on OC, im thinking i should be pushing for a little over 5Ghz? i have only ever OC 1 system before, an i5 2500k to 4.5ghz.


Thanks for any assistance.





June 22, 2011 2:49:05 PM

Dual factory over clocked 560's in SLI would be my choice. A solid 750w psu will be plenty. Look for Seasonic, Corsair, XFX, Antec, Silverstone, Enermax brands. Also check "ebuyer.uk" for those psu's.

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-xfx-black-edition-m... £89.70 Inc VAT
XFX P1-750B-NLG9 Black Edition 750W Modular Power Supply (PSU)

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-gigabyte-gtx-560-ti-... £173.47 Inc VAT
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti OC 1GB NVIDIA Graphics Card

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum-29-180.html <----- O/C help here
June 22, 2011 3:26:32 PM

Thanks very much for the help.

If i were to save a little by using only one gtx 560 ti, would i create a bit of a bottle neck? Could a push a slightly better gpu in there to give me space to upgrade to SLI in the future?
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June 22, 2011 3:59:01 PM

A 6950 or a gtx 570 I would think. Take a look at the MSI Twin Frozr II/OC 2GB.
June 22, 2011 5:29:52 PM

Thanks very much. last little thing is a case, looking for something will a little style, maybe a window, and gaps for keeping cables really tidy.
June 22, 2011 5:42:30 PM

what your budget for the case?
June 22, 2011 5:43:06 PM

im thinking rosewill blackhawk it is 100$ at newegg
June 22, 2011 5:50:22 PM

mjmjpfaff said:
im thinking rosewill blackhawk it is 100$ at newegg


Im in the uk so i can't really use newegg. doesnt seem to be on scan.co.uk which is what i normally use.

Why_Me: That cooler master looks pretty neat. Quite a high price, but it does look worth it.
June 22, 2011 5:53:39 PM

mjmjpfaff said:
what your budget for the case?


Sorry, should have mentioned that. My budget would ideally be around £70. Happy to consider anything up to about £120 though.
June 22, 2011 6:10:03 PM

Roverno said:
Sorry, should have mentioned that. My budget would ideally be around £70. Happy to consider anything up to about £120 though.

Take a look at the Cooler Master Storm Enforcer @ Scan. It's set up for easy access for water cooling, and also big enough to fit those long arse AMD cards.
June 22, 2011 6:16:23 PM

Why_Me said:
Take a look at the Cooler Master Storm Enforcer @ Scan. It's set up for easy access for water cooling, and also big enough to fit those long arse AMD cards.


Not a fan of those dodgy plastic doors on the front of cases :( 
June 22, 2011 6:46:20 PM

Roverno said:
Im in the uk so i can't really use newegg. doesnt seem to be on scan.co.uk which is what i normally use.

Why_Me: That cooler master looks pretty neat. Quite a high price, but it does look worth it.

shoot i dont know then! it has great cable management and a window.
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