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£800 - £1000 Graphic Design/Video Editing PC

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March 16, 2011 11:44:52 PM

Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked, 1155, Sdy Bridge, QuadCore, 3.3GHz, GPU 850Mhz, 6MB Cache, 95W, Retail - £165

Asus P8P67 Pro Rev3, Intel P67, S1155, PCI-E 2.0 x16, DDR3 2200(OC), SATA 6Gb/s, SATA RAID - £140

1GB MSI GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II/OC, 40nm, 4200MHz GDDR5, GPU 880MHz, Shader 1760MHz, 384 Cores - £209

12GB (3x4GB) Corsair Vengeance, DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600) Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V - £124

800W Coolermaster Silent Pro Gold, Modular, 80 PLUS Gold, 90% Eff', SLI/CrossFire, EPS12V, 135mm Fan - £100

1TB Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black, SATA 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache, 8 ms - £65

Will be used for Graphic Design work, video editing and gaming. Been reading the forums and this is what seems to be the going PC for 800-1000 these days. Even though this is about 820 atm so room to move should it be needed.

Main things I would like to know are, is 12GB overkill, if i wanted to dual SLI the graphics card is it worth it? or would it be better to get just one super good one...(researched this a bit but couldn't get a straight answer...)

Don't need a case or cd drive etc. I would just like a bit of feedback really, if anything is good, anything should change etc. I don't mind if you link english or american links of things that you think I should change.

Cheers

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a c 90 B Homebuilt system
March 17, 2011 1:02:41 PM

Hello Will172;

What case are do plan on using? Need to figure out what CPU cooler we can fit inside. And if the cooling works for 2x GTX 560 Ti SLI.

You have a triple channel RAM kit (3x4GB) and a dual channel motherboard - Asus P8P67 Pro Rev3. A 8GB kit (2x4GB) is a good place to start. Add more later if you figure you need it (but I don't believe you will). 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit £96

XFX Pro 750W Core Edition PSU £70 has plenty of power for a 2nd GTX 560 Ti, overclocking and some future upgrades.

Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler £43
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a b B Homebuilt system
March 17, 2011 3:29:33 PM

Save yourself ~£25 and get the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, it faster, quieter and cooler than the 1TB FAEX.

You would have to be running games at very high resolutions and high quality, details settings to need the power of more than one graphics card, at least for a few years with a GTX 560 Ti.

You can run a system with two GTX 560 Tis on a good 650W PSU, and I'd choose this over that Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold:
NZXT Hale90 650W 80Plus Gold Modular £99
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/650w-nzxt-hale90-series-...
March 17, 2011 4:11:14 PM

Hey guys,

Thanks for the feedback,

The case I am using is a

http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/classic_series/hu001

because I already have it basically, and want to save money where I can. I will change the PSU based of your advice, and bare the harddrive choice in mind, but can't find it at the moment but will keep looking. As for the Memory, thanks very much for pointing that out, I am a little inexperienced in this so much appreciated!

As for the SLI GTX 560 Ti, if you think two will fit in the case etc great I might do that, I know that the case can fit two 8800 GTX in it. Also the CPU cooler.

Appreciate the buyer's guide too.

Cheers
a c 90 B Homebuilt system
March 17, 2011 4:15:11 PM

The GTX 560 Ti @ 9" are shorter than the 10.6" 8800 GTXs

NZXT HU-001 looks like a good case. Should be no problem.
March 17, 2011 4:37:04 PM

Beautiful thats what I like to hear! Made some changes on the build here it is

MSI GeForce GTX 560Ti OC Twin FrozR II 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card


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


Asus P8P67 PRO Intel P67 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard - (Sandybridge) ** B3 REVISION **


Corsair Force 60GB F60 2.5" SATA-ll Solid State Drive (CSSD-F60GB2-BRKT)


XFX Pro 750W Core Edition Power Supply


G.Skill RipJawsX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL )


Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (HD103SJ)


Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler (Socket LGA775/LGA1155/LGA1156/LGA1366/AM2/AM2+/AM3)

Think thats right, had to use a different website to get everything in one basket. After reading the buyers guide decided that a SSD HD would be a good plan, but not sure if 60GB is big enough.

Also, I will see how all this goes, and maybe upgrade to two GTX 560's in the future since reading about it, it has good overclocking potential.

a b B Homebuilt system
March 17, 2011 5:00:59 PM

I think that case is also known as the NZXT Hush, if that is true then my previous research shows that a Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme fits. And that cooler is 152mm in height according to frostytech, I don't know what the maximum is, but I kind of doubt that something that is 165mm tall (like the Frio) would fit.

I think that for a case that mounts the power supply in the top, like the Hush, I would want a modular power supply to make it a bit easier to keep the insides tidy.
March 17, 2011 6:04:13 PM

Thanks Silvune I will take some measurements of my case tonight.
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