£1400 multipurpose build help

Approximate Purchase Date: tonight, tomorrow

Budget Range: Trying to keep below £1400

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Im a internet marketer, so photoshop, sonyvegas, work, lots of multithreading programs and gaming.

Parts Not Required: OS


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: overclockers.co.uk, scan.co.uk

Country of Origin: UK

Parts Preferences: Any

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: Will be bought

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CPU:
Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz (Bloomfield) (Socket LGA1366) - Retail [BX80601950]
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-344-IN&groupid=701&catid=6&subcat=1272

Motherboard:
Asus X58 Sabertooth TUF Intel X58 (Socket 1366) DDR3 Motherboard [90-MIBDK0-G0EAY00Z]
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-429-AS

CPU Cooler:
Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler (Socket LGA775/LGA1156/LGA1366/AM2/AM2+/AM3)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-031-TT

RAM:
Corsair XMS3 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-16000C9 2000MHz Triple Channel Kit (CMX6GX3M3A2000C9) [CMX6GX3M3A2000C9]
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-282-CS&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=1392

PSU:
Corsair TX 850W ATX SLI Compliant Power Supply (CMPSU-850TXUK) [CMPSU-850TXUK]
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-013-CS

For the psu do i need that hight wattage or could i save money and get a lower wattage?

CASE:
NZXT Phantom Enthusiast Full Tower Case - Black
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-023-NX

GPU
MSI GeForce GTX 480 1536MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card with MAFIA 2 [N480GTX-M2D15]
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-087-MS

Im not sure on the GPU, i was think off getting a cheaper one and getting a SSD, any thoughts?

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (WD5000AAKS) [WD5000AAKS]
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-120-WD&groupid=701&catid=14&subcat=940

Not sure on HDD it just seemed cheap. Any advice, would only need 500GB

Drive:
Sony Optiarc AD-7260S 24x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD-046-OT&groupid=701&catid=10&subcat=

Again unsure. Dont use drive much, but worth having.

Monitor:
Hanns.G HZ281HPB 27.5" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black [HZ281HPB]
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-001-HS&groupid=17&catid=1120&subcat=

Keyboard:
Not sure

Mouse:
Not sure

Speakers:
Not sure

Possible SSD:
Intel X25-V Value 40GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive (SSDSA2MP040G2R5) with FREE Games - Retail
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-006-IN&tool=3

Would only install OS and programs i use everyday.

Any advice is very much appreciated. Would like to keep cost down.
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  1. ^ Some suggestions
    1. CPU Cooler- IMo this is a very good price for this cooler
    Thermalright IFX-14 CPU Cooler (Socket 1366 / 755)
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-069-TR
    Fan -
    2 of these...
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FG-003-YL&groupid=701&catid=57&subcat=4

    2. RAM - Why not 12GB ?
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-054-GS&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=

    3. PSU - If you wont be going multiple cards, then you can switch to a lower power PSU...But if you want to keep the SLI option open, then this would be good...
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-004-XF&groupid=701&catid=123&subcat=1497

    4. Video card - If not a hardcore gamer, then the GTX 460 would be good enough, it can play most of the games @ High settings @1080p...
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-092-MS&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1830

    5. SSD
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-007-CR&groupid=701&catid=14&subcat=910

    6. HDD for data
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-082-SA&groupid=701&catid=14&subcat=1279
  2. Cheers gkay.

    Updated build


    CPU:
    Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz (Bloomfield) (Socket LGA1366) - Retail [BX80601950]
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-344-IN&groupid=701&catid=6&subcat=1272

    Motherboard:
    Asus X58 Sabertooth TUF Intel X58 (Socket 1366) DDR3 Motherboard [90-MIBDK0-G0EAY00Z]
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-429-AS

    CPU Cooler:
    Thermalright IFX-14 CPU Cooler (Socket 1366 / 755)
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-069-TR

    RAM:
    G.Skill RipJaw 12GB (3x4GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Triple Channel Kit [F3-10666CL9T-12GBRL]
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-054-GS&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=

    PSU:
    XFX Pro 750W Core Edition Power Supply
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-004-XF&groupid=701&catid=123&subcat=1497

    Fans:
    Yate Loon D12SL-12 120mm Fan - Black [D12SL-12]
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FG-003-YL&groupid=701&catid=57&subcat=4


    CASE:
    NZXT Phantom Enthusiast Full Tower Case - Black
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-023-NX

    GPU
    MSI GeForce GTX 460 Cyclone 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card with HAWX2 PC-Game
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-092-MS&tool=3

    HDD:
    Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (HD103SJ) [HD103SJ]
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-082-SA&groupid=701&catid=14&subcat=1279

    Drive:
    Sony Optiarc AD-7260S 24x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD-046-OT&groupid=701&catid=10&subcat=


    Monitor:
    Hanns.G HZ281HPB 27.5" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black [HZ281HPB]
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-001-HS&groupid=17&catid=1120&subcat=

    SSD
    Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive (CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1)
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-007-CR&groupid=701&catid=14&subcat=910

    Keyboard:
    Not sure

    Mouse:
    Not sure

    Speakers:
    Not sure

    Any recommendations on keyboard, mouse and speakers
  3. ^ Hey check this monitor -
    Though only 23", but is a IPS Panel LCD -> I am sure you must have heard about them right ? - Far better color accuracy and viewing angles...
    Dell Ultrasharp U2311H 23"
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-082-SA&groupid=701&catid=14&subcat=1279

    KB & Mouse - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=KB-137-MS&groupid=702&catid=23&subcat=
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=KB-060-LG&groupid=702&catid=23&subcat=
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=KB-188-LG&groupid=702&catid=23&subcat=2
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=KB-136-LG&groupid=702&catid=23&subcat=2
    But before you purchase the mouse, just make sure that it fits your hands nicely...

    Speakers - Depends...if you just want a normal decent 2.1 setup, the this would be good
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=SP-122-CL&groupid=702&catid=22&subcat=173
    But if you want a good set, then there are many options...
  4. Much appreciated, gkay. Have got pretty much everything now. Deciding on the mouse and will be ordering tonight.

    Cheers
  5. Good Luck...
  6. ^ 12GB would be very advantageous when working with Photoshop...
  7. The clock speed is slower though
  8. ^ Wont matter much as More RAM would be advantageous than faster less RAM for Photoshop and other such apps,...
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