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£1600 High-End Gaming/HTPC,Ordering Today! (Parts Check)

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September 8, 2010 7:04:28 PM

Hi Guys, i just need a quick check if i have got all this right! (first time build)


BUDGET RANGE: £1600 give or take.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: HTPC, gaming, watching movies, surfing web etc.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, monitor, speakers, OS.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:, Or any other Reliable site.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Spain (but i will deliver the parts to a UK address and then ship them to spain) compicated lol.

PARTS PREFERENCES: i7, Tagan PipeRock Power supply, G.Skill RAM Cooler.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes (i'd like to get the CPU to 3.8 or 4ghz)

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in a few years.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080, 1920x1200 i guess.. (im using a 42" LED HDTV as the Monitor)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i know the ram is a bit expensive.. i just love the cooler lol..

These are the parts iv found so far:

MOBO: ASUS P6X58D Premium

CPU: Intel i7 920

CPU HEATSINK: Thermalright Silver Arrow,+Heatsin...(775%2F1156%2F1366%2FAM2%2FAM3)+?operation=shoppingCartAdd&productId=41119&context=

PSU: 700watt Tagan PipeRock Series TG700-BZ Power supply

RAM: 6GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-16000 Enhanced Performance 2000Mhz

VGA: Sapphire 5870 Vapor-X OC 1Gb

SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 Pro 60GB SATA II

MULTIMEDIA CONTROLER: Antec VERIS Multimedia Station Elite Infrared receiver

FAN CONTROL: Kaze Master 5,25"

DISK DRIVE: LG Blu-ray combo drive sata

KEYBOARD: Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800

Im just wondering if this will make a good OC build and if iv found good deals etc. really any comments or thorghts would be VERY appreciated!

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September 8, 2010 7:25:54 PM

Also i quick thought, Would a 700watt power supply be enough power? hmmm
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September 8, 2010 8:56:51 PM

jlsyber said:
I would suggest this PSU:

This heatsink will be better than the one you suggested:

This fan controller looks cooler than the one you suggested, but if you want the one you suggested it's fine :p 

Hy thanks jlsyber!
That Heatsink looks awesome! i think i will go for that one! but the newer one maybe
September 8, 2010 9:37:19 PM

The Corsair H50 is crap and easily beaten by the best air coolers, the Silver Arrow trades blows with the Noctua NH D14. The H70 is a different story, but I think I would still prefer to have the Silver Arrow. Especially considering the price, even if the H70 outperforms the Silver Arrow (unlikely), it is not going to be worth the £20 price difference.

If you can get the Asus P6X58D-E for cheaper (significantly) than the Premium you should, unless the Premium has a feature you know you will need.

Is there a particular reason you specifically want a Tagan PipeRock? I ask as I'm not that familiar with them, and want to learn more.

What case are you using?

Have you checked out Sometimes they do good deals on components.
September 8, 2010 9:52:25 PM

Hey Silvune,
So you saying you'd have the Silver Arrow over the 'H70'? why? i cant choose between :S

Tagan PipeRock, hehe, becouse it looks cool. as you can see here:

But i hope 700watt is enough..

thanks silvune