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May 27, 2010 7:46:22 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week BUDGET RANGE: £1000 Before / After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: photoshop, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, just a little of everthing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: ebuyer.com/ scan.co.uk COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type Anything

OVERCLOCKING:Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Need a monitor

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

Im after a new build for under £1000 this includes speakers, mouse, keyboard and monitor plus the build.
I can stretch just over £1000 if its really worth it.

Cheers
May 27, 2010 9:32:33 AM

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 8MB £130
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190673

Mobo: Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X £85
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/172846

RAM: Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz/PC3-10600 Ballistix Memory Kit CL7 (7-7-7-24) 1.65V £91
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179278

GPU: XFX HD 5850 1GB £257
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-XFX-HD-5850-Black-PC...

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM £56
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ss1TB-Samsung-HD103SJ-Sp...

PSU: XFX 650W XXX Edition Single Rail Modular PSU £70
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/191826

HSF: Scythe Mugen 2 rev B £39
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Scythe-Mugen-2-Quiet-CPU...
Only really needed if you will definitely overclock. This is a good performer in both temps and quietness. You will also need thermal paste if you buy a heatsink. Something like this: Arctic Silver 5 3.5g £6

Case: Antec 300 £43
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143854
If you can find something else you like better then that would be cool, but this is a good one for the price. It will need fans, so that would cost about £15 to sort out.

Disk Drive Anything £15
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145450

Total: £807
Should give you enough money to get the periperals you need. I don't have a good idea of what display to suggest, so you will either have to do the research yourself or someone else will have to suggest one.
May 27, 2010 10:40:11 AM

Silvune said:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 8MB £130
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/190673

Mobo: Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X £85
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/172846

RAM: Crucial 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz/PC3-10600 Ballistix Memory Kit CL7 (7-7-7-24) 1.65V £91
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179278

GPU: XFX HD 5850 1GB £257
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-XFX-HD-5850-Black-PC...

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM £56
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ss1TB-Samsung-HD103SJ-Sp...

PSU: XFX 650W XXX Edition Single Rail Modular PSU £70
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/191826

HSF: Scythe Mugen 2 rev B £39
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Scythe-Mugen-2-Quiet-CPU...
Only really needed if you will definitely overclock. This is a good performer in both temps and quietness. You will also need thermal paste if you buy a heatsink. Something like this: Arctic Silver 5 3.5g £6

Case: Antec 300 £43
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143854
If you can find something else you like better then that would be cool, but this is a good one for the price. It will need fans, so that would cost about £15 to sort out.

Disk Drive Anything £15
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145450

Total: £807
Should give you enough money to get the periperals you need. I don't have a good idea of what display to suggest, so you will either have to do the research yourself or someone else will have to suggest one.


A good solid build.

You'll need at least a 1680X1080 resolution for that build.
If you intend to get a 1280X1080 then you can cut down on the GPU, perhaps a 5770.
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May 27, 2010 12:12:06 PM

Anyone else suggests another build just to compare?
May 27, 2010 12:40:52 PM

I think you need to be clear with your preferences on monitor resolution, OC and above all, CF/SLI.
May 27, 2010 12:42:15 PM

Ok well i will overclock, monitor resolution is I dont know because the £1000 budget includes a new monitor aswell
May 27, 2010 1:08:49 PM

Iff no CF/SLI
take Silvune's setup,
buy Corsair 550w for PSU,
Corsair H50 Liquid cooler instead of the Scythe Mugen (you don't need a thermal compound because its already applied for the Corsair).
velociraptor 10,000 rpm HDD
You might want to consider getting a 770 mobo instead, since you won't be needing to CF.

Mouse and keyboards are based on ergonomics, it really depends, but you can buy a set for around £15
You can buy a monitor (with a rating) around £110. You really can't go wrong at eBuyer.

If I were you I'd just buy all of the components at ebuyer.
This is because ebuyer is cheaper and cuts down on the delivery costs. (I've used eBuyer and Scan, often found ebuyer better)



May 27, 2010 3:46:40 PM

Came up with this still need a case. Any suggestions?


May 27, 2010 6:08:02 PM

Actually I should correct myself, the Antec has two exhaust fans (top and rear), you might want to put two intake fans in tho.
If you're willing to go £5 over budget, then this is a good case: Lancool PC-K58 £54
May 27, 2010 6:41:34 PM

£5 is fine so what you think of the build im not sure i selected the correct CPU cooler?
May 27, 2010 7:23:08 PM

You can read up on the Corsair Hydro H50 CPU Cooler here. It's sealed unit water cooler. A bit more work to install than an air cooling unit.
You can also look over other CPU cooler options in the Cooling section @ BitTech or over @ FrostyTech - Look for the Top5 list

Your parts list looks fine. Double check your RAM compatibility with the motherboard here

What kind of case are you looking for? Functional? A bit more dramatic and aggressive?
Antec 300 £41 Coolermaster CM690 II Advanced £80 CM Storm Scout Case £72
May 28, 2010 4:57:36 AM

BTW YOU NEED TO BUY 2 EXTRA SATA CABLES.

THIS IS IMPORTANT!!! BECAUSE THE OEMs DONT COME WITH THEM.
May 28, 2010 5:11:30 AM

They do come in the motherboard accessory pack though.
May need 1 Sata cable though. Im not sure if you can use an e-Sata cable on an internal HDD or DVD.
May 28, 2010 8:43:40 AM

Alternatively you can buy a non OEM internal DVD (which should come with a sata cable, and cost is truly marginal)
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