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Anonymous
May 8, 2010 2:33:25 PM

Hi, I'm new hare abd thought you guys would be able to help me with deceiding my new PC build.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Around the end of June

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: I play games, but am not really hardcore. Video convert stuff regulally. Mostly for doing school work.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I need everything.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Don't mind as long as they ship for free, or cheaply to the UK.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Don't mind at all.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes please! Don't know how to but I'll look for threads here with instructions on how to overclock. I don't know anything about what coolers are best for overclocking so help in that area would be nice.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 Full HD

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: A quite PC would be nice.

My maximum budget is £1300.

I'll update the build here when I get a good suggestion:

Monitor: HKC 23.6" LCD TFT Monitor DVI 16:9 5000:1 2ms Multimedia - 3 Year Warranty - £140
Case: Coolermaster HAF 932 Black, High Air Flow Tower Case w/o PSU (New Version) - £108
Mouse: Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Mouse - £50
Keyboard: Logitech 920-000978 G19 Gaming Keyboard - £127
PSU: 850W XFX Black Edition, 70A Single Rail Modular Power Supply, EPS12V, ATX12V, 135mm Quiet Fan, 88%+ - £126
Total of reusable items: £551
Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T, Thuban, Sok AM3, 2.8GHz, 9MB Total Cache, 125W, Retail - £163
RAM: G.Skill RipJaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C7 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit - £117
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H 890GX Socket AM3 HDMI DVI VGA Out 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard - £104
GPU: 1GB Gigabyte HD 5770 , PCI-E 2.0 (x16), 4800MHz GDDR5, GPU 850MHz, 800 Cores, DL DVI/HDMI/DP - £133
Hard drive 1: 1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ, OEM - £58
Total of key components: £575
Total of key and reusable items: £1126
Optical drive 1: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM - £16
Optical drive 2: Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM - £16
Optical drive 3: All in 1 Internal Card Reader Plus One USB2.0 Port (Black)- £6.50
Fans: 10x Silverstone 120mm Fan Grille and Filter Kit - £20
Sound Dampening 1: Sharkoon Silencer Kit (Bumper Package of Anti-Noise/Vibration parts for your PC components) - £9
Sound Dampening 2: Akasa AK-MX003 20x Pack of Siliconized Pins for Anti vibrational fan mounting - £3.5
Sockets: 10 Way surge Tower Extension Lead Socket - 2 Metres - £15
Total of others : £86

Grand Total: £1212

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May 8, 2010 5:26:18 PM

That case is not very silent. Check out the Zalman MS1000-HS2 or the Antec P183. I would get two Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB. Also don't get OCZ RAM.
Anonymous
May 8, 2010 8:05:25 PM

What RAM would you suggest?

I don't really mind how quiet it is, but it would be nice if it were. The cases that you suggested look rather plain :p 

And what's better about the Samsung Spinpoint?
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May 8, 2010 8:26:56 PM

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What RAM would you suggest?

I don't really mind how quiet it is, but it would be nice if it were. The cases that you suggested look rather plain :p 

And what's better about the Samsung Spinpoint?


The Samsung Spinpoint F3 performs great for the cost.

Benches

And if I'm not mistaken the 1055 uses dual channel RAM and the RAM you have selected is triple channel.

Here's a good set.

G. Skill Ripjaws 2x2GB CL 7

You could also go with the HAF 922 to save some cash. Smaller brother of the HAF 932.
Anonymous
May 8, 2010 8:36:16 PM

Thanks. I think I'll go with the Samsung as I didn't really need 2TB anyway :p 

Also for the RAM isn't this faster for £7 more: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173112

I'll stick with the HAF 932 as I like the looks of it better.
May 8, 2010 8:40:26 PM

Quote:
Thanks. I think I'll go with the Samsung as I didn't really need 2TB anyway :p 

Also for the RAM isn't this faster for £7 more: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173112

I'll stick with the HAF 932 as I like the looks of it better.


While that RAM has a slightly higher clock, the timings are much higher. The performance might be about the same, or that set might be a little slower, but I don't really think the difference will be noticeable. I'd stick with the G. Skills.
Anonymous
May 8, 2010 8:43:06 PM

Ok. Thanks.

What about the PSU? Whould there be anything better?
May 8, 2010 8:50:39 PM

Quote:
Ok. Thanks.

What about the PSU? Whould there be anything better?


Corsair is a great brand. The 650HX has enough connectors to crossfire the 5770 if you planned on doing that later down the line. I'm sure that it'd also be just fine when you do overclock.
May 8, 2010 9:54:36 PM

You could definitely save money on the PSU, as there are cheaper PSUs that are just as good at 650W, such as this: XFX 650W XXX Edition £80 or because you do not need that much power to adequately power two 5770s, you could easily use a 550W PSU, such as this: Antec Truepower New 550W £71 or this Antec Earthwatts 650 £63.
If you can imagine replacing your 5770 with a more powerful and power hungry video card in the future then maybe it would be wiser to keep a 650W PSU.
May 8, 2010 11:57:06 PM

Silvune said:
You could definitely save money on the PSU, as there are cheaper PSUs that are just as good at 650W, such as this: XFX 650W XXX Edition £80 or because you do not need that much power to adequately power two 5770s, you could easily use a 550W PSU, such as this: Antec Truepower New 550W £71 or this Antec Earthwatts 650 £63.
If you can imagine replacing your 5770 with a more powerful and power hungry video card in the future then maybe it would be wiser to keep a 650W PSU.


OP plans on overclocking though, wouldn't it be safer to go with a good PSU and leave it at that? ;P
May 8, 2010 11:59:07 PM

Well I've given him an option to save £20 if 550 watts isn't enough, which I think it will be even with overclocking.
May 9, 2010 12:11:10 PM

Yea, because it has higher timings which make it a bit slower, and lower voltage which makes it run cooler and use less power (a tiny amount) and gives it a bit more overclocking headroom. It is about £1.60 more than other sets with the same specs that I've seen at ebuyer.
May 9, 2010 3:25:38 PM

I'd say the RAM in the first link is better as it is 7-7-7-24 vs 7-8-7-24 and it seems to have a lower rated voltage.
Anonymous
May 10, 2010 6:11:33 PM

OK, thanks.

How do I overclock my processor and RAM?

Also, I changed my PSU to AN 850w one.
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