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£500-750 Gaming System advice needed

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October 31, 2009 11:51:22 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (Christmas) BUDGET RANGE: (£500-750) After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (gaming, movies, surfing the net)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (prefer a u.k site, http://www.overclockers.co.uk ) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (United Kingdom)

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (not got a preferance for any brand in particular. Just whatever you think would work best)

OVERCLOCKING: Dont think so as its my first time building a computer. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Mabye

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1440x900)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (would prefer it to be quiet, and just generally able to run the most up-to-date games on very high>ultra high)

Also i have some parts ive already looked at which seem good.

Case: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...
Hard Drive: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD... OR http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD...
Processor: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP...
PSU: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...
Mobo: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB... (Still not sure though)
Memory: speed or capacity, brand or price. help needed please
Cooling: dont know if it's needed with no OC?
Graphics: Totally confused by this area, dont know which one is best for me. Need help here please


Anything else or if you think the parts ive listed are crap then please say so :) 
Made a thread a few days back here - http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/page-273831_13_0.ht... - only just relised its the wrong section :whistle: 

Cheers in advance guys
Stephen
November 1, 2009 12:02:01 AM

The i7 860 is on par with i7 920 when it comes to gaming and it would cost much less.

For the graphics card, get the 5770.

The stock cooler will be fine if your not overclocking. Is the OS and a DVD drive included in the budget?

I'll post a complete build in a few minutes :) 

November 1, 2009 12:03:54 AM

whats the differance between the 2 then? if i went back to the 860 would i need a new board?

No the OS and DvD arent included. Would want windows7 and any Basic DvD drive
November 1, 2009 12:09:49 AM

The main difference is the i7 860 uses the newer 1156 socket, while the i7 920 uses 1366. So yes you will need a different motherboard.

Here you go:

Intel Core i7 860 CPU 2.8GHz - £213.84
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/CPUs+%2F+Pro...

Corsair 4GB TwinX DDR3 1333Mhz - £60.89
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR3/...

1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 - £55.95
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/...

ASUS P7P55D PRO - £136.84
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173450

Asus HD 5770 1GB DDR5 - £124.60
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/177419

Antec 300 Three Hundred Black Case - £39.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143854

Antec EarthWatts 650W PSU - £63.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/141006

Sony AD-5240S 24x DVD±RW - £15.89
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/170014

Total = £719.99

Included a x8/x8 crossfire capable motherboard and 650W PSU so you can add another 5770 in the future

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OEM for £77 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173791
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