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High-end build £650

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October 25, 2009 9:14:04 PM

Hey guys, im going to be building another system for a media center.
Playing a few high end games such as crysis, gta iv and good looking games,
will be playing high def content.

i will be running on windows 7 and a 52" TV screen.
I wont be overclocking.

Heres what ive researched into so far, please take a look and mention if i am making any bad decisions...
i been thinking if i should go for a DX11 Card but im not that fussed as the past DX havent been promising and the cards are too expensive.




Processor : Core i5 750 @ 2.66Ghz
gigabyte mobo to support the processor
OCZ 4gb DDR3 dual channel
OCZ or other high brand PSU 600W
samsung spinpoint f3 1TB
( i already have a blu-ray drive)
Geforce GTX 275 joker edition

now im wondering, should i bother with a 275?
or should i get a GTX 260 and get a Core i7 instead? or will the whole build just be more expensive?...

another thing, we like to play racing games..alot.. is there any 2player/splitscreen racinggames we can play with controllers or one controller one keyboard?


Thank you very much

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October 26, 2009 12:58:38 AM

Core I7 is not necessary, spend more on the graphics card. Do you need an OS?

Intel Core i5 750
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Intel-Core-i5-750-Quad-C...

Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Gigabyte-GA-P55M-UD2-Int...

1GB Gigabyte HD 5850
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Gigabyte-GV-R585D5-1GD-B...

Corsair 4GB TwinX DDR3 PC3-10600 1333Mhz
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Memory/DDR3/...

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

Antec Three Hundred
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/MIDI+T...

OCZ 600W StealthXStream
https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Suppli...

Total = £657.26
October 26, 2009 3:54:32 AM

^good build.

note to OP: only choose i5 750 build if you don't plan on sli/crossfire in future.

also he's running 52" tv..will 5850 be good?
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