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£550-£650 i5 build

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October 21, 2009 6:10:58 PM

Hi, I am planning on building a new system to replace my current 4 year old self-built system.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1 - 2 weeks
BUDGET RANGE: £550-£650

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Programming, VMware

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, Windows 7, Case (Coolermaster Wavemaster), Hard drive (Western Digital 250Gb 7200rpm internal and 1Tb Buffalo Drivestation external), DVD-RAM drive

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.dabs.com, www.ebuyer.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK

OVERCLOCKING: No
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Currently I have a CRT monitor at 1280x1024 however I am planning on replacing it with 2 new 19” LCD monitors in the New Year. What is considered a ‘normal’ resolution for 2 monitors?

CPU
Intel Core i5-750 Quad Core 2.66GHz 8MB Processor £149.97
http://www.dabs.com/products/intel-core-i5-750-quad-cor...

Motherboard
MSI P55-CD53 P55 Socket 1156 Gigabit Lan 8 Channel Audio ATX £99.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/172655/show_product_revie...

RAM
Corsair Memory Corsair 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 CL9 £69.96
http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-memory-corsair-4gb...

PSU
Corsair Memory 650W VX PSU £71.03
http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-memory-650w-tx-ser...

GPU
Sapphire Technology ATI Radeon 5850 HD 725MHz 1GB PCI-Express DVI £198.95
http://www.dabs.com/products/sapphire-technology-ati-ra...

Total: £589.90

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: My main concern with this build is with the motherboard and RAM, can someone perform a sanity check for any stupid mistakes? Thanks.

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October 21, 2009 9:03:09 PM

I am looking at pretty much exactly the same build, except the Radeon 5750 as it is about £100 cheaper.
Does anyone have any comments on this build as I would like to hear them as well.
October 21, 2009 11:00:04 PM

Intel Core i5 750 2.66Ghz + Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Game - £159.99
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP...

G.Skill Ripjaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL8 - £72.99
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY...

Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5850 1024MB - £198.98
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...

OCZ StealthXStream 600w Silent - £54.99
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 - £79.98
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Gigabyte-GA-P55M-UD2-Int...

Total inc. delivery = £578.44 (scan will deliver free if you sign up to hexus forums)
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