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£1000 system ideas - games/photoshop

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by colinuk, 14 Apr 2010.

  1. colinuk

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    Looking, again, for a good spec of a pc mainly for games, WoW, Eve, MW ect and some photoshop time.

    So, i dont need a screen, but need the rest, also keeping away from gigabyte after my last experiance of them cost me a fair bit of money. So, Asus M/B please.

    Rest, as long as it works good, ill be happy.

    TYIA for any ideas.

    ColiN
     
  2. Jae-So

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    i7 930
    Asus P6X58D (though u can get cheaper ones if u don't need Sata III)
    5850

    should be a good baseline

    EDIT: if only u didn't hate Gigabyte, the EX58A-UD3R is the best value for money board out there
     
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  3. colinuk

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    Last gigabye board cost me a bill of £100 and I ended up without a PC too. So no Gigabyte for me.

    But thank you for the info, will see what else I can get in the case, when I decide which coolermaster case to get :)
     
  4. Jae-So

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    ^ CM690 II Advanced is a really good one, hope that helps
     
  5. thingemajib

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    from what i gather, the samsung F3/WD caviar black seems to be the drives to go for. looking at 1tb, the F3 is just ove a tenner cheaper, so id go for that one.

    power supply wise, i think the OCZ modXstreams are really good for the money. id take the 600w version. if you're thinking af going crossfire at some point, then something more meatier like this: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-202-CM&groupid=701&catid=123&subcat=1103

    dont think you can really go wrong with the coolermater case, or the 5850. i think the i7 and asus board mentioned there is a bit out of budget (need tri channel ram, x58 is pricey etc).

    i would say go for an i5-750 or a phenom 965. the phenoms a bit cheaper, and tends to work just as well in a budget or extreme motherboard. the i5's a bit faster and tends to clock higher.
     
  6. stulid

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    Here's a i7 system.

    LANCOOL dragon-lord K62 £84.99
    WD black 1Tb sata 6Gb/s 64Mb £84.99
    SAPPHIRE HD5850 vaporX £247.98
    OCZ obsidian 6Gb DDR3 £119.98
    INTEL i7 920 retail £197.99
    GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R £156.98
    ANTEC new truepower 650W £86.99

    Total £979.90
     
  7. thingemajib

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    for just the tower bit (i dont really know what good/bad with keyboards/mice/speakers) i would go with:
    [​IMG]

    then add either:
    an Asus M4A79XTD Evo with AMD phenom 965 for a total of £777.71 inc p+p

    or

    an Asus P7P55D Intel P55 with intel i5-750 for a total of £812.69 inc p+p

    about £150ish should be put towards decent peripherals, a decent cooler and possibly a sound card.
     
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  8. Jae-So

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    ^ hmm I though maybe an i7 would be better for photoshop but I guess i5 is all he needs, that i5 build above is a pretty good shout
     
  9. thingemajib

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    well a grand for a whole system -screen methinks would struggle a bit with an i7. I left it pretty cheap, so th OP can play with it a bit (ie with the money left over, first thing i might consider is slightly better RAM, second thing a more beefier PSU etc)
     
  10. Fallen god

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    He said he doesnt need a screen so i think i7 spec should be ok.
     
  11. thingemajib

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    thats what i meant, whole system minus screen
     
  12. stulid

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    How's this.

    Gskill ripjaw 4Gb DDR3 £99.99
    INTEL i5 750 £164.98
    ASUS P7P55D-E £130.99
    OCZ ModXstream 600w £59.98
    ASUS HD5850 £224.99
    SAMSUNG F3 500Gb £44.99
    SONY AD-7240s £15.99
    COOLERMASTER CM690 MKII £89.99
    CORSAIR NOVA 64Gb SSD £152.99

    total £984.89.

    Latest version of the 690 case.

    Not a Gigabyte board in sight.

    Sata 3 and usb 3.

    Fast SSD and enough harddrive space.
     
  13. Redmint

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    Stulid's i5 build looks good (providing he doesn't need any peripherals).
     
  14. Fallen god

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    +1 for Stulid's spec.
     
  15. colinuk

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    Cheers guys, will go and price up some of these specs and see what I can get them for.

    ColiNfr.
     
  16. atmax1

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    New adobe (cs5) is useing nvidia tech and as much ram as you can get adobe them self recomend 12gb if possible (I read) but i think thats more for after affects etc.

    But yeh something like a i7 920 6gb ram and a 5850 sud do nicely.
     
  17. Cycrow

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    for photoshop i would say an nvidia card would be better, as it can make use of cuda
     
  18. Jae-So

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    doesn't it have ATI stream acceleration now?