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Comment on this PC build please. :)

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by StarSolitude, 20 Sep 2009.

  1. StarSolitude


    Joined: 10 Sep 2009

    Posts: 299

    Note: I know these topics are all over the place and are annoying, but I ask here because I have nobody in real life I can discuss this with, or even on MSN. :)

    I've been inspecting components for a new PC for a while now. This is what I've come up with so far...

    Budget: £800-900.
    PC Usage: High-End Gaming / Power User

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R Intel X58 (Socket 1366)
    Link: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-159-GI&groupid=701&catid=5&subcat=1283
    Price: £135.99

    CPU: Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz @ 4GHz
    Link: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-280-IN
    Price: £211.99

    CPU Cooler: Corsair H50 Watercooler
    Link: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-001-CS
    Price: £59.98

    RAM: OCZ Gold 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 Tri-Channel
    Link: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-151-OC
    Price: £82.00

    Graphics: XFX ATI Radeon HD 4870 1024MB GDDR5
    Link: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-120-XF&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=939
    Price: £99.98

    Hard-Drive x2 (Raid-0): Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA-II 16MB
    Link: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-206-SE&groupid=701&catid=14&subcat=940
    Price: £73.96 (36.98 each)

    Case: Antec 902
    Link: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-110-AN&groupid=701&catid=7&subcat=160
    Price: £87.99

    Power Supply: Corsair TX 650W ATX
    Link: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-008-CS
    Price: £77.99

    Total: £829.98
    Left to spend: £100 MAX.

    I am unsure about the graphics card. I play games @ 1400 x 900. It may be wise to spend an extra £100 on a graphics card, just to future-proof the system some more, perhaps an ATI HD 5800 series card?

    Anything you think I need to change or consider with this potential build?
  2. Kennysevenfold


    Joined: 9 Sep 2008

    Posts: 7,945

    Location: Glasgow

    For £900, i would be looking at something like this mate.?

    Product Name Qty Price Line Total [​IMG]Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 Intel X58 (Socket 1366) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard £199.99
    (£173.90) £199.99
    (£173.90) [​IMG]Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping (SLBEJ) 2.66Ghz (Nehalem) (Socket LGA1366) - OEM £199.99
    (£173.90) £199.99
    (£173.90) [​IMG]Powercolor ATI Radeon HD 4890 1024MB GDDR5 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI (PCI-Express) - Retail £126.99
    (£110.43) £126.99
    (£110.43) [​IMG]Antec 902 Nine Hundred Two Ultimate Gaming Case - Black (No PSU) £87.99
    (£76.51) £87.99
    (£76.51) [​IMG]OCZ Obsidian 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600Mhz Triple Channel Kit (OCZ3OB1600LV6GK) £79.98
    (£69.55) £79.98
    (£69.55) [​IMG]Corsair H50 High-Performance CPU Watercooler (Socket LGA775/1366) £59.98
    (£52.16) £59.98
    (£52.16) [​IMG]Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (WD5001AALS) £44.99
    (£39.12) £89.98
    (£78.24) [​IMG]Coolermaster eXtreme Power 650W Power Supply £43.99
    (£38.25) £43.99
    (£38.25) Sub Total : £772.94 Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
    DPD Next Day Parcel
    (This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £13.75 VAT is being charged at 15% VAT : £118.00 Total : £904.69
  3. 95thrifles

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    Joined: 15 Nov 2008

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    Id say, go for Kennys RAM and HDD (or maybe an F3) but stick with your mobo, either get the 4890 or if you want wait n see about 5850/5870 maybe, with the money you save sticking with the UD3R
  4. McstylisT

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    Joined: 8 Oct 2008

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    Location: In Lockdown England

    Both are excellent spec systems. The only thing that shouts out to me is changed that 4870 for a 4890 for hardly anything at all. Also the HD , I can only recommend WD and Samsung personally.

    I got caught up in the Seagate firmware fiasco and wont be buying another any time soon.