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help with new build

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by littlejack, 25 Apr 2010.

  1. littlejack

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    hi
    im new to these forums
    was hoping you guys can help me spec a new system

    will mainly be used for gaming and some general use
    dont need monitor or anything just a new o/s
    budget for build is £1800
    thanks for any help i get
     
  2. stulid

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    This.

    Corsair Extreme bundle(case, psu, water cooler) £378.98
    Intel i7 920 CPU £179.99
    Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R motherboard £156.98
    OCZ Obsidian 6Gb PC3-12800C9 ram £139.99
    Asus HD5850 graphics card £224.99
    Sony AD-7240s DVD writer £15.99
    Samsung F3 1Tb harddrive £65.99
    Intel X25-M 80Gb SSD drive £190.98
    Windows 7 home premium £94.99

    Total is £1450.

    No need to spend all your budget, you can play and do anything with this.
    Leaves money leftovers for anything else.
     
    Last edited: 25 Apr 2010
  3. Cycrow

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  4. stulid

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  5. Fallen god

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    +1 to stuplids specs cant really see anything you could get, maybe up the graphics cards to 5870 or get to of them.
     
  6. blister

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    what no ss drive ?
     
  7. stulid

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    There's a intel X25 in the spec.
     
  8. littlejack

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    was just wondering
    why the i7 920 and not i7 930
    is there no real differance ?
     
  9. stulid

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    its much cheaper at the moment than the 930, and is only one multiplier clock less.
     
  10. littlejack

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    thanks for the replies
    just a thought
    would it make much differance with 12 gb ram or is it just overkill lol
     
  11. danewesley

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    its big overkill, 4gb is sufficient and 8gb is pushing it. save the dosh and get some games or some nice peripherals.
     
  12. littlejack

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    have noticed the Amd 6 core cpus are out
    just looking for any thoughts to if this would be a better way to go
    before i order my new stuff tomorrow
     
  13. stulid

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    not for games or general use.

    the OEM CPU

    www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-283-IN&groupid=701&catid=6&subcat=1272

    is now ten pounds cheaper.

    doesn't include a heatsink(H50 water cooler included in the corsair bundle) and has only 1year warranty.
     
    Last edited: 27 Apr 2010
  14. blister

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    beg your pardon didnt see it