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New pc spec £2000

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Muso, 18 Oct 2009.

  1. Muso


    Joined: 15 Mar 2006

    Posts: 145

    Hi guys

    I've just specced myself a new pc for xmas for gaming and music production. Anyone got any ideas about what I've picked is good or bad?

  2. LordSplodge


    Joined: 28 Nov 2004

    Posts: 16,028

    Location: 9th Inner Circle

    The Intel X-25 is a better SSD.
  3. memyselfandi


    Joined: 10 Oct 2005

    Posts: 8,692

    Location: Nottingham

    You do realise you haven't spec'ed any hard disks or an OS? Is the SSD going to give all the storage you need?
  4. Didaco


    Joined: 3 Sep 2009

    Posts: 320

    Location: Where you least expect me

    have you thought about the mouse and keyboard because if youve picked em out of a hat? i say you go for the MX518 or G9 if you keen on spending £50
    as for the keyboard one of the G rande is good the G11 for example is on a this week special
    EDIT: apparently that screen has a brightness glitch that makes noises when you decrease the brightness i say go for the SP2309 or S2409 besides you get a garuntee with dells anyway
  5. Sindri


    Joined: 7 Jul 2009

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  6. madindehead


    Joined: 30 May 2009

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    Location: Maidenhead

    For one, you will probably need some more hard drives. Especially if you want to game and produce music. Also, do you need both monitors? And, do you need an OS?
  7. mjones1


    Joined: 4 Jan 2009

    Posts: 4,124

    Come back closer to xmas due to there could be changes of what hardware to pick like the 5870x2 would be out by then.
  8. Stormar


    Joined: 28 Aug 2009

    Posts: 600

    Location: Lincoln

    well the crucial is better for ssd-you need a f3 hdd as well -you better of with a razer deathadder mouse and a qpad for mouse mat i go with a 850 watt psu and tbh you better of going with 2 x 5850 if you going for a dual screen
  9. Muso


    Joined: 15 Mar 2006

    Posts: 145


    LordSplodge: the intel drive is an extra £120 so not really an option

    memyselfandi: I've already got hard drives and an OS

    Didaco: I'm a razor fan currently got a diamondback which I love and the boomslang is supposed to be good as is the keyboard. I'm really not a fan of logitek stuff tbh mate. Cheers for the heads up on the monitors, suprised no reviews have mentioned this. Those alternatives arn't what I'm after ones 23" and the other is 1920 x 1080, I'm after 1920 x 1200

    Sindri: ta for that, I'm kinda dead set on the razor stuff tho

    Also does anyone know how noisey my pc will be? Is that case quiet cos it looks kinda open? and what about power consumption?
  10. Lemin


    Joined: 8 Jul 2009

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    Location: Folkestone

  11. Sasahara


    Joined: 12 Feb 2009

    Posts: 3,899

    The Antec CP 850W is basicly a custom Antec Signature Premium 850w PSU with the fan on the outside, at a bargain price (I presume partly subsided because you have an Antec case).

    Anyone looking for a 850w PSU with a compatable case would be silly not to get one.