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Please check my SPEC!!!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by fizzle-187, 17 Sep 2009.

  1. fizzle-187

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jul 2009

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    Yeah, It's time for an upgrade from my 'dead' socket 939 system! Here's what I have come up with. Any comments and suggestions will be appreciated. The PC will be used for hardcore gaming and encoding and such.



    Intel Core i7 860 2.80Ghz (Nehalem) (Socket LGA1156) - Retail £226.99
    (£197.38) £226.99
    (£197.38)
    Asus Maximus III Formula Intel P55 (Socket 1156) DDR3 Motherboard £189.99
    (£165.21) £189.99
    (£165.21)
    Sparkle GeForce GTX 275 896MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card (Includes Batman: Arkham Asylum & 3D Discover Glasses) £149.99
    (£130.43) £149.99
    (£130.43)
    Antec 1200 Twelve Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case - Black (No PSU) £139.99
    (£121.73) £139.99
    (£121.73)
    Corsair HX 750W ATX Modular SLI Compliant Power Supply (CMPSU-750HXUK) £114.99
    (£99.99) £114.99
    (£99.99)
    Geil Ultra Series 4GB (2x2GB) PC3-17000 2133MHz Dual Channel Kit (GU34GB2133C9DC) £84.99
    (£73.90) £84.99
    (£73.90)
    Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (WD6401AALS) £52.99
    (£46.08) £52.99
    (£46.08)
    Logitech MX518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse (910-000616) £19.99
    (£17.38) £19.99
    (£17.38)
    SteelSeries QcK Heavy Gaming Surface £19.54
    (£16.99) £19.54
    (£16.99)
    Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM £18.99
    (£16.51) £18.99
    Total=£1,032.82

    Anything I missed?
     
  2. fizzle-187

    Wise Guy

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    And yes, I might skip the graphic card since the 5870 is due next week but it's over my budget. 1K.
     
  3. fizzle-187

    Wise Guy

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    Damnn! I missed a cooler, can somebody guide me to a good cooler which can overclock the cpu over 4ghz?
     
  4. PermaBanned

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Jul 2009

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    Location: Newcastle/Aberdeen

    Prolimatek? Corsair H50? TRUE?
     
  5. Mmm_Badger_Soup

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    You could do a Socket 1366 build for 1K.

    1366 > 1156 imo.
     
  6. Franksi

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    +1 Thats a real pricey 1156 board you got there!
     
  7. fizzle-187

    Wise Guy

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    I've made my mind up and I'm set on the 860. It's better at gaming as well according to the reviews. Yeah, I'm going for the corsair H50.
     
  8. Mmm_Badger_Soup

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    Were did you here that??? The difference would be negligible if true.

    If you want to go SLI or Crossfire in future then a 1156 board will hold you back due to reduced PCI-e bandwidth. So not good for the "hardcore gaming" you want to use it for.
     
  9. cmndr_andi

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    If you plan on overclocking then there will be no difference between the performance of the 920 vs the 860 (have a look at this comparison when both are clocked to 3.8GHz). However, if you went for the 920 and an X58 board like this you would be paying the same money as your originally planned but have 6GB of triple channel RAM and 2 full x16 PCIE 2.0 lanes.
     
  10. fizzle-187

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  11. Franksi

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    Product Name Qty Price Line Total
    Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping (SLBEJ) 2.66Ghz (Nehalem) (Socket LGA1366) - Retail £211.99
    (£184.34) £211.99
    (£184.34)
    Asus P6TD Deluxe Intel X58 (Socket 1366) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard £203.99
    (£177.38) £203.99
    (£177.38)
    Sparkle GeForce GTX 275 896MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card (Includes Batman: Arkham Asylum & 3D Discover Glasses) £149.99
    (£130.43) £149.99
    (£130.43)
    Antec 1200 Twelve Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case - Black (No PSU) £139.99
    (£121.73) £139.99
    (£121.73)
    Corsair HX 750W ATX Modular SLI Compliant Power Supply (CMPSU-750HXUK) £114.99
    (£99.99) £114.99
    (£99.99)
    Kingston HyperX 6GB (3x2GB) Intel XMP DDR3 12800C9 1600MHz Tri-Channel Kit (KHX12800D3K3/6GX) £89.99
    (£78.25) £89.99
    (£78.25)
    Corsair H50 High-Performance CPU Watercooler (Socket LGA775/1366) £59.98
    (£52.16) £59.98
    (£52.16)
    Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (WD6401AALS) £52.99
    (£46.08) £52.99
    (£46.08)
    Logitech MX518 Gaming-Grade Optical Mouse (910-000616) £19.99
    (£17.38) £19.99
    (£17.38)
    SteelSeries QcK Heavy Gaming Surface £19.54
    (£16.99) £19.54
    (£16.99)
    LG GH22NS40 22x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM £18.99
    (£16.51) £18.99
    (£16.51)
    Sub Total : £941.24
    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 : £143.25
    Total : £1,098.24

    60 quid more than your spec but including the Corsair cooler, so effectively the same price
     
  12. fizzle-187

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    Cheers boss
     
  13. Franksi

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    For the record, i chose that RAM as it runs at native voltage of 1.5v I'm still not sure about overclocking RAM on the i7 - a lot of what i've read has made me think its better to be running RAM @ 1.5v rather than 1.65v. If you want to OC your RAM there are plenty of options for the same price
     
  14. fizzle-187

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    What other RAMs?
     
  15. Franksi

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