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Spec check please - Need to buy today

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by OpenToSuggestions, 13 Mar 2010.

  1. OpenToSuggestions


    Joined: 5 Aug 2006

    Posts: 11,016

    Location: Derbyshire

    A friend's hard drive is dying and as he was saving up for a new rig, he has decided to get a new pc.

    He already has a 7800 (which will do for now) and a Tagan 480w psu.


    Intel Core i5 750 2.66Ghz (Lynnfield) (Socket LGA1156) - OEM £159.99
    Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5 Intel P55 (Socket 1156) DDR3 Motherboard £119.99
    Patriot Sector 5 G Series 4GB (2x2GB) PC3-12800 1600MHz Dual Channel (PGV34G1600ELK) £86.99
    Titan TTC-NK85TZ Fenrir CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940/AM2/LGA775/LGA1366) £32.99
    Corsair Reactor 60GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive £144.99
    Antec 300 Three Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case £42.99

    Coming in at £590 inc. vat

    We intend to overclock to 3.8-4ghz. We already have some artic silver paste.
    We also will get an ocuk value solid state adaptor and do we need any 120mm fans?

    I am fairly up on hardware but I am unsure which ram to get (aside from dd3 dual channel) or which SSD is best for £140-£160.
    We need to buy today due to coursework reasons. Thanks in advance:)
  2. MonkeykingZX

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    don't think the fenrir can be mounted on lga1156

    edit: brackets can be had for around £2.50

    rest of the build looks fine :)
  3. PermaBanned


    Joined: 7 Jul 2009

    Posts: 16,239

    Location: Newcastle/Aberdeen

    Product Name Qty Price Line Total
    AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 965 Black Edition 3.40GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail £149.99
    (£127.65) £149.99
    Gigabyte GA-790FXTA-UD5 (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard £145.99
    (£124.25) £145.99
    Crucial M225 64GB 2.5" SATA-II Solid State Hard Drive (CT64M225) £140.99
    (£119.99) £140.99
    Patrtiot G Series Sector 5 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 1333MHz Dual Channel (PGV34G1333ELK) £79.99
    (£68.08) £79.99
    Akasa AK-CCX-4001HP Nero S Direct Contact Heatpipe CPU Cooler (Socket AM2 / AM2+ / AM3 / LGA775 / LGA1156 / LGA1366 ) £36.99
    (£31.48) £36.99
    NZXT BETA Classic Series Case - Black £35.76
    (£30.43) £35.76
    Sub Total : £501.88
    Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
    DPD Next Day Parcel
    (This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £11.75
    VAT is being charged at 17.50% VAT : £89.89
    Total : £603.52

    AMD alternative...
  4. OpenToSuggestions


    Joined: 5 Aug 2006

    Posts: 11,016

    Location: Derbyshire

    Oh yea as if I missed that:) Thanks.

    Anyone else got a comment before I go and buy?

    Superewza: I haven't looekd into the x4 AMD really. I thought that the i5 quad was pretty much the same as it price wise and performance wise. I have felt AMD are way behind the game ever since their awesome AMD64 was outdone by the core2duo.
  5. JW1993


    Joined: 21 Dec 2009

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    Location: Gateshead

    Looks fine, has your friend got another hard drive? 60GB might not last too long.
  6. Tr Insanity

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    Location: UK

    Is on Pre-order at the moment :p:(
  7. mattjd

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    I would personally go for this :)