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Spec me a Gaming rig for £1000

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Moncai, 7 Sep 2009.

  1. Moncai

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    As in title, can anyone make a nice build for this amount? :) I can go a small bit above if theres a benefit to be had. Thiswill be the first PC that I am going totry and buildmyself, so be nice!
     
  2. Kennysevenfold

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    For that price, wait till the new graphics cards come out :)
     
  3. Dauthi

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    +1
     
  4. Moncai

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    Well if you know the prices of the new cards can you maybe post a build - the graphcis card? :D I wouldn't mind ordering all but the card now as I assume it will take me a while to get it all working!
     
  5. Kennysevenfold

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    Monitor/os/keyboard etc needed.?
     
  6. LittleChimp

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    New hardware out tomorrow id wait till then.
     
  7. Moncai

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    No - sorry forgot to put that up earlier!
     
  8. Kennysevenfold

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    How about something like this then bud...

    Product Name Qty Price Line Total [​IMG]Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping (SLBEJ) 2.66Ghz (Nehalem) (Socket LGA1366) - OEM £199.99
    (£173.90) £199.99
    (£173.90) [​IMG]Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 Intel X58 (Socket 1366) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard £199.99
    (£173.90) £199.99
    (£173.90) [​IMG]Corsair XMS3 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 (1600MHz) Tri-Channel (TR3X6G1600C9) £87.99
    (£76.51) £87.99
    (£76.51) [​IMG]Antec 902 Nine Hundred Two Ultimate Gaming Case - Black (No PSU) £86.99
    (£75.64) £86.99
    (£75.64) [​IMG]Corsair TX 650W ATX SLi Compliant Power Supply (CMPSU-650TXUK) £72.99
    (£63.47) £72.99
    (£63.47) [​IMG]Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (HD103UJ) £60.98
    (£53.03) £60.98
    (£53.03) [​IMG]Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 CPU Cooler (Socket LGA1366) £57.99
    (£50.43) £57.99
    (£50.43) [​IMG]Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM £16.99
    (£14.77) £16.99
    (£14.77) Sub Total : £681.65 Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
    DPD Next Day Parcel
    (This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £12.50 VAT is being charged at 15% VAT : £104.12 Total : £798.27
     
  9. Moncai

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    Looks good, how much are the new cards at though? I'd like to squeeze in a gtx 295 or equivelant card whilst staying as near to 1k as possible :) Thanks for all the help so far.
     
  10. Kennysevenfold

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    I'd say ~£200

    and with them released, all current cards comming down in price ;):)
     
  11. Moncai

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    200£ that seems relatively cheap seeing as a gtx295 is listed at 340ish now? :confused:
     
  12. Moncai

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    Just a note I don't probably need 1 TB of storage so I maybe couldget away with less, giving me more money to spend on a good GPU
     
  13. Phage

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    Heh - see my sig !
    The price of storage is so low nowadays that I'd take the 1Tb drive. You're not going to save that much and you may need the space. I've been thinking about dual-boot...
     
  14. Kennysevenfold

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    You are not really going to save much on the Hard Drive mate

    Could always go for an F1 320Gig

    Or

    WD Black


    But your just going to save ~ £10-15 Is upto you though :)
     
  15. ro55o

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    Wait and see how the i5 performs, especially if it's mainly for gaming, should be on par performance wise with the more expensive i7 CPU's. As for waiting for the newer cards, it's up to you, but you could play the waiting game for quite a while, always something new coming out. The new cards will pretty expensive in comparison to the current range, but should come down after being out for a little while. At the moment the 4890 is a great card for the price (£120) and honestly can't see it getting any lower, at least not anytime soon.
     
  16. Moncai

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    I've been reccomended this build, is there anything that you would swap in/out?

    case:Coolermaster HAF 932
    psu:OCZ StealthXStream 700w
    mobo:Foxconn Flaming Blade Intel X58 (Socket 1366)
    cpu:Intel Core i7 920
    ram:OCZ Gold 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9
    video card:gtx 295
    hdd:Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB SATA-II
    odd:Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22x DVD±RW SATA
    cpu cooler:Titan TTC-NK85TZ Fenrir CPU Cooler
     
  17. Kennysevenfold

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    I would swap out the hard drive for THIS

    Other than that, looks pretty good :D
     
  18. Moncai

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    Great :) I saw a post somewhere saying that they had to improvise a bit due to the cooler(?) being quite big. Do you know if this is a problem? Just want to avoid anything other than the norm on my first build at all costs! Thanks for all of this help by the way.
     
  19. ViRuS2k

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    From another source he could get a Sammy F1 1TB for £2 more than what that 500gig drive costs lol