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Spec me up

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by dangerstat, 12 Sep 2009.

  1. dangerstat


    Joined: 15 Nov 2008

    Posts: 5,061

    Location: In the ether

    After failing to achieve my last build (simply wasn't really feasible) could you guys have a go at a slightly more realistic build please?

    CPU: i5
    Cooler: Corsair H50 High-Performance CPU Watercooler (if compatible :confused:)
    GPU: N/A will use my 9800GT (not a big gamer!)
    HDD: at least 1 >32GB SSD (looking for very fast READ speeds, don't give a carp about write speed) and perfereably 2x1TB SATA drives
    HDD Controller: Preference for a hardware RAID controller
    RAM: Preference for at least 8GB
    Optical: N/A will use my BDROM drive and DVD_+RW drive
    PSU currently using a 450w "icute" rubbish PSU but it's fine powering this system so not sure if it needs replacing?

    Likes: would like it to reach 3.8Ghz with the water cooler specified. Would like a decent looking case.

    Uses: Development work.

    Budget upto £1100

    Thanks in advance


    EDIT would also like the HDD in hot swap bays if possible :D
    EDIT I might be pushing the budget but perhaps a GTX260 or such to replace the 9800GT on second thoughts :/
  2. 95thrifles

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    Joined: 15 Nov 2008

    Posts: 6,970

    Done this, coming in a smidge over, £1130 with free delivery, you could get lower spec case if you want to keep it below 1100