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post #11 of 19
Get a cooler like a thermaltake frio
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if you have the cash
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Any suggestions for a case? I really like the look of the Xigmatek Utgard but I'm not sure what it's like.
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Don't really know about the case market right now, but I really like the HAF series especially the 932 or the HAF X. Cooler master also do some decent cases, corsair and lian li do some sexy cases but very expensive.
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I love the look of the CM 912 Plus. Also, I was going to get the MSI GTX460 1GB but it overstretches my budget. Is it really worth getting a GTX460 or can anyone recommend a card that is cheaper? All I really do is play Starcraft 2 (And any future expansions) and watch HD movies.
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I got my PC from Build Your Box for £608 with a AMD Athlon II X3 450 @ 3.2GHz x 3 cores, 4GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHz dual channel RAM and a ATi Radeon HD 6790 1GB with windows 7 and playing most games at max settings
post #16 of 19
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I'm building my own, anyone that pre-builds PCs for you are ripping you off.

EDIT: Are modular PSUs really worth it?
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post #17 of 19
Something comparable to a HD5770/5850/GTS450/550 would be just fine to play SCII on Low Settings with, however, with this deal and the possiblity you may want to play on better graphics or other games in the future, it's a steal and if I had 99 quid I'd snap it up:- XFX HD5850

Also:- Antec High Current Gamer 620w

Is another great buy at the moment.

Modular PSU's are great for less mess of cables in your case, less clutter, aswell as improved airflow performance.
Otherwise, chuck excess wires around the back of the case behind the motherboard plate and be done with it.
They're good if you have the money and maybe minor OCD.
(I'll get one, lol)

EDIT:-

Also, I check between http://www.aria.co.uk/, http://www.overclockers.co.uk/ and http://www.scan.co.uk/, aswell as eBuyer and Amazon (£42 with Free Delivery for a Samsung F3 1TB) on occasion to find the best deal, including the P&P costs. I'll usually order a buncha parts from one, and a bunch from the other on builds I do.

No single place is the best, as they're always doing deals to compete with eachother and you have to take P&P into account.
Edited by EvoBeardy - 5/29/11 at 11:48am
 
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post #18 of 19
This is what i would do.

AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4GHz 125w - £98.39

8GB Mushkin Silverline 1333Mhz (2x4GB) - £59.99

If you like a tidy case with good cable management then get this modular PSU

Corsair HX650W £96.14

And if you don't care about cable management then go for this un-modular PSU

Corsair TX650W £68.70

500GB Seagate ST3500413AS Barracuda 7200.12 - £28.31

With the money you will save from going AMD and ATI you could also get an SSD.

OCZ Solid 3 60GB 2.5" SATA-III - £94.99

Samsung SH-D163C/BEBE SATA 16x DVD-ROM (Black) - £12.64

XFX HD6870 - £149.99

(with modular PSU £540.45) or (with non-modular PSU £513.01) Both including VAT but no postage.

You just need to choose a motherboard, a case and a cooler.

Case is more user preference as well as cooler. I would suggest a H60.

Let me know what you think and i will help you out if you choose to go the AMD ATI way
post #19 of 19
From Scan.co.uk



You should be able to hit ~4Ghz on the stock cooler. This setup will probably let you play SCII on Ultra at 1080p without any trouble. Also, I think for Starcraft, Intel is the only way to go, as it's a very CPU dependant game. Don't get me wrong, I'm a lifelong AMD fan, but Intel is currently on top, at least until Bulldozer comes, but we don't know how that will perform against Sandybridge yet.

Also, I don't use Optical Drives in any of my builds, but you can add one for ~£14 if you need one.
Edited by SerenityKill3r - 5/29/11 at 12:20pm
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