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Sounds fantastic to me!

I don't have any consoles anymore so if I could play games on it at 720p (TV is 46" 1080p but can't really tell with games) like the new Alice and Portal 2 (both of wish I have but can't play at the moment just sitting on a shelf thanks to my crap laptop) it would be fantastic. Pair it up with a 360 controller and away we go!

The Mrs really wants to play Alice - that's right my Mrs is a gamer although she is a WoW addict so if there is a game other than Warcrack she'll play then I'll get it!
Haha

Well, I'm going to look through eBuyer, normally they are cheaper for the less performance related goods (Optical Drives, Power Supplies, Hard Disks) so you should get a few quid saved there, especially since they do free delivery for orders over 50quid
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Seriously thank you R. Smith for doing the sheet. It has to be quiet and cool I forgot the mention. This thing is going to be used constantly.

I'm looking at the 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows for the gamepad.
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Seriously thank you R. Smith for doing the sheet. It has to be quiet and cool I forgot the mention. This thing is going to be used constantly.

I'm looking at the 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows for the gamepad.
If you still haven't found a GPU, a 6670/5670 would be your best choice, like I said, it will max alot of games at 720p.
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If you still haven't found a GPU, a 6670/5670 would be your best choice, like I said, it will max alot of games at 720p.
OCUK sells Asus ATI Radeon HD 6670 SILENT EDITION 1024MB but it is only GDDR3 for £64.99. It's the same price as the Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 6570 Ultimate Edition.
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OCUK sells Asus ATI Radeon HD 6670 SILENT EDITION 1024MB but it is only GDDR3 for £64.99. It's the same price as the Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 6570 Ultimate Edition.
Try to look for a GDDR5...even if you can't find one in a price you like the 6670 in GDDR3 still destroys the 6570.
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post #26 of 33
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I'm worried about noise with the fan powered ones is all.

EDIT: Scan have the Asus HD 6670 @ £67.99 and has 1GB 4000MHz GDDR5, GPU 810MHz, 480 Stream Processors, DisplayPort/ DVI-I/ HDMI.

According to this "The fan of ASUS HD 6670 VGA cooler is not noisy but in an open case, you can hear it (default fan speed is 39%). And under FurMark, the noise level remains the nearly same. In any case, the noise level is very acceptable."

For a 24/7 rig I have no idea what our electric bill may be hit with.
Edited by TFX - 7/16/11 at 4:04pm
post #27 of 33
http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/products/vga-cards

Amazingly quiet everything, site normally has pretty cheap postage too.

It's phenomenal how quiet the stuff is they hold.
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Here is a spreadsheet so far of the build.

I managed to swap out the Power unit for a better corsair one which was Out of Stock on Scan originally, more power efficient and silent.
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post #29 of 33
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Thanks for that. I'm going with the ASUS GPU I've listed above also. I'll take a look around for that.
post #30 of 33
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I'm going to be purchasing this build in the next 48 hours or so, just wondering if I would be better of with a Phenom X2 565 Black Edition then the new A8?

RAM: 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair DDR3 XMS3 1600
Optical: Lite-On IHBS112-37 x12 BD-R, x8 DVD±DL x16 DVD±R x6 DVD±RW Writer OEM + Software (Chosen to make "hard" backups of my stuff)
PSU: 500W Silverstone ST50F-P, Strider Silent, 100% modular, 80 Plus Bronze
Case: Silverstone GD06B Grandia
GFX: 1GB Asus HD 6670, 4000MHz GDDR5, GPU 810MHz, 480 Stream
APU/CPU: AMD A8 3850, Lynx Core, Quad Core
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H
HDD: 2TB Western Digital WD20EARX Caviar Green Quiet SATA III 6Gb/s IntelliPower

All is from Scan as I get free next-day shipping
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