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post #1 of 5
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Hi guys,

So I get back home for xmas and told my brother wants a killer PC, £800 to spend and I need to sort it. Now I haven't been around properly since overclocking P4's and some core 2 duo fun on my laptop. I need an uptodate gaming rig with i7, decent gfx (gtx 560?) and ability for upgrades.

My brother has found this so far:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/CyberPower-Desktop-Gaming-PC-Dedicated/dp/tech-data/B0055QY15E/ref=de_a_smtd
intel I7 2600 Dual Core CPU
4Gb PC10666 Memory
500Gb Hard Disc Drive
24x DVDRW/CDRW optical drive
22" LCD Monitor - Keybaord & Mouse - Windows 7 Home Premium

£866


I have managed this:

i7 950 3.06 Ghz
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
GTX 560
G Skill 8GB DDR3 1600mhz
1TB HDD
Antex Truepower 650W
CM Storm Scout ase
Liteon 24x DVDRW
LG 21.5" monitor

£885

Now i can get my build down by atleast £100, but i want your input.
Don't really need a monitor or windows (MSDN account)

TL:DR

i7 based gaming rig for around £800, that can possibly be upgraded (more ram / gpu). Not OS required as i have MSDN subscription. No monitor.

Have fun guys and thanks in advance. If you have any other suggestions for prebuilt that would be great but i want to get the best bang for my brothers buck
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post #2 of 5
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Originally Posted by Ace of Spades View Post

http://www.amazon.co.uk/CyberPower-Desktop-Gaming-PC-Dedicated/dp/tech-data/B0055QY15E/ref=de_a_smtd
intel I7 2600 Dual Core CPU
4Gb PC10666 Memory
500Gb Hard Disc Drive
24x DVDRW/CDRW optical drive
22" LCD Monitor - Keybaord & Mouse - Windows 7 Home Premium
£866

The hell? How did an i7 2600 magically become a dual core processor? Was a quad core last time I checked. Speaking of, why no build him a Sandybridge system yourself? You can either put an i5 2500K or an i7 2600K if you like hyperthreading. Way cheaper than 1st gen i7s, and will run cooler and more efficiently.
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to be honest I have no idea what is good or bad anymore :S

Suggestions?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D T7100 Vostro 1500 8600M GT 3Gb DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640Gb DVD-RW Windows 7 Premium 64bit 32" LG5700 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Apple Wireless Battery ftw Vostro 1500 IntelliMouse Explorer 
Mouse Pad
Triumph mouse mate 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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Apple Wireless Battery ftw Vostro 1500 IntelliMouse Explorer 
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to be honest I have no idea what is good or bad anymore :S
Suggestions?

Build him a decent SandyBrige system with an i7 2600K or i5 2500K, RipJawsX memory, Z68 mobo and at least an ATI HD6870. The nVidia 560Ti GPUs are good too.
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Thanks for the advice smile.gif
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C2D T7100 Vostro 1500 8600M GT 3Gb DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640Gb DVD-RW Windows 7 Premium 64bit 32" LG5700 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Apple Wireless Battery ftw Vostro 1500 IntelliMouse Explorer 
Mouse Pad
Triumph mouse mate 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
640Gb DVD-RW Windows 7 Premium 64bit 32" LG5700 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Apple Wireless Battery ftw Vostro 1500 IntelliMouse Explorer 
Mouse Pad
Triumph mouse mate 
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