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Hi am from Kenya and just sold my rig going to uni in the UK. so i have 2500 pounds to build a new rig. so i was hoping u guys could give suggestions on rig with prices from stores in the uk . i will have some more money to add some stuff so if you think there is some thing i really need that is over the 2500 mark just add it. i already have storage drives.
thanks in advance
post #2 of 24
What's the rig being used for (gaming, media etc)

£2500 can get you a really decent PC here in the UK.

Fractal Arc Midi, H100, GTX 670, 8gb Vengeance, Maximus V Gene, AX850, 3770K and fans for about £1200.

or

Fractal Arc Midi, H100, GTX 670 sli, 16gb Vengeance, Sabertooth Z77, AX850, 3770K and fans for about just under £1700.
Edited by VulgarDisplay88 - 7/7/12 at 7:05am
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for gaming and a file server
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Go for the second rig. It'll be more than enough for your needs and you'll have about £800 left over.

Do you need monitor/monitors, keyboard, mouse, mat, speakers, headset etc?
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Do you need a monitor/windows/periphierals such as mouse/keyboard/speakers?
What is your monitor resolution (model would help too), and what do you prefer of one normal screen, one big screen, or multi-monitor gaming (may not have room if you're at uni)?
Do you prefer silent computing or maximum performance?
Is gaming the most intensive thing you will do, or will you produce a stream/something else.?
Do you like standard/professional looking cases or wacky, flashy cases?
Do you want to spend as little as possible to still have a good computer for your needs (meaning, use up all the budget to be as awesome as possible, or saving money so you have extra money in your pocket for fun times is better)?

Answer them all and I'll suggest a build from scan.co.uk smile.gif.
    
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post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by VulgarDisplay88 View Post

Go for the second rig. It'll be more than enough for your needs and you'll have about £800 left over.
Do you need monitor/monitors, keyboard, mouse, mat, speakers, headset etc?
i have a monitor 22' view sonic led. need the rest

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Do you need a monitor/windows/periphierals such as mouse/keyboard/speakers?
What is your monitor resolution (model would help too), and what do you prefer of one normal screen, one big screen, or multi-monitor gaming (may not have room if you're at uni)?
Do you prefer silent computing or maximum performance?
Is gaming the most intensive thing you will do, or will you produce a stream/something else.?
Do you like standard/professional looking cases or wacky, flashy cases?
Do you want to spend as little as possible to still have a good computer for your needs (meaning, use up all the budget to be as awesome as possible, or saving money so you have extra money in your pocket for fun times is better)?
Answer them all and I'll suggest a build from scan.co.uk smile.gif.

1.i have the monitor and windows resolution of the monitor is 1920*1080 might get bigger later the model is 22' view sonic vx2253mh-led i need the peripherals
2.performance
3.i am going to use it for a lot more demanding applications
4.i like the cases between flashy and professional
5.i have saved enough so i want this to be as awesome as possible
post #7 of 24
My sig rig should be fine. Change the keyboard or mouse if you feel like it. Oh, and get a 2GB 670. I was stupid and bought the 4GB when I had more space than I have now. doh.gif
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Processor core components: 503 pounds
i7-3770k, msi -g65 motherboard, silver arrow CPU cooler, 2x4gb RAM:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i7-3770k-s1155-ivy-bridge-quad-core-35ghz-5-gt-s-dmi-650mhz-gpu-8mb-smart-cache-35x-ratio
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-z77a-gd65-intel-z77-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-30-(x16)-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-atx
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/silver-arrow-extreme-dual-tower-cpu-cooler-2x-140mm-ty-143-fans-supports-lga775-1155-1156-1366-2011-
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-vengeance-jet-black-lp-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-cas-9-9-9-24-xmp-15v

Case & supporting components: 454 pounds
Corsair 550d case (feel free to get another you prefer the looks for), Quality Antec PSU, DVD-burner, comfortable gaming mouse, mechanical keyboard, top end sound card (optional):
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-obsidian-series-550d-black-quiet-mid-tower-case-brushed-aluminium-usb-30-atx-w-o-psu
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-antec-true-power-new-modular-hybrid-80-plus-bronze-120mm-quiet-fan-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-atx-v2
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/samsung-writemaster-sh-s222bb-bebe-22x-dvdr-12x-dvdr-dvdplusrw-x8-rw-x6-sata-black-oem
http://www.amazon.co.uk/MIONIX-Optical-Sensor-3200dpi-Gaming/dp/B0046Y0Y20/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341677084&sr=8-1
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/steelseries-6g-v2-gaming-keyboard-mechanical-cherry-switch
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-xonar-essence-stx-pci-e-audiophile-sound-card-optical-dolby-pro-logic-ii

Storage: 225 pounds
256gb SSD for your programs and important files, one of the better brands, and 2TB of hard drive for media storage.
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/256gb-samsung-830-series-ssd-notebook-kit-sata-iii-3-core-mcx-nand-flash-read-520mb-s-write-400mb-s-
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2tb-seagate-st2000dm001-barracuda-720014-sata-3-6gb-s-7200rpm-64mb-cache-8ms-oem-ncq

Video Cards & Monitors (variable)
For sticking with just your current monitor, get a 670 and call it good (320 pounds):
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-gigabyte-gtx-670-windforce-3x-28nm-pcie-30-(x16)-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-980mhz-boost-1058mhz-cores-13
For one big monitor, using your current monitor as a non-gaming helper monitor on the side, get a 27" Hazro and a single 670 or maybe 2 670s (660 or 980 pounds):
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/27-hazro-hz27wc-led-ips-pro-glass-version-8bit-dvi-2560x1440-420cd-m2-10001-6ms-speakers-pc-mac
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-gigabyte-gtx-670-windforce-3x-28nm-pcie-30-(x16)-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-980mhz-boost-1058mhz-cores-13
For triple-monitor Eyefinity gaming, get two more of your current monitor and two 7970s (908 pounds)
2x http://www.scan.co.uk/products/22-viewsonic-vx2253mh-led-black-widescreen-2ms-1920x1080-10001-250cd-m-d-sub-hdmi
2x http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-sapphire-radeon-hd-7970-5500mhz-gddr5-28nm-gpu-925mhz-displayport-dvi-d-hdmi-minidisplayport

Total, single monitor: 1402 pounds
Total, one large monitor w/2 670s: 2162 pounds
Total, triple-monitor gaming (make sure you have enough desk space): 2090 pounds
+shipping

Not included: windows, headphones (see most commonly recommended audio products thread (stickied) in the components -> sound cards and computer audio forum on this website), microphone, speakers.
    
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Update: I forgot for a moment that Eyefinity (triple-monitor gaming) requires certain monitor connections, HDMI being the least useful. You'd need to use some adapters.

One monitor will have to connect to one of the 7970s mini-displayport connections in this manner. 7970 mini-displayport -> active mini-displayport to vga adapter (below) -> vga connection on the monitor

One monitor will have to connect to the DVI port in this manner: 7970 DVI connection -> DVI to HDMI cable (below) -> HDMI connectionon the monitor

One native HDMI connection should work. 7970 HDMI connection -> HDMI connection on the montior.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Accell-B101B-002B-UltraAV-Display-Adapter/dp/B0041O7XHY/ref=pd_sim_computers_2
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Premium-HDMI-Cable-Gold-Metre/dp/B000GDI6FC/ref=pd_bxgy_ce_text_b

Or if you wanted slightly higher quality (IPS)/slightly larger/more expensive monitors for eyefinity, you could go with 3 Dell u2312hms. (These have all 3 connections, so you can just use 1 display port, 1 HDMI, and one DVI connection on the video card).
3x http://www.scan.co.uk/products/23-dell-ultrasharp-u2312hm-led-ips-monitor-dvi-vga-displayport-1920x1080-10001-300cd-m2-4-port-usb

but that would raise to total cost of the triple-monitor eyefinity setup to: $2418
And being at uni, you may not even want a bulky eyefinity setup anyway.
    
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i will need thunderbolt so i have selected the premium z77 asus board
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