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post #1 of 77
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hi guys, i have already built one rig but that was to a budget, and a tight one at that, which is why the system specs aint filled out anyway for christmas im allowed to build a new computer, however my parents have said that it has to be realistic, but their version of realistic and mine are abit different, really i need help tryin to spec out a pc for 2 different budgets, i would like C2D and also would like it to last a while before needing upgrades (DX10 if possible) so please can you help me spec a rig for £1000 and a rig for £1500, jus the pc no monitor keyboard or mouse. Im not the best a choosing good parts, at times i think along the lines of "thats expensive so it must be good" boy does that screw me over, so thats why i need some help

if you could try and spec from www.scan.co.uk then that would be much better as i can save on delivery there

anyway thanx for the help

Nostrano d-_-b


**EDIT**

i had a go myself and got this:

cpu: e6600
mobo:
HDD's: 2 seagate.10
RAM: 2gb dominator
GPU: xfx 8800gtx
PSU: 750w silverstone
DVD: lite-on 16x


in total thats costing £1151 leavin £100 for a mobo, however i can add my money towards it so that would make it £250 for a mobo, what do people think also how come nobody is recommending a 680i?

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post #2 of 77
Case. Allow maybe 80 pounds or something since this is just personal preference heh.

DVD/CD-RW- Can't really go wrong here, anything that writes DVDs is fine.
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=514006
CPU Cooler- If you're going to be overclocking this is a must otherwise you don't have to bother including it since the cpu comes with a cooler adequate for it to run at stock.
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=480662
CPU-This CPU should hold you off for a while and overclocks really well (probably about 3.2ghz), but its also fast at stock.
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=430632
Graphics card- This is one of the best on the market now, and natively supports DirectX 10 which means it can play all of the upcoming games
like Crysis and Unreal Tournament 2007.
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=499590
Hard DriveThe Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 are now the fastest 7200rpm hard drives on the market as they use Perpendicular recording technology which allows for a faster and more effcient way of storing data.
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=397203
Memory- This store doesn't have that great a selection of RAM but this pair appears to be pretty good, with timings of 4-4-4-12 @800mhz. This memory gives you the capability of running at 3.2ghz with out having to overclock and overvolt the memory.
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=402849
Motherboard- This motherboard has great overclocking abilities (capable of handling upto 500mhz FSB), but also has great features such as firewire support, Dual Gigabit Ethernet and Wireless AP capabilities.
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=443853
Power Supply- This power supply has good ampere ratings on the 12V ratings which matters for your graphics card.
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=256340

$1035.25

If you exclude the CPU Cooler you'll come in under budget, and if you're not going to overclock then may as well get some cheaper DDR2 533 or DDR2 667 memory.
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anybody else got any suggestions at all? by the way im probably going to go down the tuniq route as it has been gettin alot of good reviews
    
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Yeah Tuniq is the best if you can find it. There's lots on ebay if you can't find any at retail shops.
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post #5 of 77
I'd take these over the Seasonic posted above

650W Etasis £104.56 Inc VAT
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=473321

750W Etasis £111.03 Inc VAT
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=473322

And either of these over Corsair

Crucial 2GB Tenth Anniversary £211.49 inc VAT
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MY-085-CR

CellShock 6400C4 2GB £223.24 inc VAT
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MY-000-CK

overclockers.co.uk has better RAM selection, buy from them instead
    
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post #6 of 77
better sites

http://www.specialtech.co.uk and www.overclockers.co.uk

scan is bit expensive and limited on good suff

here is my built for you

cpu: C2D 6300 (will get you to 3Ghz easy)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=CP-135-IN

mobo: Asus P5B deluxe , best oc mobo out there
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MB-150-AS

memory: g skill 800 cas 4
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MY-017-GS

graphics: bfg 8800 gts (best)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=GX-036-BG

hdd: seagate .10
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HD-079-SE

drive: dvd rw (i have it and works great)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=CD-038-PO

cpu cooling: tuniq tower 120 , the mother of all air coolers
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HS-000-SB

psu : ocz 700w , is a very good cpu
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=CA-019-OC

case: lian li full aluminum , quality, and looks damn good, dont get fooled by cheap plasic cases. I have this and is great
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=CA-027-LL

floppy: sony , i have it,
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HD-001-OK

Total : 910£ (money to spare man)

and this built is DX10 , yes DX10, so here it is
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post #7 of 77
£1000 budget? This is going to be fun Gimme a while,

£1000 build:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=CP-135-IN £110
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MB-061-GI £100
http://www.memory-configurator.com/p...kit/index.html £203
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=499590 £303 (cheaper on overclockers but out of stock)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HD-078-SE £67
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=CD-076-SA £24 (out of stock but sata which is better than IDE)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=CA-018-OC £76
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=CA-054-LL £57 (case personal opinion...lian li make good ones though)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HS-000-SB £35

Total: £940 N/A shipping and handling. If you want to spend abit more then go for the E6400 (but pretty useless as you can overclock the E6300 to similair speeds to the E6400 overclocked. You could also go for a full tower case. And sorry I didnt use scan...I prefer doing settups in overclockers. And that memory I chose is great. And try and fit in an X-Fi into there aswell

EDIT 2: £1500 build log. Work in progress

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=430633 £198
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=443853 £123
http://www.memory-configurator.com/p...kit/index.html £203
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=499590 £303 (cheaper on overclockers but out of stock)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=CA-019-OC £100
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=CD-076-SA £24 (out of stock but sata which is better than IDE)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HD-078-SE £67
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=CA-001-NX £94 (I LOVE this case)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HS-000-SB £35
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=421270 £51


Total: £1198
To spend more you could go for the GTX instead of the GTS (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=GX-035-BG) and/or you could go for a better cpu (E6700 or even quad core, QX6700 if you really can afford it).
    
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post #8 of 77
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really its £1000-£1500 so call it £1250
    
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post #9 of 77
here is the 1500£ built, fully dx10 and future proof

cpu: e6600
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=CP-141-IN

motherboard: evga 680i (latest board out, bit tricky but is good)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MB-000-EA

memory: corsair 8500 ( i have it and does c3 at 450mhz , 1:1 ratio)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MY-119-CS

graphic card: bfg 8800gtx
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MY-119-CS

hdd: 2x seagate ( make raid 0 )
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HD-079-SE

drive: dvd rw (i have it and works great)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=CD-038-PO

cpu cooling: tuniq tower 120 , the mother of all air coolers
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HS-000-SB

psu : ocz 700w , is a very good cpu
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=CA-019-OC

floppy: sony , i have it,
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HD-001-OK

case: cool master stacker
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=CA-100-CM

sound card: creative gamer
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=SC-044-CL

total: 1600£


i sugest get the 8800 gts graphic card to get to 1500£ budget, or get a an cheaper motherboard but that not recomanded
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I finished my build
    
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