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post #1 of 16
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hi I was going to build a rig a few months back but never got round to it but now i have around £850 to spend.. I pretty much know basically the system I want but I thought I would see what everybody else would get for that price

I think im going to go for the new antec 1200 for the case, q6600 for the chip and a good overclocking motherboard... probably a 8800gts or 8800gtx im guessing would be the best card in my price range.....any suggestions? thanks ( dont need monitor )

also wats the best cpu cooler right now
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Q6600 @ 3.2ghz (400x8) DFI Lan Party DK-X48 Sapphire HD 4870 4gig OCZ 1066mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500gig Seagate 702.11 Vista/XP Dual boot Acer 22" and Optoma HD65 Projector 750w Corsair 
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Antec Twelve Hundred 
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Q6600 @ 3.2ghz (400x8) DFI Lan Party DK-X48 Sapphire HD 4870 4gig OCZ 1066mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500gig Seagate 702.11 Vista/XP Dual boot Acer 22" and Optoma HD65 Projector 750w Corsair 
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Antec Twelve Hundred 
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post #2 of 16
imo E7200 owns Q6600 and 1200 is out of stock. However, have a lookasee on my build

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Cost: £855.36 inc. VAT
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3570K Z77-D3H XFX RX480 RS Corsair Vengeance 
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HyperX 3K 120GB 3TB Storage Hyper 212 Plus Windows 10 
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24" CFG70  SideWinder X6 550 Watt Logitech G602 
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post #3 of 16
I reckon i can do better than that - Give me 2 minutes


Ok got a sick build 1 mo
Edited by . // Fixion - 6/16/08 at 7:38am
    
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post #4 of 16
Ok Syazat please take no offence in my comments for my build






Better CPU - Quadcore is the future
TRUE - Also a great cooler with a high CFM fan, will easily do you 3.6GHz
DFI DK P35 T2RS - The superior board to the Blood Iron + RAID
High speed RAM + Better quality [G.Skill is better than OCZ in my opinion]
Definatly better GFX Card
2 AAK's in RAID0 is extremely fast
Optical drive is an optical drive
Didnt put in a soundcard, im not sound savvy
Antec 900
650w Corsair PSU - For upgrades
Vista Home premium
64bit

I can get this cheaper, i meerly used OCUK for display purposes, i believe this is a far superior build to Szavat's, and cheaper too

Let me know what you think

Thanks



Edit: If you shop around - Use Ebuyer / Microdirect / Scan - You should be able to get the above build or very similar for about £750-760 Inc VAT

This will give you free money to spend on whatever, or soundcard
Edited by . // Fixion - 6/16/08 at 7:50am
    
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post #5 of 16
nice build fixion, your more familiar in the english market

but still, I'd lean towards Wolfdale
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post #6 of 16
IMHO, Fixions is the better build. Every part is very solid. The thing I do like about SZayat's build is the large hard drive and the Sound Card.
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Intel Core i7 7700K @ 5.0 GHz Asus MAXIMUS VIII RANGER Zotac GTX 1070 AMP! Extreme G.Skill DDR4-3200 CL14 
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post #7 of 16
Fixion that's quite a nice build, but he'd need some fans for the true!
One thing that would affect this build is whether you need a monitor. Do you need one or can you use the one that you currently have?
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Ph II X4 955 BE (C3) Asus M2N-SLI DELUXE EVGA 8800GTS 320MB 4GB G.Skill's DDR2 800 
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Seagate 7200.10 320GB LG DVDRW Windows 7 x64 Dell ST2410 & Samsung 2032BW 
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post #8 of 16
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone, I do like the look of fixions build over the dual core for future proofness but im still thinking about it... a ddr3 board and 2 gig of ddr3 is also tempting cus I want to keep this pc for as long as possible and probably upgrade graphics etc. in the future but i dunno yet, i could probably strech to about £900 and i dont need an OS cd


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Fixion that's quite a nice build, but he'd need some fans for the true!
One thing that would affect this build is whether you need a monitor. Do you need one or can you use the one that you currently have?
got a projector and monitor already
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.2ghz (400x8) DFI Lan Party DK-X48 Sapphire HD 4870 4gig OCZ 1066mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500gig Seagate 702.11 Vista/XP Dual boot Acer 22" and Optoma HD65 Projector 750w Corsair 
Case
Antec Twelve Hundred 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.2ghz (400x8) DFI Lan Party DK-X48 Sapphire HD 4870 4gig OCZ 1066mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500gig Seagate 702.11 Vista/XP Dual boot Acer 22" and Optoma HD65 Projector 750w Corsair 
Case
Antec Twelve Hundred 
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post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by scottish_jason View Post
Thanks for the suggestions everyone, I do like the look of fixions build over the dual core for future proofness but im still thinking about it... a ddr3 board and 2 gig of ddr3 is also tempting cus I want to keep this pc for as long as possible and probably upgrade graphics etc. in the future but i dunno yet, i could probably strech to about £900 and i dont need an OS cd




got a projector and monitor already
If you want to keep the pc as long as possible, wait for a few weeks for the new graphics cards to come out, I know it might seem like ages away but you'll kick yourself in the long run for not waiting. I'd suggest a Q6600, TRUE heatsink with some decent fans like the scythe Ultra Kaze, a Corsair psu, antec 1200 case and a DFI Dark motherboard if you want an intel chipset or an evga 750i if you want an Nvidia chipset, for the HDD I'd go for the Samsung F1 500gb
    
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post #10 of 16
Don't bother with DDR3 Yet mate, 1000MHz DDR2 Will do ya fine =)


DDR3 at the moment has VERY high timings compared to DDR2, although you can tighten these timings - the Price / Performance [in my opinion] is not worth it at present


Yeah obviously he needs a fan for the TRUE


The Sycthe S-Flex isnt bad for £12 - pushes 63 CFM which is nothing to blink at, anymore and you will have to decide - noise over cooling


Watercoolingshop [Associated with OCN] sell a Lapping Kit for £8.99 if you wish to get even more performance out of your TRUE



A cheaper, higher CFM fan which is perfect for a cooler such as the TRUE is the HighSpeed Yate Loon pushing a great 88CFM @40DBA, its certainly a great fan for the TRUE - under a fiver also from watercoolingshop
Edited by . // Fixion - 6/16/08 at 9:51am
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X2 5000+ Gigabyte nForce 550 EVGA 8800GT @SSC 2GB OCZ DDR800 Shiny 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Maxtor Tractor 200GB XP Maaate 19" LG LCD Flatron ^^ Umm...Aspire? [550w] 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X2 5000+ Gigabyte nForce 550 EVGA 8800GT @SSC 2GB OCZ DDR800 Shiny 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Maxtor Tractor 200GB XP Maaate 19" LG LCD Flatron ^^ Umm...Aspire? [550w] 
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