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A friend of mine has asked me to build him a rig on a £600-£650 budget. He wants it asap so unfortunately we're not waiting for the fixed sandy bridge. He wants it for our coursework and some slight gaming. We do animation, programming, web developing and we've even done some 3D modelling.

I think what I have here will do fine but I just thought I'd run it by you lot. Any suggestions? Improvements? T'would be greatly appreciated.

Also, he's going to attach it to his TV via HDMI so a monitor is not needed.

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Edited by Bikkit - 3/8/11 at 5:31am
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could save money by getting used motherboard/cpu/gpu probs save 100-200 pound
or could get an i7 rig
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could save money by getting used motherboard/cpu/gpu probs save 100-200 pound
or could get an i7 rig
I don't feel right when buying second hand electronics. For one thing there's no warranty...
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trust me intel warranty isnt worth it anyway i should know
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I don't feel right when buying second hand electronics. For one thing there's no warranty...
depends the product, asus warranty is through serial number so its transferred...
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trust me intel warranty isnt worth it anyway i should know
Well there's also no guarantee of a fully functioning product. There are more risks than I'd like when buying second hand stuff.
post #7 of 24
Even broken, Sandy Bridge isn't a bad idea.

It's not a problem I would concern myself with TBH.

Run from the SATA 6Gb/s ports and don't look back.
    
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Even broken, Sandy Bridge isn't a bad idea.

It's not a problem I would concern myself with TBH.

Run from the SATA 6Gb/s ports and don't look back.
I'd rather not have any risk of me becoming permanent tech support either.
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I'd rather not have any risk of me becoming permanent tech support either.
If you build a PC for someone. You're going to be permanent tech support regardless. They'll come to you for EVERYTHING.

/speaking from experience.
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post #10 of 24
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I think we're going slightly off track, here.

Are there any more opinions on my chosen hardware, disregarding second hand stuff and sandy bridge?
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