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Not been on here long so I will fill you in with details first.

Bought the Acer Predator Crusader 2 G7750 as I have always been a gamer since knee high to a grass hopper. Brought up and raised with zx80, zx81, bbc micro.

I race a motorbike and on my bucket list was to do the Manx GP, well I am entered for this, this year Aug. and I figured after I have raced I would sell my bike, tools and van and build my first rig.

I am a little dissaponted with my pc as I bought it for the chance to oc easily, far from it as the bios is locked with the multiplier. I paid £2000 for it with the GD245HQ monitor.

So I figure I will have around £4000 from the sale of my racing kit and around £1000 from this pile of honey.

So help me pick the parts with £5000.

And she will have to be a rig that will last and make others drool. On my bucket list also!

I WILL be taking advice and building with photo's on here so that way if I fall at some point I can get some help.

Thanks for any replys.

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post #2 of 6
First off, congrats on undertaking your first build. It's gonna be a lot of fun, and it's great you came here for assistance and advice.


5000 pounds works out to about $8000 USD - that's a larger budget than any member here is going to advise. A fund that large begs for phase cooling or custom case modding, or in general types of projects that might prove a little ambitious for a first build.

I would advise this: cut your budget down to $3000 or so. That will be more than enough for a top-of-the-line rig right now, and you can save the remainder for upgrade as new parts come out, and an even more impressive rig in the next few years to come.

$3000 will buy a magnificent rig now, and the remainder of the money will keep you ahead of the game for years to come.
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post #3 of 6
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Didnt mean to come across as having a load of cash.

My bike is everything, love racing and going to get to do the most dangerous road race. Its a dream come true. But after I have done it I want to be able to spend the money on my second love. And as I spend 50% of my life sat at my pc it was an easy choice. And if I didnt spend the money on this build it would end up being eaten on other things that i wouldnt even notice after 2 weeks. Bills, new shoes for the misses.
But just once, just once I have a rig to compete with the best.

Im not wealthy and never will be, I have a low end job with a low end wage so I wouldnt be able to raise that kind of cash period. But while I do have...........
    
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You didn't come across as having a load of cash, $8000 is just a lot of money to spend on a PC.

Above $3000, you quickly run into a rapidly decreasing marginal utility - that is, you spend more money but don't get any more performance. You'd be far better off saving $5000 for further upgrades and new rigs than spending it on bells and whistles that will be obsolete soon, if they even improve your performance in the first place.

Since you have trouble raising that amount of cash, WAIT - spend it on the Ivy Bridge and Bulldozer releases coming later this year, and keep some around for upgrades. Scarce money doesn't mean you have to spend it now, in fact it means quite the opposite : use it as your computer fund in the long run.

And if you can't save $4500 for spending later, that's a serious problem with your financial outlook that's outside our expertise...
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post #5 of 6
well you could upgrade to the 990x if you really had to, tbh I would hold off and save your cash for now. See how Ivy looks. If you had an older system I'd say no reason not to jump on Sandy now. But as it was stated earlier 3k would be more than enough, you don't need to blow your wad especially given your second post.
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post #6 of 6
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Cheers guys, i will take your advice and come back on here after the races. Although I expect I will be on here quite a lot with a few teething problems with this set up.

Thanks for the advice. I am listening.
    
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