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I have never built a pc before and would like to build an awesome gaming pc as i have just received some inheritance and have been told to spend it on something stupid. I have a budget of around £1700 (can go over for a good reason), i would like simplicity whenever possible but i have access to computer savvy people at university if needs be. i have a tv with hdmi and dvi so no need for monitor or speakers. would prefer to go the intel/nvidia route mainly for possibilty of 3D in future. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated thanks. (my idea:http://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/32ZGI2TL5LVW9)
post #2 of 37
How about another case and a bit more RAM ?

Looks splendid oterwise.
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post #3 of 37
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I've done quite a bit of research on this and this case seems pretty sweet but have i been misled? any one you would suggest. and the ram seems plenty at 6Gb to me but again if u think i need more how much. Oh and is there anything else i have missed stupidly on my list
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That's a solid build except how do you plan to fit an LGA 1155 Processor into a 1366 socket?

Get a Gigabyte 1155 board either UD4 or UD5, or an Asus P67 Pro or Sabretooth.
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lol at those who missed it. 1156 sb cpu into 1366 mobo. atleast the ram is good, for a 1366 setup, not a 1156 sandy.

everything else looks great.
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post #6 of 37
I would also recommend doing two sticks of 4GB RAM so your build can last for a good while into the future from the start.
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I'm not a smart person, am I qualified to give you a suggestion?
    
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post #8 of 37
NZXT Phantom case is pretty darn awesome ... Not just the looks.
Check it out eventually.

Another mobo obviously. That on slipped my mind.
And as well as the RAM ... I Agree. For dual Channel RAM, 8GB would be better suited.
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post #9 of 37
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Thx for the suggestions heres a revised build http://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/32ZGI2TL5LVW9 . the new case looks awesome but has it got good airflow/cooling as it looks more "closed off" comapred to the corsair 600d its just im concerned about overheating. and sorry about the motherboard thing my bad
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Thx for the suggestions heres a revised build http://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/32ZGI2TL5LVW9. the new case looks awesome but has it got good airflow/cooling as it looks more "closed off" comapred to the corsair 600d its just im concerned about overheating. and sorry about the motherboard thing my bad
The Phantom case should have pretty good airflow actually. At least that's what I recall from several reviews.
But it's your choice, of course.


Looks splendid.
Your mobo doesn't support SLi though, which may become troublesome in the future.
Edited by p4p3r - 4/13/11 at 12:04pm
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