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i have £1700 to spend on a gaming pc but have never built one before so any help would be greatly appreciated. I would use this pc for gaming, CAD and maybe some music production (all would be D.I. so silencing not a massive issue). My idea using very limited knowledge http://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/32ZGI2TL5LVW9
Thanks for any help you can give
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Oh and i can go a little bit over for any awsome builds lol (and its probs only about $1800 as we get screwed over here 4 computer prices)
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If you've got that much to spend on it, you might as well take some time to learn the details of computer building and in particular, watercooling if you are planning to overclock it.
From the 2600k, I'm assuming you are, so I'd go with a full custom WC loop rather than a Corsair H70.
Other than that, I'd say you may need more capacity than a single 1TB hard drive especially if you're doing music production and CAD, and also, do you really need the 2600k over a 2500k?
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If you've got that much to spend on it, you might as well take some time to learn the details of computer building and in particular, watercooling if you are planning to overclock it.
From the 2600k, I'm assuming you are, so I'd go with a full custom WC loop rather than a Corsair H70.
Other than that, I'd say you may need more capacity than a single 1TB hard drive especially if you're doing music production and CAD, and also, do you really need the 2600k over a 2500k?
Hah, don't you think a full-on water loop for a first-time builder is a bit of an undertaking?

But I agree with the 2500k ~ that would be plenty for your needs. I'd go air and put a Noctua NH-D14 in there. I've been dying for one of those.
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Yeah, I'd stay away from a full watercooling loop for the first build.

Have you looked at scan.co.uk? There a decent place to get stuff from
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look at ebuyer, scan, microdirect, and Overclockers, I've shopped there and they have a lot for cheap
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Yeah ive only used amazon for the functionality of the wish list. Yeah im not looking to overclock(i know its ironic being on here) it im just looking for a reliable machine which will run all games and that i can do work (i.e cad and sound analysis) at home on.
post #8 of 12
Get a RASA Kit or a H50 or Antec's new kuhler thingy for the cooling.
post #9 of 12
Keep the build you have. The Corsair H70 will do very well, and when you choose to overclock down the line you can safely expect to hit 4.5+ghz with low temps.

Keep the 2600k - it will help in your work you do. Gaming doesn't matter, but this build is for more than just gaming.

*Edit* I thought that PSU was the builder series, not the pro-series. Comment retracted**

Everything else is fine - you could swap the WD Black HDD for a Samsung F3 1tb which are the go to model these days.

Don't change anything unless given REALLY good reason - the build is very well put together.
Edited by willibj - 4/18/11 at 12:15pm
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Thanks for the comments. I'll be honest the machine is mainly for gaming the sound analysis is just matlab and heavy calculations are just done at work and the CAD is generally just anti-vibration mounts that arent complex and i dont do any finite mesh analysis at home.
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