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£800 pounds spec please

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Dogrobber, 13 Jul 2013.

  1. Dogrobber

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    Morning everyone,

    First post on the forums here :) and i'm looking for a build around the £800 pound mark please.
    I have a keyboard/mouse/OS and Corsair HX850 power supply already but need the rest including a monitor.

    I haven't been keeping up with the latest spec's for a while, so not sure where to start really in terms of whats worth while. Therefore any help is very much appreciated.
     
  2. Idleman

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  3. BAMBI

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    Idlemans great spec missed the monitor so here is one with. I've assumed its a gaming rig.

    YOUR BASKET
    1 x MSI HD 7950 OC BE 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card (R7950-3GD5/OC BE G) £221.99
    1 x Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W) - Retail £185.99
    1 x BenQ GW2260HM 22" Widescreen LED Professional Monitor - Black £113.99
    1 x MSI Z77A-G43 Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £74.95
    1 x Toshiba (7K1000.D) 1TB SATA 6GB/s 32MB Cache - OEM (DT01ACA100) HDD £49.99
    1 x Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00CEU) £43.99
    1 x NZXT Source 210 Elite Midi Tower Case - Black £39.95
    1 x OcUK 20x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £16.99
    Total : £762.84 (includes shipping : £12.50).

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    Comes with the 8 free games mentioned above. A nice VA screen, though no SSD as ive favored FPS above load times in this case. Going IVY can save you £30+ pounds but you can always go with Haswell within budget.
     
  4. DaleTheWhale

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    Ignore. Messed it up!
     
  5. BAMBI

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  6. Dogrobber

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    Many thanks for the very quick replies and yes its to be a gaming rig.

    I prefer the idea of FPS over load times at this time, though no doubt i'll look to get SSD at some point. I appreciate that Haswell are the new chips but will i be losing much by going with the IVY
     
  7. RJC

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  8. BAMBI

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    Depends a little if you will be overclocking, but Haswell doesn't offer much of an improvement over Ivy.

    I'm not sure which I would pick.
     
  9. mickyflinn

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    Haswell offers 5-10% performance boost , native sata 3 and Ivybridge is effectivley a dead socket due to the new 1150 socket.
     
  10. new numa hey

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  11. Dogrobber

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    Food for thought indeed, cheers for the suggestions
     
  12. mickyflinn

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  13. new numa hey

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  14. Idleman

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  15. Nuclear Fusion

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    But then they still have a good resale value which should be taken into account.
     
  16. DaleTheWhale

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  17. Dogrobber

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    Many thanks for all the help and suggestions..Very much liking the last with 24" montior.
    Now to buy and assemble :)
     
  18. Idleman

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    Good luck. Btw, the VTX3D will OC to around 7950 stock speeds, so not a bad card for the price. :D