Best spec Gamers PC for 1k

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Looking to build a new gamers rig have about 1k +/- £100....

dont need anything but the base unit as i have 19"tft wireless keyboard/mouse etc...

I am not fussed if its amd/intel...

looking for some seriously high 3dmark scores....

looking if i can to get all components in one place OCUK!...

so please spec me what you considder is the best system that will work and not crash every 2 mins... sli? crossfire... i am lost...

you guys/gals are ontop of your game so please see what you can come up with....

Thanks

Darren
 
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I'd go for something along these lines, you can get it closer to the budget but most of the changes are fairly cosmetic e.g. a nicer looking case or slightly more powerful PSU and a larger hard drive but the basic components I'd leave unchanged I reckon.

HD-085-SE Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 200GB ST3200820AS SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-085-SE)
£45.95 £45.95
CD-041-NE NEC AD5170 18x18 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-041-NE)
£18.95 £18.95
CA-040-AN Antec Sonata II Piano Black Quiet Case - 450W Smart Power PSU (CA-040-AN)
£66.99 £66.99
MB-152-AS Asus P5W DH Deluxe WiFi (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-152-AS)
£129.99 £129.99
MY-058-GL GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 800MHz Ultra Low Latency DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX22GB6400UDC) (MY-058-GL)
£149.99 £149.99
CP-128-IN Intel Core 2 DUO E6600 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.40GHz (1066FSB) - Retail (CP-128-IN)
£194.99 £194.99
GX-047-CO Connect3D ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (3056) (GX-047-CO)
£189.99 £189.99
Subtotal £796.85
Shipping (City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)) £9.95
VAT £141.19
Total £947.99
 
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Thanks for the reply...

is it not a good idea to get a 10k rapto? (would this make a huge difference?)

also i want a g/c that can to sli (can all pci express do this)


what sort of 3dm scores would this system get?

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Please don't just get a system for the 3dmark scores, sure test it to see if it works ok once you get it but don't buy one just for that. If you want to find out the rough scores you should expect, take a look on the Orb for similar systems.

Raptors aren't worth it as far as I am concerned when they cost so much and aren't hugely faster than the Seagate 7200.10 that I specified but if you have the extra cash don't let me stop you.

Finally you can't go for SLi with an ATI graphics card, you can however do Crossfire which is very nearly the same thing although you need a Master card which you can buy later. There is next to no point in a dual graphics card setup unless you are gaming at very high resolutions though (1600x1200 and above) while your 19" tft is likely to be maxed out by a single X1900XT easily.
 
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Interior layout very good. Got those slide rails for opticals and hdd's. Lots of space as well. Duct got chucked out on third day when i installed the sonic tower. Bit of a gimmick tbh.
 
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