Build Spec Advice £1000

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Hello there, Im looking for some advice on a build with a maximum budget of £1000.

Im going to use the PC for Gaming, Movies, Browsing & Overclocking to 4ghz :D. I'm hoping it will last for 2-3 years before a Full Build Upgrade is needed again, though i will probably Upgrade GPU every year or so. Maximum cooling is also essential as i want as lower temperatures as possible :cool:

I've been looking at and comparing the i5 750, i7 860 & i7 920 and the 3 of them seem on par in gaming with each other, Only differences of course is the Hyperthreading & Tri Channel Memory on 1366 socket. The 1156 Sockets seems to appeal more to me as its less power hungry and chips appear to run cooler aswell.

Here's the i5 Build i've come up with so far.
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Any Suggestions/Improvements? I was thinking of putting the i7 860 in but im not sure i need the hyperthreading really. Also i dont want to put a H50 corsair in because i dont like the idea of having to have it blowing air into the case :/, though maybe with a different case it may not be so bad?
 
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If you can squeeze one in the budget I'd go for a better PSU so you're a little bit futureproofed in that respect :)
 
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im not sure 1hr and 32 mins is really long enough for ppl to look :p
 
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You can use the H50 blowing air out of your case - plenty of people re doing it and it makes very little difference
 
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Product Name Qty Price Line Total
Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £298.99
(£259.99) £298.99
(£259.99)
Intel Core i5 750 2.66Ghz (Lynnfield) (Socket LGA1156) - OEM + Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Game £139.99
(£121.73) £139.99
(£121.73)
Asus P7P55D Pro Intel P55 (Socket 1156) DDR3 Motherboard £129.98
(£113.03) £129.98
(£113.03)
Corsair HX 750W ATX Modular SLI Compliant Power Supply (CMPSU-750HXUK) £114.99
(£99.99) £114.99
(£99.99)
G.Skill Ripjaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C7 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH) £73.99
(£64.34) £73.99
(£64.34)
Coolermaster Gladiator RC-600 Case - Black (No PSU) £62.99
(£54.77) £62.99
(£54.77)
Alpenföhn Nordwand CPU Cooler (Socket 775/1366/754/ 939/940/AM2/AM2+/AM3) £43.99
(£38.25) £43.99
(£38.25)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (ST3500418AS) £37.98
(£33.03) £37.98
(£33.03)
Sony Optiarc AD-7241S 24x DVD±RW SATA Lightscribe Optical Drive (Black) - OEM £18.99
(£16.51) £18.99
(£16.51)
Akasa AK-FN057 Apache Super Silent 120mm Fan - 4 Pin PWM £13.98
(£12.16) £13.98
(£12.16)
Sub Total : £813.80
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
DPD Next Day Parcel
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £10.50
VAT is being charged at 15% VAT : £123.65
Total : £947.95
 
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i only use a 20" monitor at 1680x1050 rez and i will be playing all the latest games.
 
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If you can squeeze one in the budget I'd go for a better PSU so you're a little bit futureproofed in that respect :)

seriously? what are you smoking?

Your original spec looks bang on, for your res a 5850 will destroy all current games and any that get released in next couple years too prob
 
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