spec me a best gaming system for £750 - 2 hours left to click 'buy' button

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hello guys :)

it's now time for me to get new gaming system.

hard drive, mouse/keyboard are not needed as already got them.

2 hours left to click buy button so hurry!

thanks :)
 
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how about this one? my budget is up to £750

i would like to have VT(virturalization Technology) supported as i use vmware alot

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Okay... as the guy above said then, try and stretch to an i5 and change the graphics card to a ati 5850 or don't you like ati :)
 
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i never had ATI card before but i wouldnt mind them

i dont know alot about i5 but they requires silly expensive motherboard and DDR3?
 
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I wouldn't personally go for a dual core if I was building a new system. If i5 is too pricey I would try and get a core 2 quad.
 
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Socket 775 is starting to become a bit legacy and if you don't like AMD you should really be looking at an i5 build for longevity

also there is no HDD in your build - are you reusing an old one or did you just forget?
 
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Here is my i5 spec:

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Its a bit over budget, but it is worth it. If you need to get it down to £750 then switch to an AMD X3 720BE or X4 955 AM3 system (i would be happy to spec you one up). I suggest sticking with the GPU I chose, have a look at this review (Green Bar). It seems to give the GTX285 a kicking.

Oh, the monitor I chose is well worth the premium. Being an eIPS panel and all.
 
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4 quick questions

1) performance compare between E8400 and i5 750? E8400 clock speed is a little faster and more cache per core than i5

2) does i5 750 support VT?

3) does Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 support VT?

4)Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 support crossfireX, does that mean i cant use single nvidia card on this board?

cheers
 
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cmndr andi, thanks for the spec but you havent selected a case there.

also, why expensive motherboard? what's wrong with cheapest i5 board which cost £86
 
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Product Name Qty Price Line Total
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5850 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5850 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £198.98
(£173.03) £198.98
(£173.03)
Dell UltraSharp 2209WA 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor Dell UltraSharp 2209WA 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor £194.99
(£169.56) £194.99
(£169.56)
AMD Phenom II X3 Tri Core 720 Black Edition 2.80GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail AMD Phenom II X3 Tri Core 720 Black Edition 2.80GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail £92.99
(£80.86) £92.99
(£80.86)
Asus M4A785TD-V Evo AMD 785G (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard Asus M4A785TD-V Evo AMD 785G (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard £70.99
(£61.73) £70.99
(£61.73)
G.Skill Ripjaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM) G.Skill Ripjaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM) £67.99
(£59.12) £67.99
(£59.12)
Be Quiet! Straight Power 650W ATX2.2 SLi Compliant Power Supply Be Quiet! Straight Power 650W ATX2.2 SLi Compliant Power Supply £66.99
(£58.25) £66.99
(£58.25)
NZXT BETA Classic Series Case - Black (No PSU) NZXT BETA Classic Series Case - Black (No PSU) £39.99
(£34.77) £39.99
(£34.77)
Sony Optiarc AD-7241S 24x DVD±RW SATA Lightscribe Optical Drive (Black) - OEM Sony Optiarc AD-7241S 24x DVD±RW SATA Lightscribe Optical Drive (Black) - OEM £18.99
(£16.51) £18.99
(£16.51)
Coolermaster Hyper TX3 CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940/AM2/AM3/775/1156) Coolermaster Hyper TX3 CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940/AM2/AM3/775/1156) £13.98
(£12.16) £13.98
(£12.16)
Sub Total : £665.99
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
DPD Next Day Parcel
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £15.50
VAT is being charged at 15% VAT : £102.22
Total : £783.71
 
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1) The 750 is faster, have a look at this review. It compares a bunch of chips in games, including the i5 750 and the E8600). In multi threaded apps, the i5 demolishes the dual core.

2) Yes

3) Its governed by the chip, so yes.

4) A single Nvidia card will work fine. Obviously, you can't add a second in SLI (as it isn't supported), but one card will have no problems.
 
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cmndr andi, thanks for the spec but you havent selected a case there.

Apologies, a small oversight. I would recommend this case, but if you like the antec 300, then it is also a good case for the money. I realise this puts you further from your budget, but you could go for a cheaper mobo as you suggested or go for the fantastic spec Superewza just put up based on the plenty powerful X3.
 
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my plan has changed a little.

i already got antec sonata and 900, sonata is being unused, so i will transfer all hardware from 900 to sonata and use it as download box and file server. will use 900 case for new system. i will use the DVD-RW from 900 instead.

how about this spec?

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