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Hi Everyone, I know the Release of Ivy bridge is very soon and I will up the Cpu to one of them since I wont be ordering for a while. But I need a Nice Gaming and Video editing rig for £1,500 and There's a Few things I kinda want, first thing is I require a Keyboard, Mouse, headset and Monitor! Also I know this sounds very weird But In this Rig I would like a Colour Scheme of Red and Black the Particular Case I want this for is an Nzxt 810 Switch! I would Be very Grateful if anyone could create a couple of Specs for me or give advice! :D
 
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Well it's more of a Hobby actually I render and Edit youtube videos and Game too while recording should have Mentioned that and I saw Hyperthreading would, I looked at this List of programs that Use it and I found that Photo Shop, Sony Vegas, Etc use Hyperthreading Capabilities!
 
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Have you any componrnts from your existing PC that you can reuse?
Psu, make and wattage.
Hdd/dvd-rw sata.
 
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Spend some time looking over the keyboard and mice yourself its very much your choice!

The free mousepad is a good offer tho!
 
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My attempt :)

YOUR BASKET
1 x HIS HD 7950 3072MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £329.99
1 x Intel Core i7-2700K 3.50GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail £251.99
1 x NZXT Switch 810 Big Tower Case - Black £149.99
1 x OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" SATA-3 Solid State Hard Drive (VTX4-25SAT3-128G) £139.99
1 x Samsung S24A300BL 24" Widescreen LED Monitor - Glossy Black **GET THE VAT BACK** £134.99
1 x Asrock Z77 Extreme4 Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £119.98
1 x OCZ ZX Series 850W '80 Plus Gold' Modular Power Supply £99.98
1 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM (ST2000DM001) £94.99
1 x Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse and FREE Boogie Bug AimB.Pad XL Gaming Mouse Surface £42.98
1 x Kingston HyperX RED Limited Edition 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (KHX1600C9D3B1RK2/8GX) £35.99
1 x Cooler Master Hyper 612S CPU Cooler (Socket LGA1366/1156/1155/775/AM3/AM2+/AM2) £35.99
1 x Microsoft SideWinder X4 Gaming Keyboard - Retail (JQD-00006) £27.98
1 x Creative Fatal1ty HS-800 Gaming Headset £26.39
1 x OcUK 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £13.98
Total : £1,531.85 (includes shipping : £22.20).





  • I'd get a Z77 board, as they're the latest and support all the Ivybridge features :)
  • The monitor recommended by Idleman is a great price [you can claim the VAT back on it]
  • Latest SSD from OCZ
  • Cheap headset, not something I know much about but I've got this set and like it!
  • 7950 is a very powerful GPU :D

See here about the Samsung Monitor:

and here about the SSD:
 
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Does look like a Pretty Nice Monitor and with My Budget I expected to fit a gtx 680 or 7970 in there with an I7 all Nice and Colour coded, thats a Very nice spec there Beeja Now I also have another question can I choose all the parts and ring OcUk Up and ask them to Put it together for like £50 or so?
 
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Does look like a Pretty Nice Monitor and with My Budget I expected to fit a gtx 680 or 7970 in there with an I7 all Nice and Colour coded, thats a Very nice spec there Beeja Now I also have another question can I choose all the parts and ring OcUk Up and ask them to Put it together for like £50 or so?

Indeed you can. No idea how much it'll be but they'll build nearly any spec for you :)

Either call them up, or start a thread in the Customer Services section:
http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=116
 
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Ok guys, This is what I got After contemplating and Looking at some of your specs, I have changed the colour scheme to blue aswell:



Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

i7 2600 (Not gunna oc When ivy comes out they should be powerful enough on there own.)

NZXT Switch 810 Big Tower Case - White

MSI Z77A-G45 Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard (The Only difference I saw between this and the G55 is the Oc Genie thing But that's for oc which Im not gunna do on this rig

OcUK E2250SWDA 22" Widescreen LED Monitor - Black

Akasa Venom 750w Modular '80 Plus' Power Supply

Seagate Barracuda 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (ST1000DL002)

Crucial RealSSD M4 64GB 2.5 SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive (CT064M4SSD2)

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-Bit - OEM (GFC-02050)

Corsair Vengeance Blue 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B)

Creative Draco HS-850 Gaming Headset

Saitek Cyborg R.A.T. 3 3200 DPI Gaming Mouse

Microsoft SideWinder X4 Gaming Keyboard - Retail (JQD-00006)

BitFenix Spectre PRO 140mm Blue LED - Black

OcUK 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM

OcUK 30cm Cold Cathode 4-in-1 Kit - Blue

Boogie Bug AimB.Pad XL Gaming Mouse Surface

Ok and it all adds Up to £1,550 Pretty Much Any changes you guys would Make?
 
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You gotta get the K version for overclocking. I mean, SB is designed for it and can reach some REALLY impressive clock speeds....I really think for that budget you should be clocking your CPU to 4.6GHz+. It's so easy now too, same with GPU. I doubt anyone on this forum would say otherwise.
 
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