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noid449
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Posted 07 October 2009 - 05:23 PM

hi all,

i recently had my pc stolen from my house grr not happy bunny, nevertheless i was insured and i am now looking for a new pc.
i have approx 1500 british pounds, and im looking for a intel quad or better system.
if you guys and gals know of a prebuilt system or site that could point me in the right direction id be grateful.

wants:
285 gtx
watercooled kit preferred to be full kit
at least 4 gb ram pref 8 gb
large tower maybe haf 932 or coolermaster cosmos

any ideas ?


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Posted 07 October 2009 - 06:03 PM Edited by Warlord., 08 October 2009 - 05:11 AM.

DO NOT go with a prebuilt when you have so much to spend man. You'll get WAY less with a prebuilt than with something you build yourself.

Do you need only the system unit or do you need a monitor and other peripherals as well?

Here's a build (system unit only) for £1309.08:

Case: Coolermaster HAF932

Cooling system: Zalman Reserator XT Black Edition Water Cooling Kit

PSU: Antec TruePower Neo 550W 80 Plus Bronze

Motherboard: Foxconn FlamingBlade

CPU: i7 920 D0 OEM

RAM: OCZ 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC12800) Triple Channel

Video card: PowerColor HD5870 1GB

HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB SATAII 7200RPM 32MB Cache

ODD: Sony 24x DVD Burner SATA

There ya go. Highly recommend going with the 5870 it has DX11 and destroys the GTX285 in even games that are completely nVidia biased like Crysis. No reason to not go for it since you can afford it smile.gif .

The rest of the system is BEASTLY too. The board's BIOS is EXTREMELY good and is known to have pretty much every feature you need, that coupled with the awesome cooling system, you'd be able to take that i7 to some insane speeds. IV maxed out no problem wink.gif .

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 09:17 PM Edited by noid449, 07 October 2009 - 09:35 PM.

ok yeah i think im just a little done with self builds tho

is 550w going to be enough to run that

m/b none in stock ....alternatives?

id never use the blue ray burner so ill save on that and put towards another component maybe more ram 12 gb ?

ati ....hmm im not against them but just not keen on messing with drivers, ill check a few reviews and see.* ok checked up on this card and impressed if anyone has one let me know how they run in real world* smile.gif

as for the water cooling im going to have a nice big case id prefer a internal cooling system any ides
thanks for the help so far im not burning you down in flames im just fussy smile.gif

is this the best i7 for the cash stepping ? etc is it worth looking at the i5? with turbo wassiname on it?

thanks again

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 05:18 AM

A good 550W like that would run the system perfectly fine, no worries.

Since the Renaissance is out of stock, the Flaming Blade would be a good alternative. I edited my previous post with the changes wink.gif .

Well, instead of getting 12GB RAM, I recommend getting a faster 6GB kit if you want more performance. Something like this which is DDR3 2000 and has great timings.

The 5870 is your best option for a video card right now. It manages to beat the GTX295 in some games too. ATI drivers are getting better and you wouldn't have any driver issues.

If you need a good water cooling kit, it'd most likely be external I'm afraid. I highly recommend going with something like the Reserator, because even though it's external, it offers some great cooling.

And the i7 920 D0 is the best for your cash. The i5s are not worth it as the 920 will beat any i5 if you overclock it. That and it's better to have a 1366 board since you can afford it, as Intel will be bringing out hexacore CPUs for it sometime later.

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 10:03 PM

Coolermaster HAF 932 Full Tower Case - High Air Flow Design - No PSU 148685 27
Corsair 850W TX Series PSU - 140mm Fan - 5 Year Warranty 152604 24
Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz Socket 1366 D0 stepping 8MB Cache OEM Processor 161171 84
Corsair 12GB (6x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz XMS3 Triple Channel i7 Memory Kit CL9 1.6V 164760
XFX RADEON HD 5870 1GB DDR5 DUAL DVI HDMI DISPLAYPORT PCI-E Graphics Card 174672
ASUS P6T WS Professional iX58 Socket 1366 8 Channel audio ATX Motherboard 171699
23" TFT Monitor Full HD 1920x1080 300cd/m2 1000:1 5ms 16:9 Multimedia Black

is what i am looking at thanks for the pointers ill prob see ya all soon and let you know if i get it and how it runs

ive gone for a triple 120 rad in the top of the haf and some zalman self build water cooling options not 100% on def spec but wish me luck

thanks warlord smile.gif

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 07:42 AM

That's gonna be a beast of a system. Let us know how it runs biggrin.gif .

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 05:07 PM

going with specs as in sig will upgrade in new year




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