Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: £1k system

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    239
    Thanks
    33
    Thanked
    12 times in 12 posts
    • Eddd's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L iP35 Express
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6600 G0 SLACR @ 3.0GHz with Scythe Ninja
      • Memory:
      • 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800)
      • Storage:
      • 250GB Western Digital - SATA II & 120GB Maxtor - IDE
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gainward Bliss 8800GTS 512MB
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520 Modular
      • Case:
      • Antec 900 - All fans on low
      • Monitor(s):
      • 22" Daewoo, 5ms response time
      • Internet:
      • Wireless - 2mb. Very slow

    £1k system

    Ok, guys. I want to spend anywhere between £800-£1k. suggestions? Don't include speakers, keyboard, mouse, monitor in this budget.

    So far i'm thinking.
    PSU - Corsair HX620W
    Graphics card - ? Maybe GTX260? recommendations?
    DVD drive - £20 lightscribe one
    CPU - intel q9400?
    HDD - 120GB western digital
    RAM - 4GB corsair
    CPU cooler - scythe andy samurai master cpu cooler
    CPU paste - which one these days? spend about £5 on it?
    CAse - antec 900
    Mobo - ?

    Suggestions? I'll be buying from scan so please link to there. Thanks guys
    |Antec 900 - all fans on low|Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L|4GB Corsair PC2-6400|Intel Q6600 @ 3.0GHz |Scythe Ninja - 22degrees minimum & 41degrees maximum|250GB Western Digital & 120GB Maxtor|Gainward Bliss 8800GTS 512MB|Corsair HX520|22" Daewoo|Windows Vista Home Premium 64Bit|Logitech G5|Cherry Multimedia Keyboard|Zboard Gaming Keyboard|

  2. #2
    SiM
    SiM is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,787
    Thanks
    300
    Thanked
    633 times in 422 posts
    • SiM's system
      • Motherboard:
      • P5K Premium
      • CPU:
      • Q6600
      • Memory:
      • 8GB PC2-6400 OCZ ReaperX + Platinum
      • Storage:
      • 3 x 320gb HD322HJ single platter in Raid 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • PNY GTX285
      • PSU:
      • Corsair TX650W
      • Case:
      • Antec 1200
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2407-HC

    Re: £1k system

    My suggestions:
    WD/Samsung/Seagate 640gb Hard drive. Cheap and fast.
    GTX260 is good but get newer one with more cores
    thermal paste: arctic cooling mx2
    mobo: P5Q-E / DFI P45 board
    cpu: q9450 or q6600
    I would go for antec 1200 instead of 900.
    Change PSU to corsair HX 520W

  3. #3
    Hexus.trombonist
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    742
    Thanks
    72
    Thanked
    44 times in 36 posts
    • Powderhound's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5Q-E
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.66GHz under a Xigmatek HDT-S1283
      • Memory:
      • 4GB OCZ Reaper HPC 1066MHz
      • Storage:
      • 750GB Samsung Spinpoint F1
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Powercolor ATI Radeon HD 4850
      • PSU:
      • Corsair TX650W
      • Case:
      • Antec P182
      • Operating System:
      • Windows Vista Home Premium, Ubuntu 8.10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung T220 22"
      • Internet:
      • Plus.net Broadband Your Way Option 2

    Re: £1k system

    I spent £1000 on the PC in my specs box in the holidays. Get an HD4870 instead of the 4850, bearing in mind that my £1000 included all peripherals, and you should be set.

  4. #4
    <<== UT3 Player spoon_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,067
    Thanks
    113
    Thanked
    139 times in 131 posts

    Re: £1k system

    Its scary what you can get for &#163;1k these days :shock:

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    239
    Thanks
    33
    Thanked
    12 times in 12 posts
    • Eddd's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L iP35 Express
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6600 G0 SLACR @ 3.0GHz with Scythe Ninja
      • Memory:
      • 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800)
      • Storage:
      • 250GB Western Digital - SATA II & 120GB Maxtor - IDE
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gainward Bliss 8800GTS 512MB
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520 Modular
      • Case:
      • Antec 900 - All fans on low
      • Monitor(s):
      • 22" Daewoo, 5ms response time
      • Internet:
      • Wireless - 2mb. Very slow

    Re: £1k system

    What do you think???

    MOBO - Gigabyte S775 Intel X48 DDR2 ATX Audio Lan - http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=53WW
    CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz 12M Cache S775 1333MHZ - http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4YCT
    HDD - Western Digital Caviar RE2 500GB 7200RPM S300 16MB RAID edition - http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...154,4294952273
    RAM - OCZ Technology 2X2GBKIT REAPER 240PIN PC2-6400 DDR2 800MHZ - http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4RPG
    GPU - SAPPHIRE HD 4870 X2 2G GDDR5 PCI-E - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-HD-...5756705&sr=8-2
    PSU - Corsair 1000HX - http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...avigationKey=0
    CASE - CoolerMaster BLACK CM 690 CASE - http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4QYN
    Optical Drive - LG Electronics Blu-Ray Re-Writer/HD DVD-ROM SATA Black Kit - http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4TRB
    |Antec 900 - all fans on low|Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L|4GB Corsair PC2-6400|Intel Q6600 @ 3.0GHz |Scythe Ninja - 22degrees minimum & 41degrees maximum|250GB Western Digital & 120GB Maxtor|Gainward Bliss 8800GTS 512MB|Corsair HX520|22" Daewoo|Windows Vista Home Premium 64Bit|Logitech G5|Cherry Multimedia Keyboard|Zboard Gaming Keyboard|

  6. #6
    finding nemo staffsMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    11,498
    Thanks
    197
    Thanked
    794 times in 741 posts
    • staffsMike's system
      • Motherboard:
      • evga 680i
      • CPU:
      • e6600
      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
      • ocz gameXstream 700w
      • Case:
      • akasa eclipse
      • Monitor(s):
      • dell 2007wfp and Lg L194WT
      • Internet:
      • pipex homecall

    Re: £1k system

    Why get an X48 and an HD4870X2.. might as well save the money and get a P45 if you only want to use one lane.

    I wouldn't bother with the 4870X2 actually, the new HD4850X2 seems great though, and when they are &#163;270 ish will be a great buy. Run nice and cool too unlinke the 4870X2.

    PSU is massive overkill. 620W HX would do nicely.

    640GB AAKS is a fair bit quicker and only a little bit more money.

    Scan seems a lot cheaper as well.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Windows - boot process & simple troubleshooting
    By Paul Adams in forum Software
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 17-11-2010, 04:38 AM
  2. New AM2 system unstable. Any suggestions
    By tfboy in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 23-07-2006, 12:08 AM
  3. HELP - New system won't boot at all now!!
    By bravestar in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 27-12-2004, 06:14 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •