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    Hey guys, Basically i'm in my last year at university and i've decided to treat myself after xmas to a new computer. You can see my current one in the specs below in sig 'My System'.
    I want to keep with intel to be honest and the computer will mostly be for gaming, hd films and hd music. I would like a new moinitor in the price if possible as i dont like the colours on my current one.

    The computer is connected to my home entertainment system which you can also see below so I will be wanting a new soundcard that isnt related to creative in any way. I was thinking asus but am unsure which model to get?

    I am however out of the hardware market for a while and as such dont know much about current chipsets etc. So help here would be appreciated. I know there is a 6-core intel processer coming out soon or is already out? Worth the money?

    Im unsure as to whether i should get a new case or not as the akasa eclipse i own now is brilliant but i could be persuaded.

    So if anyone has the time or info could you post a spec for me please? And if possible tell me how much my current rig is worth? I dont need an OS as i get Windows 7 Pro free from the university under the MSDN alliance.

    Many thanks for your time guys.
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    Re: Post xmas £1200 Build

    bump
    Home Entertainment =BenQ W1070, Samsung 65" HDTV, Denon AVRX6300H, Playstation 3 and Monitor Audio Silver RX 5.0, Monitor Audio CT265IDC(x4) Dolby Atmos and XTZ 12.17 Sub
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    Re: Post xmas £1200 Build

    I'm going to sound stupid here.

    But why not ask after christmas? Who knows what offers/deals will be about.

    You might even end up with a dell

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    Re: Post xmas £1200 Build

    Your PC is already a very good spec. why not just get a new graphics card, like the 4890 (this is what i have just done) spend the money on something else! your system does not need an overhaul!
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    Re: Post xmas £1200 Build

    I dont think its the fact that it needs an overhaul, I think he WANTS to give it an overhaul for the sake of giving it an overhaul I guess.

    As for what to get, I have no clue.
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    Re: Post xmas £1200 Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Disturbedguy View Post
    I dont think its the fact that it needs an overhaul, I think he WANTS to give it an overhaul for the sake of giving it an overhaul I guess.

    As for what to get, I have no clue.
    Hit the nail on the head there pretty much. Maybe i'll use my current one as a media centre
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    Re: Post xmas £1200 Build

    I would look at a socket 1156 Core i7 860 and HD5870 within your budget. OTH you could also use the socket 1366 Core i7 930 when it is released in January providing it is under £250.

    OTH,check the spec of the prebuilt system out:

    http://www.meshcomputers.com/Default...gle&KEY=660388

    You could fit a 24"LCD screen,an HD5870 1GB and a better case as upgrades for a £1200 budget.

    I would be aiming for at least the spec of the Mesh build or perhaps better if possible especially if you do not need a monitor!


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    Re: Post xmas £1200 Build

    Just one suggestion - if you don't like the colours on your monitor, have you considered calibrating it? If it's a TN panel like most of the cheaper Samsungs are you won't get 100% accuracy, but in my experience just about every LCD I've dragged my Spyder 3 round to has been very, very cool at default settings.
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