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    new pc

    hi im plannin on buyin a new pc mid next year, i have about £1600 to spend, i want an intel i7 and the best nvidia gpu, what i need help with is

    motherboard
    case (door if possible)
    ram (about 6-8 gig)
    hdd (about 2tb traditional hd and ssd hdd)
    psu
    fans (as silent as possible but good air flow)
    cpu cooler (as silent as possible but good air flow)
    cd/dvd drives (as silent as possible)

    i want it to be as quiet as possible and as fast as possible as i plan on keepin it for a few years

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    Re: new pc

    Get 2 Samsung spinpoint F3 1TBs for backing storage and either an ocz vertex, intel x-25 or a crucial SSD.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1TB-S...-89-ms-NCQ-OEM

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/120Gb...he-Onboard-Sol

    I7 920 is £200 and is a beast

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Intel...MB-130W-Retail

    P6T Deluxe/regular for £160-£200

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Asus-...-SATA-RAID-ATX

    CPU cooler go for Corsair H50 IMO

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Corsa...-2plus-AM3-NEW

    Any Dvd drive from a well known brand

    Fans that are quiet and with good airflow are the Gentle Typhoon ones

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/120mm...pm-Cooling-Fan

    6GB of Triple channel DDR3 is probable best, Get corsair Dominators

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/6GB-%...-CAS-8-DHX-EPP

    For the case if you want a door I would say something from Lian-Li probably but I personally would go for the coolermaster ATCS 840

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Coole...-Black-w-o-PSU

    And finally the Graphics. I would say go for the 5870/5970 if you can afford but if you want to go intel then the Gtx295 is still the best.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1792M...-MHz-480-Cores

    Wasted money on that though^^

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    Re: new pc

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    Get 2 Samsung spinpoint F3 1TBs for backing storage and either an ocz vertex, intel x-25 or a crucial SSD.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1TB-S...-89-ms-NCQ-OEM

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/120Gb...he-Onboard-Sol

    I7 920 is £200 and is a beast

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Intel...MB-130W-Retail

    P6T Deluxe/regular for £160-£200

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Asus-...-SATA-RAID-ATX

    CPU cooler go for Corsair H50 IMO

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Corsa...-2plus-AM3-NEW

    Any Dvd drive from a well known brand

    Fans that are quiet and with good airflow are the Gentle Typhoon ones

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/120mm...pm-Cooling-Fan

    6GB of Triple channel DDR3 is probable best, Get corsair Dominators

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/6GB-%...-CAS-8-DHX-EPP

    For the case if you want a door I would say something from Lian-Li probably but I personally would go for the coolermaster ATCS 840

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Coole...-Black-w-o-PSU

    And finally the Graphics. I would say go for the 5870/5970 if you can afford but if you want to go intel then the Gtx295 is still the best.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1792M...-MHz-480-Cores

    Wasted money on that though^^
    hi thanks would scan build that for me

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    Re: new pc

    i don't think that scan would build it. they just sell, (though they do sell pre-build computers though) it really isnt that hard to build a computer though. i did it without help, just take it slow and don't rush anything. and im sure people here can help you too.

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    Re: new pc

    Quote Originally Posted by vincent.m View Post
    i don't think that scan would build it. they just sell, (though they do sell pre-build computers though) it really isnt that hard to build a computer though. i did it without help, just take it slow and don't rush anything. and im sure people here can help you too.
    hi i cant build it as i am disabled and only have the use of 1 arm, thats why i would like scan to build it or something very similar

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    Re: new pc

    For a pre build system have a look at scan 3XS systems.
    http://3xs.scan.co.uk/

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    Re: new pc

    Quote Originally Posted by PAULRYAN52 View Post
    hi i cant build it as i am disabled and only have the use of 1 arm, thats why i would like scan to build it or something very similar
    That's a real shame, I'm sorry for you as it can be a really rewarding experience

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    Re: new pc

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    That's a real shame, I'm sorry for you as it can be a really rewarding experience
    i currently have a custom build that my nephew built for me but hes gonna be to busy to build my new 1

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    Re: new pc

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    For a pre build system have a look at scan 3XS systems.
    http://3xs.scan.co.uk/
    i've looked at that but not keen on the case options

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    Re: new pc

    Try the big names: beast, kobalt, cyberpower etc.

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    Re: new pc

    Quote Originally Posted by PAULRYAN52 View Post
    hi i cant build it as i am disabled and only have the use of 1 arm, thats why i would like scan to build it or something very similar
    ahh right, i think you will get a lot for your money if you are able to build yourself. but i guess buying a prebuilt one from scan (as opposed to pc world) will be good too best of luck. if you was in London was going to offer to help

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    Re: new pc

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    Try the big names: beast, kobalt, cyberpower etc.
    ok thanks, never heard of them before

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    Re: new pc

    Quote Originally Posted by vincent.m View Post
    ahh right, i think you will get a lot for your money if you are able to build yourself. but i guess buying a prebuilt one from scan (as opposed to pc world) will be good too best of luck. if you was in London was going to offer to help
    thats why i thought of scan, i believe there meant to be good, does anyone know if overclockers uk pre build are good

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    Re: new pc

    ignore ocuk, they are one of worst retailers ever tbh

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    Re: new pc

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    ignore ocuk, they are one of worst retailers ever tbh
    really? i have used them before and they seemed good, it was only components not a pc

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    Re: new pc

    They were good once, but a lot of people have had problems with them over the last few years and many of us where so put off by the experience that we'll not go back.

    You should be able to contact Scan to get a custom build and swap the case for one you like
    (try asking on the Scan section on this forum )

    As to nvidia graphics cards, depends what you want it for and when you want it.
    Currently the best for games are the new ati 5xxx series however early next year the new nvidia series graphics cards should be coming out which may put them on top again, what's more this new series *should in theory* be far better for CUDA if that is the reason you're after an nvidia card.

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