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    First Pc Build, help please!

    Hey guys,

    This is basically going to be my first build, I have kind of already chosen the parts I'd like to buy, however i need someone who is more educated in this section to comment of my rig set up? Does everything seem ok with it?

    I know I havent chosen a graphics card yet, I have a 8800GS for the meanwhile until the 560TI goes down in price a bit, might even look into SLI them

    Anyways any help or advice would be appreciated, and i thank you for your help!

    polesp

    PS: My max budget is about £700 excluding the graphics card

    Here is my selection:
    1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ, OEM £39.95
    700W Coolermaster Silent Pro Gold, Modular, 80 PLUS Gold, 90% Eff', SLI/CrossFire, EPS12V, 135mm Fan £79.98
    Antec 902 Nine Hundred Two V3 Mid Tower ATX Case, USB3, With Side Window w/o PSU £92.36
    4GB (2x2GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V £42.19
    Asus P8P67 Pro Rev3, Intel P67, S1155, PCI-E 2.0 x16, DDR3 2200(OC), SATA 6Gb/s, SATA RAID £140.00
    Intel Core i7 2600K Unlocked, 1155, Sandy Bridge, Qd Core, 3.4 GHz, GPU 850Mhz, 8MB Cache, 95W, OEM
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus, 4 Heat Pipes, with 120mm Quiet Fan LGA775/1155/1156/1366/AM2/AM2+/AM3
    £239.99

    total comes to £652
    Last edited by polesp; 16-03-2011 at 06:47 PM. Reason: remove broken/malformd link!

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    Re: First Pc Build, help please!

    mate, don't be so lazy, cut and paste the list into here. Or are you trying to drum-up traffic to avforums with your very first post?

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    Re: First Pc Build, help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    mate, don't be so lazy, cut and paste the list into here. Or are you trying to drum-up traffic to avforums with your very first post?
    LOL alrite, here u are:
    1TB Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.9 ms, NCQ, OEM £39.95
    700W Coolermaster Silent Pro Gold, Modular, 80 PLUS Gold, 90% Eff', SLI/CrossFire, EPS12V, 135mm Fan £79.98
    Antec 902 Nine Hundred Two V3 Mid Tower ATX Case, USB3, With Side Window w/o PSU £92.36
    4GB (2x2GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V £42.19
    Asus P8P67 Pro Rev3, Intel P67, S1155, PCI-E 2.0 x16, DDR3 2200(OC), SATA 6Gb/s, SATA RAID £140.00
    Intel Core i7 2600K Unlocked, 1155, Sandy Bridge, Qd Core, 3.4 GHz, GPU 850Mhz, 8MB Cache, 95W, OEM
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus, 4 Heat Pipes, with 120mm Quiet Fan LGA775/1155/1156/1366/AM2/AM2+/AM3
    £239.99

    total comes to £652

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    Re: First Pc Build, help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    As ik9000 says
    if you would implement a attachments system it would be nice anyays sorry bout the hexus link thing

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    Re: First Pc Build, help please!

    can anyone help?...

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    Re: First Pc Build, help please!

    The only thing that bothers me is the case, do you really need a case of this size? No SSD, one would make that Pc Fly.

    Why the 2600K?

    Could you just not get a 2500K and overclock?

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    Re: First Pc Build, help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmage View Post
    The only thing that bothers me is the case, do you really need a case of this size? No SSD, one would make that Pc Fly.
    Do you mean it should be bigger? I considered getting a HAF932 but then went for this as its smaller and more space saving, i will soon get a ssd just need to save some money for it etc


    Why the 2600K?

    Could you just not get a 2500K and overclock?
    I just wanted to be a bit future proof etc I also do a bit of video editing autocad and matlab etc ill most likely overclock the 2600l a bit more aswell

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    Re: First Pc Build, help please!

    autocad, matlab want RAM - the more the better, and for matlab i would imagine a multicore processor with some welly. 2600k is ok, but an i7-950 will prob give better performance under heavy mathematical computations as you get better RAM performance with nehalem I think. Do check how well matlab uses multiple cores. This might be one of the rare times it is better to go with nehalem over sandy bridge.

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    Re: First Pc Build, help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by polesp View Post
    I just wanted to be a bit future proof etc I also do a bit of video editing autocad and matlab etc ill most likely overclock the 2600l a bit more aswell
    Yes, the 2600K is the way to go then. The case is fine i was just looking at cost cutting.


    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    2600k is ok, but an i7-950 will prob give better performance under heavy mathematical computations as you get better RAM performance with nehalem I think. Do check how well matlab uses multiple cores. This might be one of the rare times it is better to go with nehalem over sandy bridge.
    The 2600K's raw performance for me out weighs any RAM benefits of the Nehalem Core i7's.
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    Re: First Pc Build, help please!

    looks like a good spec to me mate, really nice :-P

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    Re: First Pc Build, help please!

    Since you still got a bit of money left, you should really try and squeeze a SSD in. Putting just the OS and a few apps makes the whole pc so much faster.

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