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Build Advice £750 computer (monitor not included)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by I Poseidon I, 8 Jul 2011.

  1. I Poseidon I

    I Poseidon I New Member

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    Budget:
    £650-750 (excluding monitor)

    Main uses of intended build:
    running demanding 3D design software:
    sketchup, revit and 3DS Max (and photoshop)
    and occasional gaming: (hopefully)
    e.g. elder scrolls V: Skyrim, The Witcher 2 and Doom 3

    Parts required:
    This is what I've decided on, but as it's the first computer that I'm building myself I am expecting to be wrong in places/ have things to modify about the set up so fire away with any criticism :)

    Processor £237.91
    Intel Sandybridge i7-2600K Unlocked Core i7 Quad-Core Processor (3.40GHz, 8MB Cache, Socket 1155)

    Motherboard £140.07
    Asus P8P67 Pro R3 P67 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard

    RAM £56.71
    Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 DDR3 XMS3 8GB Desktop Memory (2x4GB)

    Graphics
    I'm a bit stuck on this. There are 2 that I can't decide between.

    £119.99 - VTX 3D ATI Radeon HD6850 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2xDVI-I HDMI (PCI-E) Graphics Card
    £125.99 - MSI GeForce GTX 460 HAWK "Super-OC" 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

    Power Supply £47.99
    I found power really tricky to pick! I've been on calculators that quote 400-450W for the computer and I've seen posts on forums saying more power is needed for similar PCs. Really confusing.

    Be Quiet 530W Pure Power PSU

    Hard Drive £34.31
    SEAGATE Barracuda Internal 3.5" SATA Hard Drive - 500GB

    DVD Drives £12.29
    LG GH22NS50.AUAA DVD-SM 22x Internal SATA Drive / Black

    Case £54.99
    ASUS Vento TA-M21 ATX Mid-Tower Case


    Previous build information (list details of parts):
    Laptop... and I want to keep it.

    Monitor resolution:
    23" 1080P TV (I believe it's 1920x1080)

    Storage requirements:
    500GB If I go over then I intend to be using an external hard drive.

    Will you be overclocking: yes... eventually when I feel I need to, but while it's new I don't think I will.

    Any motherboard requirements (no. of USB, Xfire/SLI, fan headers):
    none

    Extra information about desired system:
    Total price: £707.77
    That's the price I'm happy with paying, but I'm willing to move £50 or so either way if there's a good enough reason. I already have a TV that I'm going to use as a monitor through a HDMI cable, already have a mouse and keyboard, and I will also be buying a WiFi adapter and Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) but won't go into prices etc because it's probably a waste of your time!

    Sorry if I've written too much and put you off but any help & ideas are appreciated! Cheers.
     
    Last edited: 11 Jul 2011

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