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Build Advice First Build - check required

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dougy_D, 1 Jul 2011.

  1. Dougy_D

    Dougy_D What's a Dremel?

    30 Jun 2011
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    <<Duplicate thread, apologies all, can a mod please delete>>

    Hi Guys,

    There are alot of New Build queries here therefore appreciate you "experts" providing assistance where you can.

    Budget: Up to £1000

    Main uses of intended build: Gaming whilst also performing video editing (I have a Canon HD Camcorder)
    Parts required: Just the PC itself - I already own mouse/keyboard/Logitech Sound 5.1 sound system and a BenQ 24" monitor
    Previous build information (list details of parts): First self-build. Previously had an XPS 710 for four years but GFX card recently went therefore giving me the nudge to build a new one.
    Monitor resolution: BenQ 24" 1900 v 1200
    Storage requirements: SSD (for Win7 installation + 1GB plus
    Will you be overclocking: Yes but only the processor as everywhere I have read this processor is easy to overclock to 4.4 (first time)
    Any motherboard requirements (no. of USB, Xfire/SLI, fan headers):USB 3.0 for future proofing.
    Extra information about desired system: The spec I have built is based loosely on the recommended gaming spec.

    CPU 3.3GHz Intel Core i5-2500K
    Motherboard Asus P8P67
    Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 XMP
    Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GTX 460SE
    PSU Corsair HX Series 650 Watt ATX EPS12V
    CPU Cooler Be Quiet! Dark Rock Advanced CPU Cooler
    Case (UK) Corsair Memory Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Mid-Tower Case (ATX or mATX)
    Optical drive LG Electronics 22x DVDRW L/S Bare Black + SW
    Storage (HDD) 1TB Samsung SpinPoint F3 £40
    Storage (SSD) 64GB Crucial RealSSD C300 £100 (still open for review as may go for 128GB and use extra space for video editing)
    Sound Card Asus Xonar DX
    Network Card Wireless N

    Any advise would be appreciated.

    Last edited: 4 Jul 2011

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