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Build Advice first build

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by poollard, 28 Feb 2010.

  1. poollard

    poollard New Member

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    hey i am wanting to build a decent gaming computer and as the title says this is my first over build. i have a budget of up to £850 maybe a bit more depending.

    Budget: around £850
    Main uses of intended build: gaming, general PC, college/uni work. maybe photo editing.
    Parts required:

    Antec Three Hundred case

    6GB (3x2GB) Corsair XMS3, DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600) Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-24, 1.65V

    Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R or the Asus P6T SE

    700W Storm LPK19-35 ,120mm Silent Fan, 24pin +4 pin +12V PSU ATX 2.2

    intel core i7 920 @2.66ghz

    Titan fenrir

    samsung spinpoint F3 1TB

    1GB Sapphire HD 5770 Vapor-X, PCI-E 2.1 (x16), 4800MHz GDDR5, GPU 860 MHz, DL DVI, Display Port,HDMI

    Previous build information. frst build
    Storage requirements: 1TB
    Will you be overclocking: yes
     
  2. Seeks

    Seeks Active Member

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    I am not 100% sure so would like some backup but you need to upgrade your case to a larger one. The ATI 5770 is pretty big
     
  3. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    Two things;
    1. The 5770 should fit in the Three Hundred without any problems, though you might not be able to fit an HDD in the relevant slot. Not to worry, though, there are like another five or something.
    2. For God's sake, don't buy a 700W PSU, especially not from a complete no-name brand. The maximum draw of this system with a 5770 was tested by BiT to be in the region of 230W. More Watts just means more wastage, not better anything. Get a Corsair HX450W, it will be more than powerful enough for your needs.
     
  4. poollard

    poollard New Member

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    ok thank you guys for that so if i changed to an antec 600 case which looks like it is bigger would that then work. and i have gone by on what you said pure silver with the PSU. but there is one problem im not sure which motherboard to to go for i have narrowed it down to either the Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R or the Asus P6T SE what do you guys think.
     
  5. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    BiT used to recommend the Gigabyte back in the day (November of last year, or thereabouts) and have always recommended the P6T Deluxe as the 1366 motherboard-of-choice. The P6T SE is basically a cheaper version of the vanilla P6T; cheaper capacitors and other components to bring the price down. Personally, I'd go with the Asus - a lot of other people on here have with considerable success.

    [EDIT]I forgot to say - the 5770 will fit in the Antec Three Hundred.[/EDIT]
     
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