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Build Advice First Time Build Black and Blue Phantom

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by danitgeek, 6 Mar 2011.

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What Option Should i Get

  1. 2500k and 570

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  2. 2600k and 480

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  3. cm psu and drive

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  4. cm psu and monitor

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  5. leave it how it is

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  1. danitgeek

    danitgeek Designer

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    This a build that should be starting in a week or so featuring sandy bridge.

    Here some specs

    Motherboard: Asus P8P67 LE
    Cpu:Intel Core i7 2600k 3.4GHz Socket 1155 £259.65
    Ram:2x Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz HyperX Blu Memory Kit CL9 1.65V £74
    Case Bitfenix Survivor Core Case £68.55.58
    Cpu Cooler:Noctua NH-U9B SE2 £38
    Hard Drive:Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII £40.
    Psu:Corsair 750W HX Modular PSU £110.10/Antec TruePower New 650W Modular PSU £69.99
    Monitor:philips 232E2SB Full HD TFT LCD 23" DVI-D Monitor £124.98
    Gpu:Asus GTX480 NVIDIA Graphics Card - 1536MB £194/PNY GTX570 £250
    Os:Mac Osx Snow Leopard
    Total With Shipping = £1030/£1035

    Main Uses:
    -Cinema 4d
    -Google Sketchup
    -Kerkythea
    -Flash
    -Dreamweaver

    Other Uses
    -Social Networking
    -Youtube
    -Full Hd Movies
    -Folding From Time to Time


    Suggestions No problem Since this is my first build.My Limit is £1025.I was also wondering if it possible to put mac osx on this?:thumb:

    I dont pay the bills and game performance doesn't really matter
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  2. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    I'd persomally go for a better PSU, as CM ones are a mixed bag. Go for a Corsair one instead :)
     
  3. Bartaggio

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    I'd add some more RAM since you're doing 3d modelling, those programs like alot of RAM.

    And, any reason why you're choosing a 480 over a 5xx?


    As for the OS X, I don't think it should be a problem to install it with the right tools.
     
  4. danitgeek

    danitgeek Designer

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    Not really i just thought that th nvidia render in cinema 4d/rendering better them ati
     
  5. donok

    donok Every Little Helps .....

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    5 series nvidia card
    8gb ram for a little more ££
    Corsair psu a deffo

    As your using graphics apps you might need 2tb hdd and it's only £20 more.
    Then in future you could get an ssd
     
  6. donok

    donok Every Little Helps .....

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    Your right nvidia are better then ago at 3d rendering. But the 5xx series cards are alot better in performance, noise and power consumption
     
  7. danitgeek

    danitgeek Designer

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    I should of have mentioned that i can spend even a bit more than 1020 since the money comes from my parents
     
  8. donok

    donok Every Little Helps .....

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    Also that monitor is 1920x1080

    You'd be better off with a 1920x1200 as the vertical pixels help with image viewin and editing
    16:9 v 16:10 aspect ratio
     
  9. danitgeek

    danitgeek Designer

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    By Preformance do you mean gaming beacuse i dont really game as well as pay the power bills
     
  10. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Get a gtx 580 as they have much better tesselation than the 400 series- this will help with rendering. Also, double your ram to 8gb, prices of DDR3 are so low that it shouldn't be a problem.
     
  11. numanoid

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    where can i get that 8gb hyper x blue ddr3 dual ch for £74
    thanks
     
  12. danitgeek

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    ebuyer but they will be 4x4gb
     
  13. danitgeek

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    Changes Corsair Psu Bitfenix Case and A noctua u12p Cpu Cooler and 2 of 2x4gb kits
     
  14. danitgeek

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    Im not sure a about spending that much money for a psu is coolermaster psu realy that bad or any other out there for less beacuase i would rather spend that money on drive or a better monitor but since im not the expert im asking you people in bit tech commounity
     
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  16. danitgeek

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    Since people are saying 5xxx series are better i changed the gpu to XFX HD 5870
     
  17. murraynt

    murraynt Well-Known Member

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    An Antec 650Watt true power will be enough for the 570GTX if you get it. That saves 40 pounds.

    8Gb is a must really in a rig like that. Also 74 pounds for 4gb of ram is pretty expensive. I got my 8gb of corsair for 80 I think it was.

    The HSF is overkill. Them Sandybridge chips run very cool. Look at something like the Geild Tranquillo

    Not a fan of the case personally but if you like it that is all that matters. Before you buy have a look at the Fractal R3. A slick rendering machine need a slick case.

    I don't know how mac will run with that kit as I have no clue about mac but i presume since you specked it will be ok.
     
  18. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    By 5 series, they mean a 570/580 not a 5870 :)

    I've read many mixed reviews of CM PSU's, some are ok, in a CPC mega test last year both failed horribly. Either way, CM PSU's are annoyingly loud.
     
  19. danitgeek

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    Ups simple mistake adding extra letters sorry the only one i can afford is the 560 would this be better than a gtx 480??
     
  20. danitgeek

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    Actually thats 2x4gb kits x2 i should make that clear sorry it my fualt for puting it at the end ok hmm i will try with the smaller noctua them
     
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