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Build Advice New build ~£1000

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by samozamo, 22 Dec 2014.

  1. samozamo

    samozamo What's a Dremel?

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    Budget: £1000


    Main uses of intended build: Gaming, general internet usage.


    Parts required: Everything inside the case, including case, excluding HDD.


    Monitor resolution: two monitors 1920-1080.


    will you be overclocking: Maybe in the future.


    I've been looking at building a new computer, got around a grand to spend on it and I've got these components so far
    http://www.scan.co.uk/savedbasket/5201ee9d30384196a674253e6e076047

    any final tweaks any one would suggest?
     
  2. modd1uk

    modd1uk Multimodder

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    Will you need Scansure? It's on your basket adding £26.32 to the total.

    Also you have more than 20 posts so you're entitled to free delivery which also frees up £9.58 off your total. - http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=186923

    Are you a student? Or know anybody that is ;), Windows 8.1 Pro x64 is £49.99 if you're a student/know somebody that will get you one.

    All this money saved could be put towards a better cooler/PSU.

    RAM - I always advise against larger heat sink ram especially when using air coolers to maximise compatibility, if you get an AIO hyrdo cooler then you will have no issues with larger heat sink ram.

    Rest of it looks ok, great graphics card, excellent cpu, good motherboard, dvd-rw's are mostly the same, Samsung SSD - can't go wrong with that, corsair Case - I'm a fan of corsair cases.
     
  3. samozamo

    samozamo What's a Dremel?

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    Oh thanks for the tips, I'd totally forgotten about the free delivery! I'll look into the AIO hydro cooler, since in my last computer my CPU fan did actually make atleast one of the RAM slots unusable :/

    New basket http://www.scan.co.uk/savedbasket/4df36c16029646b9a9d4fdca8eebd63d
    Minus the scansure, not sure how to remove that from the saved basket.
    Plus windows for £49.99 makes its a few pennies from £1000.
     
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  4. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    Where's the student deal from?
     
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    N17 dizzi Multimodder

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    I agree with modd1uk about the savings. Grab a student 8.1 if you can! Anyone with a college or university email is all that is needed.

    The DVD drive, really? Is it only going to be used for the 8.1 install? If so a USB stick is all that is needed you can download the bootable ISO directly from Microsoft with the product key.

    I would get the EVO 850 over an 840 if it is available at the time of purchase, the nand is much improved.

    The rest looks solid. A better PSU and cpu cooler could be had with the savings :)

    Microsoft
     
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    modd1uk Multimodder

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    This is the student deal - www.microsoftstore.com/store/msuk/en_GB/pdp/Windows-8.1-Pro-Student/productID.288533400

    It's not a cut down/modified version its proper Windows 8.1 Pro :).

    Dizzi speaks sense, if the 850 is in stock at the time of purchase then order it, if not the 840 is still a great SSD.

    The money saved on delivery, windows, scan sure could/should be put towards a better cooler :).

    Regarding the RAM, it's a common thing a lot of people overlook, but if the case can fit a decent AIO cooler in then get one with the money saved :p
     
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    samozamo What's a Dremel?

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    N17 dizzi Multimodder

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    A damn fine build. Hope those 850s ship soon, particularly if you have an itchy trigger finger!
     
  9. samozamo

    samozamo What's a Dremel?

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    yeah I know what you mean! But scan says the 29th, so not too long to wait :D
     
  10. modd1uk

    modd1uk Multimodder

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    You competent building it? Should be a beast.
     
  11. samozamo

    samozamo What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, well I put together the one I'm using about 4 and half years ago, so should be okay :D And I've had to replace my mobo 2 years ago and my cpu fan a year ago, so I'm too rusty!
     
  12. Impatience

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    Erm.. Correction, it's free! xD You get 2x Free copy of Win7, 8 and 8.1.. Also 10 when it comes out.
    Source: I'm at University of Portsmouth
     
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    Even better if you can source a free legit copy, if not £49.99 for an OS isn't expensive at all.
     
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    Yeah, unfortunately my copies are all tied down in little projects. (And family members PC's.. For a small donation to my student funds :p )
     
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    samozamo What's a Dremel?

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    How do you get it free? I'm currently a student at UEA.
     
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    On the IT page of the UoP student webpage, it has a link for purchasing software (as students have ridiculous discounts on software nowadays..). I'd look about, or ask your Uni's IT people about it.. Each student at UoP gets a login for it!


     
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    Does Devils Canyon take 1.65v ram OK, I thought you weren't supposed to run anything past 1.5v?
     
  19. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    If your a student check if the educating body is part of MSDNAA. You might be able to get windows for free plus a whole other host of MS software on top of that.

    https://www.dreamspark.com/ is where you can check and download from
     
  20. samozamo

    samozamo What's a Dremel?

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    How can I check this for sure?
     

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