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Blogs PC Hardware Buyer's Guide, December 2010

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Claave, 3 Dec 2010.

  1. Material

    Material Soco Amaretto Lime

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    Same here, I just built myself an i5 system too so I wouldn't worry too much. I needed the upgrade now and had the cash spare so frankly I couldn't see the point in waiting.
     
  2. roblikesbeer

    roblikesbeer Bindi's sex slave.

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    17.5% at the moment, going up to 20% in Jan :(
     
  3. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    Ooh - what did you get?
     
  4. soviet_

    soviet_ Bantros

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    No! Wanted to build a new PC for Christmas based around an i7-950. I might hold off on doing so, so hard to resist though
     
  5. Material

    Material Soco Amaretto Lime

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    Well obviously working for CPC/bit-tech has its benefits so I got a slightly better spec than I would have got if I was putting it together out of my own pocket. As a result I ended up with...

    Intel i7-870
    Asus Maximus III Formula
    4GB 1,600MHz DDR3
    120GB Phoenix Pro SSD
    Silverstone Raven RV02 Case
    Nvidia GTX 275
    Prolimatech Armageddon CPU cooler
    XFX black edition 850W PSU
    and a bunch of HDD storage for games and media
     
  6. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    that's no i5, it's a solid i7 system.

    just need a gtx570 in there for some awesome gaming.
     
  7. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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  8. Material

    Material Soco Amaretto Lime

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    :rolleyes:

    Yeah, I realized that after I wrote it, I meant to say LGA1156 system rather than i5 system, I'm such a tool.

    Honestly the GTX 275 is great for gaming, its a pre overclocked version and is about on par with a GTX 460 1GB so it suits me fine. I only have a wee screen at home (next on the upgrade list) so i don't need much grunt to get decent fps.
     
  9. sp0rk

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    Do you anticipate the budget end changing much? I was hoping to get a build done fairly soon so would rather not wait if its likely to stay roughly the same!
     
  10. Pr477y

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    Chomping at the bit, that i5 760 is giving me the dirty eye, we all know that she'll love it too, once she's properly warmed up :)

    the innuendo master...

    on a serious note can't wait for the Sandy Bridge reviews
     
  11. j_jay4

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    So where's the January Hardware Buyer's Guide?
     
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