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Build Advice Scan deal of the Day 11/05

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by blacksta, 11 May 2012.

  1. blacksta

    blacksta What's a Dremel?

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    •Coolermaster Silencio Black SILENT Mid Tower Case 2x120mm Fans w/o PSU
    •600W PSU, Coolermaster Silent Pro M Modular, 83%Eff', 80 PLUS Bronze, SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan, ATX
    •Intel Core i5 3570K,1155, Ivy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.4GHz, 5 GT/s DMI, 650MHz GPU, 6MB Smart Cache, 34x Ratio, 77W, Retail
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    •1TB Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 7200.14 SATA 6Gb/s 7200rpm 64mb Cache 8ms NCQ OEM
    •8GB (2x4GB) Kingston DDR3 HyperX Genesis Grey, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 9-9-9-27, XMP, 1.5V
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    •FREE Anti-static wrist band offer


    http://www.scan.co.uk/todayonly/index.aspx

    £500

    Is this a good deal as i am out for new computer
     
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  2. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    It is all good quality kit although the case doesn't offer much airflow if you are going to put a gaming graphics card in it.

    If it was me I would switch the case.
     
  3. blacksta

    blacksta What's a Dremel?

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    Is that possible - Can you recommend a case and Graphic card ?
     
  4. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    the case will be fine so long as your not doing any massive overclocking.
    iv tried to kill graphics cards by overheating them and it just does not happen...
    all you need is your GPU to stay around or below 80c and you will be fine... my mates 5770 has been running at close to 100c for years.. (his heat-sink fan stopped working and the heat-sink is loose..he dont care as it still works fine)
     
  5. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    The issue is that the Scan deal will expire in about 30 minutes - choosing a case & graphics card may take longer.

    However, a new Today Only page full of deals will go up and last the weekend.

    I would suggest outlining your requriement as per this thread: http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=182284.

    Then you can get the guidance needed.
     
  6. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    Yeah, if your not completely happy with the build, dont go for it, today only deals like that only save you about %15 ish anyways and there's always bargins to be had... simple as. I would be happy to help spec a £500 rig if you fill out the form (below) so we know where we stand.

     
  7. blacksta

    blacksta What's a Dremel?

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    Budget: £500 - but can accomodate a slight increase

    Main uses of intended build: home theatre/media playback, file servers, web browsing, streaming and word processing + Depending the system build may start to play games. I already own an xbox hence playing games on the pc might be limited

    Parts required: all

    Previous build information (list details of parts): 2006 Dell pc ( I am very sure it is now completely outdated

    Monitor resolution: Please recommend but not part of the budget ( will buy a decent monitor later)

    Storage requirements: I was thinking of combination of SSD + Normal hard ( 1tb should be sufficent)

    Will you be overclocking: yes/no (delete as required) what is over clocking ?

    Any motherboard requirements (no. of USB, Xfire/SLI, fan headers): usb 2/3, hdmi, sata 3, ram memory capacity of above 24gb,

    Extra information about desired system: I already have space for a mid tower- but may accomodate a full tower

    Thanks
     
  8. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    Ok im on it.. (we sarnt bother with overclocking then :p)
     
  9. blacksta

    blacksta What's a Dremel?

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    Just having a read about overclocking - Will OC improve speed by 50% - if then may consider it if it doesn't blow the budget.

    thank again
     
  10. Zinfandel

    Zinfandel Modder

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    I've not seen it updated before half 3 in weeks.

    It's my regular whinge thing at the moment.

    OP, it's a good deal. I'm also not a fan of that case though, although it does look slightly better in person.

    The proper full on silencio is lovely but this one is not!

    Overall it's a good PC though with a 560ti in it or something similar. (Although 6 series out soon, buying a mid ranged GPU at the moment is a no no).
     
  11. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    I like the case and it'll be fine for your needs! All you choose is the GPU!
     
  12. Zinfandel

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    That's true, OP it will be fine for what you need, the aesthetics are your decision.
     
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