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Build Advice Sub £1100 gaming build

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Poulter, 22 Nov 2012.

  1. Poulter

    Poulter What's a Dremel?

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    Hi,
    I posted a few months ago basically asking the same thing, but due to money issues i wasn't able to get it at that time, below is the link of the build that i put together, it could be horrible etc. but some advice of what you would change and why.
    What i will be using it for, gaming (EvE, LoL, Darkfall 2.0 and the likes) is the main thing i would like to do, don't want it to be too noisy etc.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/savedbasket/f901d64ed6124e87b4b899edb9767c90
    Tyvm for all your advice :D
     
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    You would have to be mental to buy a 660 over a 7950 if they're the same price.

    Also that monitor is nice, but comes with really bogus anti-glare coating so don't buy if you'll be sitting within 1.5m of your monitor.
     
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    If it's the same as a U2711, you'll not notice it after a few days of use.
     
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    Poulter What's a Dremel?

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    Ok so i changed the 670 etc, is that the best 670 you can get?
    Also is the anti-glare a reason not to buy it or do you not notice it at all?
     
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    Depends totally on user preference

    And buy a different ssd Kingston is pretty low end, you can get a crucial m4 128gb for less than £80 its money well spent.

    Psu is overkill if you never plan to go SLI. Any decent 500 watt unit would suffice.

    The only thing I'd be massively concerned with is the case choice as its not the best you can get even in that budget range

    Antec 100 is a far better case and cheaper to boot

    And as others have mentioned monitor is £40 cheaper on amazon.

    7950 is better than the 660ti for the cash - 670 is best Gpu you will get in budget.
     
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    Poulter What's a Dremel?

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    Ah ok, i agree about the SSD and GPU and PSU :D
    But what is wrong with the case, i've only heard good things about it?
     
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    I have not seen a review of it, Which suggests a lack of confidence in its abilities as plenty of sites out there review case after case on a daily basis.

    Antec 100 has alot of reviews and gets heavily praised in all of them for its performance for its price range.

    If lack of reviews is not important to you then go ahead with it but me personally if i was buying a product id like to at least see its pros and cons vs its competing competition.
     
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    Thats a nice feature style review but kinda misses the things id consider critical

    Thermals
    Noise
     
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    Poulter What's a Dremel?

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    Thinking of going for the Z11, the cooling is amazing, and i've heard nothing about it being bad for sound/heating, the cooling seems second to none for its price :D
    But i may look at the antec one again, right i think my build is almost complete, annoying there isn't one place to buy everything from :p
     
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    If you have one then use a credit card to buy this stuff. Gives you more consumer might should things go wrong! Also, how about a Fractal case? If your looking for sound proofed then it's a good start. Add some decent fans and cooling is fantastic to boot.
     
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    Is the build above ok, or are there still things i need to change? The m4 Crucial 128gb ssd have a very low IOPS, i have no idea what this means, but its the ability to more things at once i take it? So surely one with higher would be better?
     
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    I've had that Vertex 3 120GB SSD as my main boot drive for over a year and it's been excellent!
     
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    Ok i'll only be using it for windows/games :D Is there anything else you could think of to change?
     
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    Poulter What's a Dremel?

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    Hi,
    Me again, so its been a few weeks and i just got the money to be able to afford this in maybe 2 weeks from now, has anything changed, as in for 1050 max is the stuff above still the best available or is there anything i can change or any builds i haven't considered yet?
    Thanks
     

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