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Advice on this near future gaming rig

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by |eLiTe, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. |eLiTe New Member

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    Hello. I'll hopefully buy this gaming rig in a couple of weeks if all is compatibile and suited. I don't want to spend more than £900.

    What I have is:
    AMD Phenom 955 Black Edition £134.64
    Titan Fenrir Special Edition Air cooler £36.30
    Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 890GX motherboard £113.85
    Corsair 550WVX £69.96
    Asus 1GB 5850 £223.23
    4GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333MHz £99.99
    Western Digital 640GB Caviar Black £52.56
    Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit £79.98
    Samsung SH-S223C DVD/R £13.88
    MAYBE: Antec Nine hundred (if needed) £.76.35

    Total including delivery - £911.82

    What do you think of it? Is there anything that should be added/replaced?
    Does anyone know of another case that is bigger or perhaps cheaper?


    Thank you very much
     
  2. lyndonguitar

    lyndonguitar I play games

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    Good buy :D
     
  3. scaminatrix

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    I just made a big order with overclockers co uk, the AV editing rig in my sig (minus PSU and some HDD's) Cost me £600-£650 with a Silverstone Raven 2.

    With a build like that, I'd get some OCZ reaper C7 or C6 Memory, (bottom of page), or something a bit better than the xms2
    also, swap the HDD for one of the SATA3 640gb WDC blacks they're only a couple of quid more.
     
  4. Fourstaff

    Fourstaff Moderator Staff Member

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    !055T, 2 extra cores for less than £30 seems to be a very good buy to me.

    Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3 to mitigate the extra costs of the processor.

    OCZ StealthXstream 600w is not too bad too, but might not be able to support the overclocked 1055T.
     
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    I believe the OCZ StealthXStream 600W could support an overclocked 1055T but to a limited extent.
     
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    Yeah, no problem for the OCZ 600W to support the system with an overclocked 1055T CPU !
     
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    Looks like a good build! I agree with Fourstaff on the 1055T and UD3 motherboard. No need to go to the StealthXStream PSU but it's a fine alternative if you'd rather. Corsair's 450VX has been tested to put out >570 watts while maintaining excellent voltage regulation and noise/ripple. The 550VX is a similar design (both are made for Corsair by CWT) that I would expect to scale similarly (550VX reviewed by jonnyGURU here). The 600w StealthXStream was shown by HardwareSecrets to put out >735 watts without breaking a sweat.

    As for the RAM ... whatever is cheap. Frankly, you're not going to notice the difference between what you selected and something that costs twice as much for 5% more performance.
     

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