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Feb 14, 13 at 2:58am
Hey thanks for taking the time to list all that duneworld! It's very helpful. I'll give that a look after work and compare to my other list of parts I've been making. I'll have a look at your site as well, CMNealTan!
Feb 11, 13 at 8:31am
duneworld has listed down some great specs. If you want to read on more about pc computer builds, take a look at the link in my signature. It also offers great pc building tips.
Feb 10, 13 at 5:37am
Sites I'd suggest: Amazon Aria PC CCL Online / Computers Dabs Ebuyer Microdirect Novatech Overclock.co.uk Overclockers.co.uk Quiet PC UK Scan
Skinflint is my preferred price comparison site for computer hardware parts.
Build suggestion: Intel i5-3570K (163 @ Aria PC) http://skinflint.co.uk/761856 Money can be saved on this part if you don't want to overclock/the option to overclock.
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H (£96 @ Ebuyer) http://skinflint.co.uk/749610 High quality, feature rich board. You can get a H77 motherboard if you don't want to overclock the CPU and don't want to have the option to add more than one dGPU in the future.
Thermalright True Spirit 120 Rev. A (£25 @ Aria PC) http://skinflint.co.uk/854462 Fan speed range: 600-1500RPM. Good minimum speed, max speed isn't too high.
Enermax Triathlor ETA550AWT 550W (£70 @ OCUK) http://skinflint.co.uk/823688 Uses a 12cm Twister bearing fan. Fan speed ranges between 500 and 1500/1700RPM, so quiet in idle and quiet enough on load. You should only think about getting more than a 550W PSU if you want the option to add a second GTX 660 at some point in the future, although a high quality 550W PSU, like those I am recommending, would still be able to power such a system.
If Seasonic G-550 comes back into stock at a reasonable price before you buy then get that instead as it has the advantage of higher efficiency, but has a similar fan speed range to the Enermax Triathlor. http://skinflint.co.uk/830688
Cheaper option: OCZ ZS Series 550W (£53 @ Ebuyer) http://skinflint.co.uk/631078 Again quiet in idle, and the top speed isn't that high (c. 1200RPM)
Feb 8, 13 at 4:06pm
Hey peeps. I was just reading the beginners guide to building a PC and thought I would follow the advice and post here for suggestions and advice before I go ahead and order parts. I've built a couple of computers a very long time ago while at college and although technology has changed a hell of a lot I'm sure I can still do it.
I will be using my new system to play new games (such as Crysis 3 and SimCity 5) as well as photo and video editing and watching blu ray movies on my new telly eventually.... I'll be leaving it on overnight sometimes so it'll need to be quiet as well.
I would like to build the system around an Intel i5 CPU and and a GeForce GTX 660 GPU. 8GB of ram (What's a decent make of ram these days? Corsair?) and a decentish power supply (650watts?) and cooler. No idea what motherboard to get, so any recommendations on that (and the rest) would be helpful. Preferably one I won't need to upgrade for a few years Oh, and a nice looking and practical case with room for expansion when I decide to buy a blu ray burner, another hard drive and whatever else.
I've done a few price lists on a few sites and it normally comes to about £750/£850 (not including mouse, keyboard or monitor) depending on the site and makes of product they stock. But I'll probably shop around when I have a definite parts list to get the best prices. I'm looking for decent parts at decent prices if anybody can recommend any sites they use.
Anyway..... Thanks for reading and I shall look forward to any input and suggestions you may have. Cheers!
P.S. Pre overclocked CPU? Yes or No?
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