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Need a list of components for my gaming/editing rig.

DeliciousCube

Standard Member
Hi i recently posted something similar but my money has finally been transfered and i am ready to buy my gaming rig , which i will aslo be using for video editing and other college work and so on, i allready own a case the NZXT phantom in black , so keep this in mind when choosing components. My total budget is £1700 with this money i need to buy all the components excluding the case , monitor , keyboard and mouse so basically all the innards. What i would like and very much appriciate is if some experienced pc builders could come up with a full list of components for me to have a look at and put in my basket for my final build. I would hope to be able to play games at max settings for the next few years. Also i am more Intel and Nvidia for my components. One last factor is doing my best to future proof my build , meaning i will have to change less parts when i upgrade stuff , thanks i need a definitive build by today or tomorrow to order.
 

Miss Chief

Distinguished Member
That is an awful lot of money for just the innards of a PC and you should be able to get something very powerful. I'm on my phone so can't really do any linking but a core i5 or i7, 16 gb of ram, a biggish Ssd and a 1 or maybe even a 2tb storage drive. A beefy power supply and then sli'd GTX 580's will really stand you in good stead for the next couple of years. I would make sure your case is big enough for all that though!
 

qwerty321

Distinguished Member

shadowboxer

Established Member
Agree with Miss Chief, £1700 is a hell of a lot just for the tower and not including a case. How about this for 1K.

Your basket (Overclockers UK)
Product Name Qty Price Line Total
MSI GeForce GTX 570 1280MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card MSI GeForce GTX 570 1280MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £239.99
(£199.99) £239.99
(£199.99)
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail £173.99
(£144.99) £173.99
(£144.99)
MSI Z68A-GD65-G3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard MSI Z68A-GD65-G3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £149.98
(£124.98) £149.98
(£124.98)
Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive £147.98
(£123.32) £147.98
(£123.32)
Cooler Master Silent Pro Modular 850W Power Supply Cooler Master Silent Pro Modular 850W Power Supply £119.98
(£99.98) £119.98
(£99.98)
Corsair XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMX8GX3M2A1600C9) Corsair XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMX8GX3M2A1600C9) £41.99
(£34.99) £83.98
(£69.98)
Gelid Tranquillo CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940/AM2/AM2+/AM3/LGA775/LGA1155/LGA1156/LGA1366) Gelid Tranquillo CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940/AM2/AM2+/AM3/LGA775/LGA1155/LGA1156/LGA1366) £25.99
(£21.66) £25.99
(£21.66)
Samsung SH-S222AL/RSMS 22x DVD±RW SATA Lightscribe ReWriter (Beige/Black/Silver) - Retail Samsung SH-S222AL/RSMS 22x DVD±RW SATA Lightscribe ReWriter (Beige/Black/Silver) - Retail £18.98
(£15.82) £18.98
(£15.82)
Sub Total : £800.72
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
DPD Next Day Parcel
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £10.00
VAT is being charged at 20.00% VAT : £162.14
Total : £972.86

Add (Retail) Blu Ray drive if you don't what a DVD-RW
Add what ever storage drive you want but if you can wait then do so as prices are ridiculous at the moment.
If your planning on doing some serious overclocking, 4.8GHz+ the get a Noctua D14, Thermalright Silver Arrow or a Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler.
Could add in another GTX570 for SLI now or later.
 

DeliciousCube

Standard Member
Miss Chief I cant seem to put together a build with sli 580s in my budget even though everybdoy seems to think i can , could you by any chance link the parts when you do get home? Shadowboxer I am willing on spending my whole budget to have the best performance around for longer, and any money from that budget i dont spend on the pc will probably not end up being mine to keep for other things
 

shadowboxer

Established Member
Dual 580's is easily in budget from almost any retailer.

Your basket
Product Name Qty Price Line Total
Gainward GeForce GTX 580 "GOOD Edition" 1536MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card Gainward GeForce GTX 580 "GOOD Edition" 1536MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £379.99
(£316.66) £759.98
(£633.32)
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - OEM Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - OEM £155.99
(£129.99) £155.99
(£129.99)
MSI Z68A-GD65-G3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard MSI Z68A-GD65-G3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard £149.98
(£124.98) £149.98
(£124.98)
Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive £147.98
(£123.32) £147.98
(£123.32)
Cooler Master Silent Pro Modular 850W Power Supply Cooler Master Silent Pro Modular 850W Power Supply £119.98
(£99.98) £119.98
(£99.98)
Noctua NH-D14 Dual Radiator CPU Cooler (Socket LGA1366/LGA1156/LGA1155/LGA775/AM2/AM2) Noctua NH-D14 Dual Radiator CPU Cooler (Socket LGA1366/LGA1156/LGA1155/LGA775/AM2/AM2) £72.98
(£60.82) £72.98
(£60.82)
Corsair XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMX8GX3M2A1600C9) Corsair XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMX8GX3M2A1600C9) £41.99
(£34.99) £41.99
(£34.99)
Samsung SH-S222AL/RSMS 22x DVD±RW SATA Lightscribe ReWriter (Beige/Black/Silver) - Retail Samsung SH-S222AL/RSMS 22x DVD±RW SATA Lightscribe ReWriter (Beige/Black/Silver) - Retail £18.98
(£15.82) £18.98
(£15.82)
Sub Total : £1,223.22
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
DPD Next Day Parcel
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £10.50
VAT is being charged at 20.00% VAT : £246.74
Total : £1,480.46
 

shadowboxer

Established Member
Overclockers UK

edit

If your playing/pan to play at super high resolutions or eyefinity/surround then consider the 3GB versions for the extra VRAM makes a lot of difference in those situations or get dual 2GB 6970s.
 

DeliciousCube

Standard Member
This deal seems to amazing to be true , could you guys help me find out if it is a scam. I have talked to the owner of the pc via youtube inbox messaging and asked him various questions, I asked him how long he had the pc and why he wants to sell it , he replied that he has had it for 6 months and wants to put the money from the sale into his future car. Now does anybody know if all the components listed in the description have even been out for 6 months?

He has disagreed to send the pc, and recieve the money as soon as i get and check the pc out, he says it sounds like i am trying to scam him.

Sorry if this is too off topic , but i think it kind of relates to my buying a pc thread because id buy this pc if i could do it safely.
 
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spyder viewer

Distinguished Member
You seem to have gone away from your own thread! What deal is this? what is the specification and what is the price. We've only got a very quiet utube video!
 

DeliciousCube

Standard Member
The specs of the pc are in the description of the youtube video and the video comments if you click the title of the video in the top left corner while its playing, but ill post it here anyway.

Motherboard: EVGA X58 Classified 3x SLI
CPU: i7 990x
RAM: 12gb Corsair Dominator GT
GPU: 2x EVGA GTX 580 Hydro Copper 2
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower 1500watts
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium
FATAL1TY Pro.
CASE: Thermaltake Level 10 GT.
WATERCOOLING: All custom using parts from EK, SWIFTECH, XPSC, BLACK ICE.

It includes a 1TB WD Caviar Black HDD and a 120gb OCZ Vertex SSD. TheLangeLange 2 days ago


ive asked and those are the 1.5gb card

The price is $ 1800 which i belive is around £1200 and looking up those parts it appears that pc new would cost me around £2500 + he also says there is a warrenty on the pc still.
 

qwerty321

Distinguished Member
do you mean it seems trustworthy? what could i suggest to him as a safe way of trading online?

The person is selling it in dollars which most likely means it is someone abroad. Id move on from this one.
 

qwerty321

Distinguished Member
yeah its in estonia :( but i was thinking UPS

That would make me step further away from it! Plus with the parts having been purchased in another country, it could cause issues with warranty for some of them.

Also shipping would be a killer! UPS wanted £50 for me to post a few documents to Pakistan. A whole PC would cost a pretty penny!
 

DeliciousCube

Standard Member
ive decided to just go with asus gtx 590 as my gpu its should last me 3 or so years , now im left with 1100 for the rest of the components , this should work out nicely , what power supply wattage do i need?

or is a 6990 better?
 
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mbren26

Established Member
I thought your budget was £1700. If your only going for a single 580 you should have more than £1100 left to play with.

I popped into scan last month with my cousin. He was upgrading his graphics cards and I was buying bits to build a new rig. We ended up walking out with:

Cooler master cosmos s case
Intel core i7 2600k CPU
8gb corsair vengeance ddr3 ram
Asus maximus gene-z motherboard
3 x gtx580's
2 x corsair 120gb SSD's

The whole lot came to £1900. So with £1700 you could build a serious gaming rig. Sli 580's is well within your budget.

I
 

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