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Old 09-08-2009, 08:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Student - High end PC building

Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
lol, you are giving me too much credit >.<

for that kind of money, these would be a good start, i would never buy a dell over building myself

Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping (SLBEJ) 2.66Ghz (Nehalem) (Socket LGA1366) - Retail
Biostar TPower Intel X58 (Socket 1366) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 260 896MB GDDR3 PCI-Express Graphics Card (Includes Batman: Arkham Asylum & 3D Discover Glasses)
OCZ Reaper 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C7 (1600MHz) Tri-Channel (OCZ3RPR1600LV6GK)
Corsair TX 750W ATX SLI Compliant Power Supply (CMPSU-750TXUK)

that would leave you with a little over £300. that would still be enough for a good case, optical drive, hdd, and most likely an ssd too.

you would be fine with that setup for a good while with room to upgrade. even though 6 gigs would be plrenty, you could add 6 more gigs in the future. that setup is also sli ready, so if one graphics card just doesnt cut it later on, you can add another one.

water cooling is not really necessary, unless you want to do some real high end OCing. then again if you just want to spend some money it doesnt hurt, but a good kit isnt cheap, and i personally dont know how easy or hard it would be, ive never done it, most likely not too complicated though. there are members here who have gone over 4ghz on air with great stability, so even if you are OCing its not necessary.
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This rig owns eBay one

Originally Posted by NutterzUK View Post
Hmm, after finding this on ebay I might be swayed to buying it....

GALAXY 3 PC INTEL I7 920 500GB DDR3 12GB 9500GT 1GB on eBay (end time 06-Sep-09 23:33:22 BST)

What do you think?

Better to build one?
That guy fails like so hard... 12GB of RAM is really 12,288 MB not 12,000, and he multiplied the Clock Speed by the amount of Cores (and the extra threads).

And the GPU just wreaks along with the PSU.
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