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Old 01-21-2010, 09:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my first attempt at building my own gaming rig.
Any thoughts or advice on anything i have chosen, before i order the parts?
The only thing i have to find now is an optical drive.

Case= Antec 1200 Twelve Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case £135 - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=CA-102-AN

Motherboard= Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5. ATX. iX58. LGA1366. £200 - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MB-155-GI

CPU processor= Intel i7 920 2.66Ghz LGA1366 Quad-core. £205 - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=CP-283-IN

Memory RAM= Geil Black Dragon 6GB (3x2GB) £135 - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MY-090-GL

Graphics= Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X. £330 - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=GX-218-SP

Sound card= Realtek ALC889A. £0 - Comes installed with Motherboard.

HDD= Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB SATA-II £70 - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HD-082-SA

Optical drive= £0

PSU= Corsair HX 750W ATX Modular SLI Compliant £118 - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...-018-CS&tool=3

Operating system= Windows 7. £0 - Already have disk.

Total: £1193
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Personally I try to avoid buying things off ebay. The watercooling built into that case won't be very good anyway and you'll need a PSU. Also you should try to get all the stuff from one retailer, it will cost you less in shipping.
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Personally I try to avoid buying things off ebay. The watercooling built into that case won't be very good anyway and you'll need a PSU. Also you should try to get all the stuff from one retailer, it will cost you less in shipping.
Thanks, took your advice.
Check my finalised parts =]

Thanks i've took your advice and overclockers is my new favorite site
All i need now is an optical drive.

How about everything else does it look all okay?
Thanks for all the help.
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Looks nice.

you could save some cash on ram with these:
** PROMO ** OCZ Gold 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 (1600MHz) Tri-Channel (OCZ3G1600LV6GK) [OCZ3G1600LV6GK] Memory DDR3 Tri-Channel - PC3-12800
same speed same timings for 108

I like this card a bit better for the same price:
XFX ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card [HD-587A-ZNF9] Graphics and Video ATI HD 5870 Series

If you are planning on overclocking you will want a heatsink as well.
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