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Old 02-27-2011, 02:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have done some pre-builds.

I'm asking which is better and if you can build a better on for the same price range on scan.co.uk

Grand Total Inc Vat:


(Custom Built Computers/Custom Build Gaming PCs - Computer Planet)

Computer Case Tornado Gaming Case - Black
CPU Intel Core i7 2600 (4 x 3.4 GHz) 8MB
CPU Heatsink Intel Heatsink & Fan - Low Noise
Memory 8 GB 1333 MHZ (4x2GB) - (DDR3)
Graphics Card 1536MB KFA2 GTX 580, 40nm, 4008MHz GDDR5, GPU 772MHz, Shader 1544MHz, 512 Cores, mHDMI/DL DVI-I (PCI-E)
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H67A-UD3H (Intel H67) VGA
Sound Card Creative SoundBlaster X-FI Xtreme Gamer (PCI)
Networking Motherboard Integrated Ethernet Lan (Broadband Ready)
USB Ports Motherboard Integrated USB Ports
Power Supply Corsair 850W (CMPSU-850TX)
Case Wiring Professional Cable Standard
Hard Drive #1 1 TB (1000 GB) SATA-II HDD UDMA 300 7200 32MB
Optical Drive #1 Samsung (SH-S223L) 24x DVD Re-Writer/Reader +/- RW - Black - Lightscribe (SATA)
Operating System #1 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 BIT (Genuine DVD & COA Included)
Backup Software Windows Backup
Free Gift FREE - WebCam - Headphones & Microphone


The irule PC @ Novatech

Our for the same price range around 1000-1300 can you make me a better system which I can build from scan.co.uk


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Old 02-27-2011, 08:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Which one?

CPU + RAM - https://secure.scan.co.uk/aspnet/Sho...ductId=1441424
CPU Heatsink - https://secure.scan.co.uk/aspnet/sho...ductid=1230762
Mobo - https://secure.scan.co.uk/aspnet/sho...ductid=1388498
GPU - Scan.co.uk: KFA2 1536MB GeForce GTX 580 Anarchy Edition NVIDIA Graphics Card - 58NLH5HS3PXZ
HDD - https://secure.scan.co.uk/aspnet/Sho...ductId=1441629
Case + PSU - https://secure.scan.co.uk/aspnet/Sho...ductId=1441433
DVD - https://secure.scan.co.uk/aspnet/sho...ductid=1408925
OS - https://secure.scan.co.uk/aspnet/sho...ductid=1086864
Total inc. VAT and shipping: 1,158.55

Better, and cheaper.

Same CPU, though it's the K version and thus you can overclock if you ever want to (which is really easy nowadays, you can get up to 4GHz+ with simple overclocking, which we can help with if you like).
The heatsink is fairly good for the price, and well-recommended.
The motherboard I picked will allow you to overclock if you ever want to, whereas the one in the Planet build won't let you.
Same GPU.
A decent 1TB hard drive.
The case I picked is miles better than the one in the Planet build, much better cooling and much easier to use. In fact it's a rather over the top, so I can pick one for about half the price if you like (won't be as good, or as good-looking, obviously).
The power supply is 100W less than the one in the Planet build, but it's modular (better for cable management, easier to set up, gives better airflow as a result) and more efficient (produces less heat and uses less energy), and you only barely need 650W let alone 750W.
Random DVD drive.
Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium.

I didn't include a sound card because the motherboard in-built ones are pretty much as good nowadays. I would only include one if you need it for a specific reason, say if you're working in music or something (in which case you'd probably have an external one, and now I'm rambling. So yeah, you don't really need one).

Btw, if you sure don't want to overclock then I could probably cut maybe 30-40 by getting a slightly worse motherboard and non-K-series CPU.
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