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Old 02-06-2012, 04:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm a first time builder and i'm looking to build my own computer at a maximum price of £800.
The specs i'm looking for
CPU: Intel i7
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
RAM: 16GB (don't mind 8GB)
HDD: 2TB (don't mind 1TB)

I'm not sure what shell to get and what motherboard would work well with these components. I'm guessing I'd need a 600w PSU. Also I'd need an optical drive, anything will do for that. USB i'd need at least 4 and maybe 1 SD Card slot.

Also I need to make sure these components work well with Adobe After Effects CS5.5 and other editing programs/games.

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CPU: £254 Intel i7 2600K
MB: £94.50 MSI P67A-G45 (B3)
RAM: £70 16GB Corsair Vengeance low-profile
HDD: £105 2TB Seagate Barracuda
ODD: £12.50 24x Sony DVD/CD Burner
GPU: £168.50 Asus GTX 560 Ti
PSU: £57 OCZ ZS 650W

Total = £761.50, leaves you £48.50 to find a case you like.
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you

For a case is there anything specific needed for my specs?
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As long as the case supports ATX size motherboards it will be fine, the rest is up to you (how many case fans, hdd bays etc.)
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Personally would go with
NZXT Source 210 Elite with 2x Xilence Black 120mm case fans for additional airflow.


*Edit - I just used eBuyer since they typically have good prices, I would also shop around a little to see if you can get the total any lower.
Here is the forum's list of retailers: The Hardware Shopping MegaThread
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Thanks for the help ebuyer does seem like quite a good place to buy it. I'll have a look round for good deals on Shells.
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