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Old 04-15-2012, 07:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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As the thread title suggests, I will be ordering a new system this week to replace my old wooden AMD 64 3700 San Diego single core, So I'm due an upgrade.

And since I have been out of the game for a while, in terms of keeping up-to-date with what components were sweet and a must to get, I will have to ask for assistance from the community - You guys know what's up at the moment and what's up and coming. So anyway:

I have a budget of ~800

My requirements: to play and record (fraps) gaming content at 1920x1280 res at at least high quality generally speaking to be edited in Sony Vegas for 1080p YouTube content, I also do a lot of music production on Ableton Live but the requirements aren't as demanding as the gaming+frapsing part (usually).

So yes, I would also like to emphasize that when recording I have mics aswell so I'd like to keep the sound down and also if some items are more energy efficient that's also a plus.

Upon initial research I'm leaning towards a i5 2500k/2550k system, I'm not entirely sure what motherboard to get.

I will also need two hard drives,

one hard drive dedicated to programs and operating system (ideally 120-200GB); and the other dedicated to storage of fraps content, music, videos, sound samples etc: (ideally around 750GB - 1TB)

Also, I would probably want to get 16GB of Ram as when I fraps content I would have the game running + my DAW (Audio software) running/recording, and fraps and I imagine it would help out in the long run.

Also on graphics cards I want a single GPU that's generally best bang for buck at the moment also leaning towards high end, preferably with a decent cooler that is also good at keeping low noise.

If you have any other questions about what I need do ask, I will be ordering this week at any time so yeah, thanks.
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Just did eBuyer since I prefer shopping their site, but I'd price compare with Aria/Scan/etc...

CPU: 168.5 Intel i5 2500K
MB: 74 Asus P8Z68-V LX
RAM: 86.5 16GB Corsair Vengeance low-profile
ODD: 13 Sony Optiarc 24x DVD/CD Burner
HDD1: 55 250GB Western Digital Caviar Blue
HDD2: 72.5 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue
GPU: 189 HIS HD7850 2GB
PSU: 56 OCZ ZS 650W
Case: 73 Fractal Define R3

Total = 787.50

Started with an SSD for OS/Programs but just couldn't get the price under 800.
Also wasn't sure if you needed to factor in a Windows license, so may need to revamp.
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scam.co.uk? i dont think so :P overclockers do some great cpu/mobo packages with ram, worth a good look. you might be able to get a better cpu, board and ram for just a little extra
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scam.co.uk? i dont think so :P
Scan are awesome, I always buy from them. What's wrong with Scan?
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It does have 2x SATA 6Gb/s ports, and 2x USB 3.0 ports.
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scan have screwed me on so much stuff when i was a business customer than i dont bother with them anymore, in the end i got an account with aria, and then dabs.
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Been checking out buyers review on scan.co.uk
They are owned by BT (British telecom) and 100% legit
BUT recent customer reviews shows that their customer service is on the decline
so I wouldn't buy from them unless the prices are really cheap compared to other places
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Ordering components today! Will update with finalised order.
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This order contains the following items;
Item: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium w/SP1 - Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - DVD - 64-bit
Qty: 1 Cost: 57.56

Item: Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
Qty: 1 Cost: 140.29

Item: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 1.5V Non-ECC Unbuffered
Qty: 1 Cost: 60.78

Item: Asus P8Z68-V LX Socket 1155 Onboard graphics output 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 Cost: 61.85

Item: Sapphire HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB GDDR5 HDMI DVI Dual Mini DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card
Qty: 1 Cost: 208.32

Item: WD 250GB 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 7200RPM 16MB Cache
Qty: 1 Cost: 45.83

Item: Seagate 1TB 3.5" Barracuda SATA-III 6Gb/s Hard Drive - 7200RPM 32MB Cache
Qty: 1 Cost: 70.82

Item: Corsair TX 650W V2 PSU - 80plus Bronze Certified
Qty: 1 Cost: 56.51

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Shipping method: Delivery at 13.33

Sub Total: 715.29
VAT Total: 143.09
Total: 858.38


I also ordered some Arctic silver 5 and a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO aswell
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