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Re: Graphics Card

Post  Dragan on Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:56 am

Ok ok ok before i review these two posts, did i just read Jack again!? From the REK founder himself...

Anyways Jake's configuration is great. That CPU is pure win. Will last for ages and can be overclocked up to 5 GHz. Im surprised Jake suggested AMD card, him being Nvidia fan lol. Radeon 6870 is a great card. Nvidia alternative is Geforce GTX 560 if you prefer that camp. Check if you can get some Radeon 6950 for a decent price tho because that one is faster than the first two.

I see tomshardware.com recommends this motherboard [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] It is not micro atx.
8 GB of ram is a must really since the price of ram is really cheap these days. Just make sure you buy a brand not some chinese crap.

But yeah Jake's OCUK system is a good bargain. It is simply a better computer than the one on amazon that is ancient and just because it has 6 cores it doesn't mean its awesome. Every Quad from intel from the last 3 years will outperform it easily.

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Post  Le0N on Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:46 am

Yeah completely agree with everything dragan said tbh, I went for the AMD GPU because as much as I don't like them myself, they are amazing performance for the money, even looking at the benchmarks that amd card knocks my 560 Ti around on most things and its about £40 cheaper so can't argue with that

If you decide to go down the building your own machine just shout I'd more than be happy to help

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Post  Dragan on Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:18 am

Oh yeah since Jake mentioned OS, am i the only one here that finds it weird and a complete waste of money, that lean wants to buy Windows 7? I mean thats another 100 pounds. I have never owned an original version of Windows in my life. I have this Windows 7 Ultimate that i downloaded from torrents and it works perfectly. I doesn't even require a serial key when you are installing it and once its done there is a simple exe file that you run, restart your computer and its a done deal. You just saved a good amount of money.
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Post  Le0N on Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:11 am

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Post  sirlean on Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:03 pm

see this is why i like this clan. You can always get good advice.

ok i want a custom PC. So its either i build one or get someone to build it for me.


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Post  sirlean on Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:47 pm

Le0N wrote:Just make a note to yourself you need an OS with that pc lean also its an mATX board

my five pence Smile

just priced up quickly on ocuk

Antec 300 Gaming Case
Antec 550w Modular PSU
Intel i5 2500k (doh put i7 :$)
Crucial Ballistix 8GB (4x2GB Kit)
Asus P8P67 LE Intel P67 Motherboard
ATi 6870 1GB version
Samsung DVD-RW
Samsung 1TB Spinpoint

£555.10 total



i'm gonna see if i can get these items.


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Post  Le0N on Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:51 am

Lean let me know your budget, I'll build the best for the money, that spec list was just a rough idea of what was on special offer this week, I picked the antec case because it is a decent mid size case that can take the bigger graphics cards with decent cooling but you need something you'll like the look of too
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Post  Dragan on Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:14 am

I kinda came up with this. Yeah almost a copy of that upper recommendations with the difference that i added this Thermaltake Frio cooler. As far as the reviews go, it comes close to water cooling temperatures and low noise. One of the best on the market. Notice the shipment costs for the system are 20 GBP. Of course this is the high end computer for the years to come. We can always go lower.


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Post  sirlean on Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:37 am

You forgot the DVD +-RW drive. But thats another £20 tops anyway. Yeah i'm already pursuaded. I'll get a custom built one for sure.



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Post  Denis on Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:43 am

good for u Lean, u really need a new pc cheers

i think jake and dragan already told u all what u need to know Razz and what to buy

the only thing i would change is RAM (Corsair) and maybe motherboard (Gigabyte)

oh and just make sure u get spinpoint F3 and not F1 (much less noise - have both so i know Very Happy)


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Post  OicheShamhna on Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:07 pm

You can cut that price down even more and get a CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ CPU cooler. It's one of the best rated, low priced coolers you can buy. The only other thing that I would take into account is the cooling potential of that case. I used to have a single reference 6870 and it pushed out a lot of heat and the things that helped the most were good cable management and actual space in the case. Take a look at the CoolerMaster HAF 912. It's not the prettiest case but it has great cable management, a CPU cutout in the back panel, and it has a removable section of the HDD cage.

A site that I use, but may not be relevant to the UK, is [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. Also, I frequent [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] which is a great place to learn about building a PC.


Good luck, Lean. If you decide to build your own it is very rewarding in the end when you hear that first post beep. Definitely worth the time you put into it.

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Post  sirlean on Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:40 pm

so which Gigabyte motherboard?


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i'm not bothered about look or colour etc for any of the parts of the PC. Including the case. I know you fanboys like nice cases etc. I dont care, as long as it does the job.


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Post  sirlean on Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:15 pm

saying that tho...

i watched a newegg vid on youtube.... i do like this case

Obsidian Series® 650D

but its too expensive!


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the Carbide series....cheaper! But i like it!


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Post  Denis on Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:57 am

i like the case, nice, elegant, with black colour inside and outside

good choice


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Post  sirlean on Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:04 am

I do have some style in me !!

But the case that Jake saw was good too. But these corsair ones look lovely.


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Post  Le0N on Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:08 am

That case does look nice, how much do they work out at?
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Post  sirlean on Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:25 am

i'm seeing the corbide ones coming in at about £70-80. The obsidian ones are like £120+ too much, but they are lovely.


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Post  Le0N on Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:07 am

HAF 912 PLUS is a nice case

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Post  OicheShamhna on Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:02 pm

The only difference between the 912 and the 912 plus is the 200mm fan in the front with the LED and an eSata port on the I/O panel. Also, it's slightly heavier. Good choice either way.

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Post  Denis on Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:09 am

OicheShamhna wrote:The only difference between the 912 and the 912 plus is the 200mm fan in the front with the LED and an eSata port on the I/O panel. Also, it's slightly heavier. Good choice either way.
well i have HAF 932 and i must say its so fucking good, i would never change it for anything else


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Post  sirlean on Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:30 am

the 932 is very nice. Very nice.

I still love the Corsair Carbide 400R.


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Post  sirlean on Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:16 am

my corsair graphite case has arrived.

Will put pics up. Its huge! and this is meant to be a mid tower case? jesus!


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Post  Denis on Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:17 pm

nice u got your first component Very Happy
now go buy serious stuff bounce


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Post  sirlean on Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:32 pm

that was serious!! cost me £114.

next comes the PSU and Ram


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Post  Denis on Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:40 am

so u buying 1-2 items per month or what


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