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    Member night8jim's Avatar
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    New system!

    Hi guys!

    I need to have a new PC before xmas, im thinking of waiting for nehlem etc...

    What sort of system should i be looking at between now and xmas?

    with a budget of about 2000 uk pounds. Current rig in sig!
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    Intel i7 920 @ 2.6Ghz {Ultra 120 ex}
    Gigabyte EX58-UD4P
    3*2Gb OCZ Triple Channel Platinum @ 1333mhz
    MSI R7870 Twin Frozr
    150Gb VelcoRaptor + 500Gb Seagate 7200.11
    Corsair HX620
    Antec P182
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    Member Firey_chasm's Avatar
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    well, what do you want to do with the system?

    for now the system in your sig should be handeling basically anything you throw at it, if you just wanna make crysis smoother then just get an extra 2gb of ram and one of the new cards, probably the 4870X2

    Apprently Nehlem(core i7) will not change game performances much

    with £2000 it should be pretty easy to build almost any system you want.

    If you really want i7 then (this is me guessing, and they are very vague figures):
    ~£250 for new motherboard (X58)
    ~£400 for the CPU (the middle of the new range)
    ~£300+ for 8gb memory
    ~£350 for 4870X2
    ~£100+ (your current PSU will be fine for '1' card, but if you ever decide to go x-fire I think more will be needed)

    thats ~£1400 (allowing £200 for price fluctuations since I havent seen any UK prices anounced for the new hardware) that gives you £400spare, you could get 2 SSD (around 64gb) for this and put them in raid 0

    at that kind of budget it would be nice to know what you want the system for mainly so that it can be tailored slightly more, as I say, for gaming I see no real need to spend that much

    Personally I have found a system built for 1/2 that price can last for ~4years
    OS.....................Win 10 64-bit
    CPU...................intel core i7 6700K 4GHz - Corsair H60 (2013)
    Motherboard.....ASRock z170 Fatality itx
    Memory.............32gb DDR4 Corsair Vengence (3000mhz)
    PSU...................Seasonic SFX 600W PSU
    Case.................Lian Li PC-Q08
    optical drive......LG Blu-ray/HD-DVD
    Hard drives.......Samsung 951 NVMe 128gb + Samsung 840 EVO 1TB + 2TB WD Green + 3tb WD Green
    Video Card........NVidia 950Ti
    Speakers+TV....DellU2410

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    Member night8jim's Avatar
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    Well i just fancied an upgrade really, was looking at buying a Apple Mac Pro, the dual 3ghz quad, mainly for the design work i do, then i though i could just spend the money on a new OC machine
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    Intel i7 920 @ 2.6Ghz {Ultra 120 ex}
    Gigabyte EX58-UD4P
    3*2Gb OCZ Triple Channel Platinum @ 1333mhz
    MSI R7870 Twin Frozr
    150Gb VelcoRaptor + 500Gb Seagate 7200.11
    Corsair HX620
    Antec P182
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