£1000 Eyefinity Rig - Build Advice

pfogarty

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I would like some advice on a new eyefinity build I am planning for my brother. We have a £1000 (flexible) budget to work with.

This PC will be used primarily as a gaming rig but will also act as a general media hub for movies, photos etc. The main priority, as stated, is to get the best gaming performance possible for the money.

Main points:

• £1000 budget, could stretch to £1200 if it makes sense to. Peripherals included.
• eyefinity ready
• overclockable


Any help with a components list would be greatly appreciated.

I want to make sure the components play nicely together and I don’t want to waste cash, so if you have any suggestions please let me know.

Thanks a lot.
 

joshyboy82

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lol. This post is a British version of what I just uploaded on youtube, minus the "build" part. My brother and I, same price range. Eyefinity capable. Overclocked. Here, if you wanna see the video, but I warn you, it's un-edited, so it runs a bit long.

Starts with Part 1:
http://youtu.be/85sjdTCAmpU
 

pfogarty

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Hey mate, thanks for the reply. Kind of looking for a build list though.

I bult myself a high end rig recently but im struggeling with budgeting.

Thought someone might have some ideas to get me going.

 

pfogarty

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Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP
Budget Range: £1000-£1200 (£760 after monitor purchase, see below)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, music, movies

Parts Not Required: setting up eyefinity using 3 x ASUS ve276q (already have one screen) two more will cost £440

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: scan uk

Country of Origin: UK, London

Parts Preferences: AMD for GPU (Eyefinity), probably intel for CPU but happy to consider other options.

Overclocking: Maybe (would like to)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 5760*1080

Additional Comments: Just want this to be the best eyefinity gaming rig for my budget.
 

ps3hacker12

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i5-2500K:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/251596

MSI P67A-G45 Intel P67 mobo:
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Motherboards/Intel+1155+P67+%28B3%29/MSI+P67A-G45+Intel+P67+%28REV+B3%29+Socket+1155+DDR3+PCI-Express+Motherboard+?productId=44075

4gb 1600Mhz ram:
http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/4GB+Mushkin+Blackline+%23996659B+%282x2GB%29+DDR3+1600MHz+9-9-9-24+?productId=44758

ati 6870 (two in crossfire if you want):
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Cards/ATI/ATI+6800+Series+/XFX+ATI+Radeon+HD+6870+1024MB+GDDR5+PCI-Express+Graphics+Card+with+FREE+S.T.A.L.K.E.R%3A+Call+of+Pripyat+%26+Shogun+2+Games+?productId=44533

XFX black edition 750W PSU (modular):
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplies/Modular+700-950W/750W+XFX+Black+Edition+80PLUS+Silver+Power+Supply+?productId=45337

1.5TB 7200RPM HDD:
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Hard+Drives/SATA+%28Serial+ATA%29/Over+1TB/1.5TB+Western+Digital+Caviar+Black+WD1502FAEX+3.5%22+SATA+III+Hard+Drive+?productId=45434

OCZ solid 3 120GB SSD (completely optional, good for faster loading times and faster boot times, for use as the OS drive):
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Solid+State+Drives/OCZ+Solid+3+120GB+2.5%22+SATA-III+Solid+State+Hard+Drive+?productId=44531

DVD-RW drive:
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Blu-Ray+%2F+DVD+Drives/DVD%C2%B1RW+Dual+Layer+Writers/Samsung+S222AL+SATA+Lightscribe+22x+DVDRW+with+Black+Bezel+-+OEM+?productId=45437

Xigmatek Midgard Pure Black Edition Gaming Case: (choose something else if you want, there are lots of good cases around)
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/MIDI+Tower/Xigmatek+Midgard+Pure+Black+Edition+Gaming+Case?productId=38521

coolermaster hyper 212+ CPU cooler:
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Fans%2C+Heatsinks%2C+Coolers/CPU+Coolers/Coolermaster+Hyper+212+Plus+CPU+Cooler+?productId=39577

i havent included phesphericals and am still calculating the total cost. This great high-end system comes to £162.59 (ebuyer) + £821.16 (aria, inc. crossfire 6870s and the SSD and everything listed above) = £983.75 and then theres the phesphericals such as mouse etc.

shop around for the best prices, such as on ebuyer, aria, dabs, eBay, amazon, overclockersUK, scan, novatech etc. to find the best prices and enjoy :D
 

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Pretty solid i reckon:

Intel 2500K £163
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/251596

MSI GD65 + CM 212+ £118
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/msi-p67a-gd65-(b3)-intel-p67-s1155-motherboard-inc-free-coolermaster-hyper-212plus-cpu-cooler

8Gb Corsair Vengeance LP 1600Mhz £60
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(2x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-vengeance-jet-black-lp-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-cas-9-9-9-24-xmp-15v

2 x XFX 6870 (£118 each) £236
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/244473

Samsung F3 1TB £39
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-samsung-hd103sj-spinpoint-f3-sata-3gb-s-7200rpm-32mb-cache-89ms-ncq

XFX 850w PSU £75
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/850w-xfx-p1-850s-nlb9-core-edition-80-plus-bronze-85-eff-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-135mm-fan

Antec 300 £50
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143854

DVD £14
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/lg-gh22ns70-24x-dvdr-16xdvddl-dvdplusrw-x8-rwx6-12xram-sata-black-oem

Total + Postage
SCAN £316.54
EBUYER £448.44

Total: 764.98