geordieladd

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I have decided to build another system, but this time its gonna cost me £2,500.00. The components are.........

Case Antec Black Twelve Hundred Tower Case

Power Supply Akasa 1200W EXTREME POWER ACTIVE PFC 6 x 122 Rails

Motherboard Asus AM3 AMD 790GX ATX A L

Cpu AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition

Cpu Cooler Zalman Heatpipe CPU cooler with quiet 110mm blue LED fan

Graphics XFX GTX 285 1GB DDR3 Dual Link DVI Black Edition 690/2.6Ghz (x2 to go SLI)

Memory Corsair Memory 4GBKIT (2X2GB) 1600MHZ NON ECC DDR3 CL7 (x2 for 64bit system)

Sound Creative X-FI TITANIUM FATALITY PRO

Hard Drive Samsung 1TB 7200RPM 32MB S300 3.5" (x2)

Optical Drive #1 Pioneer 5X Blu-Ray Reader DVD+/-RW SATA Combo Black OEM

Optical Drive #2 Pioneer 20x Internal DVDRW Black SATA OEM

Monitor HANNSG 28" Wide 5ms HDMI LCD TFT

OS Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit OEM


What do you think??
 

Helloworld_98

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I think that cpu won't work with that motherboard, you won't have SLI on the motherboard so why have you got a GTX 285, and that PSU is overkill.

also that monitor isn't great, I've got one and it's awesome as a TV but slightly pixelated as a monitor.(maybe thats just because I've got great eyes but still)

if you have a £2500 budget you should base it on i7 920.
 
As pointed out am2+ processors with AM3 mb and ram doeant work .

Using an nVidia card on a mb that could crossfire later if you went ATI for gfx is dubious. But if you will only ever use one gfx card the gtx 285 is a great choice [ assuming the monitor is 1920 x 1200 ]

The whole system [ with the issues sorted] with a single card will run well on a quality 650 power supply . 750 watts if you are paranoid . Using a too large power supply can waste power because it never operates near its maximum efficiency . I'd rather the polar ice didnt melft just so you could tell your mates you have a really big one .
Power supply that is .

Unless you are a business user theres no point getting vista ultimate . For home use and gaming get Home premium
 



Good point .

Up the PSU to 800 - 850 watts .


You wont get an awful lot of performance for the extra gfx card in sli though .

You probably be better off sticking with a single gtx 285 , and building a system based on Ci7
 

Helloworld_98

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oh and change the cooler to a nice IFX-14 or something like that and change the case to a blackhawk and save your self some cash, it's a 1200 knock off except the top fan's are exhaust fans meaning better cooling.
 

geordieladd

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Hi guys, thanks for advice. I have took your advice onboard and have changed a few things. Tell me what you think.

Case - Antec P183 Case - Black Super Mid Tower or Antec Nine Hundred Two 902 Ultimate Gaming Case

Power supply - Enermax Revolution 850W PSU

Monitor - Samsung SM2433BW 24" TFT Monitor

Motherboard - Gigabyte S1366 Intel X58 DDR3 ATX Audio 2GbE Lan 3 Channel

Cpu - Intel Nehalem i7 940 S1366 2.93GHz

Memory - OCZ Technology OCZ DDR3 Triple Channel 6GB Kit or OCZ 6GB DDR3 1600MHz Triple Channel Memory CL8 1.65V

Sound - Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro or Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series Soundcard

OS - Vista Home Premium


Thanks for reading
 

geordieladd

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I have noticed a mistake Iv made with the memory. They are both the same. lol.
One looks black where as the other is a grey colour. Soz bout that.