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Hi everyone,

 

Have a request to build a computer for a small profit for a mate. I'm looking at a budget of about 2k for a gaming rig. Here is what I have in mind. Could you advise of any changes? Total comes to 1900+40 for postage (Umart).

 

 

 

CPU: Intel Core i5 760 Processor

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3R P55

HDD: Western Digital 1TB black x2

Ram: GeIL 8G Kit (2x4G) DDR3-1333

GPU: ATI HD5850 1GB

Case:Antec Nine Hundred Two

Monitor: LG E22 22" Slim LED 1080p HD

PSU: Corsair TX-650W ATX PSU

Speakers: Logitech Z-2300 THX

Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P Special Edition SE2

DVD/Bluray: Samsung SH-BO83A Blu ray

 

 

Thanks and cheers,

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Hi everyone,

 

Have a request to build a computer for a small profit for a mate. I'm looking at a budget of about 2k for a gaming rig. Here is what I have in mind. Could you advise of any changes? Total comes to 1900+40 for postage (Umart).

 

 

 

CPU: Intel Core i5 760 Processor

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3R P55

HDD: Western Digital 1TB black x2

Ram: GeIL 8G Kit (2x4G) DDR3-1333

GPU: ATI HD5850 1GB

Case:Antec Nine Hundred Two

Monitor: LG E22 22" Slim LED 1080p HD

PSU: Corsair TX-650W ATX PSU

Speakers: Logitech Z-2300 THX

Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P Special Edition SE2

DVD/Bluray: Samsung SH-BO83A Blu ray

 

 

Thanks and cheers,

 

Looks great, only thing I would change is get a modular PSU, something like the SilverStone Strider Plus 600W (PCCG link, is available at umart) is 100% modular and very well reviewed.

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for 2k i would look at 1366 (i7 9xx),much more life in it (another 6 months or so)

 

still,your choice.

 

oh, but you want everything,then its good build you got there....but look at the K series if your friend is into Overclocking.....

 

and wait a bit more as the radeon 6000 series is coming out in the next few weeks....

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I'm sure your a sales rep for corsair mowie! If not you should be!

For 2 k I would look into i7 or hex amd I like to build rigs for mates that will last a lil longer even though not much uses hex ATM it's good to have, look at all the people with q6600's that still play all the new games fine.

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ATI 6850 and 6870 are ment to be coming out on the 22nd so next friday if this is true or not we will have to wait and see.

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Thanks a lot for the tips guys. So far I've gathered:

 

-consider an i7

-Go with modula PSU

-Swap for 2tb Black.

 

 

Sounds good. I'll definitely go with a modula PSU. I'm going for a raid 0 configuration, and Umart had a sale on the 1tb Blacks. I think I'll still stick with the i5 chip, seems better value for money to me.

 

As for Q6600 comment, I'm running that with an 8800GTX. Runs all my games at top resolutions and high settings on my 22" LCD. Bought it almost 4 years ago! Still very happy :)

 

Cheers guys.

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