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PittancePincher Avatar
5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
I need a PC for video editing, graphics manipulation and audio production.

Am looking for an new generation Core i7 (sandy bridge) (2600k)

with at least 8gb ram (preferably 16gb)

with a good graphics card

usb 3.0

1tb hdd (preferably 1.5)

N wifi


If the price is right I might stoop for a laptop but I think I am better off with a desktop

If it works out much cheaper I might just get the components and get it built by someone

looking to pay about £800

all help appreciated.
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5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
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#1
i built this for under 700

Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz Socket 1366 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor includes FREE Shogun2 download voucher £180.71

(free accessory) Shogun2 Total War Voucher

Gigabyte GA-X58-USB3 iX58 Socket 1366 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard £116.72

XFX HD 6950 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI, HDMI, Dual DP Out PCI-E Graphics Card £171.65

Kingston 6GB (3x2GB) 1600MHz/PC3-12800 HyperX XMP Memory Kit CL8(8-8-8-24) £81.66

total: £668.91 with VAT

meets all but your hdd witch u can get for £40-£50

and a wireless card for under 15 quid

Edited By: Davism on Apr 29, 2011 15:24
#2
How does the i7 2600k compare to the 950?

How difficult was it to build?

Also you only got 6gb ram there?
#3
not realy played with the 950 but the i7 has took anything i have thrown at it so far, 6 gig of ram if runnign pritty swift and it is HyperX XMP Memory Kit but you can always get more if you need it for graphic programing
#4
build was easy but i made shore everything was compaterble befor i brought, i have brought a better cpu fan incase i want to overclock at some point, and a cm case but its running mint if i must say so my self, if your running graphics programming you might want to get a ssd drive just for the os and program to do your programming
#5
dcx_badass
The 2600k is a fair bit better than the 950. But you can easily build a Sandybridge system within your budget anyway.


Care to draw me up a system? I'd greatly appreciate it.

Thanks so far, anymore advice?
#6
Intel Core i7 2600k 3.4GHz Socket 1155 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor = £237.04
Asus P8P67 Pro R3 P67 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard = £140.90
OCZ 2 x 4 GB DDR3-1333 PC3-10666 Gold Low Voltage Dual Channel PC Memory Modules (OCZ3G1333LV8GK £111 x2 = £222

total: £ 599

now u need g card, hdd, case and psu

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/252535
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/260185
http://247electrical.co.uk/ocz-2-x-4-gb-ddr3-1333-pc3-10666-gold-low-voltage-dual-channel-pc-memory-modules-ocz3g1333lv8gk.html?SOURCE=FROOGLE

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