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Building new PC, have I found the best prices?

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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
Here are the quotes that I've made from OCUK and Ebuyer.

Ebuyer:
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/2662/i7quote.jpg

OCUK: (note that it includes the obligatory next day postage of £12.something)
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/623/i7quote2.jpg

Your opinions are appreciated.
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#1
argh images don't work in op :S

Ebuyer:
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/2662/i7quote.jpg

OCUK:
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/623/i7quote2.jpg
#2
yep u have found the best prices :)
I mocked up an almost identical i7 build just over a month ago for around £675 del @ ebuyer
i7 920
same motherboard
same ram
same model graphics just different PSU and no thermal paste (i didnt buy it, wasnt for me), but thats about as cheap as building i7 gets, bargain for the power!!
Go for it i say. if your budget, im assuming is £700.

One thing is, lol (the reason the pricees are differnt) you have 2 PSU's in ebuyer (1 with case, and seperate), now of course, go for the seperate one, and get the case without PSU.

If the side window is important, have a look around and pawn off the crappy PSU.
if it isnt important http://www.ebuyer.com/product/127584 that will save about £20 for ebuyer + free del makes it cheaper.
#3
Cool thats good then :)

Which maker for the graphics did you go for? I want something relatively quiet and I'm not sure the MSI is. I figured it wasn't worth the extra £30 going for a 4890 as there isn't supposed to be much real world difference and I only have a 1440x900 native resolution and don't feel the need to upgrade my monitor right now.

I haven't really decided a budget, I just want something that is bang for buck and that I won't have to upgrade for quite a while that is good for gaming and multitasking and such. After a while I'll probably overclock the CPU but not to begin with as from what I've heard, I won't need to and I'm sticking with the stock cooler for now.

I'm aware of the PSU with the case and I've been offered £25-£30 for it already by a family member for use in an oldish Athlon XP system, should be fine.

Out of interest, what PSU did you go for?
#5
Very nice, ohdaesu, thanks :) not sure whether to go for it though as it doesn't say what stepping and if it's that price it is likely not the D0 which is preferable for me due to the overclocking capatibilities...
#7
ill have to get back to you on that, atm on laptop and its on the computer (which has no graphic card! lol) so ill hav to make my C: drive in there an internal 'external' drive via USB to the laptop lol

neway, yeh that build is bang for buck, and the 1gb 4870 shud b enuff.

ill edit this post wen i got the PSU and GPU i went for.
:)
#8
JustExtreme
Very nice, ohdaesu, thanks :) not sure whether to go for it though as it doesn't say what stepping and if it's that price it is likely not the D0 which is preferable for me due to the overclocking capatibilities...


ah right, I'm a bit out of touch with Intel cpu's
#9
I wish I knew how to build PCs.
#10
ohdaesu
ah right, I'm a bit out of touch with Intel cpu's


I'm not exactly in touch with them either but the consensus appears to be that the ones with the D0 stepping overclock to 4ghz+

As for the case, I'm getting it from ebuyer for that price as I'm selling the PSU that comes with it for £30
#11
Abvance
I wish I knew how to build PCs.


Not as hard as you'd expect, I'd happily advise you.
#12
Abvance
I wish I knew how to build PCs.


very easy, just gotta know how to install the software which is very straight forward nowadays
#13
JustExtreme
I'm not exactly in touch with them either but the consensus appears to be that the ones with the D0 stepping overclock to 4ghz+

As for the case, I'm getting it from ebuyer for that price as I'm selling the PSU that comes with it for £30


nice doin it
#14
Abvance
I wish I knew how to build PCs.


Im the same aint got a clue and im sure i need a new once its become so slow now and is over 6 years old.
#15
zedf
Im the same aint got a clue and im sure i need a new once its become so slow now and is over 6 years old.


If you can spare a small amount of time then you could teach yourself quite easily and I would be happy to help or advise.

On another note, SVP, reputable retailer? Never used them before myself.
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ill have to get back to you on that, atm on laptop and its on the computer (which has no graphic card! lol) so ill hav to make my C: drive in there an internal 'external' drive via USB to the laptop lol

neway, yeh that build is bang for buck, and the 1gb 4870 shud b enuff.

ill edit this post wen i got the PSU and GPU i went for.
:)
heres wot i had, mind i chose the powercolor card because it was cheapest 4870 at time lol, but if u dont midn spending a lil more I know for sure Evga are great (altho i dont seem to know if any UK stores sell them?) or Gainward (i have seen a gainward 4870 on aria with 2 fans, shud keep it cool, altho maybe not quiet lol) or Sapphire are good. Either of those I would try to get if I could, otherwise XFX or MSI are ok backups :)

http://i40.tinypic.com/29dz7yv.jpg (few stuff i suggested from OC, mainly cuz of super cheap RAM saved so much.(i rely duno why its so cheap :S its a bargain seems fine)
http://tinypic.com/r/wtheh2/5
BTW you havent added a HDD? I assume you didnt forget lol and are gonna use old one :P

Just to summarise the specs i had was this (prices before)

Samsung F2 EcoGreen 1TB HDD 32MB Cache - 54.99
Asus P6T SE iX58 1336 Mobo - 144.99
Antec 300 - No PSU - 44.98
i7 920 - 212.98
Powercolor ATi HD 4870 1GB GDDR5 - 106.98
OCZ Intel i7 6GB PC3-10666 Tri-Channel - 49.99
OCZ Stealth XStream 600W Silent SLI Ready - 48.99
Shipping £10.00

Total (at time) - 675.35

Im bored, so ill mock up current prices too

RAM (same) 49.99
HDD - 56.99
PSU - 55.00
MOBO - 137.36
CPU - 209.36
case - 44.98
Card - 109.99 (out of stock)
shipping £10 again

total - 673.67 barely cheaper lol


ANYWAY back on topic, i went of on one again, If i could I would go for this http://www.ebuyer.com/product/151334
and OCZ/Corsair for PSU (currently have a Corsair 650W TX, its great)

Like I said with the corsair, if you're set on 650W (altho im pretty sure that system will run fine on 600W) I would go for Corsair again (for £8 more)

Anyway, any more questions, just ask?


Building a PC btw is really easy, a lot of people (inc me prior to first build) are worried/aprehensive thinking its crazy hard, but its literally like a puzzle lol, fit things here till it clicks here, and TADA!!! plus Motherboards basically have a STEP BY STEP on how to install EVERYTHING, its so simples :P
#17
svp are repuatble afaik, havent used them but they are popular
#18
Where can I teach myself, any goo sites or books, I think SVP do free delivery for HUKD members.
#19
Thanks munaff, repped :) Do you have a link to the ram coz I can't seem to find it on ebuyer for that price?
#20
Is there anyway i can check whats i have on my pc like my motherboard etc?
#21
zedf
Is there anyway i can check whats i have on my pc like my motherboard etc?


Yeah, if its prebuilt from a company, what company? What model number or system model?

If not, whats your OS?
#22
JustExtreme
Yeah, if its prebuilt from a company, what company? What model number or system model?

If not, whats your OS?


I have got windows xp i would like windows 7 i have heard alot of good things about it but im not sure if some of my old things will work with it like the printer etc.
I didnt buy it prebuilt it was from a local place.
#23
zedf
I have got windows xp i would like windows 7 i have heard alot of good things about it but im not sure if some of my old things will work with it like the printer etc.
I didnt buy it prebuilt it was from a local place.


Errr try downloading a program called CPU-Z, it should tell you your processor and motherboard and ram.
#24
If you go Start>accessories>system tools>system information that should give the info too.
#25
JustExtreme
If you can spare a small amount of time then you could teach yourself quite easily and I would be happy to help or advise.

On another note, SVP, reputable retailer? Never used them before myself.


havent used em for a while but always got my blank discs off of em, always good service, but think I heard bigpockets took them over(?)
#26
the RAM isnt on ebuyer for that price, seems to be only at OCUK at a steal price, cheapest 6GB DDR3 I have seen, and they seem good too. Major saving on those would persuade me to buy from OCUK :P
#27
they sell around £90 elsewhere (only other UK shop I see) or £120 on ebay, not sure why, but its a major bargain at OCUK.
I might as well jus post it as a deal :P
#28
Ok just got some information using the cpu-z

CPU - AMD Athlon
Memory - SDRAM 448 MBytes
and i have got 2 hard drives one is 300 gb and the other one is 120 gb.
#29
munaf, I heard something about OCZ memory and Asus motherboards not getting on very well with one another, have you heard or experienced anything about this?

Also the ram you found is PC10666, not PC12800 as I selected so the price isn't really comparable. Not sure what difference it would make if I went for it?
#30
hmm I have looked up the ASUS + OCZ, and I guess, if you are worried go for Corsair memory, they are one of the best afaik. Personally I run ASUS mobo + cheap unbranded RAM (lol regret trying to save £5-10, but it works so meh) and no issue.

Back to the speeds of RAM differences, of course the 12800 RAM will be quicker, so it would be a better choice, like personally (like my cheap self) i would get the cheap RAM :P, although like i said, if you are worried, go for 12800, and Corsair, so perhaps http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164762

TBH i think there isnt much difference in the RAM (bit ilke DDR2 800MHz and 667MHz) for an average user, unless you are going to overclock CPU+RAM.

basically lol I would go for something like the ebuyer RAM if you worried about OCZ + Asus.
#31
Yeah I was thinking of going for what you linked to.

I plan to overclock later on in the lifecycle of the rig when I need to in order to get good performance in future applications and games so its probably worth me sticking with the 12800, thats why I got the D0 stepping of the cpu too. I do game quite a bit but I also do sound recording and such.
#32
yep ;P, makes me wish I waited 1 year and got a i7 now, although I cant imagine a year with pentium 4 still over quad :P
#33
You mean you got i7 yourself last year?

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