High Performance PC

    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.


    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" 29th Apr 2011

    Original Poster

    How does the i7 2600k compare to the 950?

    How difficult was it to build?

    Also you only got 6gb ram there?

    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

    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

    Original Poster


    The 2600k is a fair bit better than the 950. But you can easily build a … 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?

    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…535…185…GLE
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