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Standard User TheBaron
(knowledge is power) Sat 14-Jan-12 22:41:03
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New PC


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Comments on this spec please from Ebuyer.

I'm impatient so require fast boot, so SSD is main disk, other storage on NAS drive on network.

Main usage just Email/Web/and light gaming, not hard core, although may get back into BF3 having been retired since my BF1942/Vietnam/BF2/Special forces days a few years ago.

Tend to keep a PC without upgrading for 3-4 years now so want it too last.

Corsair 120GB Force 3 SSD 2.5" SATA-III 6Gb/s Read = 550MB/s, Write = 510MB/s
Asus P8Z68-V PRO Z68 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard
Intel Core i7 2600k 3.4GHz Socket 1155 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 1.5V Non-ECC Unbuffered
Coolermaster Silencio 550 with GX 550W PSU
Samsung SH-222AB 22x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black
Xenta Serial ATA 2.0 to Right Angle SATA 7-pin Cable (Red) 61cm / 24"
Gigabyte GTX 560 OC Edition 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card

cost circa £800 Windows/Office extra but can get student prices

Thanks

O2 LLU Premium 20MB + O2 Wireless II or DG834GT

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sun 15-Jan-12 01:12:29
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Hi, i have that motherboard, its brilliant, however i would suggest a more powerful PSU at least a 850watt 80+ bronze certified as capacitor aging will stick it to you after a year, i have G-Skill RIPJAW ram same specs, also good. as for CPU i7s are overly expensive and for your needs would be a waste of money. here are my specs i play BF3 max settings @1920x1080

ASUS P8Z68 VPRO
Intel i5-2500K @ 4.3hz using Zalman CNPS9900 cooler as stock is poop
G-Skill RIPJAWS DDR3 1600 8GB kit
2 x HD6870 in crossfire mode
iCute 1000watt PSU 80+ silver certified
Using a standard SATA 6/GBsec HDD boots to windows in 20 seconds on a 6 month old install full of [censored]. but the motherboard supports Hybrid HDD so you can use a SSD to boost your SATA speeds. which is very usefull.

In my opinion i7s are only good for 2 things, 1. Video editing, 2. Bragging rights,

I hope this has been helpful

JonasTone
Standard User john2007
(legend) Sun 15-Jan-12 14:40:16
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Impatient? Leave it on standby. Time to be available is time to type password!


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Standard User TheBaron
(knowledge is power) Sun 15-Jan-12 20:18:42
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Impatient? Leave it on standby. Time to be available is time to type password!



Hmmmm, may I'll try that first with a bit more RAM wink

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Standard User TheBaron
(knowledge is power) Sun 15-Jan-12 20:19:06
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Thanks.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 17-Jan-12 09:33:15
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In reply to a post by john2007:
Impatient? Leave it on standby. Time to be available is time to type password!



Hmmmm, may I'll try that first with a bit more RAM wink



I use standby most of the time, I turn my computer off about once a month and start afresh, but apart from that I always put it into standby mode. windows 7 is far better at doing it than Windows Xp.

Adrian

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