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Cream
02-16-09, 05:53 PM
Planing on a new P.C. in the next month or so, To fit in nicely with my Birthday :)

looking at getting an i7 system just to future proof me for a while

looked at a couple of places so far.
www.overclockers.co.uk

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS-025-OE&groupid=43&catid=1270&subcat=

and http://www.scan.co.uk/

http://3xs.scan.co.uk/ConfigureSystem.asp?SystemID=880

Not finalised exactly what I want, namely the graphics card...

was thinking probably a GTX 285 or HD4870 X2.
6 gig of memory
was thinking of getting a fairly plain case, as I have a mate who custom paints things.
www.chaos5customs.co.uk ( I love that joker spray job)


I'm only using a 22" samsung at the moment, but you never know an upgrade may just appear via the post man at some point, plus I have a 1080p 42" plasma that may get used at some point :)

Does anyone know of any other retailers that build decent custom systems.
Also any fine tuning of system would be appreciated.

Mr_LoL
02-16-09, 11:33 PM
Are you buying the whole system or parts and building it yourself. If buying parts I recommend www.ebuyer.com.

Cream
02-17-09, 04:03 AM
Are you buying the whole system or parts and building it yourself. If buying parts I recommend www.ebuyer.com.


I'm looking at buying a system.
I'll be putting it throught the books of my company, So it's easier if it just one transaction with out any obvious gaming extras :D

wysiwyg
02-17-09, 07:26 AM
id recomend overclockers for buying parts

dont ever buy a pre built system, build yourself for better value and get the exact parts u want

Cream
02-17-09, 12:18 PM
id recomend overclockers for buying parts

dont ever buy a pre built system, build yourself for better value and get the exact parts u want

I know what your saying about buying separates. It's what I have done in the past.
But because I'm going to be claiming it as a business P.C. it will be a lot less mess just to buy a pre built system. Plus then I can claim the V.A.T. back, and don't need to pay tax or National insurance on the system. Making an over all saving of about 50% so a few quid save by making it myself TBH isn't worth the messing around. Plus I'm that far out of the loop with modern P.C.s it would take a lot of research to make sure I got the perfect system.


This is the system I'm thinking of getting

- Intel Core i7 920 2.66Ghz @ 3.33Ghz OVERCLOCKED (Nehalem) (Socket LGA1366)
- Coolmaster RC-1000
- Vista home prem. 64 bit
- Asus P6T Deluxe "OC Palm Edition" Intel X58 (Socket 1366) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard
- Kingston 6GB PC3-14400C8 HyperX Intel XMP 1800C8 (3x1GB) Triple Channel DDR3
- Akasa AK-967 Nero Direct Contact Heatpipe CPU Cooler
- GTX 285 or 4870 x 2
- 2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB SATA-II 32MB Cache in RAID 0 Configuration
- LG GH22NS40 22x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Black)
- Corsair TX 650W ATX2.2 SLI Compliant PSU
- Arctic Silver 5 Heatsink compound professionally hand installed by our technicians
- 1yr Onsite Collect & Return Warranty (Can collect from any address (UK Mainland ONLY) and same day collection possible if requested before 11am)



bold are options

GTX option comes in at £1951.40 inc vat.
which is effectively around £1000 after I've wangled all the tax's back.

XDanger
02-17-09, 01:40 PM
Can you wait until the Windows 7 ticket thing comes into action? Not sure when that would be though.

This is what I'd spend my 2G's on if I had it ,Maybe...
http://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/system/Gamer_Infinity_i7_Hydra/

I know nothing of pre built PC's


Thats some good wangling btw

Logical
02-17-09, 01:55 PM
Scan is by far the best uk store, the customer support and 10 day take back with no quibbles along with the prices are unbeatable....

I wish i could say the same for OverclockersUK but i can't......

XDanger
02-17-09, 02:04 PM
SCAN never have enough of whatever I need at the time but they are well rated by everyone.

Cream
02-17-09, 05:28 PM
Scan is by far the best uk store, the customer support and 10 day take back with no quibbles along with the prices are unbeatable....

I wish i could say the same for OverclockersUK but i can't......


Hmmm leaning towards Scan now, If for no other reason that they are fairly local to me, about 35 miles.
I was thinking it was down south, but I was thinking of Novatech. Doh.


it's about the same price as overclockers but with a few extras,
blue-ray/HDdvd reader (OC's is just a dvd writer)
Creative X-Fi Titanium (OC's is just on board)
Scan Black Floppy Disk & Internal Combo All in 1 Card Reader (need a floppy reader for work)
1000W Corsair HX Series Modular ( OC's is 650)

£2,037.03
which is only £80 more, Sounds a lot extra for the extra money.

Cream
03-03-09, 01:12 PM
New P.C. ordered probably this Friday from www.scan.co.uk

Intel i7 920, O/C 20%
6GB (3x2GB) Corsair Dominator DDR3, PC3-12800 (1600) CAS 8-8-8-24
1GB XFX GTX 285 Black
Coolermaster RC-1000 Cosmos - Silent Aluminium Full Tower Case
1000W Corsair HX Series Modular PSU
2x 500 GB Samsung Spinpoint F1, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache
LG GGC-H20L - Super Multi DVD Writer & Blu-Ray + HD-ROM Reader
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64Bit

£1,940.77


COMMENTS.........



Should keep me amused for a while, and I always have the option to go SLi.
plus having 3 PCi-E x16 slots I could always add a 3rd card as a physics.

Going to go with onboard sound, as I can never turn my P.C. up anyway.

As a bit of a newbie question..
How does sound get processed when using a T.V. and HDMi? do the new graphics cards have a sound chip onboard? I assume you don't have to send the sound separately?

wysiwyg
03-03-09, 01:41 PM
could have been built by me / yourself a lot cheaper

Cream
03-03-09, 02:02 PM
could have been built by me / yourself a lot cheaper

I don't have the time/inclination to do it myself, plus as I posted earlier in the thread, I'm buying this as a P.C. for work and it's a lot easier to justify it in the books if it's just bought as a single unit.

Cream
03-06-09, 03:11 PM
Well system ordered :super:
With a couple of little changes

Coolermaster RC-1000 Cosmos - Silent Aluminium Full Tower Case
Intel i7 920, O/C 20%
6GB (3x2GB) Corsair Dominator DDR3, PC3-12800 (1600) CAS 8-8-8-24
1GB BFG Tech GTX 285 OCX graphics card as they come with a life time warranty :dance:
1000W Corsair HX Series Modular PSU
500 GB Samsung Spinpoint F1, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache
30GB solid state OCZ Core Series V2 SSD :cool3:
LG GGC-H20L - Super Multi DVD Writer & Blu-Ray + HD-ROM Reader
SteelSeries SP Gaming Mouse Mat


Just have to wait up to 2 weeks for them to make it :(

can't wait (nana2)(nana2)(nana2)(nana2)

Cream
03-08-09, 01:40 PM
God the wait is unbearable, It's only been a couple of days and the wife's getting the divorce papers out already. Thank God I'm back at work tomorrow to take my mind off it..

Cream
03-21-09, 08:57 PM
Now got my new P.C. See sig below.
WOW it's bloody fantastic. The solid state hard drive is blisteringly fast, wish I'd had the money to get a bigger one. Guess I'll just have to save up for a second one :D

Only tried three games so far, all at 1680x1050
GRID, COD4 and Crysis all can be maxed out without effort.

System is great looking and really well put together. Only thing they (SCAN) got wrong is that the system was meant to be O/C 20% which they didn't do. I know I could do it myself, but I don't want to effect the 2 year warranty in any shape or form. SO they have been contacted, hopfully they will sort that out sharpish.


Quick pic for now until I get something better sorted.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Creamuk/PICT0005-1.jpg