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Old 20-05-10, 08:17 AM
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System Spec Advice for a newbie!

Hi All,

I want to put together a system mainly that I will be using for video editing, some games, normal stuff (using internet, word etc). I am also looking to overclock it.

The spec I have got together so far is:

processor - Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping (my understanding this is better value for money as I can overclock it better than others)

motherboard - Asus RAMPAGE III EXTREME

any recomendations for the case, power supply, video card? I am looking for a top spec system.

Thanks,

Leo

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Old 20-05-10, 08:57 AM
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Power supply, I'd say go Corsair and probably one of the modular HX series. They make top notch ones and depending on wattage you can get up to a huge 7 year warranty.
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Old 20-05-10, 09:25 AM
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A good bit of info would be a budget tbh fella. The RE3 is actually overkill unless you are actually planning on raping your processors pink bits.
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Old 20-05-10, 09:41 AM
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A good bit of info would be a budget tbh fella. The RE3 is actually overkill unless you are actually planning on raping your processors pink bits.
Any suggestions? I looked at the rampage II but the price difference is nominal. Plus since I am new to overclocking I wanted something that would make it easier to do. Also, want a motherboard which i wouldnt have to replace for a while.
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Old 20-05-10, 09:48 AM
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Power supply, I'd say go Corsair and probably one of the modular HX series. They make top notch ones and depending on wattage you can get up to a huge 7 year warranty.
Thanks, I will have a look into this
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The RE3 wont make first time overclocking any easier than most motherboards. If anything the ammount of things for you to play with and get wrong will probably make it harder dude. Most important thing tbh is to hear what your budget is?
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Old 20-05-10, 10:07 AM
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The RE3 wont make first time overclocking any easier than most motherboards. If anything the ammount of things for you to play with and get wrong will probably make it harder dude. Most important thing tbh is to hear what your budget is?
Hi, sure. I want a system which will last me a long time and enable me to do HD video editing without a problem. Budget is approx £1000 for whole system.
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Old 20-05-10, 10:35 AM
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If you only have £1000 then you deffo dont want the RE3 as thats like £300 on its own dude.

RE3 = £300

930 = £200

Ram = £150+

PSU = £150+

GPU = £250+ (5850)

Thats £1050 already
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As my budget for my build was also round £1000, I ended up going for ~£130 Corsair HX850W (7 year warranty, max output of ~1KW) and Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R as it has good bang for buck as far as overclocking goes and it's only ~£150. *EDIT* And it has Sata6 and USB3 so pretty future proof too.

GPU-wise as you'd need some expensive WC to go NVidia atm, Tom's right, ATi is deffo the way to go especially if you can squeeze out the extra for a 5870 with careful budgeting.
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Old 20-05-10, 01:23 PM
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Hi, thanks both for your replies!

If I pushed my budget to £1300 - (if worth it will go to £1500) total for everything, could you please with your knowledge give me an idea of which processor (i7 920?), motherboard, video card etc i should get.

I just spent a bit of money on a HD video camera, i want to ensure it will be able to handle HD editing. Plus as mentioned before i want it to be future proof. Prefer to spend a bit more on components you prob wouldnt replace often e.g. motherboard.

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