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Old 25-07-12, 06:36 PM
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Around £1500 for a build! Help me spend it!

So guys and girls its been 2 years and my http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=30155 has been providing much entertainment, but as with all things its time to move on. I have around £1500 to spend on a new system.

I don't need a monitor, mouse and mouse mat.

The idea is very powerful but quiet, but also as cheap as possible. If i don't need it, i don't want it, but i don't want to loose performance.

Main purpose for the system will be max settings gaming.

Water cooling would be nice, if possible.

Cheers.

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Looking at:

Corsair Obsidian 650D

Corsair HX 850W

Intel Core i5-2500

Noctua NH-D14-2011

Corsair Vengeance Blue 8GB (2x4GB DDR3 PC3-15000C9 1866MHz

Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD

Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB

LG CH10LS28 BD-ROM 10x BluRay ROM / DVDRW SATA-II Optical Drive

Asus Xonar D2X 7.1

4gb GTX 680 (Not SLI)

Roccat Isku

Corsair Vengeance 1500 Dolby 7.1

Thoughts?

Thanks.

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Old 25-07-12, 07:05 PM
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Why don't you opt for an IB system instead of Sandy? Price difference between the 2500k and 3570k is not very significant at all.

I would swap the Seagate for a WD, but that's just my personal opinion. There have been a few Seagate drives at my place of work that have failed. I've personally never used a Seagate drive, but I've read a lot of bad things about Seagate drives in general.
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Old 25-07-12, 07:14 PM
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Go for a gtx 670 over the 680 - save a lot of money for basically the same performance.

Also, I'd go for an AX650/750 if you arent doing SLI.
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Old 25-07-12, 08:10 PM
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As james said the 670 would be a better choice and unless you are using a multi monitor setup a 2gb version will be just fine
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Old 25-07-12, 08:54 PM
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As james said the 670 would be a better choice and unless you are using a multi monitor setup a 2gb version will be just fine
Well for example I've seen some screenshots of Skyrim modded using in excess of 1.9gb of Vram. I want this system to last at least 2 years with everything on max and currently 1gb isnt enough and 2gb clearly isn't enough.
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Old 25-07-12, 08:57 PM
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Yes but I bet that mod screenshot was taken whilst the pc was running a 4gb card, if the vram is there it will use it but trust me for single monitor gaming 2gb is more than enough
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Old 25-07-12, 08:58 PM
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The 2GB 670 will be sufficient.
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Old 25-07-12, 08:59 PM
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This is what i've come up with:

KFA2 GeForce GTX 680 EX OC 4096MB
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz
Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler
Corsair Obsidian 650D
Gigabyte Z77X-D3H Intel Z77
Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 650W V2
Corsair Vengeance 1500 Dolby 7.1
Roccat Isku Illuminated Gaming Keyboard
Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache
Asus Xonar DX 7.1 PCI-Express
Corsair Vengeance Blue 8GB (2x4Gb DDR3 PC3-15000C9 1866MHz Dual Channel Kit
LG CH10LS28 BD-ROM 10x BluRay ROM / DVDRW SATA-II Optical Drive

What about if i replaced the 4gb 680 with a 3gb 7970? Would save me £100, but would i get similar performances?
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Old 25-07-12, 09:01 PM
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As we said mate there is no reason to go with a 680 as a 670 is just as good but a lot cheaper
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Old 25-07-12, 09:01 PM
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....Why still the 680?
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