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Old 22-05-13, 11:03 AM
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OC3D Recommended System Builds

We're often asked what specifications we would recommend, so we've specced three systems to suit all pockets.





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Old 22-05-13, 11:09 AM
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Hey Tom,

I visit this Dutch tech site where they do stuff like this monthly. I'm not asking you to do that, but since new hardware comes out all the time, maybe you guys can do this more often for those in need?

I personally think you left too big a gap between the first two though. You went from a 200r to a full tower, from a stock cooler to an H100i and from a low end card like the 650 Ti to a high-end 7950.

Other than that those are some nice builds.
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Old 22-05-13, 11:23 AM
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Hey Tom,

I visit this Dutch tech site where they do stuff like this monthly. I'm not asking you to do that, but since new hardware comes out all the time, maybe you guys can do this more often for those in need?

I personally think you left too big a gap between the first two though. You went from a 200r to a full tower, from a stock cooler to an H100i and from a low end card like the 650 Ti to a high-end 7950.

Other than that those are some nice builds.

Plans are a big update each quarter matey, no doubt we will update this again in a month or so


I dont think we left a gap really, you can buy a lot with an extra £500. Youll notice even the cheap rig had an SSD but the point was with that CPU it wont get hot so that cooler wont be loud. End of the day you cant have everything when you have to stick to a set budget so we chose what we deemed to be most important. All the rigs were designed to be able to be upgraded
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Old 22-05-13, 11:27 AM
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What a top idea well done
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can i ask why you picked the AMD A8-5600K over the FX-6300?
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Old 22-05-13, 11:36 AM
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can i ask why you picked the AMD A8-5600K over the FX-6300?
Price.
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Old 22-05-13, 11:38 AM
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Price.
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Plans are a big update each quarter matey, no doubt we will update this again in a month or so


I dont think we left a gap really, you can buy a lot with an extra £500. Youll notice even the cheap rig had an SSD but the point was with that CPU it wont get hot so that cooler wont be loud. End of the day you cant have everything when you have to stick to a set budget so we chose what we deemed to be most important. All the rigs were designed to be able to be upgraded
Good point, but maybe it would be a good idea to add the extra pricepoint of 750 pounds next time? And is this really what you guys talk about in pubs?
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Old 22-05-13, 12:05 PM
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Always the option instead of the A8-5600K getting the Athlon X4 750K for around a tenner less http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=CP-330-AM

It's just the APU sans the iGPU.
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Surprised not to see a Tahiti LE in the Rocky build! Then again, I'd also go for a beefy 7950 myself...
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