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OK, so given that:

Planning to throw in another GFX card after a couple weeks to sli, and another identical HDD dedicated to college work. This should be running through a 24" screen putting out 1920x1080(p).

I've decided to scrap the sli scheme. Firstly because, I've realised after quite a while that the board I'm after doesn't support Sli, which is fine if I had the cash right now to buy a really high end Nvidia card, but I don't. So i reckon I'm going inbetween the pricepoint of 1 and 2 460's and going for a decently specced 5870.

Most of the other stuff remains unchanged, going for a thermaltake frio CPU cooler, still on corsair dominator, but a slightly different kit, and that's pretty much it.

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Glad you went for the ATi, trust me you won't be sorry.


Plus 2 460s was just asking to produce a shitload of heat.

Build starts around 14th August, should end around the start of October.

Why would it take you a month and a half to build a computer?

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Edit: Because i have the best/worst job in the world and i work liek 42 hours a week (£6/ph), upgrades have been made. Such as a hex core AMD, moar RAM, SSD, a new 24" 1080p LED Monitor, and a coolermaster HAFX case. Which btw is friggin' hueg (comes with wheels supplied :D)

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Well, my student loans grants me like £900 at the start of each school term, so I'm using some of that to boost the fund. Total build with new TV, Speakers etc, Keyboard, Mouse, and all that jazz comes in at £1700, so anything over £800 I earn is money back in my pocket in September.

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Good news everyone!

Well, bad.

So i got my student loan. Ordered £1200 worth of stuff off the net, and got my card cancelled for 'suspicious activity'. Motherfucker. Anyhow... here's the final specs revision.

CPU: AMD Phenom II AM3 X6 3.2GhZ

- Thermaltake Frio dual fan HSF

RAM: 8Gb Corsair Dominator GT (4x2Gb)

SSD (OS): Crucial RealSSD 64Gb C300

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1Tb [x2]

GFX: Nvidia/ASUS GTX470 1280Mb

PSU: XFX 750w NLG9 Black Edition

CASE: Coolermaster HAF-X 942

MOBO: Asus Crosshair IV Formula ATX

OPTICAL: Samsung BluRay/Combo Player

SOUND: Creative X-Fi Pro 7.1 Surround

OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Monitor: BenQ 1920x1080p HD | HDMI LCD

Mouse: Coolermaster Sentinel Advance

Keyboard: Saitek Cyborg V.5

Already got a few bits that made it through before the bank got paranoid. (Case, HSF, Keyboard, Mouse)

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