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    Quote Originally Posted by Butters View Post
    In a machine costing that much I'd expect branded parts! Jeez for £1500 I could build an absolute monster of a machine!
    £1500 could buy you an entry level Alienware machine!

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    Sod Alienware! Give me a week and £1500 and I could destroy any rig they build in all performance areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    £1500 could buy you an entry level Alienware machine!
    And a few spare parts to keep the POS running for more than a few weeks

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    my alienware laptop was a bit of a dog before i upgraded it

    Mind you , it was the m15x laptop with the old school i7. ( £1200 after a ton of discounts i applied)

    The alienware m15x default graphics card was a pig and i had it replaced under warrenty which made it worse , so decided to buy a better one ! at a cost of £400 off of ebay ! , think it was a 460m or somthing.. mind you it was just released .

    Also replaced the processor with the i7 extreme edition 920xm

    replaced the HDD with a SSD , and took out the DVD and put in another HDD caddy

    also upgraded the ram to 8gb

    After all that !! it felt ok but not great !

    I still prefer my core 2 quad core extreme system at home , 8gb ddr2 2x 1tb HDD's , GTX 260 . All home made and still runs great after many years .

    Build your self , you know what your getting ! with a large budget you can get some great stuff !

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    Well I've just finished building:

    Core i7 2600K 3.40GHz overclocked @ 4.30GHz
    16GB Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3
    Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P motherboard
    Gainward GTX 580
    64GB Corsair SSD
    750w Corsair TX modular PSU
    Fractal Design midi tower case

    Planning on it lasting me 5/8 years, as my old one was built 2003ish and lasted up until a few weeks ago before I just couldn't bear running any more games on the lowest res possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    Well I've just finished building:

    Core i7 2600K 3.40GHz overclocked @ 4.30GHz
    16GB Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3
    Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P motherboard
    Gainward GTX 580
    64GB Corsair SSD
    750w Corsair TX modular PSU
    Fractal Design midi tower case

    Planning on it lasting me 5/8 years, as my old one was built 2003ish and lasted up until a few weeks ago before I just couldn't bear running any more games on the lowest res possible
    Looks like a very good machine. How is that GTX 580 serving you? I've just ordered one in my new machine. I've got a 24inch monitor so I will be running games like BF3 and Witcher 2 at a high resolution so i'm hoping for some excellent frame rates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech1 View Post
    Looks like a very good machine. How is that GTX 580 serving you? I've just ordered one in my new machine. I've got a 24inch monitor so I will be running games like BF3 and Witcher 2 at a high resolution so i'm hoping for some excellent frame rates.
    I've got a EVGA SC 580GTX on BF3 on Ultra I'm getting about 45-55FPS! it does look sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rush_tech View Post
    I've got a EVGA SC 580GTX on BF3 on Ultra I'm getting about 45-55FPS! it does look sweet!
    Excellent. Well BF3 will be the first game i'll be trying out when the new PC arrives. As i've ordered an Intel k Processor I get BF3 for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech1 View Post
    Looks like a very good machine. How is that GTX 580 serving you? I've just ordered one in my new machine. I've got a 24inch monitor so I will be running games like BF3 and Witcher 2 at a high resolution so i'm hoping for some excellent frame rates.
    Apart from the noise it creates (I previously had a silent 8800GTS) it's great. BF3 was set to ultra or whatever the highest was and I noticed no slowdown. Don't know official FPS but lets face it, as long as it doesn't stutter would you notice the diff between 40 and 45fps?
    I've also had Dead Island and GTA4 at full res, and GTA4 with the ENB graphical addons and still at no slowdown (I think GTA4 also had full AA on)
    I thank ZeroHour for his recommendation of it

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    Fantastic, looks like I made the right choice in getting the 580 then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    Well I've just finished building:

    Core i7 2600K 3.40GHz overclocked @ 4.30GHz
    16GB Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3
    Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P motherboard
    Gainward GTX 580
    64GB Corsair SSD
    750w Corsair TX modular PSU
    Fractal Design midi tower case

    Planning on it lasting me 5/8 years, as my old one was built 2003ish and lasted up until a few weeks ago before I just couldn't bear running any more games on the lowest res possible
    Mind if I ask how much it came to in the end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SC92 View Post
    Cheap Laptops, Computers and Cheap LCD TVs | Ebuyer.com

    Usually buy all my parts from there - never once had a problem!
    +1 for Ebuyer

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    If I was some limp dick, ICT teacher type expert who wanted a new computer and didn't want to build it myself and get one pre-built ...... I wouldn't admit to it and go to PCWorld like everyone else.

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    Used Overclockers for my computer and home and don't have any complaints about their service. Their postage prices aren't cheap, but if you become a regular on their forum you qualify for free postage.

    I've also used Scan and Novatech without issues too.

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