Gaming PC: £2000 - £2500
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Category: Pre-sales Queries & Buying Advice
Forum Name: Build & Compatibility Questions
Forum Discription: Not sure what components to choose? Post here for expert advice
Printed Date: 25/May/2013 at 06:30
Topic: Gaming PC: £2000 - £2500
Posted By: Ahlecks
Subject: Gaming PC: £2000 - £2500
Date Posted: 26/May/2012 at 20:15
I purchased a machine from here about 3-4 years back and am looking forward to purchasing my next one.
I'm actually posting here for advice, I have a budget of around £2000 - £2500 (I don't mind if it goes a little beyond the £2500) and I'm hoping that maybe I could get some advice on a build.
The system will be used primarily for gaming, however I am also a Multimedia student about to start specialising in 3D Modelling and Animation, so a nice reduction of rendering times would be nice. :]
- I don't need a monitor, however if I'm able to get an upgrade from a 24" monitor within the budget then I wouldn't mind.
- I would like to have Windows 7 Professional worked in with the budget if the system is over 4GB of ram.
- I do prefer AMD graphics cards, however I wouldn't be fussed if you suggested an nvidea, if of course it is the better option.
- I would like 1 SSD and 1 relatively large standard Hard drive.
- I'd like it to also include a nice sound card.
Thank you very much in advanced for helping out!
Posted By: azza1991
Date Posted: 26/May/2012 at 20:33
*rubs hands* i like big budgets!
Have a look at this:
Comes in just over £2500 but only cause i selected some 5.1 speakers, manages to get everything in there that you wanted and even dual gfx cards, i know you like AMD but Nvidias new top end 600 series are just blowing the pants off people at the moment. Put an i7 in to help with multimedia stuff with the hypertheading (hopfully your apps use it!) Bumping up the RAM could help with Very large files.
EDIT: CrossFire AMD set up:
Posted By: Ahlecks
Date Posted: 27/May/2012 at 17:03
Hey azza, sorry for such a late response, I'm packing a lot of my things to move back home tomorrow :]
The spec you've given me is very nice, I've made a few changes, I added more RAM and changed the speakers(Don't really like speakers very much) + Monitor(I think 1920x1080 is a weird resolution for a 27" screen, but that's just my preference!)
I've also included a Blackwidow ultimate mechanical keyboard, mainly because I wanted to see why mechanical keyboards have become popular among my friends!
I have a question though, is water cooling the only real option for this setup? or can I use an air cooled system? I've heard it requires a bit more maintenance than an Air cooling system, which I'm okay with but it's worth checking.
I wont be ordering this just yet as I want to move back home nicely first, and I'm also interested to see if anyone has another build, but personally I'm thinking this one might be a winner :]
Posted By: azza1991
Date Posted: 27/May/2012 at 17:19
No worries pal im a student myself so i know the panic of making sure you have everything before you go home!
Fair enough on the changes, with SLI or XFire on either of the set ups you should be able to run much higher resolutions anyways! Yeah ive never understood the fad for mechanical keyboards so you'll have to let us know how you get on with that!
IMO its the best option for your system as it will keep your CPU cooler and cooler for longer than an air cooler. It will require exactly the same maintenance as air coolers you just need to give the radiator a blast with an air can just like the air coolers, the only aditional thing you need to do with watercooling is top it up every year or so but that just requires opening up the fill port on the the reseviour and pouring in a bit of de-icer or something, no special skills or tricks needed. Common miss conception with watercooling in my opinion.
Yeah Cyber_tech might have some opinions on it come monday so always best to wait for his critique as hes the pro at this!
Good luck with getting everything back home! and check your cupboards i left loads of socks behind last year...
Posted By: Ellz
Date Posted: 28/May/2012 at 10:38
Just pulled the trigger on #433020 .. pretty much on the mark but you can always add more memory (not really req'd) or add a second graphics card in to the mix. Take a look and see what you think ...
Posted By: Cyber_Tech
Date Posted: 28/May/2012 at 10:49
Looks pretty good!
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