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- - By brentlygen (*) Date 2012-05-12 09:37
Hi there, I have recently decided to buy my own components to build a PC. I have a £1500 budget and while i can build a computer
I have no idea what components i will need to match every other to ensure i have the best set up.
It will be a gaming rig, but i would also like it to be reasonably powerful enough to also analyze some chess games at a high level.
It will only be used for gaming and analyzing (web browsing and downloading etc. i will be doing on another computer).
So a decent sound card and graphics card to deal with some of the gaming aspects.
But more than anything, i would like it to be extremely powerful, and efficient. What components would you recommend?
As in processors, motherboard, cooling system etc etc to get the most from my budget.
(I wont be needing a monitor/keyboard/mouse included in the budget as i have those.)
Parent - - By Barnard (Bronze) Date 2012-05-12 12:17
ask him,he is an expert ( Arrière Pensée )
Parent - - By brentlygen (*) Date 2012-05-12 23:17
Ok thanks i will
Parent - By Barnard (Bronze) Date 2012-05-12 23:18
you are wellcome
Parent - By RFK (Gold) Date 2012-05-13 22:05 Edited 2012-05-13 22:10
Here is my expert help - This forum has in its archive a litany of threads re: requests for info on computer builds and processor info -  Benchmarks. No kidding. Lots of members have been looking at data on cases, power supplies, processors, cooling systems. et al. It just takes some research skill to find the answers you are looking for and there are a great many folks here who are willing to help you in your quest.
I can be nothing more in a lot of respects than a librarian to help you sift through and bring this data to the fore. But it is you that needs to evaluate and decide what it is you want to put into your build.

Addendum:

There are a great many here who put the data into the archives that if they are willing can come forward and offer their assistance as well.
Parent - By RFK (Gold) Date 2012-05-13 22:15
You need to specify what processor (s) you are interested in?
That would be a good start.

Start Here

Then pose questions about the ones you are interested in.
Parent - By RFK (Gold) Date 2012-05-13 22:18
When you have decided on the processor -you're going to need a motherboard! :yell: leave me out of that one. :grin:
Parent - By RFK (Gold) Date 2012-05-13 22:35 Edited 2012-05-13 22:57
P.S

On that Benchmark chart check out the Video Card Benchmarks and look at the card I pointed out in PM. GTX 670! Or, the newer GTX 680...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121626

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130783

Hopefully these cards have no outstanding performance issues. Sometimes it is better to wait and let others test the waters.
Parent - By RFK (Gold) Date 2012-05-13 22:55
As far as sound card- I'd say -see what you get for a mobo - the on board sound I got for the sabertooth was decent. My old speaker system is 7-1 creative champion platinum -or something like that -its 4 years old but does the job. The only draw back is on the sabertooth it takes 4 jacks to make a 7-1 hookup where on the creative it takes 3. so I only get 5-1 after some manipulation. My point is you might want to go with on board audio and just buy a decent speaker system.
Parent - By RFK (Gold) Date 2012-05-13 23:04
Like I stated in PM for a cooling system some swear by the pre-fab liquid cooling kits like the Corsair H100-

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181017&Tpk=corsair%20h100

Otherwise there are sites where you can build a custom water cooling system-

I'd recommend for that Sidewinder computer

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/
Parent - By RFK (Gold) Date 2012-05-13 23:06
Like I stated in PM for a cooling system some swear by the pre-fab liquid cooling kits like the Corsair H100-

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181017&Tpk=corsair%20h100

Otherwise there are sites where you can build a custom water cooling system-

I'd recommend for that Sidewinder computer

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/

For air cooling

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l1/g40/Air_Cooling.html
Parent - - By Pia (****) Date 2012-05-15 04:49
My advise is to have as quiet system as possible.
If computer is too noisy, you won't like it work hard
in chess analysis or 3D gaming anyways.
Parent - - By Ray (****) Date 2012-05-15 05:14
Very good advice !
Parent - By Uly (Gold) Date 2012-05-15 09:22
Yes, one thing I love about my computer is that it's very quiet, I think that's worth the lost 0.07Ghz (I'm too coward to OC it...)
Parent - - By Banned for Life (Gold) Date 2012-05-15 07:08
If you have enough noisy women in your house, you won't even notice the noisy computers! :lol:
Parent - By Master Om (Bronze) Date 2012-05-16 17:03
:yell:
Parent - By M ANSARI (*****) Date 2012-05-16 17:12
Very true, that is why I love water cooling.  I have my now very old Skulltrail running 8 cores at 4 Ghz for what must be like 3 years now.  It is whisper quiet and I have to sometimes check to see if the computer is on or on standby .... when you have to do that you know your systems is quiet.  I don't think that this type of performance at that decibel level is possible unless you do water cooling.
Parent - By brentlygen (*) Date 2012-05-19 08:04
lol thanks for the advice, but im almost completely deaf so im sure noise wont be an issue :D
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