£1100 Gaming Build

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  1. yasamoka

    yasamoka Ancient Guru

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    I'd overkill on anything but the motherboard.

    Some motherboards have features that like to stand out and show you they're there, but the main function of a motherboard is to run well in the background. Meaning, you shouldn't feel like you have a motherboard :D if you get what I mean. Think of it as a bunch of wires, and those wires have to be reliable enough for everyday use and some moderate, non-world-record-breaking overclocking.

    At least, that's how I see it. And if I were going Ivy Bridge now, I'd stick with the Z77-UD5H or ASRock Z77 Extreme4 or similar, especially if I were certain I wouldn't run more than 2 graphics cards (and I am), at which point I'd have to be looking at X79 anyways, honestly.
     
  2. Deathchild

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    Yeah exactly your rig is pretty perfect now.
     
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    Yeaah i know, its just me seeing something as amazing as the sabertooth and wanting it :p
     
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  5. Poulter

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    Looks awesome :D I can't wait to have all this setup, as much as i love the look of that mobo, i'm still sorely tempted to go for the sabertooth :p
    Plus no need to get the fan controller thats another 15 quid, so its only really 50-60 pounds different :p
     
  6. Deathchild

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    Yeah.. but that's a lot you pay for.. almost nothing. Trust me don't put anymore money on the mobo, that Z77X-D3H will do. :D

    Yasa put it in better words - you just need a good mobo that's running in the background, nothing else. Unless you want it for the looks, which you do.. but that's irrational man! Come on. :D Save the money. :D
     
  7. Poulter

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    Fiiine :( No sabertooth for me
     
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    :D You can get it if you want to, I'm just saying, it's not worth it.
     
  9. Poulter

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    No, i guess you're right... I'll see on the day how it goes. will 8gb of ram be enough? and 1600mhz will be fine, as there's no noticeable difference between it and 2000mhz?
     
  10. thatguy91

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    It depends on what you are doing. For some things, there is noticeable difference :) It all comes down to cost.
     

  11. Poulter

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    Well I would like it to be around £60 and used for fps/mmo gaming and creo cd modelling :)
     
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    I haven't heard of creo cd, but anything that involves a lot of memory use, which that sounds like it does, will benefit from the faster memory.

    Games that don't use a lot of memory (in terms of amount, and required read/writes) won't benefit from the faster memory. CPU physics does slightly (apparently), as does OpenCL based stuff. Future games will probably benefit from faster memory, that is, those ported over from 'Xbox Next', since they will have a much higher memory utilisation.
     
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    Yeah my bad, i meant Creo 3d, its an Engineering/designing modelling system. And i might go grab some of the memory you posted below, its only 10 quid more for a higher speed :D
     
  15. Poulter

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    Keyboard arrived today!! Got to love those £12 Razor black widow ultimate 2013 editions :p
    Although now i'm just staring at a box waiting to order the rest of it -_-
    Are there any guides you guys would recommend for overclocking the Sapphire Vapor-x 7950 or is it a case of just asking you guys for the help when i get it? :p
    I found one on overclockers3d for overclocking a CPU :D
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-...5-gpu-900mhz-1792-cores-dp-2x-dvi-hdmi-pluscr
    Vapor-x is better than this card correct?
    EDIT: Ignore about the asus card, just looked it up and people don't seem to be impressed
     
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  16. Poulter

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    Slight problem i need help with, the 550W version on there... is no longer 550w, they changed it to 450w, which PSU to go for now? The 620W pse that is also recommended does not come with 2x8 pin pci-e connections, which i need for the gpu :D
     
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  18. Poulter

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    Yeah that seems pretty ok, read up some reviews on it.
     
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