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    Started a wish list on newegg, thought id paste a link see what your thoughts are...
    https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/P...umber=30016986
    However I may wait til Nvidia relese the Pascal gp100 gfx card and water block it. However release date is unknown and could be anywhere from 2nd to 4th quarter. Maybe better to build the pc now and upgrade to the Pascal when prices settle and specs that should be released at the April conferance http://www.gputechconf.com/ .

  • #2
    my thoughts are - how much?

    i have no idea about components now but i know it will be quick

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    • #3
      hijack thread alert

      anyone want to give me an idea of what components i should be looking for for a new PC, not upgraded for about 5 years so don't really know what is the spec. i am guessing an intel i7 cpu but after that who knows? i will have about £1k when my bonus comes through at the end of May.

      thanks

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      • #4
        Will have a look when I get 5 mins

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        • #5
          ok, this is what i will order in a couple of days unless anyone has a better option. difference in building myself and getting novatech to do is just under £100 so i will get them to do it as it will be much neater and will have a warranty

          Phanteks Eclipse P400S Silent Black Mid Tower Case
          ASUS Z170-E Intel Z170 (Socket 1151) Motherboard
          Intel 6th Gen Quad Core I7 6700K 4.0GHz
          Arctic Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler
          Corsair Vengeance LPX Black 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-25600 3200MHz Dual Channel Kit
          AMD Radeon R9 390 8GB GDDR5
          Kingston SSDNOW V300 240GB SSD
          Seagate Barracude 2TB 64MB Hard Drive
          24x DVD Writer
          Cooler Master GM Series G750M ATX Power Supply

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          • #6
            Nice. What sort of ££'s will that lot come to? I'd get Nvidia (But that's just me!).

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            • #7
              not had Nvidia since 1990!! just over 1100 of your english pounds

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              • #8
                Does anyone still use dvd writters, havent had a cd/dvd drive for many a year in my cases, save the dollar unless you realy need one.

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                • #9
                  was going to but no option to discard, need it to load win7 anyway as that is on dvd

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                  • #10
                    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9585/...all-windows-7/

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                    • #11
                      case doesn't support optical drive so they are giving me an external dvd.

                      this will also make you smile as i downloaded 3DMark and PCMark and tested my current system.
                      3DMark Score
                      1 733 with ATI Radeon HD 5770(1x) and Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q9300
                      Graphics Score 1 813
                      Physics Score 4 253
                      Combined Score 781

                      for comparison:

                      4K gaming PC - 17805
                      Gaming PC (HTC Vive/Oculus Rift minimum spec) - 9271
                      Gaming laptop (2013) - 3364
                      This score - 1733
                      Notebook - 1479
                      Office PC (2013) - 520

                      so for gaming i am just slightly better than a notebook!!!!

                      PCMark Score
                      2 328 with ATI Radeon HD 5770(1x) and Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q9300

                      for comparison

                      4K gaming PC - 4198
                      Gaming PC (HTC Vive/Oculus Rift minimum spec) - 3785
                      Notebook - 2465
                      This score - 2328
                      Gaming laptop (2013) - 1865
                      Office PC (2013) - 1849

                      so for general usage my system is worse than a notebook!

                      i will also test the new one next week and post those results.

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                      • #12
                        Amd graphics card??? Bad soup but other than that nice

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                        • #13
                          Be intereasting to see the new pc benchmark, I would be quite confident that you will beat your current PC lol

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                          • #14
                            If your going AMD card and you have a little bit of patience wait for the RX480. It will be released at 29 june, reports say the cards are being stocked so it is not a paper launch. Estimated performance will be around R390X and GTX980. Introduction price 200 dollars (with taxes) which means 170 pound (including taxes) or 220 euros.
                            I am looking at it to replace my old HD6970.

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