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Windows 7: Graphics Card/Onboard Graphics for Media Centre PC

04 Jun 2011   #111
Sheepdisease

Windows 7
 
 

So do you think this is a good choice of hardware?

What's wrong with my Corsair 620W HX Modular PSU?


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04 Jun 2011   #112
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

The only recommendation I would make is if you get the P67 board, might as well get the K version of the CPU.
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04 Jun 2011   #113
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sheepdisease View Post
So do you think this is a good choice of hardware?

What's wrong with my Corsair 620W HX Modular PSU?
Since it's not listed in your system specs, I had no idea it existed. It will work well.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
The only recommendation I would make is if you get the P67 board, might as well get the K version of the CPU.
I thought about that.. but this is primarily a media room machine, so the likelihood of overclocking is slim to none. Besides, that opens up a whole new can of worms with respect to cooling.
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04 Jun 2011   #114
cmd187

Debian Squeeze Stable 64-bit
 
 

No point getting H67 or P67 anymore. Go for Z68. Benefits of both platforms.
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05 Jun 2011   #115
Sheepdisease

Windows 7
 
 

Ah, the choices!


Aria

Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail 189.99
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD4 Intel Z68 (REV B3) Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard 129.99
8GB Patriot G2 Division 2 Edition (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 'SandyBridge' 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit 58.99
MSI ATI Radeon HD 6950 OC Twin FrozR III Power Edition 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card + FREE Stalker Call of Pripyat Game 177.38

Basket Total 556.35
Approx. Delivery 6.95
VAT 112.66
Total 675.96

Ebuyer

Asrock Z68 EXTREME4 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard 140.26
Intel Core i7 2600k 3.4GHz Socket 1155 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor 235.01
HIS HD 6950 IceQ X Turbo 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI Dual Mini DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card 214.98
Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz XMS3 Memory Kit CL9 1.65V 75.20
Cart total inc vat: 665.45

Dabs


Asus P6Z68-V PRO LGA1155 Intel Z68 DDR3 ATX (USB 3.0) 149.98 (Get Medal Of Honor: Buy & Mail duncsdeals@dabs.com Free)
Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40GHz LGA1155 8MB 244.32
Sapphire Technology ATI Radeon HD 6950 800MHz 2GB PCI-Express DVI + 2 x mDP 215.98
Corsair Memory 8GB (2x4GB) Vengeance Performance DDR3 1600MHz CL9 DIMM 79.99

Delivery (3.590kg) Free!
Total (inc VAT) 690.21

Overclockers UK

Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - OEM 227.99
MSI ATI Radeon HD 6950 OC Twin FrozR III Power Edition 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card with FREE DIRT3 Game 199.99
Corsair XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMX8GX3M2A1600C9) 65.99

Asus P8Z68-V PRO Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard 150.00

Sub Total: 536.64
Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
DPD Next Day Parcel
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping: 9.50
VAT is being charged at 20.00%
VAT: 109.23
Total: 655.37

Amazon UK


Sapphire 21188-00-40R HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Offered by boomdeal by SAPPHIRE 235.00

Asus P8Z68-V PRO Intel Z68 Motherboard Supports Socket for Intel 2nd Generation Core i7/ Core? i5/ Corei3 Processors ATX Featuring LucidLogix Virtu Technology by Asus 168.47

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit Offered by KOMPBAY by Corsair 68.50

Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Offered by KOMPBAY by Intel 219.89

Total: 714.70 (including delivery)
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05 Jun 2011   #116
Sheepdisease

Windows 7
 
 

After looking through these options, I am considering the following:

HIS HD 6950 IceQ X Turbo 2GB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDMI Dual Mini DisplayPort PCI-E Graphics Card 264775 15 in stock 214.98 214.98

Xenta Gold Plated V1.4 HDMI to HDMI Cable Black - 2 Metre 193821 15313 in stock 5.99 5.99 CABLE TIE PK 100 2.5MM X 100MM 235786 21 in stock 2.23 2.23

Cart total inc vat: 223.20

Intel Core i7 2600k 3.4GHz Socket 1155 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor 235.01 (Ebuyer)


Asus P6Z68-V PRO LGA1155 Intel Z68 DDR3 ATX (USB 3.0) 149.98 (Get Medal Of Honor: Buy & Mail duncsdeals@dabs.com Free) (Dabs)


Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit 68.50 (Amazon)


Total: 676.69


Can you please tell me what you think and whether this is a fair price?
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05 Jun 2011   #117
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

All are good choices. Nobody is going to come in here and say x or y part is bad. About the only thing you can get at this point is opinion... what matters most though is yours. You've done all the work, now it's time to build and enjoy.

About the only thing I could add at this point would be that you don't need to get fancy smancy hdmi cables. As long as they're hdmi 2.0, then they will work... leave the gold plated stuff for the schmucks at best buy..

HDMI Cable
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05 Jun 2011   #118
biggles1000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

yeah, good point about the cable quality. with analog cables (like s-video ones), you'll want them to be good quaity. however, with digital (eg HDMI), it's either 1 or 0. There can't be any quality degradation etc.
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05 Jun 2011   #119
cmd187

Debian Squeeze Stable 64-bit
 
 

I'd get a GTX 570 or 580 instead of that 6950, and an 8GB set of Kingston HyperX instead of that Corsair set.
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05 Jun 2011   #120
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmd187 View Post
I'd get a GTX 570 or 580 instead of that 6950, and an 8GB set of Kingston HyperX instead of that Corsair set.
That would be bad advice. Except for model khx1600c9d3p1k2/8g, the Kingston kits use 1.65 volts... which is high for the Sandy Bridge memory controller. Aside from that, the Kingston doesn't run any faster or tighter.

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