Another new rig...

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Another new rig...

Postby Snowy » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:23 am

So it is a good few years since I bought my last rig. I bought an overclocked upgrade pack from Overclockers a few years back (RAM, Mobo, CPU and cooler) and it has been fine, but I am due a healthy bonus from work this year which I quite fancy spending some of on a nice meaty upgrade.

So - have decided to give myself a limit of £2k to get myself as evil a rig as I can afford. I cba to build it myself, so will go pre-made.

Looking around, this beast looks like my most likely target, however if any of the denizens of PW would like to find something better (and let me know why) for around the same money...

...consider the gauntlet thrown down!

EDIT: Base unit only ofc :)
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Re: Another new rig...

Postby DjchunKfunK » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:21 pm

I would advise waiting until the back end of the year when Intel is due to release their new Skylake chips.
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Re: Another new rig...

Postby Snowy » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:49 pm

The chances of my bonus sitting unmolested until then are slim - I need to slip the PC money out before my wife gets wind of what she might influence me spending it on :D
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Re: Another new rig...

Postby Quietman » Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:13 pm

What is your current machine like?
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Re: Another new rig...

Postby Tichinde » Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:32 pm

Get it in large denomination bills and hide it with your porn.
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Re: Another new rig...

Postby Snowy » Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:44 pm

Current rig is an i5 @2.8Ghz, 16Gb RAM, GTX680 Twinfrozr, 1Tb HDD, Win 7 (from memory).

Still a decent piece of kit although getting a little long in the tooth now.
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Re: Another new rig...

Postby Quietman » Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:34 pm

If you really need one now - http://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/saved/901285

Add another £40 or so for the professional wiring and thermal compound upgrades.

But my advise would be to wait and see about the new intel chips (and there MUST be a new gpu generation just around the corner).
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Re: Another new rig...

Postby Snowy » Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:52 pm

Aye you may be right - will see how hard it burns a hole in my pocket!
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Re: Another new rig...

Postby Lee » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:40 pm

AMD are gearing up for release of their new 390X series which will force a drop across both green/red on current graphics cards. Not Sure on the release date but it's going with a whole new method of making it's ram that means a hell of a increase in bandwidth if you game at higher resolutions with higher textures etc. I'm not falling for the leaked pics on performance though.
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Re: Another new rig...

Postby Snowy » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:54 am

Weeeell I bought the one I linked initially, with a couple of tweaks.

I know I may not have timed it particularly well, but my old rig is creaking heavily, HDD thrashing like mad, frequent BSODs and other more minor crashes - I could maybe eke it out for another 9 months but I doubt it and I don't want to spend on upgrades if I am going to replace it completely at some stage. Plus the spec I have bought will stand me in good stead for the next few years, so I am happy.

So yes - ordered last night. 7-10 working days to build it, and then am going to collect it direct from them as they are only an hour down the road from my work.

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Re: Another new rig...

Postby Quietman » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:54 am

It's a nice rig, you'll be very comfortable with it I'm sure.

Not as comfortable as my new rig when the new CPUs and GPUs come out but it'll, like... work.
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Re: Another new rig...

Postby Snowy » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:01 pm

Hahaha see you at the lights ;)
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Re: Another new rig...

Postby Scrappy » Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:19 pm

The 980 is a freaking beast. Nice rig. Very jelly.

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Re: Another new rig...

Postby Snowy » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:36 pm

The eagle has landed. Erm, well it is landing anyhow. Built and ready for collection. Early finish for me from work tomorrow, then off to collect.

Happy Snowy :)
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Re: Another new rig...

Postby Medicine Man » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:03 pm

Woo nice one. I hope we'll be getting some hot pics Snowy mate.

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