Pc parts in Uk, also rate build

#1 Posted by Carryboy (751 posts) -

Hey Duders, was thinking of buying a custom built PC or perhaps building myself.

First of all how does this look with a Hd7970 that i already own

Case

FRACTAL DEFINE R4 BLACK PEARL QUIET MID-TOWER CASE

Processor (CPU)

AMD FX-8350 Eight Core CPU (4.00GHz/8MB CACHE/AM3+)

Motherboard

ASUS® M5A97 LE R2.0 (DDR3, USB3.0, 6Gb/s)

Memory (RAM)

16GB KINGSTON HYPERX BEAST DUAL-DDR3 2400MHz X.M.P (2 x 8GB KIT)

Graphics Card

NONE, I ALREADY HAVE A GRAPHICS CARD

Memory - 1st Hard Disk

120GB KINGSTON HYPERX 3K SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 555MB/sR | 510MB/sW)

2nd Hard Disk

2TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 64MB CACHE

1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive

24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

Power Supply

CORSAIR 850W ENTHUSIAST SERIES™ MODULAR TXM-850 V2-80 PLUS®

Secondly if I was to buy the parts myself where in the UK is the place to go Im looking at Amazon but is there a cheaper site?

Sorry if this comes out looking wonky using the custom browser we have at work and it does not like this website.

#2 Posted by AlisterCat (5736 posts) -

I use Overclockers UK.

#3 Edited by TheLegendOfMart (259 posts) -

Scan.co.uk is the cheapest place. Sometimes £10-15+ less than the competition. They also do "Today Only" deals with significant savings.

That machine is great though, you could save a fiver and get 8150 and overclock it, that's what most people do but price difference isn't much.

Not sure how much the Kingston SSD is but personally I'd go for the Samsung 840 EVO, the write speed is lower but it handles incompressible data and random read/writes far better than the Kingston so in real world even though its slower on paper it would be faster in general tasks.

#4 Posted by markini6 (452 posts) -

I'd suggest a mixture of Scan and Amazon for parts. If you can be bothered, if you post 20-25 times on the "Hexus" forums, you can then link the account to one on Scan and get free next day delivery forever (or at least, going by my account, for more than a year)

#5 Posted by theodacourt (546 posts) -

I used ebuyer about 2 years ago and I was happy with them. They seemed about as cheap as I could find for most stuff, and I used amazon for the rest. Things might have changed though.

#6 Posted by majillionaire (2 posts) -

Amazon and Dabs.com are what I used for parts, great service from both.

I have the same motherboard, it was really cheap but does the job; it might be worth spending more if you want to overclock or anything like that. It doesn't have USB3 headers so the USB3 ports on the front of your case will be effectively USB2. The board has 2 USB3 ports on the back though.

#7 Edited by VACkillers (1075 posts) -

good build... there are several places to go for the UK.... I'll list the absolute best ones I would suggest you go....

ScanPC

Dabs.com

Ebuyer

cclonline

either one of those sites will suit your needs, personally I think scan.co.uk is the best one though. For a pre-built custom machine the only place I would ever go in the UK would be http://www.cyberpowerpc.co.uk

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