Dear Santa for Christmas I want...Overclock3Ds Christmas wish list
Overclock3Ds PC Christmas list
Published: 3rd December 2007 | Source: Overclock3D |It's that time again!
Yes that's right, we're getting close to Yuletide cheer and for a lot of people that means a darn good excuse to build yourself a new PC for Christmas!
On the forums people are always asking what to get and what not to get so we are going to pick a set of PC components that we would put into a PC build and recommend them for you. I'll spec up a DDR2 rig as this is currently the best bet until Penryn really takes off and give a few options as far as pricing goes.. Where conflicts emerge from the OC3D krew I will put both our choices down.
I'm just going to run through a PC build picking one component from each category, maybe giving a couple of options on pricing. I will take cost, performance, stability, looks and overclockability into consideration. Of course, click the pictures for a nice price and great service from one of Overclock3D's preferred e-tailers!
Build me a Christmas PC!!
Now lets use that Christmas cheer to build you a gaming rig!
Processor of choice right now on the forums seems to be the:
Overclocking potential galore and cool as a cucumber! Certainly worth stretching that budget at the "steal price" of around £165.
We just couldn't decide after a good argument in the OC3D virtual office, so we've got two top tips for your motherboard!
As I do all the GPU reviews for Overclock3D I am going to give a couple of choices for this one. First up at around the £200 mark:
Second we have the ~£100 contender:
"The HD3850 kept pace with cards ranging from just about twice the price to those almost four times as expensive." Note: only in stock at OCUK.
For memory we thought we'd pick a clocking bargain:
For the bigger budget:
CPU Cooling - Air
For CPU cooling I have to pick the best of the bunch air cooler:
CPU Cooling - Water
I'm going to go for the excellent D-Tek FuZion CPU block. High-flow and awesome performance:
One of the most important aspects of any PC, the PSU is something that you should really be putting "up there" in importance on your list.
For me hard drives are all much of a muchness, but I don't think you can go wrong with a
"The drive is simply HUGE. 750GB is 250GB more than the closest competitor at present. Put two of these together in one PC and you have well over a terabyte of hard drive space. This is a must for those who constantly deal with huge amounts of data in such application as home server use or HTPC/Media PC applications."
Remember, it's also available in smaller sizes!
For the top-end case I am going to have to plump for the awesome
Or why not try the:
A tricky one that we disagree on here at OC3D. Personally I will quite happily put up with the excellent stock sound on the Abit IP35Pro, but PV5150 likes his:
A mouse is very personal, but general consensus of opinion is that you should get the:
Personal taste again taking over, I have to say that the Saitek Eclipse II is the king of the keyboards!
So now we have a whole PC on your list, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and buy it!
Have an Overclock3D Christmas!!
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