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Little Black Dress

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Little Black Dress

For our first, lowest cost, system we're basing it around the AMD A8-5600K CPU. A Quad-Core 3.9GHz number it has the heft for all but the most demanding tasks. The Gigabyte D3H motherboards provide excellent value in whatever form they take, and in the 85X guise it also has the all-black looks which will go perfectly inside the 200R, and match up with the black of the GTX650Ti from ASUS and the Corsair Vengeance RAM.

Just because you're on a limited budget doesn't mean you want limited aesthetics, does it?

ProductPrice (with link)
AMD A8-5600K£71.10
Gigabyte F2A85X-D3H£65.16
ASUS GTX650Ti £130.10
8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz RAM£59.99
Corsair CX600M£59.99
Corsair 200R£47.94
Corsair Neutron 64GB SSD£67.20

 
At a hair over £500 (£501.48 to be exact) this gives you a seriously quick system for the money. A near 4GHz CPU backed up the speed of an SSD pumping through the excellent GTX650Ti, it shows how much performance is available for a bargain price these days. It's great value, all black and guaranteed to make your jaw drop. Hence, Little Black Dress.

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22-05-2013, 06:03:30

tinytomlogan
We're often asked what specifications we would recommend, so we've specced three systems to suit all pockets.


http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...122100534l.jpg


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22-05-2013, 06:09:10

Feronix
Hey Tom,

I visit this Dutch tech site where they do stuff like this monthly. I'm not asking you to do that, but since new hardware comes out all the time, maybe you guys can do this more often for those in need?

I personally think you left too big a gap between the first two though. You went from a 200r to a full tower, from a stock cooler to an H100i and from a low end card like the 650 Ti to a high-end 7950.

Other than that those are some nice builds.Quote

22-05-2013, 06:23:30

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Feronix View Post
Hey Tom,

I visit this Dutch tech site where they do stuff like this monthly. I'm not asking you to do that, but since new hardware comes out all the time, maybe you guys can do this more often for those in need?

I personally think you left too big a gap between the first two though. You went from a 200r to a full tower, from a stock cooler to an H100i and from a low end card like the 650 Ti to a high-end 7950.

Other than that those are some nice builds.

Plans are a big update each quarter matey, no doubt we will update this again in a month or so


I dont think we left a gap really, you can buy a lot with an extra £500. Youll notice even the cheap rig had an SSD but the point was with that CPU it wont get hot so that cooler wont be loud. End of the day you cant have everything when you have to stick to a set budget so we chose what we deemed to be most important. All the rigs were designed to be able to be upgraded Quote
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