Nicholas Skinner

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High Spec Gaming PC Build Components

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

PC CaseI was recently asked to put together a high spec’ computer primarily for gaming.

I usually use Intel motherboards, and since the recipient was keen on a processor using the LGA 1366 socket this meant the DX58SO X58 Express Chipset board was the only option.

I went with the following components:

Component Name Cost (£)
Case Evercase Giga ECE4252 14.95
Hard Drive 500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 79.55
Motherboard Intel DX58SO Extreme Series 187.55
Memory 3GB Corsair Dominator 1600MHz DDR3 Kit 71.21
Graphics Gigabyte GV-N98TSL-1GI Fanless 9800GT 1GB 109.00
Processor Intel Core i7-920 ‘D0 Stepping’ Quad Core 217.30
CD/DVD Sony DRU-870S 24x DVDRW 28.26
Rear Fan Scythe Kaze Jyuni 1900RPM Slip Stream 120mm Fan 8.80
Front Fan Arctic Cooling Arctic Fan 8L, 80mm Quiet Rear Cooling Fan 2.60
PSU Zalman ZM600-ST 600W 69.95
Total 789.17