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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Webbo, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. Webbo New Member

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    Hi all
    Seems along time since i posted on here.Well as the title states im building a new pc in april and started to do my homework early.This is what i've come up with :-

    Asus P5N-D nf750i SLI 2.0 Mobo
    Intel core 2 Duo E8400 (wolfsdale) 3.0G
    4GB Corsair XMS2 (DHX) DDR2 800mhz Ram
    680W Hiper Type R2 PSU (sli-crossfire ready)
    1GB Powercolour HD3870X2 Graphics card
    150GB Western digi Raptor X HD
    Windows Vista Premium



    All thoughts and pointers greatly appreciated, im not bothered about wifi on the mobo just a good overclocker.Erm also not bothered about quad core just yet and also gpu not fussy on ATI or Nvidia.So let me know if anybodys got any suggestions........Thanx and Regards................Webbo
     
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    Azazel New Member

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    whats your budget?
     
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    About £1000 but i've got my eye on Samsung 22" pebble TFT and a new Kb and mouse
     
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    Azazel New Member

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    emm hehe...look at my specs....its within your budget :)
     
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    i just built it 3 weeks ago :)
     
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    Nice system u got there azezeal -Forgot to mention was gonna go for a tuniq tower 120 cooler aswell.
     
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    I would go w/ a good p35 or x38 board, or depending on when your buying p45 or x48. Nvidia's chipsets don't seem to oc that well, and you could get a p35 for much cheaper. Your not using sli, so I see no reason to go w/ that. Everything else looks solid though.
     
  8. Webbo New Member

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    lol beat me to the post :p
     
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    thermalright 120 ultra - extreme is better... i heard some bad reviews on the tuniq tower 120
     
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    Most systems and reviews i been looking at, had the Abit ip35 pro but i don't like the look of it
     
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    Thanks azazel
     
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    Well, keep looking, there are a ton of p35 and x38s out there, and your bound to like a couple. Many of the later revisions support 45nm out of the box, a requirement for your set-up. If your planning on oc, they will work much better.
     
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    maximus formula is a good mobo... ocuk have it at a good price last i checked
     
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    X48 and x38s a little bit out of my price range farlex as for ip35 now i've had this MSI k8n neo2 platinum for nearly 4 yours -o.c- on 24/7 and it's never missed a beat so u could say i swear by MSI and asus i've fit in afew builds for others ther seem good o.c's and stable.Gigabyte good value the 1's i've come across seemed not to be good o.c's-Abit come across afew seem to be (Abit) tight with onboard slots (ram dimms).U like how i put that lol.Oh good sometimes i frighten meself.Where was i -oh yer Asrock good value really. I do like the Asus P5K ip35 and the Gigabyte GA P35T DQ6 Ip35 looks a beast DDR3 that is though.MSI P35 diamond just out of price range i think.Budget gives me about £100 for mobo.Also it's that long since i built a machine and still being on AGP at the mo and totally not up on PCI-E-U have PCI-E and PCI-E 2.0- PCI-E 2.1 coming soon if i read correct! but also on the site i buy from PCI-E x4bandwidth does all of this affect the buy?
     
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    I use scan me Azazel,It's only 40 mins from me
     
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    ah ok :) ebuyer is 10 minuits away from my house..yet my delivery always comes at 4.00pm or later..sucks
     
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    Lol Last on the van btw thats where i been lookin at the Samsung TFT from had a 19"Hansol off ebuyer aswell ,good service
     
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    lol :) yeah..e buyer have a great service..very easy to take things back and replace aswell...
     
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    I don't know where you've read those reviews, but the Tuniq Tower is very good. The thermalright 120 is also good, but in some reviews, the 120 extreme did slightly worse than its predecessor. For price/performance the tuniq is a very good cooler, however, if you can sacrifice the space and extra $10-$20, then I'd definitely go for the Thermalright.
     
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    Instead of getting overly expensive Corsair memory, I'd suggest some other manufacturer like crucial, mushkin or gskill.
     
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    hmm weird...why do i always find the weird stuff
     
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    site where i buy from happita corsair is cheap
     

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