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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Azazel, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. Azazel

    Azazel New Member

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    New gaming rig build £1053

    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium x64Bit OEM 1PK DVD (£58)

    ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP AiLifestyle Series P35 Socket 775 Socket eSATA 8 channel Audio ATX Motherboard (£93)

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB Cache (2x4MB (4MB per core pair) (£165)

    Zalman CNPS 9700 LED Socket 754, 940, 775, 939 & AM2 CPU cooler (£35)

    Corsair 4GB Kit (4x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL5(5-5-5-12) (£70)

    Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATA II 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM (£64)

    Western Digital WD800JB 80GB Hard Drive 7200RPM 8MB Cache - OEM (£29) ((for os))

    Point Of View 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 Dual DVI TVO PCI-E Graphics Card (£265) ((Might get the cheaper 8800gts))

    Corsair TX 750W PSU - 120mm Fan, 80+% Efficiency, Single +12V Rail (£90)

    LiteOn 20X SATA DVD±RW/RAM With Beige, Black & Silver Bezel + Nero - Retail (£22)

    GNR TS902W TFT 19" Monitor 300 cd/m2 850:1 5 ms 16:9 Multimedia DVI-D/VGA (£108)

    Extra Value Silver Standard Keyboard - USB/PS2 - UK layout (£3 :p)

    Logitech MX518 Gaming Grade Silver Optical Mouse -PS2/USB (£35)

    Casecom Black Mid Tower Case - Front Blue LED 120mm Fan - With Side Window (£18) ((might change))

    total : (£1053)

    how is the build now :)

    just need some new speacers or big headphones...any suggestion
     
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    I could build that with half the money. Seems like your not hunting around for good prices. www.ebuyer.com <---one of the cheapest component sites with free delivery with orders over £49

    Secondly I cant justify spending £176 on a motherboard, when your motherboard costs more than your processor it hardly leaves a credible impression. £176 is unacceptable I don't care whether it has SLI or not
     
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    Also, your using a crap PSU.
    Make sure you get a quality PSU.
    Some good companies are Corsair, FSP, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling.
     
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    thx...funny thing is everything there is from e-buyer....
     
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    ah kk thx...il look round :) for a btter one
     
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    Ok good. Well be more selective. For a start that motherboard has to go. You can get similarly spec'd ones for less than 70. You haven't yet specified what this systems primary objects are, office work, gaming, how long do you expect it to last before upgrading, do you plan on upgrading, what about over clocking?
     
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    ok...em its a gaming computer...i want a the comp to last 3...maybe 4 years, il probablu upgrade in about a year ......can you recomend me a motherboard from e-buyer plz :) ...over-clocking...hmm not sure...i didnt not think it was necessary :cool:...im still kind of a noob...to all this :)
     
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    ok i got a new motherboard...any better?
     
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    Just out of curiousity why are you picking only SLI boards.
    If you picked a non-SLI board you could prob. save some money.
     
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    if you have onboard sound i wouldn't bother with a sound card
     
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    hmm...i was recomended by someone to get an sli board....hmm...are they not worth it?

    @lotus:ya it does...i think i might take your advice...save a few quid :)
     
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    also then you can replace the GTX with a high GT.
     
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    They arent worth it unless you are looking to SLI 2 8800GTXs right now.
    Plus you wont get that much of a performance boost (about 30 - 40 percent) when SLIed.
     
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    i was thinking of upgrading to two 8800GTXs in the future....or maybe just upgrade to a geforce 9800 gtx....
     
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    The thing about that thought process is that by the time a 9800GTX or another card comes out for xxx dollars, it will be more worth it to just upgrade the 1 card instead of settling for less performance w/ 2 cards.
     
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    ya most probably :)....hmm what motheboard would you recomend getting then?....not exactly sure....might just stick with the £68 one...uv saved me over £150 already....which is just great :)
     
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    If this upgrade is taking place in a few months, your better off waiting until then before making any decisions, in a few months prices will fall, new hardware will be out etc. So all this research will be pointless then. Worth thinking about?

    Although dual core is barely needed, If this computer is going to last a full 4 years, your going to need a quad core processor, give you more scope for programming techniques which might make use of multiple cores such as quad between now and 4 years.

    For quad you need a minimum of Q6600 - £164.16
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131950

    You can find your own motherboard, soo many on the market for me to decide on, take a look around for some cheap ones, post the model number and price and I will evaluate it.

    PS. Can you please fill out your current specification in the "edit system specs" option of the "private messages" setting.
     
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    nice one dude.. :)

    he he he..

    trog
     
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    I've bought plenty from ebuyer, but recently I see that SCAN have stuff for cheaper.

    JAmes.
     
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    Defiantly invest in a high-quality case, that one you got there would be pretty crappy, and probably wont have NEAR enough airflow to keep all your parts cool, hell, my computer has 2 intake 120MM's and 2 exhaust 120MM's, and it is just enough to keep my stuff cool:p
     
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    @Darren: ya ...but i want to good idea of what il be building and how much i will need...
    thx for the link...i was orginally going to get that processor but was told the get the E6850 instead...hmmm...il check it out...probably only keep the computer for a max of 3 years...not sure why i said 4....il look round for some mb and post them......cant do that at the mo...im at colleage :)


    @trog: thx :)...il check out the link

    @urbik: thx for the advice...il look for a better case...


    @jammy: thx....il check out the site....:)
     
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    a P35 chipset will be great. i found the abit P35-E very interesting
     
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    can i ask you why your not going quad?
     
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    right now the dual cores are "better" because almost all the software and games uses up to 2 cores, BUT...in the near future the games will come out using ALL 4 CORES wich will make a C2D crapy
     

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