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fryup

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hi guys, ive been planning a high spec build for a while but funds/free time and the girlfriend have pursuaded me to spend less and opt for a budget gaming pc instead :cry: which im also gonna use for 3ds max, photoshop etc.
I ordered the build from one of those custom pc build type companies and it should be coming in the next couple of days. I did really want to geek around for a couple of weeks with some nice high end parts (with all pain and frustration that entails!) but i guess that will have to wait till my next proper new build in a year or two :(

Anyway i just wanted to quickly run the specs by you to see what you think of the parts their supplying etc...so:

CPU: e7300 - cheap and chearful but i hear it can still do a decent overclock to at least 3.5ghz?
MOBO: Asus P5Q Pro P45
RAM: 8 gig Corsair DDR2 800mhz XMS
GPU: ati 4850 - i think its an asus one
PSU 650W Thermaltake Toughpower - not sure about this one, any ideas how good it is, was always planning for a corsair 750w or something. will 650w be enough for 4850 crossfire if i go down that route in half year or so?

Also the only cpu cooler apart from stock they had was the Thermaltake Golden Orb II? any ideas if this is really any good for overclocking or will i be changing it for a thermalright true 120 in the near future:)?

Case: Antec 900
OS: vista ultimate 64bit - already own
Moniter: 22" LG

Any quick comments/ suggestions would be really helpfull, knowing me, ill prob change half the stuff soon down the line and end up paying far more than if id gone complete self build high end!:banghead:

cheers
 
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It's not a bad setup---How much is it costing?
 

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about £550, already have the moniter. pretty sure gettin it all and building myself would have been cheaper but just dont really have time at mo to faff around building one :)
 
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The build looks nice man! I can't belive this is considered a budget build anymore, wow.

So your components look good. That P45 should work nice with your e7300 many peeps here have seen well over 3.5GHz. Not sure why 8GB is necessary, but hey what the hell! The 4850 is a great single gpu and can be easily upgraded to pair with a 4870 as an upgrade next year. Of course if you want to CF your gpu's you'll want a beefy PSU. Both Don and I vouch for Corsair products. Solid preformance and excellent price!

As for the cooler, I would suggest the True 120 or the xigmatex HDT-1283. Coolermaster has some crazy heatsinks as well.
 
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The build looks nice man! I can't belive this is considered a budget build anymore, wow.

So your components look good. That P45 should work nice with your e7300 many peeps here have seen well over 3.5GHz. Not sure why 8GB is necessary, but hey what the hell! The 4850 is a great single gpu and can be easily upgraded to pair with a 4870 as an upgrade next year. Of course if you want to CF your gpu's you'll want a beefy PSU. Both Don and I vouch for Corsair products. Solid preformance and excellent price!

As for the cooler, I would suggest the True 120 or the xigmatex HDT-1283. Coolermaster has some crazy heatsinks as well.
i agree, those coolers are very good but the xigamtek one use pushpins that sucks, if you choose that one, yo should also buy the backplate they sold
 
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i agree, those coolers are very good but the xigamtek one use pushpins that sucks, if you choose that one, yo should also buy the backplate they sold
Yeah any pushpin options suck. +1 on the backplates. :toast:
 
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TT Orb coolers are not overclock friendly at all. You want something with heatpipes.
XIGMATEK HDT-S1284EE is the way to go
 
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TT Orb coolers are not overclock friendly at all. You want something with heatpipes.
XIGMATEK HDT-S1284EE is the way to go
really no because the s1284 is a s1283 with one more heatpipe but a much higher price tag so unless you have a quad core, use a s1283 and you will be set (as long as you buy the backplate !!) :D
 
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Similar to the specs I Just bought;

E7300
ATi 4850

I suggest - If you want a better processor (Although the E7300 is very good), buy a cheap case from a TPU member. At the end of the day, you don't play the case, you play whats in side it. Hense me not buying a brand new case....
 
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hi guys, ive been planning a high spec build for a while but funds/free time and the girlfriend have pursuaded me to spend less and opt for a budget gaming pc instead :cry: which im also gonna use for 3ds max, photoshop etc.
I ordered the build from one of those custom pc build type companies and it should be coming in the next couple of days. I did really want to geek around for a couple of weeks with some nice high end parts (with all pain and frustration that entails!) but i guess that will have to wait till my next proper new build in a year or two :(

Anyway i just wanted to quickly run the specs by you to see what you think of the parts their supplying etc...so:

CPU: e7300 - cheap and chearful but i hear it can still do a decent overclock to at least 3.5ghz?
MOBO: Asus P5Q Pro P45
RAM: 8 gig Corsair DDR2 800mhz XMS
GPU: ati 4850 - i think its an asus one
PSU 650W Thermaltake Toughpower - not sure about this one, any ideas how good it is, was always planning for a corsair 750w or something. will 650w be enough for 4850 crossfire if i go down that route in half year or so?

Also the only cpu cooler apart from stock they had was the Thermaltake Golden Orb II? any ideas if this is really any good for overclocking or will i be changing it for a thermalright true 120 in the near future:)?

Case: Antec 900
OS: vista ultimate 64bit - already own
Moniter: 22" LG

Any quick comments/ suggestions would be really helpfull, knowing me, ill prob change half the stuff soon down the line and end up paying far more than if id gone complete self build high end!:banghead:

cheers
Pfff 3.5GHz E7300 that is if it is defective :D. And very nice chosen components P5Q pro will definitely help your cause of overclocking. Here on the forum I have seen very nice things done with that mobo. You will keep yours legs and arms and still have great system :D. Overall 5/5
 

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lol, cheers for all the quick replys :toast:. always thought the cooler their supplying was a bit rubbish, will see how the temps get with the orb overclocking but will prob replace with one of your suggestions very soon. have been looking at the thermalrights, is there really a large difference between:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-056-TR&tool=3

and

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-039-TR&tool=3

for another £15 at mo is the true 120 really worth it?

cheers
 
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That's the most expensive budget build I've ever seen!

It seems pretty good. I gather you've put in the 8gb of ram for 3ds max. It's so slow to render stuff on my school computers in it because they only have 1gb of ram.

The PSU should be fine. The cpu is decent and you'll be able to get a pretty good overclock out of it.
 

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lol. yeah well maybe not completley budget! but was planning to spend best part of £1100 before so i compromised :) yeah 8 gig for max and photshop etc, also its only like 30/40 quid for 4 gig ram so couldnt help myself.