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Old 04-17-2007, 05:16 PM   #1
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Okay third thread, sorry for that, but it has made it alot clearer for me and doesnt do any harm

I am building a computer, mainly for gaming (friend is making it for me, as im a computer noob)..This is the specification so far...

Processor = Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4ghz) Socket 775 FSB1066 4MB Cache
Retail Boxed Processor *179.72*
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/112706/rb/26908017947

RAM = Corsair (VS2GBKIT667D2) 2 x 1 GB DDR2 667 MHz 2x128Mx64non-ECC 2x240
DIMM Unbuffered CL5 *84.99*
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=98691

Harddrive = Seagate ST3500641AS 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM *73.99*
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=97633

PSU = Coolermaster eXtreme Power 650W PSU - ATX 12V V2.01 120mm Fan 20+4pin
*78.73 *
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/116522

Keyboard = Saitek Eclipse Keyboard - USB *23.11 *
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/90167

Speakers = Philips 5.1 Multimedia Speakers Mpo - 70w 5.1 Surround Sound In
*38.17*
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/120641

Motherboard = ASUS P5W DH Deluxe SKT 775 dual-core Core2Duo Conroe ready Crossfire 8channel audio ATX *121.43 *
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/113951

DVD Drive = Sony AW-G170AB2 18xDVDRW/RAM Dual Layer Writer Black - Bare Drive *18.83*
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/116255

Monitor = BenQ FP91G+ 19" TFT 8ms 550:1 (1280 x 1024) DVI TFT Monitor Silver/Black *135.12 *
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/91303

Case = Coolermaster Centurion 5 Silver *49.13*
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/103565

Windows = Microsoft OEM Windows XP Home SP2B x32bit - 1PK *55.83*
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/114048

My friend recommended this graphics card:

Sapphire X1950Pro 256MB 256bit GDDR3 Dual DVI TVO HDCP PCI-E *101.05*
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/119203


What are your guys thoughts on this spec.? Advice on anything, especially graphics card would be great And also importantly have i left ANYTHING out (need to sort out wireless later -dont worry about that).. thank you so much for your help so far guys
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Old 04-17-2007, 05:22 PM   #2
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Looks like an awesome setup. One thing though, do you plan to overclock? pherhaps you could go for an aftermaket cpu sheatsink
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Thank you, erm I'm not planning on overclocking it as I dont really know enough about it
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Hmm that's a pretty nice build, you should consider a 8600GTS though, they're out on the market right now, just released today, DX10 fully capable.
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no vista? thats ok, vistas still too slow even for this type of a computer. go xp!
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Yeah decided against Vista for the moment, I'm slightly confused..which is better 8600 or 8800
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i would wait for this whole build...haha

k10 is coming out gonna smoke core 2 Duo and the r600 is coming out as well gonna rape 8800gtx

i would wait man if ur gonna spend some cash then i would wait for the best to come out


even tho it will be out dated in 2 months
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8800GTS/GTX is better but it's more expensive, the 8600GTS is meant to be Nvidia's line of mid range cards for Windows Vista's Direct X 10. I'd take a further look into Vista Home Premium, since XP will be obsolete very soon, it'd be silly to purchase a quickly phasing out OS.
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Maybe its silly to buy a computer now, but Ive been waiting for a year now to make a computer (lack of funds)..and I only have a really bad laptop that wont play anything..so I kinda just wanna get in there and start playing I mean this stuff isnt going to go out of date anytime soon anyway...thanks for the advice though
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Maybe its silly to buy a computer now, but Ive been waiting for a year now to make a computer (lack of funds)..and I only have a really bad laptop that wont play anything..so I kinda just wanna get in there and start playing I mean this stuff isnt going to go out of date anytime soon anyway...thanks for the advice though
Well as long as you're happy with your decision that's good enough for me, forums are here to help people out, not dictate people's decisions. that's an awesome build regardless, so have fun with it!
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