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Old 09-25-2008, 01:01 PM   #1
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Hi, this is what im planning to get, i wanted to make sure this was ok before i got it.

antec 900
Corsair 520W HX Series Modular PSU
Sony DRU-190S 20X DVD±RW
Seagate ST3160815AS 160GB Hard Drive
Kingston 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Hyperx Memory
Zalman (ZM-NB47J) Silent Motherboard Heatsink (aparantly this thing will cool my proceccor by itself)
Intel core 2 quad Q660
ASUS striker II formula
BFG gefore 8800gtx

any comments would be great, also is the power supply powerfull enough, with a little room for upgrading: possible another hadd, mabye 2 extra gigs of ram?

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Old 09-25-2008, 01:11 PM   #2
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A few questions.

- Are you building this yourself or is this prebuilt?
- Where are you in the world? What's your budget in your own currency?
- Do you overclock?
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With 7200 RPM drives getting cheaper and cheaper, I'd get one bigger at first if you can afford it.
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:21 PM   #4
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OK, im building it. Im in the uk and my budget is about 550. and i dont cos at the moment i have a bad computer but i might with this one
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:29 PM   #5
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A few good online UK retailers are www.Scan.co.uk and www.Overclockers.co.uk

Here's a rough list:

CPU
Motherboard - CF support so you can add another HD 4850 later on as an upgrade.
4GB Super Talent RAM
PSU
HDD
GPU - Faster than the 8800GTX for less.
Optical drive

Total: ~ £500

Case is your choice, just make sure it supports ATX motherboards.
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ive heard some bad things about ocuk, whats your experience with them?
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