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Old 04-15-2007, 03:27 PM   #1
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Default New computer spec.

I'm working on a computer spec, the computers mainly going to be for gaming but I need help


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

Motherboard = ASRock ConRoe945G-DVI i945G SKT LGA775 onboard VGA 8 channel audio mATX *£45.99*

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=119413

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

DVD Drive = LG GSA-H42NBAL 18x DVD±RW/RAM Black - Bare drive *£19.26*

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/124905/rb/26908179685

Case = Extra Value ATX Midi Neon Case with 400W PSU *£29.99*

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/105235/rb/26908219621

Keyboard and mouse = Extra Value Black Slim Office Wireless Keyboard & Rechargeable Optical Mouse *£13.99*

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/106537/rb/26908278136

Speakers = Philips 5.1 Multimedia Speakers Mpo - 70w 5.1 Surround Sound In *£38.17*

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/120641

Monitor = V7 V7S20PD 20.1" (1400x1050) 600:1 8ms Silver & Black MultiMedia TFT Monitor *£140*

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=115013

Graphics Card = BFG 8800GTS OC 320MB DDR3 Dual DVI PCI-E *£193.87 *

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/125183

I am not very computer educated, how is this looking for a spec? The graphics card especially I'm not sure on? Is 400w PSU enough? Do all these items fit together (my sisters bf, is putting it together for me)?Could you help me with feedback please, anything that might help
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Old 04-15-2007, 03:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: New computer spec.

I can't see a PSU listed there - What brand is this 400W one?

I'm not too sure about the keyboard and mouse, even though it's got good reviews, I hate wireless! Everyone I've used below £20 is just rubbish. If I was would you I would invest in spending more and getting better ones, or just go wired - But it's up to you and your personal preference.

The video card looks sweet as does the monitor - If your willing to spend £60 more on the monitor you could get a nice Belinea 22" one - http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/124438
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Old 04-15-2007, 03:41 PM   #3
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The PSU is included with the case I believe, Keyboard and mouse I'm not too worried about at the moment because if they are dire I can easily change them and that monitor is tempting me now..damn you:P
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Old 04-15-2007, 04:06 PM   #4
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Hmmm Yeah the PSU will probably be fine

only mentioned the 22" monitor because if you want to upgrade later, It's gonna cost you a bit more than £60 - It's up to you and if you've got the money I don't see why not Although the monitor you have chosen looks brilliant too
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Chances are the PSU won't be fine. I highly suggest that you reconsider and get a higher PSU, most PSUs that are included with the cases are very shoddy and low quality. I'd definitely look for a more reputable company for a power supply. I'd recommend one with 550+Watts, good companies are FSP(Fortron Group), OCZ, Enermax, Corsair.
The motherboard, just know what you won't be able to SLI cards if you ever decided to do so since that mobo supports only one PCI-e slot.

Everything else I don't really have anything to complain about, it looks alright.

One more thing, just incase you forgot, you need a working operating system, if you don't have XP at home or anything I'd suggest getting yourself a copy of Vista Home Premium.
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Also maybe go w. another gig of ram if you are going to be using Vista or alot of intense gaming.
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Also maybe go w. another gig of ram if you are going to be using Vista or alot of intense gaming.
2GB of ram is plenty for, vista

I would also upgrade psu, case psu's are generally cheap, and 400W will not be enough for that system
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Thanks, I kind of suspected I would need another PSU, I'll look into it tomorrow, I have windows sorted already, thanks for the reminder though

Regarding the Mobo, do you have any suggestions? would greatly appreciate it thank you
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2GB of ram is plenty for, vista

I would also upgrade psu, case psu's are generally cheap, and 400W will not be enough for that system

Oh I thought it only said one gig, then I was going to say go w. 2gig, but 2gig is fine.

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I'd recommend this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130081
Note that this site only ships to places in the United States, so you could try to find this model on a UK site.
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