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Old 06-30-2007, 07:56 AM   #1
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hello i am new to upgrading so be gentle this is my first upgrade and i am building a computer for games, movies general internet use my budget is 500 english pounds. The system will be overclocked by a friend heres what i am thinking so far
Intel core 2 duo E6700
innorvision geforce 8800gts 320 or a x1950pro ultimate 256mb
Gigabyte GA_965P_DS3 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard
GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC6400C5 800MHz
ive already got hardrive and cd/dvd rw but need a new case any recommendations i would like the system to be quiet
do i need anthing else
please help many thanks
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Old 06-30-2007, 08:12 AM   #2
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how much you got to spend on the case?
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Old 06-30-2007, 08:17 AM   #3
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Well one thing for sure don't waste your money on the X1950 pro definately go with the 8800gts. Whats 500 English pounds covert to in American?
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just under $1000 at the moment
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Old 06-30-2007, 08:43 AM   #5
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dont convert the money just use an english site. the prices will be much different.

if your are going to overclock then i would suggest getting an E6420 or E6600 price jump isnt worth the LITTLE bit of extra performance
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yh id go with the the E6600 and i have never heard of Geil RAM

try some1 like OCZ crucial or kingston.

also check out ebuyer.com there the cheapest site i have found
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Old 06-30-2007, 09:19 AM   #7
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cheers for the response very gratefull i would like to spend about 50 pounds on a new case the ram is from overclockers.co.uk here is the link
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...d=8&subcat=813
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Have you budgeted for a good power supply aswell?
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yes if your going to try to save a buck on a PSU i would suggest not. buying PSU's cheap can cost you your whole setup make sure you get on with overvoltage protection
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here we go i got bored so i done a full build for ya

Processor 139 : http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=112706

Motherboard 59 : http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=113965

RAM 76 : http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=116755

Case 29 : http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=105235

PSU 41 : http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=105994

Graphics Card 182 : http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=125325

CPU Cooler 16 : http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=105994

now i think the only thing ppl will Q me about is the case coz its made from ebuyer extra value but i can assure you it is great i built 1 for my mate and it runs quiet and cool and looks really cool aswell.

and i think that adds up a lil over your budget 542 and if i was you id consider dropping the graphics to the 8600GT to drop below your budget

EDIT : PSU Link fixed
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