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Old 07-25-2005, 09:43 AM   #1
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Default The PC Specs, Final Checkover

Ok hoping to order this system sometime soon, got all the components sorted, after many days of changing my mind and swapping things around.
Listed here are the urls of everything I'm buying, If i'm missing anything, or I could do better on something for the same price, please offer your ideas and the url of the item from www.ebuyer.com.

***ALSO*** I want to add new case fans to the X-plorer case I am getting, Could someone also tell me what configuration I should put the 4 80mm fans and the one 120mm, as in sucking or blowing air in.

PSU: http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=90609

Graphics Card: http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=92592

Drives: http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=59332
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=83669

Hdd: http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=78426

Memory: 2 of these - http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=65719

Mobo: http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=82818

Proccessor: http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=88107

CPU Fan (the included one will be rubbish):
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=90464

Case: http://www.xcase.co.uk/acatalog/Aspi...er_No_PSU.html

TOTAL COST: 1100

First off, I need to know that all these products will be compatible, I'm quite experienced but I'd love a second, third and fourth opinion.
Please don't ignore the X-Plorer NEW fans issue I included at the top this is quite important, if possible could you tell me which fans to get to put in the case too, from ebuyer.com.

Thanks alot, I await your opinions.

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Well obviously not your old run of the mill system, yeah it will all be compatible. Some people (DarkBlade) wouldn't really want you running the system with an Asus lol.

Also if you are looking into cooling you can get an exhaust blower cheap which goes into your PCI Slot.
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I know, I'm going to try and look around for a different board other than the asus, as apparently there's many issues with these mobos.
When you say 'not your old run of the mill system' what do you mean by that, is that a negative or positive comment?
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Very Positive, 2GB of RAM is not run of the mill and neither are any of your other parts. Its a very good system!

Also, instead of the Asus I would definitely get MSI.
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Ah check
Thanks, there's just one thing i'm wondering, now your honest opinion here, do you think I should carry on saving and get an AMD 64 X2 4600 dual core instead of the 3500+, it'd take around a month and half longer for me to get the system, what you reckon Computergen? (or anyone else who wants to give their thoughts)
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Well, the X2 4600 Would definitely outperform the 3500 not saying that 3500 isn't great in and of itself but I mean, if you can put a use to the X2 then go for it but if not then go 3500.
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Uh huh, maybe i'll leave it a few months and then buy a better proccessor a while down the line.
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thats not a bad system, warning though, the hard drive and one of the opticals are OEM, which means you just get the drive, not the brackets etc etc. so you may neede to get those seperately.

Also, you can get it cheaper, get the parts from www.tigerdirect.com order it in USD and get it shipped the the UK (I'm assuming thats where you live) then its MUCH cheaper, due to the exchange rate, roughly 50p to 1 dollar, so half everything in dollars, thats what I'll probably do.

Def. get a better CPU, you'll regret it if you dont, thats a good system, dont let it get dragged down by a CPU that isnt up to standard
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much cheaper you say, i'll have a look.
Thanks

RE-EDIT: But there's no warranty, and its overseas in the USA so if anything goes wrong with any of the parts, well it speaks for itself, i can't risk that. ok so its 250 cheaper, what if i get the graphics card and its faulty, thats 300 worth of stuff i cant use and no way to claim back.

*DISASTER* Void this, Owing to circumstances I'm sure none of you care about I can no longer afford this system for a long while to come, sorry to waste anyones time.
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