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Old 12-27-2007, 10:55 AM   #11
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Really? Intel? Ok, so that's a good setup? I'm trying to get the best I can for the money I've got. Also, where do I check what gpu I've got, I can only see 6800 gs. I don't know if it's a PCI-EX16 version. It's about a year old, I think.

Thanks again for your help!
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:28 AM   #12
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Ok, I've been on eBuyer and chosen a selection.

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 iP35 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard
NZXT Hush Black Silent Case - No PSU
Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2.2GHz Socket 775 800FSB 2MB L2 Cache OEM Processor
Seagate ST3250310AS 250GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 8MB Cache x2
Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Memory DHX CL5(5-5-5-18)

That comes to 340. I still have a bit of cash left over.

Any upgrades you could suggest? Better mobo etc?

I also need a PSU and DVD burner.

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Old 12-27-2007, 11:51 AM   #13
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That looks nice. The 6800 will work well as long as your not doing any heavy gaming.

If you can afford it, this is a great PSU:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/114931

If you need something a little cheaper, go for one of these:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/107092
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131052
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:04 PM   #14
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Cool! Cheers.

I'll prob get that lot then.

Any final suggestions or changes?
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:10 PM   #15
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The Thermaltake PSU will be fine for you, as for the extra money to spend, I'd save it for the GPU.
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:50 AM   #16
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Ok guys. Ive just ordered this...

Item: Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL4(4-4-4-12) E.P.P. Heat Spreader Lifetime Warranty
Qty: 1Cost: 43.84

Item: Seagate ST3250310AS 250GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 8MB Cache - OEM
Qty: 2Cost: 35.14

Item: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2.2GHz Socket 775 800FSB 2MB L2 Cache OEM Processor
Qty: 1Cost: 63.60

Item: NZXT Hush Black Silent Case - No PSU
Qty: 1Cost: 51.99

Item: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 iP35 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1Cost: 59.83


Im thinking about getting this...
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131052...roduct_reviews

Any other psu's that would be better? Or cheaper and just as good?

Also, I want my case to be well cooled, how many fans will I need? And could somebody please suggest a good heatsink/fan combo for my cpu?

Thank you so much guys...

I dont want to spend much more money... I forgot about the extra cost of things like fans, dvd drives, psu's etc
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:59 AM   #17
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Nice list, that CPU is a great OC'er the P35 chipset goes great with it .That PSU should be fine for you as it has over 30A on the 12V rail, and you won't find a good quality power supply for less than 40 though, but I recommend this OCZ instead of the Corsair: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135159
For cooling a case with those components, 2 120mm fans should be good, one at the front for intake and one exhaust fan at the back. Make sure the fans you buy have 3 pin connectors so you can adjust them through the OS. As for the CPU cooler, this one is great for the price, it can keep up with alot of the more expensive coolers: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/105994and get some actic sliver 5 thermal paste if you don't have any as it with drop your temps by a bit compared to other pastes.
EDIT: I just had a look at your case and it already has two 120mm fans so you won't have to worry about that.
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Thanks alot for your help!!! You've been really helpful!!! I feel confident in what I'm buying now.

I am going to get a cheap dvd burner aswell. If any one has got any suggestions...!

Cheers!
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Old 12-30-2007, 11:57 AM   #19
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That PSU should be fine for you as it has over 30A on the 12V rail
Has any one got any links that can explain and help me understand all this technical stuff to do with psu voltages etc?

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Old 12-30-2007, 02:42 PM   #20
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I am going to get a cheap dvd burner aswell. If any one has got any suggestions...!
Any will do really, although the new lightscribe ones are very nice. It allows you to make labels for CDs you burn with no ink or anything, it's done by the laser in the disk drive. I have the HP in the link, I can't really recommend it as there are a few things, it seems to not be able to rip more than about 3 CDs in a row before it heats up and I have to wait for it to cool down, secondly, your case has quite a glossy finish and this has a grey plastic look(but that's just cosmetic) If I were you I'd get an LG/Samsung etc but I can't fully recommend the HP, course you don't really need Lightscribe at all: http://www.ebuyer.com/search/?strSea...=2&intCatID=27
For the PSU guide: I could only find this: http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=39758 It's quite good and explains amperages etc. Happy that I could help.
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