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Old 08-15-2008, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Quick check before i buy..

Right ok i'll be buying my new computer in the next week or so, just going to put down what i've decided on incase i've made any huge mistakes. My budget is 800 and this(including VAT and shipping) comes to 799, perfect!


NZXT Tempest Steel Mid Tower Case - No PSU


Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB Cache (2x4MB (4MB per core pair) OEM


OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Memory REAPER EDITION CL4


PowerColor HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card

Hard Drive

Seagate ST3500320AS 500GB Hard Drive SATA II 7200rpm *32MB Cache* - OEM


ASUS P5KC AiLifestyle Series iP35 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard

Power Supply

Corsair 520W HX Series Modular PSU - ATX12V v2.2 APFC

Optical drive

Pioneer DVR-215DBK 20X SATA DVDRW DL Int Black - OEM

CPU cooler

Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 Processor Cooler


Logitech X-240 2.1 Speaker System - 25W RMS With MP3 Cradle for Sync/Charge/Play


Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard - USB - UK


Razer CopperHead Tempest Blue 2000DPI Gaming Mouse


Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium - Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - DVD - 64-bit - English

Right ok i think that's all of it. Just a few questions:

1) I have a good idea of what i've picked out apart from the Mobo, i just looked for one that was roughly 70 that seemed to have on the whole good reviews, there was a gigabyte one too which cost basically the same, so not sure on this, if you know of a better choice that's still 70 or under that would be great

2) Ok so the Optical drive and Hard drive are OEM, which means no wires with em right? Since their both SATA2, do i have to buy two SATA( or SATA2 if they exist) cables or does my motherboard actually come with a few spare SATA cables for me( i was told this was the case with most boards)?

3) Obvious one, does it all fit together, will be able to hopefully play any RTS games for the next two years on high settings without too much slow down. I picked a Quad Core cos SupCom supports them and i guess others probably will to in time.

4) Obviously Vista doesn't give me Microsoft word and excel and such, i need to buy them myself i guess. Does Microsoft works,Microsoft Works - Licence and media - 1 user - OEM - CD - Win - English - Ebuyer, give me those?

ok that's it lol, so before i take the plunge and build my first ever Rig, criticize please but say in simple terms why anything is bad and what i should change to.
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