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Old 08-06-2006, 07:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, I am thinking of building my first PC!

This is what I've found, tell me what you think.

I'm looking for a cheap budget for my first one so i can the hang of it! (£400-500)



Motherboard

CPU

Graphics

RAM

Tell me what you think and if you could recomend a Hard Drive and DVD RW that would be great!

Thanks alot!
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Old 08-06-2006, 06:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Greetings,

Motherboard - Looks good, though you might want to consider an ATX architecture. Can't find where it states the Video interface (AGP or PCI-E), though being a s939 it is probably PCI-E. I try not to assume anything when it comes to spending money.

CPU - How about a x2 Dual Core, prices just dropped.

RAM - If you go with 2 x 512MB you will have 1GB in dual channel mode = faster.

Graphics - Decent for the price, though mem clock speed is on the low side for PCI-E.

Good Luck!
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X2 3800+ (1st one on page)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...aCP_2d166_2dAM

asus m2n-e
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...aMB_2d147_2dAS

x1600pro
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...aGX_2d117_2dSP

1gb patrio dual channel ram pc5300 4-4-4-12
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...aMY_2d002_2dPA

WD 80gb HD
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...aHD_2d023_2dWD

antec tower/PSU
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...aCA_2d052_2dAN

dvd-wr
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...aCD_2d059_2dLO

total: 354.50 pounds + VAT
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Old 08-07-2006, 03:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ok so i have changed the following

CPU Dual Core

RAM 2x512

Case

Motherboard

Can anyone suggest a Hard Drive and DVD RW?

Thanks for your posts so far they have been really useful. Keep them coming!

Just a little question. Will that motherboard support Dual Core?
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Ok so i have changed the following

CPU Dual Core

RAM 2x512

Case

Motherboard

Can anyone suggest a Hard Drive and DVD RW?

Thanks for your posts so far they have been really useful. Keep them coming!

Just a little question. Will that motherboard support Dual Core?
Nice!

RAM - You have chosen PC2700, I believe that the MoBo will support PC3200, check it out....

HDD - Try the Western Digital Caviar (SATA): 160GB minimum is what I would recommend. Here is a link:

http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...avigationKey=0

DVD/RW - Try a LiteOn:

http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...avigationKey=0

I tool a look at the MoBo, but did not see that it specifically stated Dual-Core CPU support, you might want to contact the vendor to make sure. A quick check on the web did not give an answer, maybe check with ASUS.

This is exciting! Have fun with it!
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I like what aliasaid has posted im thinkking that it might be better. What do you guys think?

This is 3200 RAM
RAM

I checked the mobo and it said this "Currently, it also supports AMD Athlon 64 X2 CPU." is that dual core.
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Yeah, X2 is the dual core.
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which is better mine or aliasaid's post? can anyone recomend a DVD RW?
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aliasaid's is better. x1600 > 7300. AM2 > s939.

And this DVD writer will do: http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...avigationKey=0

But I found an 18x one on NewEgg.
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