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Old 03-23-2008, 09:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys, im building a new PC. It will mainly be used for net browsing, music, DVD, video. Won't really be used for extreme gaming, but i will be using Vista and i want it to run very nice and smoothly.

Here is what i have so far...

CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4GHz 1066MHz) - £155
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB Cache (2x4MB (4MB per core pair) Retail Boxed Processor - Ebuyer

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R iP35 Socket 775 Motherboard - £70
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 iP35 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard - Ebuyer

Graphics Card - EVGA 8800GT 512MB GDDR3 256bit PCI-E Graphics Card - £155
EVGA 8800GT 512MB GDDR3 256bit Dual DVI PCI-E Graphics Card with Crysis Game bundle - Ebuyer

RAM - Crucial 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Ballistix Memory - £45
Crucial 2GB kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Ballistix Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL4 Lifetime Warranty - Ebuyer

HDD - Seagate ST3500320AS 500GB SATAII 7200RPM 32MG Cache - £65
Seagate ST3500320AS 500GB Hard Drive SATA II 7200rpm *32MB Cache* - OEM - Ebuyer

CD/DVD Drive - Plextor PX-810SA - £50
Plextor PX-810SA/T3 18X SATA DVDRW/DL/Ram Internal Beige - OEM - Ebuyer

Case - Coolermaster Stacker 831 - £80
Coolermaster Stacker 831 Special Edition with Silver Mesh - No PSU - Ebuyer

PSU - Corsair HX Series 520W Modular PSU - £65
Corsair HX Series 520W Modular PSU - ATX12V v2.2 APFC - Ebuyer

Monitor - Samsung SM2032BW 20" TFT Monitor Widescreen 1680x1050 3000:1 - £170
Samsung SM2032BW 20"TFT Monitor Widescreen 1680x1050 3000:1 300cd/m2 2ms VGA/DVI-D Glossy Black 3 Years Warrany - Ebuyer

Mouse & Keyboard - Logitech Corless Desktop EX 110 - £17
Logitech Cordless Desktop EX 110 - USB/PS2 - Ebuyer

Total - £875

I would very much appreciate if anyone could look over what i have selected so far and make sure that they are good choices.
Thanks

Alex
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to Tech-Forums!!!

This power supply should do you good:
Corsair VX 550W PSU - 120mm Fan, 5 Year Warranty - Ebuyer

Other than that, everything looks good to me. The case is really your choice, because it's more of a personal preference, but a full tower is a good idea to go with.
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Thanks for the warm welcome and the recommendation b1gapl.

Why are full tower cases preferable? Because they allow for more air flow?

I really don't care about the look of it, i just want to go with the cheapest possible one that will be large enough and be compatible with the rest of my system. Looks mean very little to me. Performance on the other hand...
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Why are full tower cases preferable? Because they allow for more air flow?
That, and there is more space to work with. It also provides more room for future upgrades, compared to mid-towers.
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yeah if you want room to put stuff in the case and not chop up your hands, definitely recommending a full tower..
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Alright then, thanks.

How is this one. Its the cheapest full tower they have.

EV Silver/Black Full Tower Case with Feet - No PSU - Ebuyer
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make sure what you get you like cause you'll be seeing it most likely every day, and if you aren't in love with what you get then it could be a problem.
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Ok, will keep that in mind Peter, thanks.

Also, what should i do about fans? The case dosn't come with any so would i have to purchase them seperatley?
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If the case doesn't have any included, you must buy them separately, otherwise without fans, what is going to be moving the air?
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I have decided to invest in this case as it has plenty of room and already comes with 2 120mm fans.

Coolermaster Stacker 831 Special Edition with Silver Mesh - No PSU - Ebuyer

For PSU's, i'm stuck between these two.
Antec TruePower Trio 550W PSU - With 3x 12v Rails and 120mm Fan - Ebuyer - £68
Corsair VX 550W PSU - 120mm Fan, 5 Year Warranty - Ebuyer - £55

Also, is it worth paying extra and going modular?

Again would really appreciate any advice.
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