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Old 08-28-2005, 06:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to build a decent computer system with the specs listed below

CPU - intel 775 3.0 ghz 800fsb 1mb (approx £100)
motherboard - (i have no idea which to choose from, please could you help me! looking for something with good features, maybe onboard graphics that i can upgrade to a seperate card at a later date. Approx £60 - £80)
Asus abit Gigabyet intel which do i choose.

memory - 512mb (approx £35-£40)
Storage - Seagate 7200 (approx £40-£50)
Optical Drive - £40


I'm looking for help mainly with a cpu and motherboard, would like to have a decent 3ghz with a good motherboard to support it, please help?
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Old 08-29-2005, 07:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, there are many good part's out there. All you really need to see is which socket processor you will have, and match it up with the same socket mobo. This really is not that hard.

Find out what socket that processor is, I think it's like 478 or something, I don't really go with Intel, sorry.
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Old 08-29-2005, 03:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Go with Asus or Intel not Abit. If it's a s478 get a Asus P4P800-X. Thats what I used for my first build.
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Its an LGA775 socket, so just get anything with that socket that supports a P4 and a 800MHz FSB, and what ever feature you want at a price you can afford. Also, you need to make sure your MB and memory are compatible. I have an ASUS MB myself.
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i would recommend a AMD processor. What will you be doing with this system?

video editing or encoding = intel

gaming. multi tasking = amd
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Old 08-30-2005, 09:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Was thinking of this motherboard

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=74694

its the Asus P5P800 Socket-775 I865PE ATA - Sound Gb-Lan USB2 800FSB SATA Retial Box

do you think thats a good choice?
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Old 08-30-2005, 09:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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just found out that the motherboard above does not support any onboard graphics, any others because i need onboard graphics if possible?
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are you sure you dont want AMD, they are cheaper and better then intel
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what would you suggest then?

same performance as a intel 3ghz

motherboard that has onboard lan, graphics, sound etc

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Old 08-30-2005, 10:12 AM   #10 (permalink)
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was thinking of getting the termaltake soprano case at £45.72

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/s....html?TT-SOPBW

seems like a good case, any comments?
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