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Old 10-29-2007, 12:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey there, building my first rig in some time so just looking for some feedback if possible.

I'm aiming to build it around:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 S775 2.66ghz 4mb Cache 1333FSB £114.79

XFX GeForce 8600GTS DDR3/512mb/256 bit Graphics Card x2 £289.99



Basically I'm aware of the selection of popular motherboards around, and that in terms of a PSU I'll probably need 500-600 watts but that's where my knowledge ends...The computers going to primarily be a gaming rig with some light web design/graphic design.

It sucks growing up and not knowing whats hot anymore lol. I'm on a budget of around 650 pounds and my main queries are:

Which Mobo would you suggest?
Is 2gb of value Kingston Ram sufficient?
Ideal PSU?

Any help would be very much appreciated,
Jeff.
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Sorry, probably should have posted this in the other forum :laughing:
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I should learn to pay attention more i think
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Corsair 450VX is enough.

The Gigabyte DS3R is a good and 2GB of memory will fine.
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I would rather have better ram then just value ram. That's just me though.
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I would rather have better ram then just value ram. That's just me though.
Crucial 1GB (x2) DDR2 PC2-6400/800MHz CL4-4-4-12 Ballistix 2.2V SLI Ready

That's the ram of choice :happy:
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Not bad.
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Old 10-29-2007, 05:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I would suggest a beefier GPU if you're going to use it for real gaming. The 8800GT isn't much more expensive considering how much better it is. If you need to save money, then tone down your CPU to an e6550 and get a 8800GT instead of an e6750 and an 8600GTS.

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Old 10-30-2007, 09:50 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Here's what I came up with anyway, can't wait to try and build it hah.

2 x Crucial 1GB DDR2 PC2-6400/800MHz CL4-4-4-12 Ballistix 2.2V SLI Ready

1 x Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R Socket 775 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

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

1 x Coolermaster Black Centurion 534

1 x Seagate ST3250310AS 250GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 8MB Cache

1 x Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Energy Efficient 95W edition Socket 775 (2.40GHz) G0 Stepping L2 8MB Cache OEM Processor

1 x Tuniq Tower 120 CPU Cooler (Socket 478/754/939/940/AM2/LGA775)

1 x EVGA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express)
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That's a great build you've got there. Really impressive! :happy:
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