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Old 04-30-2008, 05:56 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Customer service. Overclockability. Features.

I had a p5k before i got my gigabyte p35-ds3r and didnt care for p5k. Also, i cant recall a single "good" customer service story about Asus.
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:58 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Also if you can afford the extra for the cooler, its worth it. The AF7 Pro is no doubt a very good cooler for the money, but it is still a budget cooler. On the other hand, if you aren't aiming for super high clocks then the AF7 will suit just fine (3.2-3.4ghz no problem)
I'd be very, very happy with 3.2Ghz from the Q6600. I'll think about the cooler. I need to fully check what my budget can be.

Here is the current list:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 £137.95

Motherboard: ASUS P5KC AiLifestyle Series £72.82

Memory: OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz £69.99

Graphics Card:
Point Of View 8800GT 512MB £119.98

Hard Drive: Already got (Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA 7200.9) £0

DVD/CD Drive:
Pioneer DVR-215BK 20X SATA DVD±RW £17.99

Power Supply: OCZ StealthXStream 600W PSU £47.58

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium £62.96

Cooling Fan:
Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P £15.24

Case:
I-Cute Black UL01 Mid Tower Case £20.99

Front Case Fan:
Hiper 120mm Case Fan £5.99

Rear Case Fan:
Hiper 120mm Case Fan £5.99

Total: £577.48
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I'm thinking of getting this now. Shall I go for it?
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Old 05-01-2008, 03:36 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Yup go for it!

However, since you will be overclocking...a good, stable PSU is very important.
Corsair VX 550W PSU - 120mm Fan, 5 Year Warranty - Ebuyer
This PSU is very good and is really worth the extra fiver.

Also just so you know, the case looks like it already comes with a rear fan...so you can scratch one of those fans off your list unless you want another one to throw in somewhere.
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Yup go for it!

However, since you will be overclocking...a good, stable PSU is very important.
Corsair VX 550W PSU - 120mm Fan, 5 Year Warranty - Ebuyer
This PSU is very good and is really worth the extra fiver.

Also just so you know, the case looks like it already comes with a rear fan...so you can scratch one of those fans off your list unless you want another one to throw in somewhere.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I'm thinking of getting the extra fan anyway as I don't want a blue LED fan and because I think my current computer could utilise it (though I haven't checked, but spares are good, right?)
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Old 05-01-2008, 03:44 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I can't edit my main post any more. Here's my current list:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 £137.95

Motherboard: ASUS P5KC AiLifestyle Series £73.13

Memory: OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz £69.99

Graphics Card:
Point Of View 8800GT 512MB £119.98

Hard Drive: Already got (Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA 7200.9) £0

DVD/CD Drive:
Pioneer DVR-215BK 20X SATA DVD±RW £17.99

Power Supply: Corsair VX 550W PSU £53.63

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium £62.96

Cooling Fan:
Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P £15.24

Case:
I-Cute Black UL01 Mid Tower Case £20.99

Front Case Fan:
Hiper 120mm Case Fan £5.99

Rear Case Fan:
Hiper 120mm Case Fan £5.99

Total: £583.84
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looks great. Excellent first build really.
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Old 05-01-2008, 04:13 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Thanks gurusan. If I have no more comments by tomorrow I'm going to buy it all.
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:40 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I've ordered it!
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