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Old 02-17-2009, 10:54 AM   #31 (permalink)
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ah right ok then :]

Thanks so much for your help
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:01 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Just looking at some graphics cards again, how is this one?

Buy Sapphire Radeon HD 4350 512MB PCI-E VGA/DVI-I/HDMI Low Profile Heatsink Graphics Card 11142-07-20R £32.15 - Oyyy.co.uk

Any better than the other for an extra £2?

Or what's good for under £35?
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The XFX is better, they have a lifetime warranty for their products.
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:10 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Just looking at some graphics cards again, how is this one?

Buy Sapphire Radeon HD 4350 512MB PCI-E VGA/DVI-I/HDMI Low Profile Heatsink Graphics Card 11142-07-20R £32.15 - Oyyy.co.uk

Any better than the other for an extra £2?

Or what's good for under £35?
Buy Asus EN9600GSO ULTIMATE/HTDP/384M Graphics Card GeForce 9600 GSO 384MB PCi-E DVI-I HDTV EN9600GSO ULTIMATE/HTDP/384M £39.69 - Oyyy.co.uk
This is a lot more powerful than the HD4350. It's 39 inc VAT.
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:15 AM   #35 (permalink)
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ok, how's this for a memory card reader?

Hiyatek Black 20-in-1 Multifunction Card Reader With Fan Controllers 2x USB E-SATA - Ebuyer

Do I need a led monitor on that if I've got one on the case? Becuase if not then I'll get this

Hiyatek 20-in-1 Card Reader With Fan Controllers and E-SATA Port, Audio in/out - 5.25" Bay - Ebuyer
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:19 AM   #36 (permalink)
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That card reader looks fine. You don't need an LCD monitor on the card reader, if there's one on the case that monitors the same thing.
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How come you with a more expensive quad core processor?

You should get a 12cm fan for the rear of the case, and an 8cm for the front for a decent airflow. Or just get the 12cm fan for the rear and move the 8cm side fan that's already included in the case, to the front.

What about the hard drive?
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If you can afford a Q8300, then go for the Q6700:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 2.66GHz Socket 775 1066MHz 8MB (2x4MB(4MB per core pair)) L2 Cache OEM Processor - Ebuyer

It has twice the L2 cache (8mb) and operates at 2.6Ghz. Overall, its a faster processor.
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Q6700 it is then! Didn't see that there! I hought for a extra few quid I could get a faster processor. As for my hard drive, well, I've got a 160gb at the moment, and I was wondering I could wipe it clean and load Vista Ultimate on it and use it in the pc I'll be building. However it seems to be every day now that my computer switches to a blue screen at random times and says all this stuff I don't understand, shuts down, then when I come to restart it says 'disk read error' or something like that. I've checked for viruses, done what windows told me to do, done everything to try and recover it but it still happens. But if I leave it an hour or so it will boot up fine again with everything still loaded on :/ Is there anything I can get to run a scan and check if my hard drive is ok, otherwise I'll need to get a new one. Or will wiping it clean recover it? This is the reason why I'm going to build a new pc!
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