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Old 09-06-2006, 05:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Firstly Hi to everyone!!

I'm looking at building my own system, just like all the other post's like this.

I have a good understanding to whats needed and where to put things, but the market as gone crazy since my lasy system build.

have been looking at system builds on komplett, and find them to be reasonable.
please can you let me know what you all think, am hoping to get different response's, so please write.

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA2
NorthQ 4001AL, 400W Metallic Blue, 120mm
MSI P965 NEO-F, P965, Socket-775, ATX,
Sony Floppy Drive, 3,5" 1,44MB Black,
Norman IC, 1 year license Virus Control
PC box
SoftThinks Installation/Recovery
XFX GeForce 6200 TurboCache,
Cooler Master Cavalier 3 Black
Crucial DDR2 PC4200 2048MB CL4
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz Socket
PC with no operating system
LG DVD Drive, GDR-8164RBB, 16x52,

all for 577.92

over my buget i know, but i can wait anouth few months if its going to be a good system.
am after just a very good work station, with a few app's going on at the same time.
music clips, streams.
surfing the net
i play comand and conquor games mostly.
watch dvd's on my 21 inch crt, and yep, its huge and bulky and best pic quality i have yet to beat

thanks for looking,

p.s. am dislexic, so please dont slate my spelling and terminology
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Old 09-06-2006, 06:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well that video card is going to be a bottleneck especially if your playing on your crts max res. Im also not sure about that psu, but thats just because Ive never heard of it
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Old 09-06-2006, 06:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I recommend DVD-RW, better 500W power supply, and video card.
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Old 09-06-2006, 07:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks, at least i now know what parts to look into.
will see what i can find in the morning,
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Old 09-06-2006, 10:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I didnt realize you had a dvd drive. dvd-rw are more usefull (obviously ) and are about the same price. At least they are where I live.
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Old 09-06-2006, 11:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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www.pcmech.com has a great step by step guide dont use the parts though because they are out of date but the steps are still good.
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Old 09-07-2006, 03:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
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cheers people,

thanks for having a look.

here is my revised list.
does it look better?

Corsair Value S. PC4200 DDR2 1024MB
NEC DVD±RW burner, ND-4571A, 16x,
Norman IC, 1 year license Virus Control
PC box
SoftThinks Installation/Recovery
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB SATA2
Cooler Master Cavalier 3 Black
AKASA Powersupply ATX/EPS 12V 550W
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86GHz Socket
PC with no operating system
MSI P965 NEO-F, P965, Socket-775, ATX,
Sapphire Radeon X1300 512MB DDR2,
Sony Floppy Drive, 3,5" 1,44MB Black,
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