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Old 08-20-2006, 08:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Motherboard - ASUS A8N-SLI Premium skt939 nForce4 Gigabit Ethernet Firewire 8channel audio '86.04'

Hard drive - Maxtor 6V250F0 250GB 7200rpm SATAII 16mb Cache OEM '49.23'

Memory desktop - Corsair (VS1GBKIT533D2), 1GB Kit (2 x 512MB) DDR2, PC4200, 533 MHz, 2x64Mx64, non-ECC, 240 DIMM, unbuffered, CL4 '60.42'

Processor - AMD Athlon 64 (ADA4200BVBOX) X2 4200+ socket 939 Dual Core 2.2ghz 512kb and 512kb Cache '130.83'

Power supply - Xpro 460w Quiet PSU '19.99'

Graphics card - Connect3D ATI Radeon X1800XT 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out Dual DVI PCI-E '149.36'

Optical drive - LG GSA-H10NBAL 16x16DVD¡ÀRW 12x RAM Dual Layer Writer Black - Bare Drive '21.73'

Case - XION Chin Silver Gaming Case With Side Window - No PSU '31.99'

Speakers - Logitech Speakers X-230 2.1 32w RMS - Retail Box '28.48'

Soundcard - Trust 5.1 Surround Soundcard Sc-5100 '9.69'

Ebuyer MJ7C 17" 400:1 12ms(1280x1024) Black & Silver Multimedia TFT Monitor 3 Years Warranty '95.17'

Total '682.93' inc VAT (these figures in ' ' are the cost in english pounds, my pound sign doesn't work on this computer)

any suggestions before buy? I'm hoping to buy in a few days
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Old 08-20-2006, 08:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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OMG please do not buy that PSU...that is bad, you'll regret it. $20? for PSU. Get the Antec Truepower II 550W, it's $89 but well worth it. Or get brands like Antec, Enermax, FSP. To save a little money you could go for the X2 3800+ and just OC it to 4200+ speeds. I also just noticed you got DDR2 ram and thats not compatible with you system since you're going socket 939, you have to get DDR ram. But why don't you go AM2?
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Old 08-20-2006, 08:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm not a huge fan of Maxtor, I always go for a WD or Seagate drives.

The RAM will not fit, you will need DDR RAM with socket 939.

The PSU will not be any good.

The monitor will not be great at that price.

I am not a fan of Corsiar RAM either.

And btw, it IS GBP.
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Old 08-20-2006, 08:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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took advices and suggestions..

Motherboard - ASUS A8N-SLI Premium skt939 nForce4 Gigabit Ethernet Firewire 8channel audio '86.04'

Hard drive - Seagate ST3200827AS Barracuda 200GB 7200RPM SATA 8MB Cache - OEM 103409 98 '50.86'

Memory desktop - Crucial 1GB kit (512MBx2) DDR PC3200 CL=3 UNBUFFERED NON-ECC DDR400 2.6V 64Meg x 64 '68.74'

Processor - AMD Athlon 64 (ADA4200BVBOX) X2 4200+ socket 939 Dual Core 2.2ghz 512kb and 512kb Cache '130.83'

Power supply - Antec TruePower II 480W PSU '54.99'

Graphics card - Connect3D ATI Radeon X1800XT 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out Dual DVI PCI-E '149.36'

Optical drive - LG GSA-H10NBAL 16x16DVD¡ÀRW 12x RAM Dual Layer Writer Black - Bare Drive '21.73'

Case - XION Chin Silver Gaming Case With Side Window - No PSU '31.99'

Speakers - Logitech Speakers X-230 2.1 32w RMS - Retail Box '28.48'

Soundcard - Trust 5.1 Surround Soundcard Sc-5100 '9.69'

Monitor - Benq FP71G+ 17" TFT 8ms 500:1 (1280x1024) Monitor - Silver & Black (3 Years On-Site Warranty) '117.49'

Total '750.20' inc VAT




my original budget was about 700 but nevermind, thought monitor would have been around 60-70

anyone fancy a quick comment on the setup above before i buy?

thanks

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Old 08-21-2006, 04:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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that sound card looks like a peice of **** better off with onboard sound if u ask me
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Indeed mophead, he'd be better off sticking with the onboard sound. Drop the soundcard Fit_bikes, and save yourself 10 quid.

And I'd consider getting the X2 3800+ instead, since the performance difference can easily be gained back by a tiny overclock, something both your mobo and RAM is capable of. That way, you can get back close to your budget.
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You can do soo much more with your budget. I know I am pushing it, but I have 2gibs of RAM on this basket, a 19" wide screen monitor, and Conroe, all for (22) more.

CP-126-IN Intel Core 2 DUO E6300 "LGA775 Allendale" 1.86GHz (1066FSB) - Retail (CP-126-IN)
(115.95) (115.95)
MY-034-GL GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC5300 667MHz Value DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX22GB5300DC) (MY-034-GL)
(94.95) (94.95)
HD-085-SE Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 200GB ST3200820AS SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-085-SE)
(45.95) (45.95)
CA-040-AN Antec Sonata II Piano Black Quiet Case - 450W Smart Power PSU (CA-040-AN)
(65.95) (65.95)
CD-059-LO Liteon DRW-6S160P-05C 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-059-LO)
(18.25) (18.25)
MO-012-AC Acer AL1916WS 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black/Silver (MO-012-AC)
(134.95) (134.95)
MB-064-GI Gigabyte GA_945PL_S3 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-064-GI)
(55.95) (55.95)
GX-054-HT HIS Excalibur ATI Radeon X1800 GTO TURBO ICEQ3 SILENT 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-054-HT)
(117.95) (117.95)
SP-038-LG Logitech S200 2.1 Black/Silver Stereo Speakers - OEM (SP-038-LG)
(11.95) (11.95)
Subtotal (661.85)
VAT (115.83)
Total (777.68)
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I'll look into that thanks but could you please edit your post and put the price in brackets instead of using the GBP symbol?

my computer doesn't like it so i get mumbo-jumbo instead

thanks for everyones reply so far!
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Old 08-21-2006, 05:48 AM   #9 (permalink)
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go the intel build
the conroes and allendaels r way better than AM2
but i still prefer AMD so we shall se about those AM3 processors shant we
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I have put the prices in brakets. This was speced from www.overclockers.co.uk
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