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Old 12-18-2006, 06:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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heya,

Can you just look this over and voice your opinions on these components.

Ram: Corsair Memory 2X 1GB
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...Quicklinx=4CCX

video card: XFX GeForce 7600GT 256MB
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...Quicklinx=4CCX

Mobo: Intel Desktop Board D975XBX2
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...Quicklinx=4CCX

Cpu: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...Quicklinx=4CCX

Hardrive (operating system and programs): Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...Quicklinx=4CCX

Hardrive (storage Raid0): 2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...Quicklinx=4CCX

Optical drive: Sony AWG170A
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...9D1&PageMode=1

Am I missing anything or are there any improvements to the products ive listed which are better. thanks for your help

Matt
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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go to www.pcspecialist.co.uk you can get better parts then that plus they build it for you
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I want to build it myself to give me something to do over the holidays and when I'm at school.

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I just checked and It was off by £200 more then if i had made it myself ut i may use that website for buying a new laptop.

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Judging by your processor your a gamer? in which case id go for a better GPU like a 7900GT at least
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yeh get a card atleast a Nvidia 7950gt or ATI X1950XT

i would probly get a Asus motherboard to p5w dh delux or p5n32-sli

do you need a operating system or you have the disks already?

make sure you get a good case too and a good brand power supply atleast 500W
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Do you really need that much storage right now?

I would get 2 WD raptors 150gb and raid 0 them and use them for your operating system/games. Then use the 320gb for storage, and when you need more then you can get more later. I mean how fast do you use up storage anyways....1.3 TB

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evga 7900gs and use the step up program to upgrade to a dx10 card later. Unless you just play WoW, then the 7600gt is great but its going to shock on future games like cyrsis.

And you didn't include a case. Do you already have one?
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Not that much of a gamer just want to be able to play the latest games. The main reason why I picked a dual-core was because I'm going to take this compter back to boarding school with me and when there I share around 150 movies over the School Lan so I normally have upon average 8 people looking through my internal website and downloading. atm I use an external 400gb hardrive connected to my laptops pentium M 1.5ghz processor lol and 512mb of Ram so to everyone looking through my website its quite fast but on my laptop suddenly I go from writing an essay and the laptop is as fast as I type to typing a paragraph then waiting 2-3minutes for it to begin appearing on the screen and check for mistakes bit annoying after awhile.

I already have a case and operating system the case has 4 fans and 4 harddrive bays. Psu is an antec truepower 2.0 430W at the moment but I'm looking for a larger one now that this pc has grown from being mediocre to slightly power hungry

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p.s. I need quite abit of storage as I also receive around 7 movies a day through uploads by people. I actually started the server at the begging of the term with only 50 movies and a few series of south park and prison break season 1 but it has grown quite abit. Planning by next year to buy a small external hardrive rack to accomodate for frther growth and upgrade the Pc further. In other words it will be the mother of all boarding schools Lan servers
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7950gt
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2 gig ram
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500w power supply

and your be able to play latest games for next couple years
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Would it be worth me buying a higher wattage power supply seeing as I dont pay the electric bills my school does so for the next 2 years there will only be around 6 months were i'm directly paying for it.

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btw i just looked at the websites logs and the maximum people I've had on my server was 40 people viewing and 8 people downloading. Last day of term Lol
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