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Old 04-26-2006, 12:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, I've decided to build my very first rig. I'm spending approximatly £1000 GBP (almost $1800 USD). Here's what I'm thinking of so far, what do you think...?


(All prices are from overclockers.co.uk and include VAT)

Motherboard:
Gigabyte K8N Pro SLi nForce4 (socket 939) PCI_Express - £79.84

CPU:
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 90nm (socket 939) - £152.69

Case / PSU:
Antec Performance TX640B-EC Black MiniTower Case - 400 Watt SmartPower PSU - £72.79

Graphics Card:
BFG GeForce 7900 GT OC 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - £246.69

RAM:
Corsair 2GB DDR XMS3200C2PT TwinX (2 x 1GB) CAS2 - £152.69

Monitor:
Hyundai ImageQuest Q995 19" Perfectly Flat CRT - £129.19

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 200GB 2000JS SATA-II 8mb cache - £58.69
72000rpm
Average read seek: 8.9ms
3 year warranty

DVD:
LG GSA-4167BRL 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - £30.49

Mouse:
Logitech G5 Gaming-Grade Laser Mouse - £37.54

Keyboard:
Logitech Media Keyboard Elite - £19.92


Well that's everything. All in all it costs £993.48 including delivery.
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Old 04-26-2006, 12:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The price looks pretty reasonable to me mate, should be able to easily play top games etc on that
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I'm just worried about the PSU. I'm wondering if 400W is enough.
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I must admit i thought the psu was the only thing that stuck out but i think its border line, might be ok then again might not be!?

Wait for the experts, they will tell you one way or the other.
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Old 04-26-2006, 12:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It's just that I do plan to use SLifurther down the line when I can afford another graphics card (esspecially when the 7900's get a bit cheaper).
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I reckon the PSU should be ok.. but the CPU should be changed to something more powerful... if your gonna cash out might as well go the whole way.. get a dual core 64 or something similar
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I don't really multi-task at all, and are dual cores really gonna help that much in games?
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no expert here...

but that PSU is not enough.. you have a high end vid card and other good parts so you really don't wanna be risking it. get at least 450watts.
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I can get an antec case with a 480W truepower PSU for only an extra £30. At the moment I'm leaning towards going for it.
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Get a Sunbeam NUUO. 550 watts (or u can get lower ones) very stable, dual+12v, nvidia sli certified, sleeved cables, fan control, temp readout, and lots of peripherals. very cheap too! O yea and it has two fans (80mm and 120mm) to keep it running cool
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