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Old 05-19-2007, 12:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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COMPONENTS-

CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E4300
Buy Intel Core 2 Duo E4300*BX80557E4300from CCL - Online Retailer of the Year 2006

RAM
GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC6400C4 800MHz Ultra Low Latency DDR2 Dual Channel Kit
GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC6400C4 800MHz Ultra Low Latency DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX22GB6400UDC)

Graphics
CCL Value ATi Radeon x1950pro 256
Buy 256MB CCL X1950 Pro*from CCL - Online Retailer of the Year 2006

HD
320GB Hitachi DeskStar T7K500-32 SATA II
Buy 320GB Hitachi T7K500-32 SATA II*OA32161from CCL - Online Retailer of the Year 2006

Motherboard
Biostar TForce P965
Buy Biostar TForce P965*P 965from CCL - Online Retailer of the Year 2006

Monitor
19" Hanns-G HW191D Widescreen TFT LCD Monitor
Buy 19" Hanns-G HW191D Widescreen TFT LCD Monitor*HW191Dfrom CCL - Online Retailer of the Year 2006

Keyboard
Saitek Eclipse 2 Illuminated Keyboard
Buy Saitek Eclipse 2 Illuminated Keyboard*KB-019-SKfrom CCL - Online Retailer of the Year 2006

Opty Drive
NEC AD-7170S-0B
Buy NEC AD-7170S-0B - Black*AD-7170S-0Bfrom CCL - Online Retailer of the Year 2006

PSU
580W Hiper HPU-4M580
Buy 580W Hiper HPU-4M580*HPU-4M580from CCL - Online Retailer of the Year 2006

Case
CoolerMaster Centurion 5
Buy CoolerMaster Centurion 5*CAC-T05from CCL - Online Retailer of the Year 2006

OS
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Bit (OEM)
Buy Microsoft Windows Vista Home*Premium*64 Bit (OEM)*66I-00788from CCL - Online Retailer of the Year 2006

Thermal Paste
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste
Buy Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste*AS5from CCL - Online Retailer of the Year 2006

CPU Cooling
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 775)
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 775)

Case Fan
Akasa 80mm Ultra Quiet
Buy Akasa 80mm Ultra Quiet*AK182-L2Bfrom CCL - Online Retailer of the Year 2006


TOTAL: 672.77

You should know: I plan to heavily overclock with this PC. I also want to game, but I am not preoccupied with MAX settings, only medium settings. I also want to say that I have a STRICT 700 limit. The reason that I have listed two separate shops is that I can physically go to CCL, but some of the components from there are a rip off, so I have selected some components from OCUK. Please feel free to change whatever you want, and select components from either store. I also have a few quick questions:

1.) My friend says that Biostar are a poor brand. Is this true?
2.) Is GeIL a good brand of ram?
3.) Is all of this good overclocking stuff?

Thank you for all of your help!!!
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Old 05-19-2007, 12:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Geil is good ram, g-skill's are better but they're expensive in the UK

just some other uk shops for you to see which comes out best budget wise:

dabs.com - PC Hardware, Components, Software, Digital Cameras, MP3 Players
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I don't know anything UK in prices so i can't suggest any other parts but that build is not bad at all. Nice choices heh
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Uk prices are half us prices plus about 10% as we have transport costs
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When did DDR2 get cut in HALF? I just looked up ram on new egg and a gig of ddr2 800 is like $55 bucks!!!!
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DDR2 has been getting cheaper and cheaper since they busted the guys for price inflation.
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so I take it that everything is alright? Thanks for quick response!
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Old 05-19-2007, 01:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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overclocking is only really good if you have top of the range stuff like my PC, but it also requires a very good cooling system, my GPU requires a water cooling kit :s
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it doesn't require it too overclock!!! stock fan cooling will push your gpu 10% over stock rates easily with a good case with good wiring some people get over 30% overclocks
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okay then...
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