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Is this any good?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Rob1234, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    I have never built a PC for myself before but have decided to give it a go. But before I buy the hardware I thought I would show it to you guys because I know a few of you have built your own systems in the past.

    Let me know what you think:

    Case
    processor
    mother baord
    ram x2
    hard drive
    dvd drive
    grpahics card

    What you guys think this should all cost about £535 which isnt too bad I think. This should be good enough to run virtlistation software on.
     
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  2. wizard

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    Lots of people recommending this hard drive:

    Samsung Spinpoint F3 http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173804
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    That cpu is not supported by that motherboard. The cpu you have chosen is dual core (not core 2 duo and even core 2 duo isn't supported). That motherboard either takes an i5 or i7 cpu.

    The ram should be compatible with the board but its best to check on the board manufacturers website as not all makes of ddr 3 will work on it.

    The Hdd Wizard suggested is good as is the rest of the hardware.
     
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    Have a closer look at the spec on that CPU


    I have to ask what it is you want to do with the machine? is it a games machine or a work type (office, browsing etc)?

    As far as ram goes, I usually prefer to go with Corsair as that normally have heatsyncs to help reduce the heat on the memory chips.
     
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    oops, never notice. just saw the dual core bit.
     
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    Rob remember to get a good psu too.
     
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    In all honesty I would perhaps spend less on the case and more on a decent PSU (says the man with this just about built up).

    If it's purely for VM's and you aren't gaming I would probably consider an older 775 cpu and board rather than the 1156 based ones. That way memory is cheaper (DDR2 compared to DDR3) and perhaps a cheaper GPU.
     
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    Good case. And I agree that building a 775 system with ddr 2 will save money and that GPU isn't need if purely doing VM
     
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    Hey,

    It will be for mainly VM and work not many games although I might play some. The case comes with a PSU but do you think it is no good?

    I looked at the hard drive looks pretty good and is cheaper.

    You had me worried when you said the cpu was not compatiable with the motherboard :D
     
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    usually power supplies that come with cases are crap and only good for being used as door stops./

    I made a mistake on the cpu compatability.
     
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    I liked the look of that case :( had some good reviews i will invesitage a new case and psu see what i can find.
     
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    a good psu wont be cheap cosair and seasonic are the best. This is a great deal on a corsair 650TX http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135514
     
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    If you like the case, you could just rip out the PSU and buy a decent one to put in it.
     
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