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New PC build!

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by allblack, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. allblack

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    Ok it's time for a new PC for me to build as my old one is going on 5 years now! :cry: so here's what im going to be building see what you guys think ?

    At the hart of this is going to be a Ausu Striker Exteme V2 NF680i SLI s775 Mobo

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=505230

    CPU going for the Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale Core S775, 3.0 GHz 1333MHz

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=736334

    The RAM OCZ Technology 2X1GBKIT 240PIN PC2-8500 DDR2 1066MHZ

    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4RR0

    Harddrive Got to be the 1000 GB Samsung HD103UJ Spinpoint F1, SATA II, 7200 rpm, 32MB Cache

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=723884

    GPU going for a 1GB Gainward 8800GT Bliss, PCI-E 2.0, Mem 1800MHz, GDDR3, GPU 600MHz

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=754475

    To power it all going for a 600W Seasonic M12-600W

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=672895

    And put it all in the Coolermaster CM690 Dominator Black Mid Tower Case

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131551/show_product

    OS going to use Vista home premium and win XP Pro

    Going to be used for mosty games but it dose a lot of video, music, Hoping to starting on it all in about a months time. So what do you lot think of this ? It going to be a big jump from my old PC as it a 2.8 P4 1g of ram using a 5900 GPU 100gB hard-d.:oops:
     
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  2. onoski

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    Nice choice of components for a new computer and sure would be closed to £600?. I think I personally would go for the Vista ultimate edition of the operating system though. But hey! the choice is entirely up to you:)
     
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  3. allblack

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    Thanks onoski yeh was thinking that just have to see how much money i'v got at the end of the month, All going to be down to cost. :dry
     
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  5. allblack

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    LOL If i had Cash and was mad. I dont see the pont of needing a pc that's going to sound like a jet plane that you could dry you hair! well thats if i had any... Sorry that's a bit over kill for me.
     
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  6. greenbrucelee
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    I have heard bad reports about ASus mobos apparently they're slipping on quality especially in the cooling department. The asus strike extreme 2 is nowhere near as good as the first striker extreme, have a look at oth nforce 780i boards.
     
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  7. allblack

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    Thanks i will look in to it.
     
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  8. allblack

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    Ok how about the MSI P7N Diamond, NF780i 3SLI, 775, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR2 1066, MoBo ?
    Any one have any info about it ?
     
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  9. greenbrucelee
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    its ok but the EVGA version is supposed to be better, I'd get that one since they're similar in price.
     
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  10. BosonMichael
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    What do you mean they're slipping on cooling? Motherboards are motherboards... they're not HSFs. :D

    In any case, unless something has drastically changed recently, Asus makes a solid board.

    Excellent choice of components throughout! Should make for a good gaming rig!
     
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  11. greenbrucelee
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    From what I have been told and read they are slipping on HSF for the Northbridge and Southbridge and have had lots of bad issues latley. I was all for getting the same board as Allblack until I read that and someone actually said to me in gamestation the otherday that his boadr has caused him no end of trouble.

    As for the nforce 780i chipset the evga board is supposed to be the best according to the reviews.
     
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  12. allblack

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    Yeh looks good tho from some of the tests thank you for your help GB.
     
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  14. dmarsh

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    I'd put in hardware raid if it were me, hardisk is the biggest bottleneck most time for day to day stuff.

    You could stick in 3 750 GB drives same type for not much more and use raid 5 or raid 0 if you're really feeling lucky !

    Toms Hardware still has NVidia ahead on bang for buck, and while thats the case I wouldn't pay the extra to get to four cards.

    Not sure about current processor benchmarks, but wouldn't you do better with quad core ?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=767360
     
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  15. BosonMichael
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    Give me a nice, stable Intel chipset anyday. ;)
     
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    Um... yes!!!! you will be blown away 8)
     
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    quite literaly too...so better get your hard hat on and strap yourself in my boy :biggrin
     
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    Have to admit some good choices there mate...but if u ask me, I would have gone for the Antec 900 case...it is by far the BEST gaming case you could ask for and it will give u all the cooling you will need not to mention it has the holes in the back for future water cooling components...take it from someone who has two :biggrin

    What about monitor?
     
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  19. allblack

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    Well i dont want raid for now! thats some thing i can do later if i want to, there going to be a 6 core coming out some time this year so if it's good i'll go for that when it come out but we'll see. Oh and the quad core you got up there is 65 nm! I'm going for the 45 nm 3.0GHz Duo thats 65W.
     
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  20. Mitzs
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    I have a asus sli mobo about a year and half old now. Not one promble out of it. and my cpu is amd duo core. All I can say is zoom, zoom!:biggrin Looks like that will be a really nice outfilt ab.
     
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