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    Best system for £500 (already have hard drives and e6600)

    What do you guys think of this. Trying to build the best I can for £500. I already have an e6600 and a couple of 400gb hard drivers so I just need the rest! What would you change from what I have done? I am looking for somthing very quite and I will be using the machine for alot of design work, working from home, media centre and a little bit of gaming (Not all at the same time!)

    Componants from scan:

    LN15204
    Coolermaster Praetorian 730 Silver Aluminum Tower Case w/o PSU £75.99 £89.29

    LN17771
    Samsung SH-S183L/BEBN x18 18x DVD±R, 8x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, DVD-RAM x12, SATA, Black, OEM, LS £18.87 £22.17

    LN10111
    4 x 1Gb Samsung, DDR2 PC4200 (533), 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 4-4-4-12 Retail £23.99 £112.75

    LN17232
    Asus P5N-E SLI NF650i SLi, S 775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 533/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX £62.57 £73.52

    LN18252
    256MB Leadtek 8600GTS, PCI-E (x16), Mem 2000 MHz, GDDR3, GPU 675 MHz, 2x DL DVI-I/HDTV, HDCP £106.69 £125.36

    LN16150
    600W Zalman ZM600-HP Heatpipe Cooled Modular PSU +80% Eff £65.99 £77.54

    £515.82

    Thanks in advance. I did want an 8800 but that is pushing my budget a little I think

    Brent

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    Abit Fatal1ty FP-IN9 SLI NF650i SLi, S775, PCI-E, DDR2 533/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX £63.89 £75.07

    LN17508
    320MB XFX 8800GTS, PCI-E (x16), Mem 1600MHz, GPU 500MHz, 96 Streams, 2x Dual Link/DVI HDTV £160.88 £189.03

    LN15216
    520W Corsair HX Series Modular PSU, ATX, EPS12V, whisper quiet, 5 year warranty £57.89 £68.02

    LN10111
    4x 1Gb Samsung, DDR2 PC4200 (533), 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 4-4-4-12 Retail £23.99 £112.75

    LN15204
    Coolermaster Praetorian 730 Silver Aluminum Tower Case w/o PSU £75.99 £89.29

    LN17771
    Samsung SH-S183L/BEBN x18 18x DVD±R, 8x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, DVD-RAM x12, SATA, Black, OEM, LS £18.87 £22.17



    Net Total £473.48

    Carriage £13.33

    V.A.T. £85.19

    TOTAL £572.00

    Ive gone a snadge over, but i jsu think the 8800GTS is worth the extra
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    • staffsMike's system
      • Motherboard:
      • evga 680i
      • CPU:
      • e6600
      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
      • ocz gameXstream 700w
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    akasa zen case instead of the Praetorian and with an 8800GTS drop the sli motherboard for a gigabyte ds3 or asus P5B

    saves £50 odd quid

    EDIT: the ram's a bit nasty too but I guess if you're not overclocking it will do ok
    Last edited by staffsMike; 27-04-2007 at 08:59 AM.

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    would 533mhz ram not be the best ram to go along side the e6600 which runs at 1066mhz? pretty confused . How is the 8800gts and the 8600gts for quietness?

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    • staffsMike's system
      • Motherboard:
      • evga 680i
      • CPU:
      • e6600
      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
      • ocz gameXstream 700w
      • Case:
      • akasa eclipse
      • Monitor(s):
      • dell 2007wfp and Lg L194WT
      • Internet:
      • pipex homecall
    my 8800gts is pretty quiet..not overclocked. In games the fan spools up a little but you would expect that. Idle it's barely noticable.

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    Does any one els have any suggestions? I would like to buy in the next hour. Will the ram I have chosen be crap? Shall I get a fatality 650i mobo instead of the asus? Is the PSU OK? Very importantly, is this system going to be quite as I leave it on alot.

    8600 or 8800 for what I need? (It is between the too as I want direct x 10)

    Will I need any aditional fans to what everything comes with?

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    • timtim86's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Shuttle
      • CPU:
      • Athlon X2 5000+
      • Memory:
      • 6GB OCZ Gold 6400
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 250GB Seagates, 1 x 750GB Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 8800GS 384MB
      • PSU:
      • Shuttle 400W
      • Case:
      • Shuttle SN27P2
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2007WFP
    If you're ever going to think of overclocking you should definitely get some better RAM.

    Probably buy some quiet fans to replace the ones already in there, but maybe after you've got it set up so you can see how loud it is.

    Don't bother with the fataliry thing.

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    I wont be overclocking. Why not fatality? Which mobo would you get for around £70-£80?

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    • staffsMike's system
      • Motherboard:
      • evga 680i
      • CPU:
      • e6600
      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
      • ocz gameXstream 700w
      • Case:
      • akasa eclipse
      • Monitor(s):
      • dell 2007wfp and Lg L194WT
      • Internet:
      • pipex homecall
    The fatality is fine at that price and if you're not overclocking.

    Wait for a little bit longer..scans weekend today only will be up and some of your stuff may be on it.

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    Really? Just a section on the sight huh? Can I get free delivery from scan for being a hexus member by the way?

    What do you guys think of this psu, the one i put down is not in stock and I am not paitent!


    700W Xclio X12S4P4 Modular SLi U-Quiet 14cm Fan 87%+ Efficiency Quad+12v EPS 4SATA 4 PCI-E

    £82.19

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    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=446788

    The Corsair is your best bet either that or a little extra than the Xclio is the 620w Version
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    will 520w be enough for 4GB E6600 and either an 8800GTS or 8600 GTS??

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    • staffsMike's system
      • Motherboard:
      • evga 680i
      • CPU:
      • e6600
      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
      • ocz gameXstream 700w
      • Case:
      • akasa eclipse
      • Monitor(s):
      • dell 2007wfp and Lg L194WT
      • Internet:
      • pipex homecall
    Yeah you get free delivery if you have over 25 posts and then continue to post 3 times a week (useful posts).

    Go to the scan section and it tells you how to register.

    Yes that 520w model is perfect for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by brentonhill View Post
    will 520w be enough for 4GB E6600 and either an 8800GTS or 8600 GTS??
    Yes more than enough
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    Yes, I have that same setup and 520w is more than enough (I have 640mb 8800gts). Also the the corsairs are quality PSU-s. One of the best ones imo.

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    Cheers guys, will def get that then!

    Anyone know how I can find my hexus user id, jus trying to sign up to get free delivery

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