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    Kit creation

    Hi All

    My first time posting on the site and all I have is a bunch of questions I hope some of you can help with.

    I am in the process of buying my kit and this is what is on my shopping list:

    E6600 - not bought yet, looking at £150ish from Scan
    Gigabyte DS3P rev 3.3 - can anyone confirm if there is a retailr that can guarantee the revision of this board you get and the best price.
    Corsair 520W PSU - bought from OCUK
    Geil 2Gb PC6400 Ram - bought from OCUK for £66.
    Seagate 320Gb 7200.10 Sata II HDD - bought from OCUK for £52
    Akasa Eclipse 62 Case - worth it or not? best price so far about £80 from Kustom PCs
    Noctua CPU Cooler - bought from OCUK for just over £30.

    Can i firstly have some people's thoughts on the rig itself. Secondly what graphics card they'd suggest, medium gaming with a budget of around £150max. Thirdly cover off the question about the motherboard and that's about it, thanks in advance


    Damo

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    Slightly over the buget but a great deal, see this thread:

    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=107114

    The eclipse case is good, but i would rather get an Antec p180 due to noise, however the eclipse is great if your often tinkering inside.

    Also if you make a thread in the scan support forum about motherboard revisions they may be able to help you.
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    • Colossous's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Ud4 Z68
      • CPU:
      • 2500k
      • Memory:
      • 2x4gb Corsair Vengence Black 1600mhz
      • Storage:
      • Corsair 90gb sata3 ssd + Western Dig black sata 3 1tb Storage
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte Soc Gtx570
      • PSU:
      • Nzxt Hale 850 watt
      • Case:
      • Custom Lian Li V1000
      • Operating System:
      • W7 Ultimate
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 27"
    I'd use all of that but i'm not sure about ocuk !! One of many with BAD experiences !! What monitor/res are you going to be running ? Eclipse ftw !!
    Hark the children of the Resolution !!

    http://trust.hexus.net/user_profile.php?user=7798

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    That's nearly exactly the same as the new rig i am thinking of upgrading to.
    Except im getting an ATI 1950 Pro 512mb as well. I would recoomend it as you get a lot of bang for buck, they are like £100-120 ish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colossous View Post
    I'd use all of that but i'm not sure about ocuk !! One of many with BAD experiences !! What monitor/res are you going to be running ? Eclipse ftw !!
    Well by the looks of it he has already purchased the OCUK items. For future reference though i recommend scan with which you get free delivery over 30 posts on here.
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    I've spent many weeks reading reviews, getting advice from Hexus etc etc... and this is the system I came up with (see sig), it's a what some ppl would call a modest budget but for me it's a lot! Looks as if you have same kind of price range - unluckily you've already bought some of your stuff!

    E6600 - yes, go 4 it
    DS3p - spent many hours checking this and others out, for the price u can't beat it IMO
    You would have been better off getting a cheaper case and spending more on better RAM maybe...?
    Windows XP / 1.1MB Orange BB: E6600 Core 2 Duo Gigabyte GA 965P-DS3P EVGA 8800GTS Superclocked WD 250GB SATA2/300 2GB Corsair TwinX 6400 DDR2 Corsair HX 520 PSU 17in LG Flatron SONY DVD RW DRU-800A Akasa Zen case SB Audigy

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    • kungpo's system
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    Is the E6600 that much better than the E6420? As they all clock pretty well, might be better saving a few £ and spending more somewhere else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kungpo View Post
    Is the E6600 that much better than the E6420? As they all clock pretty well, might be better saving a few £ and spending more somewhere else?
    If you look at clunks OC guide u cud easily get the e6320 or e6420 up to e6600 levels & on upto 3ghz. Id say go for the lower clocked CPU and overclock it.

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    At the end of the day I can send the Geil RAM back but £66 for what is considered very good stuff seems silly to go elsewhere!

    I was not sure re the CPU, I just thought for £140 it was wroth going for high speed initially then clock later. But if people think its much more worthwhile to get something a little slwoer to begin with then I am willing to listen. Is the 6320 the best to go for?

    The case just seemed very well reviewed.

    As for what I've already bought I aint gone over the top yet. Just memory, PSU, fan and HDD.

    Thanks guys

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    • Max Tractor's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • 95w 1055T@x4-3.5Ghz-1.15v
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    Innovision 3D 8800GTS 320MB £170 google checkout for another £10off

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/125114

    Point Of View 8800GTS 320MB

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/125325 £174 google checkout for another £10 off

    Worth keeping in mind is new ATI cards are due soon

    edit- I would also opt for the akasa

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    Can someone advise any other cases that rate as highlly as the Akasa in the same budget as I am growing impatient waiting for stock

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    • DratUK's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P877-V Pro
      • CPU:
      • I5 3570K with Antec Kuhler 920
      • Memory:
      • 8Gb Corsair Vengance
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    I would gp with the Antec P180. Build quality very low noise from the case and looks better IMO than the Akasa. However there is much more room in the Akasa, that could provide more long term benefit.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=396318

    As for Video card I would not go near INNO3D my 8800GTX died yesterday 5 months old if it was over the year warranty thats £400 down the drain. I have now bought BFG with the lifetime warranty or you could go XFX 2 year warranty or has already been suggested EVGA.

    In terms of which series/model that will depend, on what monitor you plan to use?

    You may want to have a breeze through Xcase's site they have a huge range.
    http://www.xcase.co.uk/
    Last edited by DratUK; 11-05-2007 at 07:08 PM.

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