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    First build, double check!

    Bit of a noob, looking to build my first pc, any help making sure i've not picked anything thats not so good or incompatable would be much appreciated.

    Motherboard
    xfx mb-n680-ish, s775 £159.79
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=560973

    Cpu
    Intel e6600 £136.29
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=430633

    Cpu Cooler
    Coolermaster hyper tx £17.50
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=500678

    Ram
    2 x 1gb Corsair twinx xms2 pc6400 £95.93
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=585722

    Case
    Akasa zen black £28.78
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=446040

    Psu
    620W Enermax liberty £93.87
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=284212

    Graphics card
    8800gts 320mb xfx 560/1700 £199.15
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=545086

    Hard drive
    250gb samsung x2
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    Dvd
    lg gsa-h42bal £17.73
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=537538

    I will be using the on board sound for a while so don't worry that it's missed.
    Would like to run vista 64bit but have noticed most copys will say 32bit with upgrade to 64 which then means you have to pay even more money and wait 3 months for them to send you a copy, can someone confirm that the 64bit oem copys with scan http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=527300 are full versions of vista 64 and not just an upgrade from 32bit.

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    Hi Mate

    i would get the corsair 520w psu will have plenty of power to run your system and save ya £30 also that motherboard is very expensive alot of people are saying the asus p5n wifi deluxe which is £50 cheaper with these savings you could get the 640mb version of the gts which will give some more grunt.

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    The only asus wifi delux board i've seen is this one
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/116481

    Looking at nvidia 680 chipset for mobo. Thanks for the info about psu, will look at it.

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    This mainboard has also caught my eye as it's appeared in scans today only deals a couple of times recently.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/produ...oductID=608393
    Any opinions?
    If any one can help me out with my vista question would be of great help.

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    A lot of people saying 680is arent worth it, Id personally go with a P5B Deluxe / P5K Deluxe.
    Main - Intel Core i5 2300 @ 3.5GHz, 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM, Asus P8P67 Pro, Coolermaster iGreen 600w, GTX 480, Antec One Case



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    overclocking?

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    I probobly will not be doing much in the way of over clocking the mainboard, graghics mabee, but i was under the inpression that the nvidia 680i would be the best mobo for a gaming pc? looks like i need recomendations.
    This is the one your suggesting i take it
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=443853
    Looks like i'm more lost than i thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by frazered View Post
    overclocking?
    You'll hit the limit of the CPU before the board in most cases.

    I'd have a serious look at the P5K too - not many people saying shabby things about them. P5B-Deluxe for a slightly more mature and safe choice.

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    Hmmm. so the p35 chipset models are good?
    This is the board your suggesting
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=595229

    there is also a gigabite board with similar specs for slightly less and with sli
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=598571
    What do you think guys?

    Thanks for your help so far, belive i'm moving in the right direction now!

    Also looking at this page can someone confirm that the vista 64 bit oem version isn't just an upgrade from 32 bit, only £4 difference has got me worried that if i get the 64 bit version it'll turn up only for me to discover i need the 32 bit disc.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...Thumbnails=yes
    Last edited by Andy3536; 01-06-2007 at 10:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy3536 View Post
    Hmmm. so the p35 chipset models are good?
    This is the board your suggesting
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=595229
    Nope, that's the DDR3 one.

    This is the one I'm suggesting: Asus P5K Deluxe

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    But that is still a little more than the gigabite board that has ddr3 and sli, but in the past my pc's have only used asus so i'm not familiar with the quality of gigabite.

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    Don't got DDR3 yet - it's too expensive (especially given the current prices of DDR2) and isn't as fast. DDR2 is still comfortably the sweet spot.

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    I wasn't planning on getting ddr3 yet, i was just saying that the cheaper gigabite board has features the asus doesn't have and with the ddr3 and sli it's future compatible as it were, more easily upgraded in the future. But not having a great deal of knowledge about gigabite or this board just trying to find out if it's a viable alternative.
    Also anyone with an answer to my vista 64 bit question would be apreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curfish View Post
    Hi Mate

    i would get the corsair 520w psu will have plenty of power to run your system and save ya £30 also that motherboard is very expensive alot of people are saying the asus p5n wifi deluxe which is £50 cheaper with these savings you could get the 640mb version of the gts which will give some more grunt.
    Dont...the Enermax PSUs are great.

    I would however go ith the Infinty rather than the Liberty though.
    IMHO the new Infinity Series is the best thing since the Corsairs and should take over the Best PSU mantle from Corsair.

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    I agree. I'm on my 5th Enermax right now and have no. 6 winging its way through the mail. Never had a problem with any of them and I expect the next one, an Infiniti 720W, to be the best yet. The Liberty will no doubt be enough for your system though, so I'm not sure the extra expense is worth it unless you plan to go quad core at some later point.

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    Thanks for the help guys, will opt for a smaller psu for now as will not be going quad core, for a long while at least. If in the futere i decide to upgrade i'll look at my system again then, for now though happy you've saved me a bit more

    A number of people on here seem to be recomending this board, in this and other threads.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=591501

    But there are some gigabit boards with slightly better spec a bit cheaper
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=598571 (nice coloured ram slots)
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=598572

    Any opinions?

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