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    Question PC For Me!

    Hi People!

    I have spec'd up a pc...just wanted to get your opinions on it, i only want to spend about £550!

    I will be using the computer for general internet use, downloading(lots) and games that are out at the moment! doesnt need to be top spec!

    Image below is from scan!



    I would appreciate your input

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    Craig.

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    Are you overclocking?

    What resolution is your display?

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    I think i will overclock abit yeah.

    Resolution is 1440 x 900.

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    I would get a larger HD for cheaper.
    120gb or 160gb are only around £30 now.

    or

    2x80gb RAID 0...that way no performance loss.

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    You're missing an OS... I assume you have this factored in somehow?

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    - Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 ~ £88.11

    - Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro ~ £15.97

    - Gigabyte GA P35C-DS3R ~ £84.59

    - 2GB Corsair TwinX5400 4-4-4-12 ~ £50.94

    - 256MB Power Color RX1950XT ~ £116.24

    - 400GB Samsung HD401LJ ~ £52.51

    - Antec Solo Quiet ~ £54.86

    - 500W Seasonic S12II-500 ~ £66.33

    - Optiarc AD-7170S-0B ~ £19.85

    - 1.44MB Sony Black Floppy ~ £4.34

    Total ~ £553.74

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    You could overclock the E4400 to 3.3GHz using that memory (333 x 10) and the motherboard gives you support for DDR3 and future Intel CPU's.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    I would get a larger HD for cheaper.
    Larger than 400GB for less than £52... I'm not following...
    Last edited by NightshadowUK; 11-07-2007 at 02:56 PM.

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    Yeah i have the OS situation covered Splash!!

    Hmm nightshadow i might change to a few pieces of your spec...but i think i will keep the processor the same!

    I didnt think about getting a seperate heatsink and fan though...i will consider that one!!

    thanks dude.

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    No probs.

    Let me know what you change, I'd be interest to see. (I'm thinking maybe case and motherboard...)

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    I will be having the motherboard you suggested! But the case im not really bothered about tbh!

    I might just stick with a cheap one!!

    I will be changing the PSU for a different Akasa one, that is 500w for the 13p more than the 460w one!!

    I will be ordering it tonight as soon as i get home from work!

    I will let you know how it runs

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigtrap View Post
    I will be changing the PSU for a different Akasa one, that is 500w for the 13p more than the 460w one!!
    Don't pat yourself on the back yet, lower prices for higher watts often means lower quality or bigger lies

    Although it should be able to handel your specs.

    If it's this one 500W AKASA Ultra quiet Active PFC ATX 2.2 PSU with Black 12cm Fan Then it shouldn't be a problem.

    The 500W FSP Blue storm II is suposed to be quite good as well.

    Cases are rather a personal thing, the Asaka Zen you originally posted will be fine as would the Antec Solo
    Just Remember about size and cooling (fans and fan bays)
    Last edited by Pob255; 11-07-2007 at 05:15 PM.

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    The Akasa Zen is a reasonalbe case with good cooling.
    The buttons feel a bit cheap, but never had probs putting bits in mine.
    Other than make sure you put your dvd drive in before the PSU!

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    Personally I'd go for a Seasonic PSU over an Akasa any day.
    Last edited by NightshadowUK; 11-07-2007 at 08:34 PM. Reason: Meant Akasa, not Zalman...

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    Larger than 400GB for less than £52... I'm not following...
    I was drunk...i thought it said 40gb

    Anyway....2 x 200gb in RAID 0 would server better

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK View Post
    Personally I'd go for a Seasonic PSU over a Zalman any day.
    Do you know anything about either??? DId you know the Zalman 600W is IDENTICAL to the OCZ Gamestream???

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    Type-o - meant I'd choose a 500W Seasonic over an Akasa, not sure where Zalman came from.

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