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    Gaming rig

    I am looking at building a new gaming pc and would like a list of recommended components.
    I am looking at including the 6600 quad core CPU, 8800GTX GPU and NZXT Hush case.
    Any suggestions for RAM, Mobo, PSU, HDD etc...

    I'd like to keep the rig as quiet as possible without going down the watercooled route.

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    Re: Gaming rig

    Budget?
    Space in my skull

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    Re: Gaming rig

    circa £1100, but maybe sneak up to £200 extra in if the wife isn't watching.....

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    Re: Gaming rig

    £1100 including a display and operating system?

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    Re: Gaming rig

    no, got OS, monitor, keyboard and decent mouse etc already. Just need "bits in the box"!

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    Re: Gaming rig

    Quote Originally Posted by Cereal View Post
    no, got OS, monitor, keyboard and decent mouse etc already. Just need "bits in the box"!
    In that case (no pun intended):
    Last edited by Nemz0r; 24-08-2007 at 02:40 PM.

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    Re: Gaming rig

    Looks very good to me although I'd be avoiding OCUK like the plague so:

    - Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Q6600 G0 ~ £176.24
    - Scythe Miné ~ £24.17
    - Asus P5K-E/WIFI-AP ~ £103.86
    - 2GB Ballistix DDR2 PC2-6400 4-4-4-12 ~ £91.64
    - 768MB EVGA 8800GTX ~ £380.56 **
    - 500GB Samsung HD501LJ ~ £62.15
    - Antec True Power Trio TP3-650 650W ~ £77.76
    - Samsung SH-S203/BEBN ~ £18.79

    Total ~ £934.58

    ** As Nemz0r mentioned, you can use the EVGA's step-up scheme.

    Then just add the case and fans of your choice.

    EDIT: What size display do you have at the minute?
    Last edited by NightshadowUK; 24-08-2007 at 03:10 PM.

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    Re: Gaming rig

    RAM is cheaper here... I think it's the same stuff?

    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...090,4294955840

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    Re: Gaming rig

    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK View Post
    Looks very good to me although I'd be avoiding OCUK like the plague so:

    - Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Q6600 G0 ~ £176.24
    - Scythe Miné ~ £24.17
    - Asus P5K-E/WIFI-AP ~ £103.86
    - 2GB Ballistix DDR2 PC2-6400 4-4-4-12 ~ £91.64
    - 768MB EVGA 8800GTX ~ £380.56 **
    - 500GB Samsung HD501LJ ~ £62.15
    - Antec True Power Trio TP3-650 650W ~ £77.76
    - Samsung SH-S203/BEBN ~ £18.79

    Total ~ £934.58

    ** As Nemz0r mentioned, you can use the EVGA's step-up scheme.

    Then just add the case and fans of your choice.

    EDIT: What size display do you have at the minute?
    even though avoiding OcUK is recommended, he can still get the thermalright from there. its just a heatsink so i dont see how it will break down and need to be rma'ed

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    Re: Gaming rig

    Excellent point, although I wouldn't give them any money just on principle.

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    Re: Gaming rig

    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK View Post
    Excellent point, although I wouldn't give them any money just on principle.
    true true

    that is why i got mine from cclonline.com

    http://www.cclonline.com/product-inf...category_id=99

    although it isnt the new smaller one. but if anyone can find it anywhere feel free to post it here

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    Re: Gaming rig

    Screen is 21 inch LCD so I don't want to change that in a hurry.

    I did spec some bits and got this list....

    Motherboard - Inno 3D Nforce 680i - http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/124827
    CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad 6600 2.4 MHz - http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/124869
    Heatsink - Sythe Mine - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=383006
    HDD - 2x 320GB Samsung T Series - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=529060
    RAM - 2GB DDR 6400 (OCZ2P800LP2GK) - http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/118306
    Optical Drive - Samsung SH-S183L/BEBM - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=552273
    Chassis - NZXT Hush - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...atid=7&subcat=
    GPU - Inno 8800 Ultra - http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/128168
    PSU - Xilence 800W Gaming edition - http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=26716

    Comes to around £1100

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    Re: Gaming rig

    People don't like the nforce chipset motherboards here, they much the current flavour of P35

    Although I'm not sure why? other than the higher cpu&memory capable speeds than the i965 which was the old flavour of the month
    not sure on that PSU . . . Anyone know anything about Xilence PSUs?

    PS your links with ... in them seem to be broken.

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    Re: Gaming rig

    Did you read reviews on the Xilence psu?

    I'm not sure if they're one of the better brands - don't know who there OEM is.

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    No that's why I said I wasn't sure, also a low cost for an 800w psu
    there's a review of it here http://www.viperlair.com/reviews/cas...ce/index.shtml
    Should be more than enough to power that, but still doesn't draw away from the low cost of that PSU which would lead me to question it's long term reliability.
    And from that Review a Hiper TypeM 730 would be better as it's got less fluxation on it's rails and it's modular and the Hiper is not known for it's quality.

    A good 600W FSP Sparkle Epsilon will will cost you slightly less from scan and is still probably going to be overpowered. only reason I sugest it is because Hexus use it when reviewing 8800Ultra's so it will be enough

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    Re: Gaming rig

    You've already been given good advice on the CPU (G0 steppings run cooler and use less power), the PSU (I'd take the Corsair myself, but certainly one that's known to be reliable), the DVD (SH-183 has problems, the SH-203 is superior), the motherboard (P35 boards are more stable and better value unless you are the 0.1% who use SLI and again with such a key component I'd rather go with a known motherboard maker, like Abit/ASUS/Gigabyte), the HSF (Nemz0r's pick can't be beaten, worth a few $ more), and if you want to have an Ultra, then pick up a name brand for the same money: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=615601.

    Or ignore the advice like before.

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