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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=284214
    no doubt blitzen will love me for that
    Enermax make awesome PSUs

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    I really wouldn't have bought that PSU.. you should never skimp on that.

    Would suck if you burn out the Q6600 with a cheap fireworks show. Mobo is ok if you aren't overclocking and isn't bad if you are. P35 chipset is probably better though.

    And yeah you have the B3 stepping quad core so it will run quite hot with the stock HSF even without overclocking

    Hope it all works out.
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    I stopped at the PSU, everything looked fine up till that

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    hehe.
    I'm kind of hoping that I'll be able to go and get one from somewhere near me instead of waiting for the delivery.

    Is their none that would be sufficient in ezcomputers.co.uk

    If not then I'll guess I'll need to get this one.

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    Scan are getting better, its usually next day now, as long as no items go out of stock.
    I, along with many others, would strongly suggest not putting that PSU anywhere neeeeear your system

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    Ok.

    Yeah, I dont plan to. Not after this. lol. Just return it once I receive it, and purchase a new one.

    Just want to check that their is none that will be sufficient in www.ezcomputers.co.uk

    Im pretty sure they wouldn't be selling them if they weren't fit for use.

    For Example, Would any of these be sufficiant ?

    EZCool 550W 12cm Fan ATX PSU
    EZCool 600W 12cm Fan ATX PSU
    EZCool 650W 12cm Fan ATX PSU.

    I have used them before, and they do work well.
    Last edited by smithmr8; 28-08-2007 at 01:26 AM.

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    i took a look round that ezcomputers site, and there's not a great selection if you're on a budget. has the order from ebuyer been dispatched? maybe amend the order to include a different PSU?

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    Its gone past the stage where I can edit/remove an item.

    I know they dont offer a great deal of selection, but I think Im just going to have to go with one of their EZCool PSU's. I dont have much of a budget to play with anymore and that would be the easiest option.

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    Ive had a good experience with Hiper before, and I have one of them in my server (which admittedly is only an AMD 3200 processor) and it runs very well (with good voltages) and quietly. It would be your best bet from that store IMO.

    That said I would still opt for an Enermax/Xclio or something else off scan if you can afford to wait. But I think the Hiper would be OK.

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    After looking around quickly, I've found that that PSU is being sold on a large amount of websites, including amazon. Now, Im pretty confident that if the PSU was unsafe for use then they wouldn't sell it nor would it get anywhere near production.

    Thats just my view. I think the best thing for me to do is ask the person assembling it for me, like I said earlier. I'll keep you guys informed.

    Thanks alot for the advice/help/info. I think I'll be around these forums quite a lot. They seem to be very informative.

    Regards,
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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    OH, one other thing you may be able to help me with.

    I own two different operating systems and would like your opinion on which one would be better for this build.

    Microsoft XP Professional Inc SP2
    or
    Microsoft Vista Ultimate, 32Bit Edition.

    Also, which Anti-Virus software to use. I currently own McAfee 10 [AV, Firewall, Spam Killer, Everything]

    Thanks,
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    Last edited by smithmr8; 28-08-2007 at 11:11 AM.

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by smithmr8 View Post
    OH, one other thing you may be able to help me with.

    I own two different operating systems and would like your opinion on which one would be better for this build.

    Microsoft XP Professional Inc SP2
    or
    Microsoft Vista Ultimate, 32Bit Edition.
    Neither. With 4Gb RAM you need a 64-bit OS to take full advantage of it.

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    I know that. I dont want to use a 64-Bit OS yet due to the lack of compatability for the programs I need to use.

    Out of those two, which would be the best one to use ? XP or Vista.

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    Well, if you're worried about compatability it has to be XP.

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    xp hands down, wouldnt let vista in my front door even the dog is trained to rip on site!...lol
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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    Ok, Thanks.

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    The Stupid stock cooler is pretty ****. Lets be honest. I saw my Idle Temps up at 50C, so I went down and brought myself a new cooler.

    Asus Silent Square PRO. -> [Link]

    I dont feel like fitting it at the moment. Frankly, because I dont really know what to do with it, so am leaving it for someone else to fit for me.

    Idle temps for my 4 cores are approx 45 each at the moment. Better than 50-52 completely, but cant wait for the new one.

    Anyone else got an 'Asus Silent Square PRO' ?

    -----

    Also, what might be the cause for the computer locking up. Randomly. Sometimes at boot/post, others during normal use, when idle. Ect..
    Last edited by smithmr8; 29-08-2007 at 06:06 PM.

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