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    Question New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    Hi,

    I have just purchassed the following components, and could do with a bit of advice regarding them.

    tem: Asus P5N-E SLI 650i Socket 775 Onboard Audio ATX
    Qty: 1Cost: 60.82

    Item: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB Cache (2x4MB (4MB per core pair)) Retail Boxed Processor
    Qty: 1Cost: 140.75

    Item: Casebuy Black/Silver MIO-906-SB ATX Midi Tower Case - With 350W(PPFC) PSU
    Qty: 1Cost: 17.01

    Item: MSI 8600GT Silent edition 256MB DVI HDTV PCI-E
    Qty: 1Cost: 53.22

    Item: Extra Value Blue Transparent 650w PSU 12cm fan 12v dual rails
    Qty: 1Cost: 24.66

    Item: Seagate ST3500630AS 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 16MB Cache 7200RPM - OEM
    Qty: 1Cost: 51.87

    Item: OCZ 1GB DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Memory Unbuffered CL5 (5-5-5-12) SPecial Ops Edition with Camouflage XTC Heatspreader Lifetime Warranty
    Qty: 4Cost: 25.52

    Item: Yatai 5.1 Black/Silver 33W RMS Surround Sound Speaker System - With LCD Front Panel/Wireless Remote
    Qty: 1Cost: 25.52

    Purchased from the online supplier, eBuyer.com
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    I do not intend to overclock this straight away and probably not in the future, but if I choose to in the future I'll more than likely need a better Heatsink/Fan. This is one thing which I need advice on. Which one should I get, if I choose to overclock this at some point ?

    ezcomputers.co.uk -> My local hardware shop. If you can find a good one on their, it would be helpful as I can get it quickly.

    Also, will the compound supplied on the bottom of the stock Heatsink/Fan be sufficient ? I am almost 100% I want to run this for reliability and stability, and not for overclocking, so take that into account.

    Fast responses will be greatly appreciated as the components are due to arrive this wednesday and I would like to put it together ASAP.

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    Luke
    Last edited by smithmr8; 27-08-2007 at 11:56 PM.

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    There's not really a great deal of choice at your local shop, nothing in partiulcar i can recommend, Sycthe Mine's and the Thermaltake Big Typhoons are are very good and quiet and not too expensive either if you can get hold of one elsewhere though

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    Dunno that those would fit in this case. Probably best you can get is the Thermalright Ultima 90i plus maybe a Yate Loon fan. But it's not the cheapest.

    Nice memory deal BTW, but dodgy case, PSU and speakers and possibly not the best choice of mobo.

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    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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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    If I can get away with the stock HSF, then I'd be happy.

    The case just had to be cheap. It looked fairly decent, had some alright reviews.

    PSU had some good reviews also, good price.
    Mobo was my second choice. Always liked Asus boards. This one offered everything I needed and at the right price for me.

    Speakers.. lol. I think the words, 'Rushed Purchased' pretty much cover them.

    I had to work with a budget, and being a student dont exactly have tons of cash to spend on this type of thing at the moment.

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    Hopefully its ok but you would have been better with something from tagan or fsp around 400w..you wouldnt need more.

    Probably only £5 maybe £10 more

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    I wouldn't recommend just going by the ebuyer reviews on that PSU as you have to look at long term reliability as well, and it doesn't need to be particulary powerful for the system you have there, 400-450W would be more than enough (and remember its not all about the wattage)

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    Yeah. I know. Looking back on it all now.. I should have looked into it a bit more.

    If only I have found this site beforehand. Ah well, nothing much I can do about that now.

    Im still fairly confident about it. If it comes down to it, then I'll have to purchase the better PSU, HSF.. but hopefully everything'll go to plan.

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    I've also noticed that ebuyer reviewers are heavily influenced by "bling". It's good to have a nice-looking PSU. But it's rather more important to have a solid one that delivers the power it's supposed to and doesn't blow up...

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    Ignore me, it does support it
    Regarding Thorssons post and ebuyer. I bought a casetek case off them for £17. Reviewed it, with 1 star (only because the system couldn't give 0), a week later, all the 1-star reviews had been removed, taking the rating back upto 4.5 stars
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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    You almost gave me a heart attack then. *Heartbeat Start To Return To Normal*

    I suppose you cant stop a company trying to protect themselves, but thanks for the info. It's my first time purchasing from eBuyer and so-far the impression I've gotten is pretty good. Apart from that rating mischeif you described. I can only hope that everything is going to be alright.

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    Well that explains a few things...

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by smithmr8 View Post
    You almost gave me a heart attack then. *Heartbeat Start To Return To Normal*

    I suppose you cant stop a company trying to protect themselves, but thanks for the info. It's my first time purchasing from eBuyer and so-far the impression I've gotten is pretty good. Apart from that rating mischeif you described. I can only hope that everything is going to be alright.
    One of my mates from uni bought a logitech desktop set from ebuyer, arrived with a european plug on the end of the cable. He sent it back under RMA, lo and behold, the one they sent out had, again, a european plug :S

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B View Post
    One of my mates from uni bought a logitech desktop set from ebuyer, arrived with a european plug on the end of the cable. He sent it back under RMA, lo and behold, the one they sent out had, again, a european plug :S
    I bet that was frustrating.

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    haha it was anyway, thats off-topic.
    the bottom line is however, that your system is a good system. Its not precisely the best system that you could have chosen, but its a decent PC none-the-less. As has already been mentioned, the only thing i'm worried about is the power supply

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    Re: New System [Q6600], Advice Needed

    Yeah. I think I might have to look into buying a better one. Annoying, but hey.. thats life.

    The person who Im getting to assemble it for me, as I dont want to risk fudging it up, I'll ask about the PSU and if he recommends getting a different one then I'll go with it. If he thinks it'll be alright then I might stick it out.

    If you look on www.ezcomputers.co.uk.. can you tell me if any of those would be better than this one. Bearing in mind Im running on an already tightening budget.

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