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    Wanna build my first rig looking 4 advice nd suggestions

    Im going to be spending my hard earned cash on my first complete build and since the people on this website are so experienced I thought I'd find out what you think or advise. I would like it to play recent games but i'm not to fussed about whether it can play games like crysis on its highest settings

    Motherboard:Asus P5N-E SLI 650i Socket 775 Onboard Audio ATX

    RAM:Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL5(5-5-5-12) Heat Spreader

    Monitor: Cibox C1905 19"TFT Monitor Widescreen 1440x900 800:1 5ms VGA/DVI Silver/Black Speakers

    Processor:Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB Cache

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    Case: Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Mid Tower Case - No PSU

    Graphics card: EVGA 8800GTS SuperClocked 320MB DDR3 DVI PCI-E Graphics Card

    Thats just about it but i alse need suggestions for hat power psu i'll need 4 this set-up any help is welcome

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    Re: Wanna build my first rig looking 4 advice nd suggestions

    Oh btw iv found a price of £720 for the above

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    Re: Wanna build my first rig looking 4 advice nd suggestions

    Are you planning to overclock?

    The abit ip-35 is a better motherboard than the 650i

    I'd get a corsair 520w HX PSU

    and a better case. Antec p182 or 900

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    Re: Wanna build my first rig looking 4 advice nd suggestions

    i was planning to overclock to 2.8ghz wouldnt really need anymore since newer games would take advantage of the quad core and thanks ill looks those up

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    Re: Wanna build my first rig looking 4 advice nd suggestions

    Unless you ever expect to use SLI (& that only is useful at very high res on very large monitors) I would get a P35 chipset board instead as already recommended.
    If you really do want the SLI then imo get the Gigabyte 650i DS4 over the Asus.
    650i isn't a great chipset for overclocking quads though.

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    Re: Wanna build my first rig looking 4 advice nd suggestions

    DVD - SH203 is a far better drive, but no Lightscribe. If you want that get the ASUS SATA 1814.

    Graphics - always buy on Scan Today Only!

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    Re: Wanna build my first rig looking 4 advice nd suggestions

    thanks but im finding it hard to find the IP-35 board on sites can u recommend a goot parts site over than scan today

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    Re: Wanna build my first rig looking 4 advice nd suggestions

    why don't you want to use scan? If you get 25 posts here on hexus you will get free delivery and they are honestly one of the best compaines you will find for customer service..

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...d=5&subcat=913
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    Re: Wanna build my first rig looking 4 advice nd suggestions

    oh didnt know that thanks ill check it out again

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    Re: Wanna build my first rig looking 4 advice nd suggestions

    all this stuff is well and good but im on a budget im only a student lol the 520 hx power supply isnt really accomodating for it

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    Re: Wanna build my first rig looking 4 advice nd suggestions

    Skimp on the PSU and risk burning out your quad core and 8800GTS..

    Something like an ocz 600w stealth/gameXstream would probably do the job. They can be found for less money.

    The corsair VX450w may just about do it.

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    Re: Wanna build my first rig looking 4 advice nd suggestions

    the stealth psu looks good thnx would u recommend a lightscribe dvd drive on a budget because i was advised not by sum one else

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    Re: Wanna build my first rig looking 4 advice nd suggestions

    Scan have a decent bundle on http://www.scan.co.uk/mixit/ atm

    Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Q6600 G0 SLACR, 95W, S775, 2.40 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 8MB Cache, Retail
    2GB (2x1GB) CorsairTwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 4-4-4-12, EPP
    700W FSP Sparkle Epsilon FX700-GLN SLi/Xfire, 12cm Fan ATX2.0 (20+4Pin) SATA/PCI-E
    640MB XFX 8800GTS PCI-E (x16), Mem 1600 MHz, GPU 500 MHz, 96 Streams, 2 x Dual Link DVI HDTV

    £469.99ex VAT £552.24 incl VAT

    As for P35 mobos http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...=263&OrderBy=1
    but they are out of abit IP35s atm as they are very popular.
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    Re: Wanna build my first rig looking 4 advice nd suggestions

    is this p35 motherboard decent http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/131173

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    Re: Wanna build my first rig looking 4 advice nd suggestions

    A number of problems have been reported with Gigabyte boards. Abit or ASUS FTW.

    As for Lightscribe, unless you want the pretty CDs I wouldn't bother - it makes copying a lot longer.

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    Re: Wanna build my first rig looking 4 advice nd suggestions

    & I would say abit or Gigabyte ahead of Asus ...

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