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    Building a pc

    looking for advice basicly.

    here is what ive got.
    2 gb Corsair 800 XMS2
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/98710
    Good Cheap RAM

    Intel Core2duo E2180
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/132064
    Cheap and good CPU

    Seagate ST3500630AS 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 16MB Cache 7200RPM
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/113428
    I only but Seagate

    Case and Psu
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/126828
    Has a seasonic psu so is good quality.

    NEC Optiarc AD-7170S-01 18x DVD±RW/DL/RAM Serial ATA Beige
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/125206
    Cheap DVD RW

    So really i just need help picking a cheap motherboard thats good, and a cheap graphics card, so far im thinking 2400xt but i dont know.
    Any help?
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    Last edited by Cozwin; 06-10-2007 at 10:51 PM.

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    Re: Building a pc

    Whats the pc for? I see you already have a gaming pc.

    I would get a better case than that if it were me.. the arctic solutions aren't very good rom memory. The antec case + psu solutions are quite good. Personally I'd go seperate though.

    Corsair VX 450 and a case to suit your budget but thats up to you.

    Just a thought but a SATA dvd writer might be better..just for cabling and start up times etc..
    I use samsung and never had a problem.

    If you aren't playing games then maybe an oboard graphics solution would be ok? The 2400's are quite good for media though so not a bad way to go. The geforce 8500GT is quite good also.

    Motherboard wise you could get a cheap P35 chipset board. Abit IP-35E maybe
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=605521

    If this is some sort of media machine then it wouldn't be a bad thing to go AMD.

    You can get great motherboards with good onbaord grpahics HDMI or DVI +VGA etc.. for less that half of what an intel board + half decent media graphics card will cost.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=622461

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    Re: Building a pc

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Whats the pc for? I see you already have a gaming pc.

    I would get a better case than that if it were me.. the arctic solutions aren't very good rom memory. The antec case + psu solutions are quite good. Personally I'd go seperate though.

    Corsair VX 450 and a case to suit your budget but thats up to you.

    Just a thought but a SATA dvd writer might be better..just for cabling and start up times etc..
    I use samsung and never had a problem.

    If you aren't playing games then maybe an oboard graphics solution would be ok? The 2400's are quite good for media though so not a bad way to go. The geforce 8500GT is quite good also.

    Motherboard wise you could get a cheap P35 chipset board. Abit IP-35E maybe
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=605521

    If this is some sort of media machine then it wouldn't be a bad thing to go AMD.

    You can get great motherboards with good onbaord grpahics HDMI or DVI +VGA etc.. for less that half of what an intel board + half decent media graphics card will cost.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=622461
    2nd mobo is amd btw , and i think i will change the ide to sata, dont think ill get onboard graphics never been a fan tbh, and im gonna stick with case and psu.
    this is for my sis btw she doesnt play games just wants a good pc
    Last edited by Cozwin; 30-09-2007 at 02:17 PM.

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    Re: Building a pc

    I know its AMD.. i suggested AMD just above the link

    If you aren't gaming there's no advantage to have a dedicated card over an onboard chipset like that. It will save her lots of money she doesn't need to spend..

    Are you overclocking this?

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    Re: Building a pc

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    I know its AMD.. i suggested AMD just above the link

    If you aren't gaming there's no advantage to have a dedicated card over an onboard chipset like that. It will save her lots of money she doesn't need to spend..

    Are you overclocking this?
    not overclocking no, and yes i see where your coming from.

    im gonna stick with intel tho tbh so maybe a onboard intel mob
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    Re: Building a pc

    Onboard intel isn't quite the same deal. There are a few decent boards around. Abit Fatality uATX has HDMI (so could do hdmi to dvi) or there is the new Evga uATX boards with onboard DVI.

    They use 630i chipsets but aren't out here yet.

    With intel it's probably best to get a dedicated gfx card. The ATi card will be fine.

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    Re: Building a pc

    As a side note, that aBit Fatalty board's onboard graphics combined with 2GB RAM and an E2160 was more than capable of getting 45fps out of WoW on decent settings. Better than my FX5900 manages

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