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    New Gaming PC - Advice Please (Help!!! :D)

    Hi, i've decided to build a new gaming pc (also lots of music and movies), so i browsed a few threads, red a few reviews and come up with this build:

    Antec P182 Gun Metal Black Case
    Antec 850W Truepower Quattro Modular Powersupply
    Asus P5K PREMIUM/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Motherboard
    Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Q6600, S775, 2.40 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 8MB Cache CPU - Retail - G0 Stepping
    Tuniq T-120-LFB 120mm CPU Cooler
    2x BL2KIT12864AA804 2GB kit (1GBx2), Ballistix 240-pin DIMM
    BFG NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX OC2 768MB PCIe
    2x Samsung 500GB HD501LJ Spinpoint T, SATA300, 7200 rpm, 16MB Hard Disk Drive (RAID 0)
    Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-FI Xtreme Gamer
    Samsung 20x SATA Lightscribe DVDRW Dual Layer Black
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 505W RMS Speaker
    New Logitech G15 Keyboard with GamePanel (should be available soon)
    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse


    Thats about it I am going to overclock the cpu (although i've never done it before so i hope those guides i've found on the net will help me out not to burn anything )

    My budget is around 1800 and i wouldn't go much higher than that

    I would welcome any suggestions, advice etc. Thanks a lot to everyone in advance

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    Re: New Gaming PC - Advice Please (Help!!! :D)

    looks about perfect

    PSU is overkill though. A corsair 520w HX whisper would run that methinks.. works great in the P182 as well.

    I'd use scan to buy it (except for the RAM and HSF). If you get up to 25 constructive post in the hexus forums you will qualify for free delivery

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    Re: New Gaming PC - Advice Please (Help!!! :D)

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    looks about perfect

    PSU is overkill though. A corsair 520w HX whisper would run that methinks.. works great in the P182 as well.

    I'd use scan to buy it (except for the RAM and HSF). If you get up to 25 constructive post in the hexus forums you will qualify for free delivery
    Thanks staffsMike, i think i will stick with the psu (got great reviews from custompc and quite a few sites ) and i can't use any delivery service quite yet since i moved into a completely new place that don't come up on any maps or gps yet (only get royal mail ) so i was thinking of visiting yoyotech store since they have most things i need (although i've read quite a few threads about their bad customer service ) and i can pick up everything in an hour or so...

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    Re: New Gaming PC - Advice Please (Help!!! :D)

    I think yoyotech are alright. They have a care forum here on hexus

    https://forums.hexus.net/yoyotech-care-hexus/

    seem to have a fairly loyal group of buyers

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    Re: New Gaming PC - Advice Please (Help!!! :D)

    pretty good build...

    but have to agree with staffsmike - pretty big PSU size...

    getting a 520/620 Corsair would be cheaper, quieter and you can spend the extras on other stuff you like...

    but see that you don't mind it then that's OK too!

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    Re: New Gaming PC - Advice Please (Help!!! :D)

    PSU is overkill, whether or not it has good reviews there are many out there that perform better/equal.

    I would recommend getting a lower wattage PSU and getting the P5K Deluxe with the money left over.

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    Re: New Gaming PC - Advice Please (Help!!! :D)

    Thanks staffsMike, i,ve visited their yesterday and it looks alright, quite a choice for a small shop

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    Re: New Gaming PC - Advice Please (Help!!! :D)

    Thanks ushe190 and DataMatrix, problem noted, so i,ve decided to go for a cheaper smaller psu Maybe by saving a few quid here and there i would manage to squeeze in a new 22" monitor Any advice on any particular psu and monitor?

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    Re: New Gaming PC - Advice Please (Help!!! :D)

    I've also read the mega HSF review and thought that maybe i should go for the Thermaltake Big Typ VX instead of the Tuniq?

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    Re: New Gaming PC - Advice Please (Help!!! :D)

    for psu, get a Corsair that we mentioned above, reliable, quiet, cheaper than your one, and good reviews too!

    for monitor, depending on price, you can try a samsung e.g.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=604046

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    Re: New Gaming PC - Advice Please (Help!!! :D)

    Quote Originally Posted by DataMatrix View Post
    PSU is overkill, whether or not it has good reviews there are many out there that perform better/equal.

    I would recommend getting a lower wattage PSU and getting the P5K Deluxe with the money left over.
    Thanks DataMatrix, i've read a few threads and it seems there is not much difference between Asus P5K Deluxe and Premium (although the Deluxe was the first one i looked at but looks like it has been discontinued as none off the sellers i've looked have any in stock )

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    Re: New Gaming PC - Advice Please (Help!!! :D)

    What operating system are you intending to use ?? Remeber Windows XP 32 bit can't address 4 gig of ram, it can only address 3.2/3.5 gig of ram (although that didn't stop me putting an extra 2 gig of ram in my PC.

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    Re: New Gaming PC - Advice Please (Help!!! :D)

    Quote Originally Posted by Muska View Post
    I've also read the mega HSF review and thought that maybe i should go for the Thermaltake Big Typ VX instead of the Tuniq?
    either is fine

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    Re: New Gaming PC - Advice Please (Help!!! :D)

    I have a Tuniq & it's the absolute nuts! However it's s a bit of a monster, so make sure it's not going to be too tall for your case, like mine is lol
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    Re: New Gaming PC - Advice Please (Help!!! :D)

    Quote Originally Posted by usxhe190 View Post
    for psu, get a Corsair that we mentioned above, reliable, quiet, cheaper than your one, and good reviews too!

    for monitor, depending on price, you can try a samsung e.g.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=604046
    Yes, the Samsung was one of the two i looked at, the other: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=627003
    As for the PSU, did you mean http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=446787 ?

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    Re: New Gaming PC - Advice Please (Help!!! :D)

    Quote Originally Posted by Behemoth View Post
    What operating system are you intending to use ?? Remeber Windows XP 32 bit can't address 4 gig of ram, it can only address 3.2/3.5 gig of ram (although that didn't stop me putting an extra 2 gig of ram in my PC.
    Hi, i'm planning to stick with XP at the moment, until any games worth playing become Vista only And yes, i know about the RAM, but just like you it won't stop me buying 4GB Maybe it will come in handy someday

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