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    Some of you may know me/grown sick of me (Constant newb question in one thread to StaffsMike)

    Well anyway after much hassling around I have decided I'm definitely going to ubild myself a new rig (first one ever building myself!) and have put some components together.

    There is 1 component which will probably change, that is the CPU as I am willing to wait till the end of January to build myself the new comp and the new 45nm Quads will be coming out.

    Anyway without further ado here is everything I'm planning on buying (Already have Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse)

    Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme 7.1 Audio PCI-E Soundcard OEM
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    £26.43 inc VAT

    Antec 900
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    520W Corsair HX Series Modular PSU
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    GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC2-6400C4 800MHz Ultra Low Latency DDR2
    GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC2-6400C4 800MHz Ultra Low Latency DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX22GB6400UDC)
    £30.54

    GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC2-6400C4 800MHz Ultra Low Latency DDR2
    GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC2-6400C4 800MHz Ultra Low Latency DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX22GB6400UDC)
    £30.54

    OR?

    4GB (2x2GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-18
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    £70.37


    512MB Asus 8800GTS
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    £210.31

    Abit iX38 Quad-GT, iX38 Express
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    £135.11

    74 Gb Western Digital WD740ADFD Raptor, SATA150, 10000 rpm, 16MB Cache, 5.2 ms
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    £88.00


    320 Gb Seagate ST3320620AS Barracuda 7200.10, SATA300, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.5 ms, NCQ
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    £54.39

    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64Bit 1Pk OEM (DVD)
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    £63.91

    Intel Core 2 Quad-Core Q6600 G0 SLACR
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    £165.66


    Which RAM should I go for, they are roughly around the same price, but one is Corsair and one is Geil. I may plan on OC'ing but not to begin with.

    All in all it comes to a total cost of: £945.12 (Using the more expensive ram) incl VAT and Delivery

    I'm going to be mainly using the rig for Gamin with such games as Crysis, FFOW, BF2142 and more to come
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    Re: Another Newbie System Build

    All loks good.
    Stick with the Geil
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    in my mind this is FAR better value and an amazing price: OCZ 4GB Kit (2x2048) NVIDIA SLI - Ready Edition DDR2 PC2 6400 800MHz Dual Channel EPP 5-4-4-15 Nvidia XTC Heatspreader - OCZ2N800SR4GK - www.microdirect.co.uk Also gives you room for upgrade with that board which the GEIL wont.

    Glad you went GTS rather than GT aswell fella

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    Re: Another Newbie System Build

    Thanks very much, anywhere else except Microdirect? Or is that the cheapest place?

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    Re: Another Newbie System Build

    RAM - my view has been that I will never go to 8Gb RAM with DDR2 so paying extra for 2x2Gb has no point, but with the differential now so low, I don't think it matters which you get as long as it's a good brand with a good warranty.

    HDDs I don't think are a good choice. I'd get the 7200.11 32Mb cache Seagate 500Gb, and have more real estate for half the price. Or even get two and RAID them. Sure the Raptor has fast seek times, but it's lastgen hardware and noisy to boot.

    You don't mention an optical drive. The Samung SH203 is tops.

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    Re: Another Newbie System Build

    Well the 2x2GB is basically the same price so I will probably go for them....

    With HDD's I wanted somethiong really fast just for games and then something else for everything else...

    Would appreciate any other people opinions on this.....

    Thanks to everyone so far though....

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    Re: Another Newbie System Build

    I'm not sure I would bother with the QuadGT. Seems a bit over priced and you hear a few too many horror stories about it.

    A P35 based board might be a good bet. Abit IP-35pro perhaps.

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    Re: Another Newbie System Build

    I was thinking of going for an X48 motherboards, if they come out during the next month, I won't want SLi so what do you guys think?

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    Re: Another Newbie System Build

    If you oc (which i sincerely hope you do) use only TWO sticks of ram in dual channel mode.

    If i were you, i'd get a more powerful psu too, the corsair TX 750w is quite reasonably priced, as is the Thermaltake 750w.
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    Re: Another Newbie System Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Mit321 View Post
    I was thinking of going for an X48 motherboards, if they come out during the next month, I won't want SLi so what do you guys think?
    If you have a silly amount of money for the DDR3 ram that it'll use!

    aBit IP-35 Pro is a lovely board for the money, or it's lesser brothers if you don't need the extra bells and whistles.

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    Re: Another Newbie System Build

    Thing is I really want the Core 2 Quad Q9450 and so if I'm waiting for that then I myswell get the newest technology at the time???

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    Re: Another Newbie System Build

    4 x 1gb can cause stability issues.

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    Re: Another Newbie System Build

    Oh lol well I'm a Teen so you kind of get Money in but don't pay bills etc.

    But staying under a grand would be nice....

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    Re: Another Newbie System Build

    i'm a teenager too, but I don't have unlimited money...

    my latest rig (see sig) cost approx. £600, and i saved for about 13 months for it.

    The mobo might change soon though, as TWO gigabyte DS3Rs have been DOA for me, so atm the bloody thing isn't working, and i'm anxious to start ocing

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    Re: Another Newbie System Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Krumm View Post
    just need to get my posts up...
    Do it this way and you're likely to be barred.

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    Re: Another Newbie System Build

    Quote Originally Posted by cougarslam View Post
    4 x 1gb can cause stability issues.
    Not in any recent Intel chipset boards. Can't say I've noticed any problems OC'ing in my IP35 Pro either. Anyway last boards I heard that had a problem with 4 x 1Gb also had a problem with 2Gb sticks.

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