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    Is this ok?

    CPU: Q6600
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    Building a gaming pc with these specs.

    I posted a thread a while ago and somebody gave me these specs, but at the time I couldn't think I could build it. But wahey, turns out I can after all. I will be able to build this anytime in April. My brother will be able to overclock the Q6600 to 3ghz or more for me.

    I have a budget of £800, but I would preferably like to stay below this. I don't want to compromise on anything though, so if you can offer me better alternatives that make it a little over £800 then thats fine.

    Can anyone make any suggestions to these specs which would make it better, or if I have missed anything?

    Oh, the monitor I will be using is Samsung 22LS4D with a native resolution of 1680 x 1050.

    Any suggestions appreciated (Y).

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    Re: Is this ok?

    Nowt wrong with that, will do the job admirably. If you're overclocking, get some quality ram.

    And try overclocking it yourself, there are guides a plenty round here
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    Re: Is this ok?

    Well me and my brother are going to build it together, so he'll probably teach me how to overclock it whilst hes at it. I don't want to do this all by myself, especially for my first build.

    As for the RAM, what make would you suggest?

    Also, I was thinking about ebuyer for the components, but if anyone can suggest better than I would appreciate it.


    I'm having a bit of trouble looking for parts. I've never actually done this yet, so looking for parts is quite a challenge for me.

    I've looked at ebuyer, yet can't find all the parts. Same with scan.

    If anyone could actually find all these parts on ebuyer for me, I would greatly appreciate it. Doesn't matter if no one can though...*cough cough* haha =P
    Last edited by tom18230; 29-03-2008 at 09:01 PM.

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    Re: Is this ok?

    get 2x2Gb rather than 4x1Gb G.Skill 4GB DDR2 PQ PC2-8000C5 (2x2GB) CAS5 Dual Channel Kit (F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ) does well in IP35s.

    get your post count here up a bit & you will get free shipping from SCAN who stock most of your build spec.

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    Re: Is this ok?

    Right ok thanks.

    2x2GB it is.

    I guess I'll have to search SCAN a bit harder haha.

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    Re: Is this ok?

    There's a few parts missing from ebuyer like the motherboard and dvd drive. had a look through scan and they have everything there. think you meant the samsung sh-s203.

    everything at scan not incl the gfx card and memory came up to 450.65 (not incl delievery cost).

    they have a selection of 8800gts there so you would just have to pick one that you liked. as for memory, i've got crucial ballistix. they're v. overclockable, had them running at 1167mhz at one time. but they've been on 1000mhz for ages now and they're below stock voltage. geil and patriot i've heard are also good companys but unfortunately scan only do corsair memory

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    Re: Is this ok?

    Abit IP-35, Dark Raider, iP35 Express, S 775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 533/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX £52.99 £62.26

    LN18913 Abit IP-35, Dark Raider, iP35 Express, S 775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 533/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX

    LN19488 Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 SLACR, Kentsfield Core, Socket 775, 2.40 GHz 1066MHz 8MB Cache, Retail £125.89 £147.92

    LN12286 Scythe Ninja Plus Rev B Fanless HeatPipe Cooler S775/S478/S754/S939/940 c/w 120mm Quiet Fan £24.79 £29.13

    LN17252 500 GB Western Digital WD5000AAKS Caviar SE16, SATA II, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms £48.49 £56.98

    LN15216 520W Corsair HX Series Modular PSU, ATX, EPS12V, whisper quiet, 5 year warranty £55.79 £65.55

    LN16718 Antec 900 - Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case with 200m Top Fan w/o PSU £59.49 £69.90

    LN20843 512MB BFG Tech 8800GTS OC, PCI-E 2.0, Mem 1940 MHz, GDDR3, GPU 675MHz, Streams 128, 2x DL DVI-I £138.99 £163.31

    Just under £600 but that doesn't include RAM or DVD (couldn't find an SG-S203 plenty of other S203s though).
    IP35 price is Today Only but everything else is full list so there are probably a few more ££s to be squeezed out.

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    Re: Is this ok?

    4GB (2x2GB) CorsairXMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800MHz), Unbuffered, , DHX Technology 4-4-4-12 £59.64 £70.08
    Samsung SH-S203D/BEBN 20x DVD±R, 12x DVD±DL, DVD +RW x8/-RW x6, SATA, Black, OEM £14.75 £17.33

    Hows that for RAM and DVD?

    That makes the total price £700.70.

    Should I go for that then?
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    Re: Is this ok?

    looks ok, but don't have much idea about that ram though. if you're not going to do some crazy overclock it should be fine

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    Re: Is this ok?

    I don't think I'm going to overclock the RAM, just the CPU probably.

    Does anyone have any better suggestions on the RAM?
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    Re: Is this ok?

    how about these?

    OCZ 4GB Kit (2x2GB) 800MHz/PC2-6400 Memory Platinum Performance CL5 (5-4-4-18) - Ebuyer

    there's some good reviews about this particularly set and free delievery as well!

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    Re: Is this ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by tom18230 View Post


    Sunny Glasgow? I wish haha.
    What do you mean?! The weather was just lovely today
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    Quote Originally Posted by format View Post
    What do you mean?! The weather was just lovely today
    Well I guess for Scottish standards the weather was good...just in time for the game as well

    I've priced it all...£690.92. Good for me. Thanks guys
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    Re: Is this ok?

    Ha, that was something I completely forgot about tbh =P.

    Ill probably got for Vista, just to take advantage of the 4gb of RAM.
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