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    New system for a gamer.

    I`m building a computer for a friend.

    He wants it for gaming although up till now he`s only ever had a laptop.

    I have chose the followingt stuff I already have a 300 gig hard drive for it so I just wanna know if anyone thinks anything would be better changed on this?

    LiteON DH-20A1S-18C 20x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM
    X-Qpack II Micro ATX Gaming Case with 500W ATX2.0 PSU - (Black) X-Qpack II Micro ATX Gaming Case with 500W ATX2.0 PSU - (Black)
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    Re: New system for a gamer.

    I like it accept for that case and PSU.

    You can't use a full size ATX motherboard in a uATX case.

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    Re: New system for a gamer.

    i'd definately get a better case and a branded power supply, but other than that, it's spot on..

    maybe get a cheap case.. but definately get a branded power supply with all that expensive gear.

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    Re: New system for a gamer.

    ah didnt check the case size was only looking at the fact it had a built in psu.

    What size PSU do ya reckon would be needed for that spec?

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    Re: New system for a gamer.

    OCZ StealthXStream 500w Silent ATX2 Power Supply look ok?

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    Re: New system for a gamer.

    Nice 500W would be plenty.

    Are you after a small case or don't you mind?

    Full ATX a good combo is the antec sonata plus

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    Re: New system for a gamer.

    He doesnt really care about the case. Its more just about getting a cheap one so can pay more on the other parts.

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    Re: New system for a gamer.

    Quote Originally Posted by kopite View Post
    He doesnt really care about the case. Its more just about getting a cheap one so can pay more on the other parts.
    you kinda need a decent case to be able to use the more high-end parts because they generate a lot more heat so you need a good airflow case to be able to remove all that heat.

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    Re: New system for a gamer.

    Aye but You can still get ok cases for air flow for about 40-50.
    My main rig is in a lian li pc70 case dont really wanna spend that type of cash on a cash

    Is the sonata III ok?

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    Re: New system for a gamer.

    Quote Originally Posted by kopite View Post
    Aye but You can still get ok cases for air flow for about 40-50.
    My main rig is in a lian li pc70 case dont really wanna spend that type of cash on a cash

    Is the sonata III ok?
    Sonata III is very good.. and the PSU in that case is also very nice!
    would be a good buy if you went for it tbh.

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    Re: New system for a gamer.

    Sorted

    I wanna get this pc ordered and finished.

    GOt my HTPC still to build. i`ve had a silvertsone 16m case sitting around for over a year now rofl

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    Re: New system for a gamer.

    Quote Originally Posted by kopite View Post
    Aye but You can still get ok cases for air flow for about 40-50.
    My main rig is in a lian li pc70 case dont really wanna spend that type of cash on a cash

    Is the sonata III ok?

    Nothing wrong with the Sonata III, I have just put together a new machine using it and had no problems. Only using stock coolers etc but it is still a nice quiet system

    The only minor thing I would say made the install awkward was the lack of a removable motherboard tray but it is still easy to work with, just make sure you got some cable-ties to tidy up the PSU cables as it isn't a modular one

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    Re: New system for a gamer.

    Hey guys.

    Forgot about OS.

    What will be best to run on the above setup

    win xp , vista 32bit or vista 64 bit

    cheers

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    Re: New system for a gamer.

    Definitely not Vista32, which suffers from the same memory limitations as XP32, but gobbles more of the available RAM. Vista64 would be my recommendation as you get full use of the 4Gb, however it will cost you a few FPS in some games.

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    Re: New system for a gamer.

    I'd go with xp. Hassle free.

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