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    Re: I seriously need help!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK

    scan is your friend

    They are pretty good. Heard of a few recent faliures but win some lose some.

    I prefer western digital. The new 640GB AAKS at around £60 is silent, seriously quick and they are a great manafacturer in my fairly extensive history with them, not had a faliure yet.
    LINK LINK LINK LINK LINK LINK PLS........is it external?? sorry saw the link.....thx it looks amazing
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    Re: I seriously need help!!!!

    Ok well I would build this

    Intel Q6600 + Scythe Mine cooler ~£155 (could go dual core here and save around £40 - £80 depending on what you get but, why have 2 cores when you can have 4 eh )
    Abit IP-35 Dark Raider ~£60
    GB PC6400 RAM ~£30
    Samsung F1 ~£45
    Cooler Master CM690 ~£50 -(or an antec sonata plus with 550w modular psu)
    Corsair 450W VX ~£40
    Optical ~£15
    8800GT ~£110 or wait and see.

    Should come in around £500, be nice and quiet, run pretty cool and be easily overclockable to 3.0GHz or more (there are guide around on how to do it, at that sort of speed its pretty simple )

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    Re: I seriously need help!!!!

    some links to some nice graphics cards under 100 quid would be brilliant..........

    if anyone is bothered to waste time on me.......

    do i need a cooler, i heard that one comes with the processor.......

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    I think you should get the 8800GT then, it will still come in under £500. Probably better than spending any more on the CPU.

    I'd go for something like this: Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK, slight factory OC and one of the better warranties.

    This comes under the £100, but frankly the extra £15 is more than worth it IMO:
    Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK

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    Re: I seriously need help!!!!

    I think you are all in the right ball-park (i find myself agreeing with staffsMike on nearly every thread LOL), so here it what i would recommend in your situation:

    Case: Antec Solo, understated, classy, quiet & quality. £58.
    PSU: Corsair 450W. A quality brand, reliable. And you dont need more than 450W unless you know you do. £44.
    Motherboard: Abit IP35-E. A great chipset, well implemented. £56.
    CPU: C2D E7200. Your idea is a good one, overclocked or stock. But you want to overclock it.... £84.
    CPU fan: AC Freezer 7 Pro. It's quiet and will help overclocking. Best value for £15.
    RAM: 2 x 1 Gig of Corsair XMS2 6400 (room for overclocking, good brand, can't be sniffed at) silly money for £29.
    Hard Drive: Samsung 500GB F1. Quiet, fast. £45.
    DVD drive: Samsung Dual layer RW, SATA etc etc in black to match case £16.
    OS: You can use Linux, but for gaming WinXP is the way. £53 (unless you know you want Vista).

    That lot comes to £410, leaving £90ish for the graphics card.
    A Radeon 3850 512MB is great for £88, the Geforce 9600GT being the other (slightly pricier) option. Pay more, get more.

    Total = £500 and you get free delivery from scan.

    You do not need to overclock as this will feel fast and fun, but a little overclocking goodness with help from your friends here will get you some extra magic for free. And it really is easy.
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    Re: I seriously need help!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Ok well I would build this

    Intel Q6600 + Scythe Mine cooler ~£155 (could go dual core here and save around £40 - £80
    sorry bout this but wtf is that scythe mine cooler thingy

    it looks weird and complicated........is it neccessary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSIC View Post
    I think you are all in the right ball-park (i find myself agreeing with staffsMike on nearly every thread LOL), so here it what i would recommend in your situation:

    Case: Antec Solo, understated, classy, quiet & quality. £58.
    PSU: Corsair 450W. A quality brand, reliable. And you dont need more than 450W unless you know you do. £44.
    Motherboard: Abit IP35-E. A great chipset, well implemented. £56.
    CPU: C2D E7200. Your idea is a good one, overclocked or stock. But you want to overclock it.... £84.
    CPU fan: AC Freezer 7 Pro. It's quiet and will help overclocking. Best value for £15.
    RAM: 2 x 1 Gig of Corsair XMS2 6400 (room for overclocking, good brand, can't be sniffed at) silly money for £29.
    Hard Drive: Samsung 500GB F1. Quiet, fast. £45.
    DVD drive: Samsung Dual layer RW, SATA etc etc in black to match case £16.
    OS: You can use Linux, but for gaming WinXP is the way. £53 (unless you know you want Vista).

    That lot comes to £410, leaving £90ish for the graphics card.
    A Radeon 3850 512MB is great for £88, the Geforce 9600GT being the other (slightly pricier) option. Pay more, get more.

    Total = £500 and you get free delivery from scan.

    You do not need to overclock as this will feel fast and fun, but a little overclocking goodness with help from your friends here will get you some extra magic for free. And it really is easy.
    u are ****in amazing

    but ill need lotsa help puttin it together.........looks complicated..........apparently the dvd drive doesnt exist.........when will it be in.....do u know??
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    Re: I seriously need help!!!!

    An additional Heatsink & Fan (HSF) is not necessary. The standard CPUs that you buy come with HSF's.
    It's just that a) they can be noisey b) they are not that efficient at keeping you CPU cool under load and c) can reduce the lifespan of an overclocked CPU if it's too hot for long.
    So even my £15 AC F7 Pro will kick the standard Intel bundled one to touch - it's honestly worth it, even if you dont overclock.
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    Well its fits in exactly the same way the intel one does so it's not more complicated (as does the freezer 7 pro) that what you are doing to have to do anyway lol

    I would say yes, It's silent (the intel one isn't), it cools properly (I would argue the intel one doesn't and especially not when overclocking which you should because its easy )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ineedhelp!!! View Post
    but ill need lotsa help puttin it together.........looks complicated..........
    There are loads of online guides, and CustomPC magazine often has various guides if you want something to hold.
    If you are looking for 1:1 help, you need to say what town you live in.
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    Comparative review of video cards discussed in thread:

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Intel Q6600 + Scythe Mine cooler ~£155 (could go dual core here and save around £40 - £80 depending on what you get but, why have 2 cores when you can have 4 eh )
    Well Dual cores are better for gaming

    Quad cores are for multi tasking not for gaming. Games have only recently included dual cores into code so support for 4 cores is still a way off.


    Quote Originally Posted by MSIC View Post
    OS: You can use Linux, but for gaming WinXP is the way. £53 (unless you know you want Vista).
    XP isn't better for gaming... it doesn't support DX10 and never will therefore for any new games coming out in the near future you'd be either playing on crappy old DX9(if your lucky enough that companies support both) or not be able to play without getting Vista.

    Vista is better than XP and its been an absolutely solid OS for the past 5 months for me. Actually with XP I needed to format every 4 weeks maximum and with Vista I have only reinstalled after 4 months and that was only because I needed to get rid of old apps I don't use anymore(they take up some space even after being uninstalled, its annoying)... far less problems in vista specially with viruses and spyware.

    Other than that I recommend your choices as well but I'll still link my own anyway

    Quote Originally Posted by Ineedhelp!!! View Post
    u are ****in amazing

    but ill need lotsa help puttin it together.........looks complicated..........apparently the dvd drive doesnt exist.........when will it be in.....do u know??
    Puting your PC together is pretty easy and is recomended even if your not sure what to do. Not only will you learn more about how the PC works but also have a sense of accomplishment at the end. My first build was amazing even though I got quite a few things wrong

    Getting instructions through email or MSn would suffice for you to install the components properly.

    Here are the components I recommend:
    Last edited by Noxvayl; 22-05-2008 at 08:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSIC View Post
    There are loads of online guides, and CustomPC magazine often has various guides if you want something to hold.
    If you are looking for 1:1 help, you need to say what town you live in.
    i live in london......near the west end....umm how do i change it.......


    u'll be glad to know that ive gone with ur set up.......i still dont understand what overclocking is? a chip? a program?

    im baffled

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    I feel obliged to put up my new specs.......thx to MSIC for his/her help lol

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    i think the optical drive needs changing bcos it doesnt appear to be available.......

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    That's why I put up the lightscribe version. £3 extra, but it is in stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    That's why I put up the lightscribe version. £3 extra, but it is in stock.
    yep, thx for that.....im usin that one now

    i still dont understand what overclockin is.......

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