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    I seriously need help!!!!

    ok......first of all i'd like to say hi to everyone........

    umm....i need a hand as im currently thinking of buying parts and building my own pc for gaming.

    i need to know what people think of the parts i have currently chosen, all comments are welcome on what i have chosen. Can u plz tell me if its a gd choice and can anyone reccomend other good parts for the bits im missing.

    My budget is around 450-500 quid.

    Graphics card
    PowerColor ATI Radeon HD 3850 Pro Extreme 512MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI (PCI-Express)
    Price- £88.11
    Processor
    Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 LGA775 'Wolfdale' 2.53GHz (1066FSB)
    Price- £89.29
    Hard Drive
    Samsung SpinPoint F1 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD502IJ)
    Price- £46.99
    Case
    Apevia X-Telstar Junior Black Case No PSU
    Price- £56.39
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-5300C3 667MHz Dual Channel Kit (BL2KIT12864AA663)
    Price- £30.54
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 7.1 Sound Card - OEM (PCI-Express) (30SB082000000)
    Price- £29.36
    PSU
    OcUK Huntkey 550W PSU
    Price- £41.11

    I am currently in need of a nice motherboard under 100 quid and a gd optical drive under 50

    thx matt

    there is no need to reccomend screens or mice and keyboards.

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    Re: I seriously need help!!!!

    what about a case and what OS?

    I would look at a better PSU as well.
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    Re: I seriously need help!!!!

    9600GT is probably a better buy at that price, but if you'll be playing at over 1284x1068 then you should try to get an 8800GT for a bit more.

    Never heard of the PSU, but a quick Google turned up the following comment, "...they're made by Shenzhen Chi Yuan who cuts almost as many corners as Deer and Powmax." I would say avoid and get a Corsair.

    RAM - I'd get PC6400 given how little extra it costs.

    Mobo - Abit Dark Raider is a favourite here.

    Oh and I wouldn't bother with that Creative card, onboard will be just as good.

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    Re: I seriously need help!!!!

    The new generation of ATI and Nvidia cards are coming out next month so you might as well wait for those.

    Not too sure about the OcUK Huntkey 550W PSU, never heard of it before. Maybe for £40 something like this would be much better-

    Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK

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    Re: I seriously need help!!!!

    Looks OK. I wouldn't bother with the sound card until you have tried onboard.

    I don't know what that case is but I would seriously take a look at either

    Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK

    or

    Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK

    or a combo

    Antec NSK6580 Mid Tower Case - With 430W EarthWatts PSU - Ebuyer
    Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK
    Antec Sonata III Piano Black Quiet Mid Tower Case - With 500W EarthWatts PSU - Ebuyer

    All PSU's here are probably better than the OCUK one you picked which is a no no.

    Get a decent PSU. If you go for one on its own then the Corsair 450 VX is a good buy at around £45

    The CPU is OK.. but you planning on overclocking as you can get decent overclocking chips (3.0GHz ish once overclocked for around £40) I would also get a decent aftermarket HSF for it as the intel one is naff.

    The graphics card is OK but there is better out there for gaming, and new cards coming next month..

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    Re: I seriously need help!!!!

    thx everyone but seriously........links are wanted..........lots and lots of links lol

    so what are u all tryin to tell me? im new.....seriously new to all of this!!

    is it basicaly "your set up is crap???"

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    Re: I seriously need help!!!!

    all gone.........no more "crack" mentioning........... lol
    Last edited by Ineedhelp!!!; 22-05-2008 at 06:55 PM. Reason: told it mite offend admin

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    Re: I seriously need help!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ineedhelp!!! View Post
    the operating system....??

    i mite just crack my windows xp pro cd lol



    naughty me.....

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    Re: I seriously need help!!!!

    [QUOTE=shadowmaster;1427537]The new generation of ATI and Nvidia cards are coming out next month so you might as well wait for those.

    but will they be insanely expensive.....i have a pretty tight budget.....

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    Re: I seriously need help!!!!

    u lot are insanely helpful INSANELY

    like 8 posts in 10 mins

    thx people......i realy appreciate it

    dont worry i love scan, i got some of the parts for the cpu im usin now from there......
    Last edited by Ineedhelp!!!; 22-05-2008 at 06:50 PM. Reason: information left out

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    Re: I seriously need help!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ineedhelp!!! View Post
    the operating system....??

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    I'd edit that out lol It will probably not be taken lightly by admin/mods.

    As for the motherboard, the dark raider above is a cracking motherboard.

    Your setup isn't that bad, but yeah.. pretty much change everything

    What is your overall budget and what do you use this PC for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ineedhelp!!! View Post

    but will they be insanely expensive.....i have a pretty tight budget.....
    The supposition is that other prices will come down. Doesn't always work like that though. Sometimes the older cards become rare and the price actually goes up.

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    Re: I seriously need help!!!!

    what does everyone think of the hard drive........

    it was reccomended by a friend who got the link off this forum

    shame its from overclockers tho......

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    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.

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    Re: I seriously need help!!!!

    Your setup isn't that bad, but yeah.. pretty much change everything

    What is your overall budget and what do you use this PC for?
    thank you.......lol......all is explained in the opening post by me....

    my budget is around 450-500 quid and its gonna be a gaming specific pc.....i have no wish to overclock.......probably cos i dont know what that is..........

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