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    Here's My New Buils - £878 - Comments please ;)

    Hi Guys,

    Before I start, I'd like to thank everyone for continued aid with this, especially TAKTAK and Adam from Scan.

    I've priced up a system at £878, Any comments please, I'm up for constructive critisism



    I would be massivley grateful if you have any essential changes to suggest that either
    ---- A) Improve Performance without increasing price *too much *
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    -----B) Lower price with no loss of performance

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    Re: Here's My New Buils - £878 - Comments please ;)

    looks perfect to me, but i wouldn't get a Blu-ray drive myself... (but thats personal preference)

    not my taste in case (i prefer Lian Li's, but they are quite expensive)

    prehaps a better keyboard?
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    Re: Here's My New Buils - £878 - Comments please ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    looks perfect to me, but i wouldn't get a Blu-ray drive myself... (but thats personal preference)

    not my taste in case (i prefer Lian Li's, but they are quite expensive)

    prehaps a better keyboard?
    Bluray - I dont have a PS3, and with the graphics card linking up to my 32" TV or my montior it should allow me to watch some pretty sweet HD-ness Unless im missing something...

    Case - Nor mine tbh, but I wont be looking at it It is apparently more practical which is what I need atm

    Keyboard - Definatley, I used to use a cherry keybaord when I was at the LAN Centres a few years ago and want to consult the old owner about those before I buy one, they felt immensley better than Zboards and i'm not keen on splashing out on a wireless as I dont really like them In the meantime however, a cheap and cheerful Logitech should see me through

    On the topic of keyboard aswell, what does everyone else use if they have one to reccomend?

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    Re: Here's My New Buils - £878 - Comments please ;)

    Why SP1 disc separately? The vista you have selected comes with SP1 already...

    I would look at x38 motherboards now... P35 is very old, it still good, but I would only use it for budget builds...

    640gb hard drives only cost a few quid more and are faster...

    make sure you check today only and shop offers before you order... (ram is £53.46 on shop offers, there are 2 different 4850s for £115 on today only)

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    Re: Here's My New Buils - £878 - Comments please ;)

    Be quick on the today only, its going to change any minute now

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    Re: Here's My New Buils - £878 - Comments please ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    I would look at x38 motherboards now... P35 is very old, it still good, but I would only use it for budget builds...

    640gb hard drives only cost a few quid more and are faster...

    make sure you check today only and shop offers before you order...
    Motherboards - I understand the iP35 is old, but is there anything for a similar price that you would reccommend thats better all round and can still handle an overclock?

    Hard Drive - I couldn't find a 640GB hard-drive thats faster :| Got a link?

    Shop Offers - Cheers for the tips Thanks mate

    BTW/ I'm not buying immediatley, I'm buying *probably* next friday after I do a car boot sale this week for deposit Hehe

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    Re: Here's My New Buils - £878 - Comments please ;)

    I guess the software that comes with the drive does play back Blu-Ray, but I'd be careful.

    You've always needed the "ultra" version of PowerDVD for HD playback. And I believe the latest version 8 of PowerDVD Ultra no longer supports HD-DVD.

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    Re: Here's My New Buils - £878 - Comments please ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by richieuk View Post
    Hard Drive - I couldn't find a 640GB hard-drive thats faster :| Got a link?
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/144339

    It was £51 the other day, but its gone up a bit now..

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    Re: Here's My New Buils - £878 - Comments please ;)

    Rated access times are pretty much always BS, as proven here;

    500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 review

    The Western Digital AAKS range are my drives of choice at the moment, they're speedy yet as good as silent.

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    Re: Here's My New Buils - £878 - Comments please ;)

    How about this motherboard:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/product.aspx?ProductId=21230
    To save £20 odd.

    I'll be honest i'm not saying it is as good, but it's a choice.

    In general though the overall list looks good i'd say, will be a killer system
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    Re: Here's My New Buils - £878 - Comments please ;)

    I would get the Antec 300 over that case, It's £10 more but the cooling will be a lot better. Otherwise looks very nice.

    MSIC's board suggestion isn't a bad idea either, you will still quite easily get to a 3.2 -3.4GHz overclock I'm sure.

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    Updated Now £853

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    Re: Here's My New Buils - £878 - Comments please ;)

    still looks good to me
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    Re: Here's My New Buils - £878 - Comments please ;)

    Knocked off the Icybox, and through todays offers have knocked off over £40 and got Nero and Skype phone free...

    I wet myself

    Ordering as we speak :-)

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    Go for the MX-2 thermal paste doesn't require burn in as does AS5 and is a few pence cheaper!

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    Re: Here's My New Buils - £878 - Comments please ;)

    Yep looks good, I built a near enough identical build earlier in the week

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