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    Re: New Build - Silent but deadly !!

    The Enermax Modu82+ PSU's are quieter than the Corsairs and there's the 425w one which would still have PLENTY of headroom with that setup. Less noise and less money.

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    Re: New Build - Silent but deadly !!

    just putting my order together but all the gfx cards are out of stock at scan

    noticed ebuyer have the Gecube HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 Dual DVI HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card - £169.89 delivered! good deal??
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    Re: New Build - Silent but deadly !!

    Pretty much average price I think, certainly not bad though.

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    Re: New Build - Silent but deadly !!

    I decided I will get a new hard disk - any suggestions on a system drive which would be fast and quiet? there are many different reviews out there so it's hard to follow current "best drive" !

    I will be buying 2x "1tb drives" for storage in my server so not too much will be going on the system drive. I will eventually get SSD but for now??

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    Re: New Build - Silent but deadly !!

    Western Digital 320g Single platter drive is a great performer and quiet too.

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    Re: New Build - Silent but deadly !!

    Quote Originally Posted by Koolpc View Post
    Western Digital 320g Single platter drive is a great performer and quiet too.
    Deffinatly. if you can't get hold of that teh 640GG AAKS is £50 (around £15 more than the 320GB) and is based on two 320GB single platters. A fantastic drive, well both fantastic drives.

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    Re: New Build - Silent but deadly !!

    I noticed scan have a range of Seagate Barracuda drives on todayonly - are these just as good?

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    Re: New Build - Silent but deadly !!

    Nothing special compared to the price of the 640GB AAKS.

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    Re: New Build - Silent but deadly !!

    Sounds good - I see ebuyer have this one:
    Western Digital WD6400AAKS 640GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM
    £48.99 - cheaper than scan.

    (I have to order some stuff from them anyhow - the PowerColor HD 4870 gfx card, Scythe Ninja II etc.. scan don't have these currently.)

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    Re: New Build - Silent but deadly !!

    Sounds good to me.. a bargain. Ninja 2 as well... will need some pics of that bad boy

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    Re: New Build - Silent but deadly !!

    Just a quick question I noticed quiet a few people opting for the Kentsfield Core rather than the Yorkfield wondered why

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    Re: New Build - Silent but deadly !!

    I bought the same motherboard (EP45-DS3). In fact my new system is similar to yours. I still have to pick up my new case this Saturday so I haven't had chance try it out yet, but it seems great. It has a better layout than the Asus P5Q series in my opinion. Apparently overclocks well, if you like that sort of thing, and I haven't seen any negative reviews. The BIOS has a lot of features, like the Asus boards. (I have no particular allegiance, my previous two motherboards where MSI and Asus.) Eight USB ports and two ethernet ports on the back is very welcome :-)

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    Re: New Build - Silent but deadly !!

    Quote Originally Posted by shrek101 View Post
    Just a quick question I noticed quiet a few people opting for the Kentsfield Core rather than the Yorkfield wondered why

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    Look at the prices.

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    Re: New Build - Silent but deadly !!

    Well, I got all my stuff delivered - here is what my setup will consist of:-

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 SLACR
    Asus P5Q PRO
    PowerColor HD 4870 512MB
    Arctic Cooling Accelero AC-S1 rev 2 Radical high performance passive cooler
    4GB (2x2GB) Corsair XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800MHz), Unbuffered, CAS 4-4-4-12, DHX
    Scythe Ninja II Heatpipe Cooler, with 120mm fan
    520W Corsair HX Series Modular PSU
    Western Digital WD6400AAKS 640GB Hard Drive SATAII
    Windows Vista Home Premium x64

    A couple extras I ordered:
    Enlight Black 26-in-1 Internal 3.5" Card Reader
    and a couple of 120mm Silverstone Suscool121 ULTRA Fans

    Antec P180 Case (already owned)
    Dell Ultrasharp 2408WFP 24" High Colour version (already owned)

    Will post some pics when built

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    Enlight Black 26-in-1 Internal 3.5" Card Reader. Let us know what you think of that mate. Looking for something similar myself.

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