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    New build opinions

    Right, i'm about ready to order the last of the bits i need, so just want to see what peoples opinions are on the spec i've gone for.

    Only two things i'm not sure about is the mobo and HD below...

    I'm re-using my GFX and i already have the PSU/CPU Cooler.

    Asus P5Q Pro OR Asus P5Q-E
    Corsair HX 620W Modular PSU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
    Arctic Freezer 7 Pro
    4GB OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 Reaper Memory
    500GB Seagate 32mb Cache OR 640GB WD6400AAKS 16MB Cache
    XFX 640MB GeForce 8800GTS
    Pioneer DVR215 DVDRW
    MS Windows Vista Home Premium 64BIT

    Cheers..

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    Re: New build opinions

    I'd probably go for the P5Q-E, no real reason as the PRO will probably do everything you want.

    640GB AAKS without question, it's far superior in every way I'm sure

    You don't need PC8500 RAM it's wasted on a Q6600 just get PC6400.

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    Re: New build opinions

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    I'd probably go for the P5Q-E, no real reason as the PRO will probably do everything you want.

    640GB AAKS without question, it's far superior in every way I'm sure

    You don't need PC8500 RAM it's wasted on a Q6600 just get PC6400.
    ^^ that, and i'd get a better new cooler... they're only ~£20 (for a xigmatek) and it would help you get the best out of it..

    something like the xigmatek or scythe ninja/mine or TRUE
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    Re: New build opinions

    I did say the bit about the HSF originally but ninja editted it lol. Said he's keeping his old one..

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    Re: New build opinions

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    I did say the bit about the HSF originally but ninja editted it lol. Said he's keeping his old one..
    i know i only spotted the keeping old one after i'd posted... but i couldn't just remove it so i rejigged

    i think it would be a good idea to get a new one tho...
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    Re: New build opinions

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    i think it would be a good idea to get a new one tho...
    Deffinatly, I hate my freezer.

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    Re: New build opinions

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    Deffinatly, I hate my freezer.
    *tries to resist saying something about pizza storage*







    PS sorry to the OP for going OT but you seem to know what your doing and don't need that much help...
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    Re: New build opinions

    I'll probably keep the cooler for a bit then change it, cheers

    What memory would you recommend in replacement? Needs to be 4GB though!

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    Re: New build opinions

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    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...GB24GB6400C5DC)

    Anything branded will be fine though. Don't worry too much about latency.. it has next to no effect on performance with Core 2's.

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    Re: New build opinions

    so your total price would come to around about:


    unless you want a retail version of Vista...

    and with a few more posts you are eligible for free shipping from SCAN...
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    Re: New build opinions

    Just over £400 not bad at all really is it!

    OEM vista is fine with me, it's what i'm using atm but 32-bit version.

    Didn't know about the free shipping.. will go take a look..

    Thanks for your advice peeps

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