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    New PC Build Linecheck

    Hi all,

    I've decided it's about time to replace my current PC and have been doing some research as to what I should get. It's been a while since I built my last one, but here's what I'm thinking about so far.

    • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB Cache (2x4MB (4MB per core pair) Retail Boxed Processor - £113.94
    • Asus P5Q-E P45 Socket 775 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard - £94.94
    • Corsair 4GB Kit (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL5(5-5-5-18) Heat Spreader Lifetime Warranty - £59.13
    • Sapphire HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 Dual DVI Dual slot cooler HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card - £119.95
    • Western Digital WD6400AAKS 640GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache - OEM - £48.99
    • Antec P182 Gunmetal Grey Super Mid Tower Case - No PSU - £89.99
    • Corsair 520W HX Series Modular PSU - ATX12V v2.2 APFC - £65.36 | (Or 620W @ £82.58?)
    • Scythe Ninja II with 120mm fan Heatpipe Socket 478, 775, 939, 940, AM2 Processor Cooler - £26.32
    • Logitech G5 2007 Edition Laser Gaming Mouse - USB - £30.63
    • Pioneer DVR-215DBK 20X SATA DVD±RW DL Int Black - OEM - £16.40


    I am looking mainly for value for money, so any and all suggestions would be appreciated. For example, the case I am unsure of, it is pretty expensive for just a case (£90). I shall probably look to OC the CPU to 3.0GHz, nothing too extreme.

    I will mainly be using it to game on (1650 res, although I will be dual monitoring) and maybe scientific/mathematical programs at some point. Also any recommendations for PCI wireless cards would be nice too, I seem to get recurrent ping spikes with my USB one.

    Thanks!

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    Re: New PC Build Linecheck

    lol looks like my exact recommendation. If you want to save money on the case go for the Coolermaster CM-690 and this is a great wireless card http://scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=457260.

    The case uses the same cable management principle, is fairly well built and nice and quiet. The P182 does the well built and quiet things better the CM690 will cool slightly better.

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    Re: New PC Build Linecheck

    Looks pretty spot on to me matey, the 520W Corsair will be fine. If you can afford the extra £££ I'd suggest a HD4870 as it'll last longer but apart from that, very nice spec.

    Wireless card wise I'm running an Abit AirPace to save PCI slots and so far it's been perfect:

    - Abit AirPace PCI-Express ~ £10.21

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    Re: New PC Build Linecheck

    The HD4870 will last a bit longer but at 1680 x 1050 i'd say you're fine with the HD4850 for a long time in this game.

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      • 240GB Crucial M500 & 1TB HGST 7K1000
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    Re: New PC Build Linecheck

    Whoa didn't realise they were so much more expensive, you don't get £60 worth of a perfomance boost at 1680x1050 so yeah I take that back, HD4850 FTW.

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    Re: New PC Build Linecheck

    Alright, thanks guys for your help, I'll order it now!

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