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    Awesome rig

    hey hexus im going to be building a computer this week and these are the parts that im ordering

    Intel core 2 quad Q6660 2.4ghz
    4gb DDR2 1066mhz ram
    Asus P5N72-T premium NF780i motherboard
    750gb 7200 rpm HD
    XFX 896MB GTX260 216 core
    1u Dynatron P199 S775 quad core copper heat sink
    LG DVD RW drive
    650W PSU

    all for £782.52 inc VAT and i was wondering if that the PSU has enough power to handle those components i know that the 260 requires a 500W but i what does the q6660 require and im also gonna be overclocking the processor aswell to aroun 3.0Ghz maybe.

    *EDIT*
    The psu is called - "650W EZCool silent SLI pPFC Power Supply PCI-E + SATA AMD & P4 Ready 12cm Silent Fan ATX12V Ready"
    and i was wondering if this is any good because its only £25 and seems to good to be true.
    Last edited by Joe120; 06-12-2008 at 01:56 PM.

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    Re: Awesome rig

    Get a corsair 650W instead then. For £25 it will probably be a pile of crap...there's more to a PSU than just wattage.

    Brand > Wattage

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    Re: Awesome rig

    I highly reccomend you spend a bit more on a decent PSU. You should never skimp on a PSU really, a cheap one can damage your whole system.
    A corsair 550w PSU would do nicely -
    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...ource=googleps

    EDIT: Also that CPU cooler may not be too great. If you really don't need low-profile, I suggest you don't get it.
    This is a well-proven cooler -
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/XIGMATEK-CPU-C...QQcmdZViewItem
    Or if you have the money -
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?W...source=froogle

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    Re: Awesome rig

    Also

    Drop the ram to ddr2 pc6400 800mhz
    a cpu "fsb" is actually 4 times the actual fsb, ram speed is 2 times the actual fsb
    ie at stock speeds a q6600 is running at 266mhz fsb, so pc6400 is running at 400mhz fsb at stock, so there's plenty of overclocking head room there.
    Have a read of the handy overclocking sticky
    http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardwa...beginners.html

    CPU cooler, get something else, that cooler is expensive, loud and designed for servers.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ZEROt...dditional-brac
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Xigma...uad-Core-Ready
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Scyth...nd-940-and-AM2

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    Re: Awesome rig

    ok scrap the cheap psu and hows this
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/650W-...TX12v-v201-PSU

    and does this heatsink come with a fan
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Scyth...nd-940-and-AM2

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    Re: Awesome rig

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe120 View Post
    ok scrap the cheap psu and hows this
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/650W-...TX12v-v201-PSU

    and does this heatsink come with a fan
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Scyth...nd-940-and-AM2
    That PSU is good, but I personally prefer the Corsair units (the 650w one is good) - they have a larger fan which is quieter, and are made by reputable OEMs.
    As for the heatsink it should come with a fan, but personally I prefer the Xigmatek.

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    Re: Awesome rig

    Ok i have changed the RAM to this
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/4GB-(...S-5-5-5-18-DHX

    and i know have £40 to spend on a heatsink can you link me any decent ones under £40 with a fan on scan please

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    Re: Awesome rig

    As has been said, this one is good -
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Noctu...us)-and-LGA775
    Nice quiet fan too. Performs on par with the thermalright ultra 120 extreme in some cases.
    (Posting on 2 threads is confusing BTW)

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    Re: Awesome rig

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeejunky View Post
    That PSU is good, but I personally prefer the Corsair units (the 650w one is good) - they have a larger fan which is quieter, and are made by reputable OEMs.
    Another use for my list

    -------------------------------------
    Organised by rated wattage:
    -------------------------------------
    CX400w = Seasonic

    VX450w = Seasonic

    HX450w = Seasonic

    HX520w = Seasonic

    VX550w = CWT

    HX620w = Seasonic

    TX650w = Seasonic

    TX750w = CWT

    TX850w = CWT

    HX1000w = CWT

    ---------------------------
    Organised by series:
    ---------------------------

    CX400 = Seasonic

    VX450 = Seasonic
    VX550 = CWT

    TX650 = Seasonic
    TX750 = CWT
    TX850 = CWT

    HX450 = Seasonic
    HX520 = Seasonic
    HX620 = Seasonic
    HX1000 = CWT
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    Re: Awesome rig

    Last edited by Joe120; 06-12-2008 at 07:15 PM.

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    Re: Awesome rig

    Not brill with average performance.
    I would go Xigmatek or my fav

    Thermalright Ultima 90

    With

    92mm Xigmatek XSF-F9251 eXteme Quiet Fan
    Space in my skull

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    Re: Awesome rig

    The Xigmatek HDT-S1283 gets my vote;

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Xigma...uad-Core-Ready

    Make sure to get the backplate as well;

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Xigma...ing-the-cooler

    Along with some Arctic Silver 5;

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Arcti...oolers-35-gram

    And then follow this guide to correct thermal paste application on HDT coolers;

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5

    The 1U Dynatron cooler you have in your original list is intended for 1U server cases, which means it probably isn't a great performer (especially when you start overclocking) & is definitely extremely noisy.

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    Re: Awesome rig

    I second the recommendations for Xigmatek or Thermalright coolers, have a gander at some of the Scythe range too.

    I'd also be very tempted to look for a different motherboard, unless you're for some reason considering 3-way SLi it's very overpriced and gets pretty painful reviews - take a look at some P45 boards.

    EDIT: Biostar TPower I45 ~ £109.03
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    Re: Awesome rig

    I've just bought a scythe ninja II. Hasn't come yet but I started to wonder if I should have got the xigmatek. If I'm not happy with the Ninja I will get one of these instead and use the ninja else where.

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    Re: Awesome rig

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    I've just bought a scythe ninja II. Hasn't come yet but I started to wonder if I should have got the xigmatek. If I'm not happy with the Ninja I will get one of these instead and use the ninja else where.
    The 92mm xigmatek is good so far, <50C load(intel burn test) @ 3.6ghz on an e8400 and the paste wasnt done too good(computer problems, many reseats) so i bet its more like 45C if done correctly.

    The 120mm version should be VERY good, id expect 40C load at most.
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    Re: Awesome rig

    HI,
    I would agree with NightShadowUK about the motherboard, i have its baby brother and its really good, and the one up, (the one linked) is meant to be better on every front.....
    That quad will be hitting 4 in no time,

    Just me............

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