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    quick spec check

    My brother's pc has packed up in the last few days, and it's getting on a bit so i think it's time to replace it. It's going to be used for the usual stuff, email, internet, IM, word processing, as well as some gaming; mainly fsx.

    Here's what i've got so far:

    E2200 here 56.29
    Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3 here 81.19
    Samsung SH-S223F here 14.93
    450w corsair vx here here 51.76
    CoolerMaster Centurion 5 here 37.95
    Arctic cooler freezer 7 pro 15.97
    Windows Home Premium OEM x64 88.42

    Total: £346.52

    and i've got 2gb ballistix pc2-8500, a 250gb samsung sata drive along with a 7800gtx that i'm going to use

    Any suggestions/criticisms?
    The budget's about £350, less if possible.

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    Re: quick spec check

    agreed with above and a P45 board
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Biost...-SATA-RAID-ATX

    Coolermaster CM-690 can often be had for around £45 - £50 as well which is a nice case.

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    Re: quick spec check

    thanks guys, and i'll look into the cm-690. It does look rather nice for the price

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    Re: quick spec check

    My CM-690 arived about 3 days ago, it is lovely. The only problem I have with it is that the side is much harder to get on than my old Antec Sonata II... But this is purely because I used that case for so long and got used to the way of taking it off and putting it on.

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    Re: quick spec check

    I think i'll probably go for the 700w fsp700-80gln that's usually on todayonly for ~£30, along with the suggestions

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    Re: quick spec check

    is it supposed to be a budget system??

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    Re: quick spec check

    Quote Originally Posted by RoBe View Post
    I think i'll probably go for the 700w fsp700-80gln that's usually on todayonly for ~£30, along with the suggestions
    I would actually go for this PSU:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/385W-...uard-SafeGuard

    or if you want a bit more juice (which you don't really need), this:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/425W-...uard-SafeGuard

    The Enermax 82+ range are solid PSUs and should be more efficient than the Corsair or the FSP.

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    Re: quick spec check

    Yeah I'd grab the enermax as well I have a modu82+ and apart from the cables being a little shorter than I would like it's pretty good.

    There aways Antec combo's. There is the NSK3480 (or 3840..) which is a uATX. There is a full atx version which both come with 380W earthwatts which are good on a budget as they they can be (or could be) had for £55 all in.

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    Re: quick spec check

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    There aways Antec combo's. There is the NSK3480 (or 3840..) which is a uATX. There is a full atx version which both come with 380W earthwatts which are good on a budget as they they can be (or could be) had for £55 all in.
    If you want to save money then that is a good way to do it

    i would reccomend them having used one (reccomended by Mike at the time )

    It's a case of "It does exactly what it says on the tin", no more, no less


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    Re: quick spec check

    PC world is probably the worst place for people who know anything about PCs to go lol
    when i see people going to buy things there i soo feel like telling them, i can make a better computer for them for a much lower price!!

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    Re: quick spec check

    Right, here's the revised spec:

    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro - P4 up to 4.4GHz - S775 Dual/Quad Core Ready £15.97

    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1* 64Bit 1Pk OEM (DVD)£88.42

    Samsung SH-S223F/BEBE 22x DVD±R, 12x DVD±R, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, SATA, Black, OEM £14.93

    Intel Pentium Dual-Core, E5200, Socket 775, Wolfdale Core, 2x2.5 GHz, 2MB Cache, Retail £64.85

    Biostar TP45 HP, iP45, S 775, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR2 1066/12006/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX £90.24

    and the antec nsk4480 ATX case with the 380w psu here: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130947

    All coming to a grand total of £337.40

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    Re: quick spec check

    wait wait wait, you are dropping down to a P4 now? what is the stick for the P4?
    that looks like a pretty crazy overclock (not seem much people risk going more than 4GHz you prob need a better Heat Sink?

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    Re: quick spec check

    what you are also getting the E5200?? or was you just saying that the AC7 CAN make P4 go upto 4.4??

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    Re: quick spec check

    also for gaming and a decent future upgrade e.g. a high end card. that PSU is cack!! 500 seems like the norm with gaming rigs..

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    Re: quick spec check

    no, i'm still getting the e5200, that's just the name that i copy-pasted off of the scan page.

    Also, was there much need to triple post? Just use the edit button

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