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    Re: super cheap build £200

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    Also thanks for the offer on the P2 but I'll pass.
    see and that's why it was going to the skip.

    Schools don't buy high end kit and they don't chuck it away when something newer and shiny comes along.
    I should know half my days are spent trying to nurse 2ghz celeron pc's back to health.

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    Re: super cheap build £200

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    Re: super cheap build £200

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    see and that's why it was going to the skip.

    Schools don't buy high end kit and they don't chuck it away when something newer and shiny comes along.
    I should know half my days are spent trying to nurse 2ghz celeron pc's back to health.
    I see your point but I meant more on the line of I could 'refurbish' them and give them to friends etc who need/want a PC for whatever reason. Or for people who don't want to pay hundreds on a PC they might use a few times a month. Or for servers...

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    Re: super cheap build £200

    I've realised what really annoying about fleabay
    know if you can miss auctions or not

    what I mean by this, I let that fsp 500w blue storm go, no one bid on it, so I could of got it for £18 the blue storm is not the best of psu's but it's still good, the main issue with them is short cables which wouldn't be much of an issue
    However I'm also keeping an eye one a couple of other bargins which still have a couple of days to go but are currently just as good if not slightly better.
    The problem is do I let one thing go hopeing I can get the other cheaper, but what if the price jumps up? then I've missed both.

    One thing I will say is watch out, if it's on "buy it now" it's probably cheaper on ebuyer or something better for the same price. (this doesn't cover every thing on ebay but all the pc bits I've looked at it does)
    If someone starts a bidding war, let it go, just set a max price and don't go over it.

    I was also after a small cheap compressor for work, instead of cans of spray air, I had my eye on a nice one untill someone stated a bidding war, the price went up above the price of the next exactly the same model compressor which was on "buy it now" for £20 less than the price the 2nd hand one went for after the bidding war.
    There really are some right twonks on fleabay.

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    Re: super cheap build £200

    Well I managed to get 4x1gb OCZ reaper 800mhz for £26, that's too good for this so it gone into my pc

    However it does mean that my old 2x1gb micron-Major 800mhz cas5 with coolermaster copper ram coolers can go into this project.
    Basically unbranded sticks that have micron chips, not the best of stuff but I know it works and is error free

    still hunting for cpu + motherboard + gpu

    I know that older p35 x38 and even 965 are good socket 775 motherboards to look at
    and 945 or lower and VIA chipsets are to be avioded

    Still unsure as to good older AM2 chipsets, is the nvidia 7025 any good?

    Also just spotted scan has a Foxconn N570SM2AA on cheap.
    Is this of any use?
    it listed as nForce 570 SLI MCP
    SocketAM2
    AMDSempron™, Athlon™64, Athlon™64x2, Athlon™64FX processors,
    2000MT/s HyperTransport™

    I'm guessing I cannot use phenon or phenon II
    But what exaclty can it use?
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Foxco...-SATA-RAID-ATX

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    Re: super cheap build £200

    Ok I managed to win an Asus M3A78-T 790gx motherboard
    However I'm still having trouble getting a graphics card

    As this is a full crossfire motherboard would it be worth crossfireing a couple of low-mid range cards? or with a view to crossfiring it?
    ati 4670 or 4730 worth looking at?

    EDIT: starting to answer my own questions here
    4670 is about the same performance as the 3850

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    Re: super cheap build £200

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
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    EDIT: starting to answer my own questions here
    4670 is about the same performance as the 3850
    Well, Scan have a HD3850 256Mb on Today Only at the moment for around £38, don't know how it compares as I always fall behind in graphics. Sorry, don't game.

    By the way, anyone know whats comparable to a HD3870 512Mb GDDR3/4/5?

    Thanks.

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    Re: super cheap build £200

    the 3870 was stightly behind the 8800gt 512mb but better than the 9600gt, which 4xxx series ati card is comparible to the 3870 was a question I was trying to look into when I caught a virus off a popup advert from review website
    I've only just finished finally removeing the last traces of it.

    I'm not best pleased

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    Re: super cheap build £200

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    the 3870 was stightly behind the 8800gt 512mb but better than the 9600gt, which 4xxx series ati card is comparible to the 3870 was a question I was trying to look into when I caught a virus off a popup advert from review website
    I've only just finished finally removeing the last traces of it.

    I'm not best pleased
    NoScript, AdBlock Plus and FlashBlock are very useful in preventing this if you use Firefox.

    I would say that the HD4670 512mb GDDR3 is comparable to an HD3850 512mb. The HD4830 is slightly faster than a 8800GT/9800GT. I would say that the HD4730 is probably ahead of the HD3870 but since it is slower with AA than an HD4830 in most scenarios it would be the nearest equivalent.

    I have an HD3870 GDDR4 and my HD4830 is definitely faster.

    The HD4730 is a massive power hog and needs TWO PCI-E power connectors!!

    There is a 9600GT available from Novatech for around £57 delivered:

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/s....html?NOV-96GT
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    Re: super cheap build £200

    I have adblock plus, cookiesafe and controle de scripts on my main pc
    I have a script, flash and java blocker on my net book and it's a real pain, constantly haveing to unblock websites so they'll actually work.
    It's shocking how many sites use so much scripting now, no wonder just web browseing has become more demanding.


    EDIT: the website that I'm pritty sure was responsible for the popup that inturn infected me was xtreview.com I've been there many times before when googleing reviews and never had an issue before
    However it may of been some other site I had a few tabs open at the time.

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    Re: super cheap build £200

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    I have adblock plus, cookiesafe and controle de scripts on my main pc
    I have a script, flash and java blocker on my net book and it's a real pain, constantly haveing to unblock websites so they'll actually work.
    It's shocking how many sites use so much scripting now, no wonder just web browseing has become more demanding.


    EDIT: the website that I'm pritty sure was responsible for the popup that inturn infected me was xtreview.com I've been there many times before when googleing reviews and never had an issue before
    However it may of been some other site I had a few tabs open at the time.
    I know it is a pain but you get used to unblocking content after while TBH.


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    Re: super cheap build £200

    I did. I use AdBlock and NoScript but I don't see the point in FlashBlock since NoScript also blocks Flash. I found the NoScript popup at the bottom of the screen very annoying but this is easily disabled in the options menu. Also remember to keep everything updated - were you using FF when you got the virus?

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    Re: super cheap build £200

    Fleabey has failed me

    I'm planning on going for red & black overall colour scheme
    it's a shame I lost that Abit blood iron motherboard it would of been great
    So I was looking for some 140mm fans with red leds, I discovered the only make I can find is Yate Loon, but I can only find on fleabay are yate loon 140mm blue led fans or XigmaTek 140mm white led fans.
    The Xigmatek fans would be passable as the fan blades are translutant orange, but the seller wants £12 +£3 2nd class P&P

    However Chilled PC sell the yate loon red led 140mm fans for £6 each, looks like I'll have to get them from them and probably pick up a few other odds and ends as well.

    I was thinking of getting a 92mm red led PWM fan for the Asus cpu cooler
    PWM means not haveing to tweek a fan controller, ok for case fans but I never fully trust manual fan control on a cpu fan.
    and the way the fan is in the middle of the cooler I thought that a red light shining out would look good.

    The only issue here is I cannot find any 92mm RED led pwm fans

    The only 92mm LED (of any colour) pwm fan I've found is an enermax one scan sells
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/92mm-...bber-A-V-Plugs
    which is a white led fan.

    The other option I have is forget the led, my thermalright ultima-90 currently has a non-led 92mm pwm fan on it and I was thinking about getting a better fan
    I could look at getting an Akasa Apache for myself and stick my current 92mm pwm fan into the asus cooler
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/120mm...nd-Rubber-Pins


    Any one know of any 92mm RED led PWM fans?

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    Re: super cheap build £200

    And now a someone has sent me a socket 939 sepron instead of the athlon x2 5600+ AM2 that I actually won.

    Oh the joys of Fleabay

    I'm no going to go play fallout 3 for a bit and take out some frustration in the wasteland.

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    Re: super cheap build £200

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    And now a someone has sent me a socket 939 sepron instead of the athlon x2 5600+ AM2 that I actually won.

    Oh the joys of Fleabay

    I'm no going to go play fallout 3 for a bit and take out some frustration in the wasteland.
    E-mail them to see what their excuse is and if they are just delaying file an item not as described dispute. Make sure that you take pictures of everything including the packaging too.


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    Re: super cheap build £200

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    E-mail them to see what their excuse is and if they are just delaying file an item not as described dispute. Make sure that you take pictures of everything including the packaging too.
    I already did, just waiting to hear back.
    Good idea on the photo, will do that now.

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