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    Hi everyone im Tom and i was wondering if you could please help me out by checking if the products i have are compatible with each other and any recommendations. Im wanting to build a reasonably good gaming computer with these parts so yea:

    https://secure.scan.co.uk/aspnet/Shop/Basket.aspx

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/149274...roduct_reviews

    Please tell me if these products are good and i also want to ask if i should get core 2 quad instead of core 2 duo. Is it worth it??? Thanks!

    Kind Regards Tom

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    Re: Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Valvo View Post
    Hi everyone im Tom and i was wondering if you could please help me out by checking if the products i have are compatible with each other and any recommendations. Im wanting to build a reasonably good gaming computer with these parts so yea:

    https://secure.scan.co.uk/aspnet/Shop/Basket.aspx

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/149274...roduct_reviews

    Please tell me if these products are good and i also want to ask if i should get core 2 quad instead of core 2 duo. Is it worth it??? Thanks!

    Kind Regards Tom
    We cant see the 1st link, that links directly to your own personal basket, you need to link us the direct link to the product.
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    Re: Help

    Hahahaha ok thank you I didn't realise

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    Re: Help

    I doubt you will need a 750w psu for that setup, maybe change that, and use the extra £'s to buy an ATI 4870?
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    Hmmm my friend recommended that 700-800 watts would keep my system running smooth, but could you give me a direct link to a nice ATI 4870 please?

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    Re: Help

    You should check the answers in the other thread you started:

    http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardwa...ed-advice.html

    The HD4870 will run fine on a decent 450w or 500w PSU. It is not the voltage but the number of amps that can be supplied on the 12v line and the stability of the PSU which are more important than wattage figures which can be misleading.

    The 9800GT is a rubbish card for the price now(around £86 for the one linked too) as it is a rebadged 8800GT from 2007. For a similar price the HD4870 will be at least 30% faster IMHO. Also the E8000 series processors are very poor value for money too. For the same price a quad core can be bought which wil have a longer lifespan for future games and applications,
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    Re: Help

    CAT-THE-FIFTH... you are a God. thanks ill check out some better stuff

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    Re: Help

    So i have 2 graphics cards but i dont know which one. Which one is more worth it?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-G...MI-DisplayPort

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/161702

    and ill get this power supply as suggested by "Yosh"

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/550w-...anty-see-specs

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    Re: Help

    The PSU you originally listed is a good one but way overkill for what you need.

    I'd consider the Corsair HX520w it's modular so you only plug in cables you need and it's in stock atm
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/520W-...-year-warranty


    And as CAT has said read the answers we gave in your other thread, don't start a new one

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    Re: Help

    Also i searched up some processors and i found:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Intel...che-85x-Retail

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Intel...MB-130W-Retail

    Im assuming the i7 is much better but i dont know which one is more worth it....

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    Im sorry i made a new thread but i kind of completely changed parts os i thought id make a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valvo View Post
    Also i searched up some processors and i found:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Intel...che-85x-Retail

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Intel...MB-130W-Retail

    Im assuming the i7 is much better but i dont know which one is more worth it....
    To use the 2nd one you will need a different motherboard and DDR3 memory, it will push the price up, if you have a budget, best say that so people know.
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    Re: Help

    ok so i should just go with the quad?

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    i also 4got that i will have wireless internet what do i have to buy to use that?

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    Re: Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    The PSU you originally listed is a good one but way overkill for what you need.

    I'd consider the Corsair HX520w it's modular so you only plug in cables you need and it's in stock atm
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/520W-...-year-warranty


    And as CAT has said read the answers we gave in your other thread, don't start a new one
    Modular PSUs seem great on the surface, but an honest question here: What do you do with the unused leads? I mean, I have 5 PCs in my house, that would be a drawer full of unused cables as I wouldn't have the nerve to throw them out

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