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    NEW BUILD.Around the 500 mark.

    This is my proposed spec, I already have a HD 4890 GPU and Windows 7.
    Really want confirmation or not that this is a reasonable machine, as I said in the post title I cannot really afford to spend to much more than £500.
    So any advice/suggestions welcome.

    4GB G.Skill RipJaws 1600MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Memory Kit
    550W OCZ Fatal1ty Modular Power Supply
    Gigabyte GA-P55-US3L mobo
    500GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 Hard Disk Drive x 2
    BX80605I5750 - Intel Core i5 750, S 1156, Lynnfield, Quad Core
    Xigmatek Midgard pc case
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Quiet Intel CPU Cooler

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    Re: NEW BUILD.Around the 500 mark.

    Very reasonable.
    Check that the CPU HSF will mount - I know earlier versions of the HSF were socket 775 not 1156.
    Also consider 1x1tb F3 rather than 2x500gb if you want to save a bit of cash.

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    Re: NEW BUILD.Around the 500 mark.

    Looks good to me but I would also go for a 1TB Samsung F3 over a pair of 500GB disks too. I would also check the cooler as the newer version supports socket 1156 and not the older version IIRC.


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    Re: NEW BUILD.Around the 500 mark.

    Looks tasty.
    C5 why a single 1Tb HDD ? Is there a gain ?
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    Re: NEW BUILD.Around the 500 mark.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    Looks tasty.
    C5 why a single 1Tb HDD ? Is there a gain ?
    A single 1TB disk is cheaper than a pair of 500GB ones. Also I am not a fan of RAID 0 arrays.
    Last edited by CAT-THE-FIFTH; 11-11-2009 at 06:32 PM.


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    Re: NEW BUILD.Around the 500 mark.

    Thanks folks,
    to answer your questions so far.its this version of cooler I am getting.
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2 Socket 775, 1156, 1366, AM2, AM3 Heatpipe CPU Cooler
    and as for the twin hdd's your right.I'll swap to the single 1TB Samsung F3

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