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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    thank you once again for the moniter list

    glad i got a couple of days to make a choice

    i have decided one thing lol i want at least a 24

    so i had better get searching

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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    If you are not worried about absolute colour accuracy the BenQ XL2410T I suggested earlier should do the job.

    Here are some reviews of the monitor:

    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/benq_xl2410t.htm

    http://apcmag.com/first-look-the-benq-xl2410t-.htm

    http://www.techtree.com/India/Review...113-630-1.html


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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    yup had a read of the moniter looks good only down side is

    i will have to wait until the end of the month.

    oh one quick question would the processer be ok with the heat sink for the moment

    until i look into the overclocking or just fit the one u have posted ??

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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkclone View Post
    yup had a read of the moniter looks good only down side is

    i will have to wait until the end of the month.

    oh one quick question would the processer be ok with the heat sink for the moment

    until i look into the overclocking or just fit the one u have posted ??
    The stock heatsink should be fine.

    There maybe cheaper aftermarket coolers too but the Corsair H50 is supposed to be decent.

    If you want to save a bit more money you could also consider these PSUs too:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-...-120mm-pwm-fan

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-...-year-warranty

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-...-12v-140mm-fan
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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    hey cat tbh the list u have allready given me is cool

    just one question is this case ok just wanted it to stand out abit (i was on ebuyer and saw this case

    ive only got a name as linking have never been one of my strong points (lol)

    this one.........Antec
    Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Case - No PSU

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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkclone View Post
    hey cat tbh the list u have allready given me is cool

    just one question is this case ok just wanted it to stand out abit (i was on ebuyer and saw this case

    ive only got a name as linking have never been one of my strong points (lol)

    this one.........Antec
    Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Case - No PSU
    Your right! It does stand out!

    It seems to get decent reviews though:

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...se-Review/1033

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cas...fleet-review/1

    Here are two smaller versions of the case which are much cheaper:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/226655

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/226653

    These cases are decent too but are very expensive:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/silve...t-swap-capable

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/silve...se-without-psu

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/silve...window-w-o-psu

    Edit!!

    This case also stands out:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/240814

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/240815

    The case gets decent reviews:

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cas...-case-review/1

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...se-Review/1060
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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    nice cases think im going to go with the phantom black

    also was just making a list ready for ordering tomorrow and the m board and ram is out of stock lol

    so just making sure looked on scan

    LN36552 ram

    LN36343 mboard

    these are the same as u posted

    thanks dark

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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkclone View Post
    nice cases think im going to go with the phantom black

    also was just making a list ready for ordering tomorrow and the m board and ram is out of stock lol

    so just making sure looked on scan

    LN36552 ram

    LN36343 mboard

    these are the same as u posted

    thanks dark

    The motherboard seems to be the one I suggested.

    However,the RAM is the wrong set as 16GB is OTT. An 8GB set such as the following should do the job:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-(...-9-24-xmp-150v

    The HD6950 2GB can be had for under £230 too:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/250399

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-m...-dvi-mhdmi-mdp

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-x...vi-hdmi-2x-mdp

    The MSI HD6950 2GB card would be the one to get it seems as it has the best warranty:

    http://forums.hexus.net/graphics-car...arranty-2.html

    However,the GTX560 is being released next week which could mean lower prices.

    OTH,the current HD6950 2GB cards which have a good chance of being unlocked to an HD6970 2GB maybe replaced too.

    Remember to check the Scan Today Only and Shop Offers web pages. You also have free Scan postage BTW.


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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    Just going to throw a curve ball at you

    If you fancy dipping into 3d then the Zalman trimon is probably the best option out
    http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/products/gaming/trimon
    Not exactly cheap and you will need to buy the extra drivers for it (although you can use the nvidia 3d driver for nvidia cards)
    http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/pro...zm-iz3d-driver
    However it has one big advantage over other "3d" monitors, i's non-flickering, it uses polarised light and non-flickering glasses/snap on lenses (same as a cinema) so no sync issues and it's far less headache inducing.

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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    pob255 thank you for your suggestion but i dont think

    i could sit at comp with a pair of specs so the extra features on the moniter would be wasted.

    so one final question im going to have 2 g cards so is the 750 w power supply ok

    or should i be looking at the 1000w instead ????

    i no its a bit more but without getting the cooler at this stage i will have the extra i think??

    thinking of

    235559 or 235557 or 143019 (from ebuyer)

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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    With a socket 1336 Core i7 920 running at 3.33GHZ and a pair of HD6970 2GB cards power consumption is around 600W:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4061/a...eon-hd-6950/12

    600W seems to be around the same power consumption for a similar system:

    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1488/18/

    AFAIK,the power consumption is measured at the plug.

    However,a Sandy Bridge Core i5 and a pair of HD6950 2GB cards will consume less power.

    So a decent 750W PSU will be fine TBH.

    If you get an 850W unit it will be OTT but I suppose this would mean that at least you know the system won't come even close to stressing it too much.

    This 850W PSU is a slightly older design from 2007 but has got good reviews:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129282

    These 850W PSUs also have good reviews:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164951

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/227503

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/850w-...-12v-140mm-fan

    All the PSUs I suggested have modular cabling so will be more expensive than an equivalent non-modular PSU in many cases.


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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    One thing you might need to check is if the HD6950 2GB will fit fine in the NZXT Phantom case. AFAIK,it should be fine but it would be worth confirming this though.


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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    One thing you might need to check is if the HD6950 2GB will fit fine in the NZXT Phantom case. AFAIK,it should be fine but it would be worth confirming this though.
    was think this also looked at the reviews of the case and found this

    This case supports video cards up to 14.5” (370 mm) long.

    looking on ebuyer the powercolor spec i think this is the size of the card

    Board Dimensions 275mmx111.2mmx38mm

    so im guessing it will be ok??

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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkclone View Post
    was think this also looked at the reviews of the case and found this

    This case supports video cards up to 14.5” (370 mm) long.

    looking on ebuyer the powercolor spec i think this is the size of the card

    Board Dimensions 275mmx111.2mmx38mm

    so im guessing it will be ok??
    It looks so!


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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc

    lol just about to order the stuff and then the processer is out of stock how lucky am i so

    after a look i came up with on scan (LN 36731) i no its more expensive but will it be ok for the m board????

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    Re: Advice on Building a gaming pc


    That's an Asus Area 5890 300mm graphics card in it.
    The Phantom is designed to take an EATX motherboard and still have plenty of space beside the motherboard to run cables.

    Lovely choice of case btw

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