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    Any Good?

    This is what i am planing to build PLease have a look and tell me any errors i have made or recomendations. This is my first build so this could really help. (Prices may not be up to date)

    Case: ThermalTake Tsunami Black Aluminum (VA3000BWA) +Window c/w 3x case fans +USB2 +Firewire NO PSU £0073.99 - micro direct
    PSU : Tagan 420W whisper quiet 21dB TG420-U01+dual fan supports12v EPS SATA/XEON ATX/BTX (3 Year Warranty)
    £0059.91 - scan

    Motherboard: Asus A8N-SLi Deluxe (Raid5, extra SATA, extra GBit Lan) Socket 939 nForce 4 £0112.14 - micro direct

    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3500 32/64Bit CPU S939 Winchester 90nm Retail inc Heat Sink Fan & 3 Years Warranty £0189.16 - micro direct

    RAM: Corsair (VS1GBKIT400C3) 1024MB (2 x 512MB Matched Pair), DDR400 / PC3200, non-ECC, Unbuffered,
    CL3, Lifetime Warranty £0103.39 - scan

    HDD: Maxtor DiamondMax Plus10 160GB/SATA 8MB Cache £0058.43 - scan

    GPU: XFX GEFORCE 6600GT PCI-E 128MB DDR3 TV+DUAL DVI £0129.25 - scan

    Optical drive2: nec ND3500A Dual Layer Int IDE Black 16x DVDRW +/- OEM £0039.29 - scan
    Optical drive2: LG 16x Black DVD-ROM + 52x CD-ROM IDE £0016.91 - scan

    Floppy: 1.44Mb Sony Black Floppy Disk Drive £0004.29 - scan

    Total ex. monitor: £0879.87

    Monitor: 17" Sharp LL-172GB 16ms DVI Black MultiMedia TFT Monitor (3yr onsite) £0253.74 - micro direct

    Total inc monitor: £1044.52

    Thanks everyone!!!

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    • Taz's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z270 HD3P
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 7600K
      • Memory:
      • Corsair CMK16GX4M2B3200C16R Vengeance LPX 16 GB
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 960 EVO M.2-2280 500GB (PCIe) + 1TB Sandisk Ultra II SSD (SATA)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair CS550M 550W Hybrid
      • Case:
      • NZXT Source 340
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
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      • 34" Asus Designo Curve MX34VQ UWQHD Monitor
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    I personally would also get another heatsink/fan for the CPU if you're going to overclock and/or want something quieter than the stock cooler. If you do that then you may also want to consider Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste (around a fiver from several online suppliers) and some TIM CPU Cleaner (around 4 quid from Scan but you'll be stung by the £7 postage charge if you order this on its own).

    What about speakers? Perhaps an audio card if not using onboard audio?

    Keyboard? Mouse? Today's 'Today Only' from Scan has got a fairly good deal on a wireless Keyboard and Mouse combo.

    PCI Wi-Fi card if you've got a Wi-Fi network at home?

    Hope that helps!

    Taz

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    If you want the most from your OC, grab a Vapochill!!




    Granted, they are alittle pricey, but totally future proof for upgrading your computer, and running near silent(sept for the LS) at sub-zero is l337!!

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    Really, he does not want / need a vapochill for his first system build !
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    let`s make it his first upgrade then.

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    Hi thanks for all your help! Im not gunna be overclocking just yet but when i do i will think more about cooling, im not reall sure how loud the cpu fan is and dont really sure how loud it should be but if feel it is then mabe i will go with a 3rd party fan. I didnt worry about saying all of my mouse and keyboard etc,(im not going for surround sound just yet) just wanted the main system looked at.

    Any more comments will be much appreciated. Thanks!

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    Also hopefully there will be an sli vapochill soon.

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