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    Building a new computer! What do you think of this setup...

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    I assume you're using an old case, PSU, hard drive(s), optical drives(s) and graphics card?

    What PSU are you intending to use? You need to make sure it's a decent one - there's no point risking your computer just to save a few pounds. Decent brands include Antec, Enermax, Thermaltake, Tagan.
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    Edited the post slightly just as you posted mate.
    Also, I will need a new video & sound card, and a case to put it all into. Looking to spend around £600 in total for the system. It will mainly be used for video editing, so I guess the video card would need to be fairly good?

    I was thinking of something like this for the case and PSU
    Arctic Cooling T2 Silentium Silent Midi Tower Case - 350W Seasonic Silent PSU (CA-001-AR)

    I have all a HD and the disc drives already yeah.

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    I'd like to buy these bits as soon as possible, so any help whatsoever would be great.
    Thanks

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    • YorkieBen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte P35-DS3R
      • CPU:
      • C2D E4600
      • Memory:
      • 4 x 1GB PC6400 Corsair XMS
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Leadtek 8800GT
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 520W
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ06
      • Monitor(s):
      • Philips 20" Widescreen
      • Internet:
      • Post Office Broadband
    how much are you paying for the RAM? You can get Geil value RAM which runs at CAS 2.5 for about £95-100 for 1GB.

    I dunno much about that case, havent heard great things though tbh

    with regards to video editing, it is more cpu dependent. The Pentium 4 is best for video editing though

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    I would be inclined if I were you to get a better branded psu with a slightly higher wattage. Although I haven't heard seasonic I may be mistake, but It may be worth spending some extra cash on a tagen 420w/480w or an antec true power 380w/420w. I think other will agree, If you are going to spend money a computer like that, then it's imperitive that you have a good quality psu first.
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    Thanks for the tips, that ram is £100 mate.

    Essentially though, I'd like to know if anyone's had any experience of puuting together a similar system, and if these bits will work well together, or if I should change something.

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