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    possible first built rig

    HI all

    you all are probaly bored of people building there first rig by now.

    for the mother board is says its fanless so what coolering does it need?

    what psu would you surgest?

    what have i forgot in the specs i put below?





    cpu=AMD4400 £330 from scan.co.uk
    mobo=ASUS A8N32-SLI deluxe £139 from scan.co.uk
    hardrive=160gb £53 from scan.co.uk
    dvd burner 16x sony £25 from scan.co.uk
    dvd rom drive £12 from scan.co.uk
    ram= 1gb corsair pro series £100 from scan.co.uk
    sound card=creative xfi=£83 from dabs.com
    grapics card= nvidia 6800 x1 £168 from scan.co.uk
    Coolermaster Cavalier 3 Black Tower Case w/o PSU=£61 from scan.co.uk
    Last edited by lodore; 06-03-2006 at 08:15 PM.

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    on your spec you would be better off with 2 x 1 Gb of ram (2 Gb total) something like cosair value select £110.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=217959
    as more is better than faster.

    You xifi music is cheaper in scan than dabs £78.55
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=261296

    Your case does not have a power supply make sure you buy one with a 24 pin connector

    With cooling your motherboard just make sure there are in take and exauhst fans in your case.

    Edit go for a gefore 6800gs rather than just a 6800 as thy are much quicker.
    Last edited by teachmech; 06-03-2006 at 08:31 PM.

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    I'd go for a lower spec on the cpu that can be overclocked easily to perform the same, and get a better gfx card
    Do you have any intention of utilizing the SLi?
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    How bout a dual core opteron instead of the 4400, and then a better graphics card. Unless you need 2 drives, simply having 1 DVD-RW drive is more than enough, I hardly use my CD-RW now I have my DVD-RW. Graphics wise, if you only do light gaming then a 6800 is fine, but otherwise you might want to consider the upcoming 7900, or an x1900xt Pricier, but if a gamer then could be worth it.

    Hope this helps

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    • lodore's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
      • Intel 4770k Haswell I7
      • Memory:
      • 16gb DDR3 1600mhz
      • Storage:
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      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2X MSI nvidia 770 in SLI
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      • XFX 700 watt fully modular
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      • CoolerMaster HafXM
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    can you tell me more about the opteron?
    whats the difference between a amd 4600 and a dual core opteron?
    what socket does opteron use?


    what power supply would be good?


    and i might get the 6800

    and i do have some intension of using the SLI
    Last edited by lodore; 07-03-2006 at 09:58 PM.

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    I don't have a dual core processor and don't really see the need for them, but I guess it may be of some use in the future when apps start utilising it. Opterons use the same socket as Athlon 64 but allow more headroom for overclocking. As this is your first build is overclocking gonna be a priority for you? If you're intersted then stick with the fast ram. If not, go with 2gb as teachmeach suggested.
    If you are gonna be gaming then a higher spec graphics card would be recommended. Even if you're thinking of SLI, 2x 6800 isn't gonna match the performance of a single 7800 series card.
    Make sure you steer clear of cheap, unbranded PSUs. Seasonic are the best, but a tad pricey, the 500W model will set you back around £85. A 460W Akasa Paxpower would be a good choice, at around £50.

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    oh, and also, the cavalier is a pretty case but only has a 80mm front intake fan, which may be noisy. If you can afford to, go for an Akasa Eclipse, Antec P180 or Silverstone TJ05. If you're budget's getting a bit tight, the Coolermaster Centurion 532 is great

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    • lodore's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Z87-GD65 GAMING
      • CPU:
      • Intel 4770k Haswell I7
      • Memory:
      • 16gb DDR3 1600mhz
      • Storage:
      • 2tb hard drive and 2X 120gb ssd
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2X MSI nvidia 770 in SLI
      • PSU:
      • XFX 700 watt fully modular
      • Case:
      • CoolerMaster HafXM
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 pro 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • two 24inch hd monitors. one Asus and one Dell
      • Internet:
      • 50mb BT broadband
    I wasnt planing on over clocking. I wanted a quiet pc so what case would you sergest? i do like cooler master cases since i currently have one.

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