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    Okay I've ordered half my machine from komplett : I cant beleave how expensive PSU's have gotten though spending £100 on the seasonic didnt sit well with me, Ive gone for the cheaper OCZ psu but it has a good 3 year warrenty and is modular. The reviews ive found said it was good only bad side was it only has one 12v rail but the performance not far off the seasonic. We shall see if ive wasted money trying to save it

    So at 2am I ordered from Komplett :

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz Socket LGA775, 4MB, BOXED w/fan £220.01
    Western Digital Raptor 74GB SATA 16MB 10000RPM £115.01
    Western Digital Caviar SE16 320GB SATA2 16MB 7200RPM £72.02
    Cooler Master Cavalier 3 Silver (Without PSU) £49.00
    OCZ Technology Powersupply ATX 520W 120mm Fan £63.00
    LG DVD±RW burner, GSA-H20LB, 16x, Dual, LightScribe £31.50

    Went with the raptor in the end, read the reviews and a cheaper competitor the seagate 7200.10 is apparently very loud, the spin points are okay but dont touch the raptors according to toms hardware hdd compare chart.

    The Case I choose because of the 120mm fan's and its looks.

    Now Mobo, Gfx, and Memory left which i think i will get from tekheads if their site starts working. going to get a

    Club 3D 7950GX2 for £299 +vat
    Gigabyte DS4 (Uses Heat pipes instead of chipset fans) £99 +vat
    2GB PC6400 800mhz - No clue what memory to get , preferable from tekheads to save on shipping

    Looks like the whole build will cost near £1200
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlm
    Okay I've ordered half my machine from komplett : I cant beleave how expensive PSU's have gotten though spending £100 on the seasonic didnt sit well with me, Ive gone for the cheaper OCZ psu but it has a good 3 year warrenty and is modular. The reviews ive found said it was good only bad side was it only has one 12v rail but the performance not far off the seasonic. We shall see if ive wasted money trying to save it

    So at 2am I ordered from Komplett :

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz Socket LGA775, 4MB, BOXED w/fan £220.01
    Western Digital Raptor 74GB SATA 16MB 10000RPM £115.01
    Western Digital Caviar SE16 320GB SATA2 16MB 7200RPM £72.02
    Cooler Master Cavalier 3 Silver (Without PSU) £49.00
    OCZ Technology Powersupply ATX 520W 120mm Fan £63.00
    LG DVD±RW burner, GSA-H20LB, 16x, Dual, LightScribe £31.50

    Went with the raptor in the end, read the reviews and a cheaper competitor the seagate 7200.10 is apparently very loud, the spin points are okay but dont touch the raptors according to toms hardware hdd compare chart.

    The Case I choose because of the 120mm fan's and its looks.

    Now Mobo, Gfx, and Memory left which i think i will get from tekheads if their site starts working. going to get a

    Club 3D 7950GX2 for £299 +vat
    Gigabyte DS4 (Uses Heat pipes instead of chipset fans) £99 +vat
    2GB PC6400 800mhz - No clue what memory to get , preferable from tekheads to save on shipping

    Looks like the whole build will cost near £1200
    nice build, and lol about hard drive sound... the raptor is about 10 times louder....
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    yeh I wanted the speed so I had to comprimise, if it annoys me too much ill sell it and get something different.
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    Okay tekheads site is back, about to push the button on the rest :

    Club 3D nVidia GeForce 7950GX2 1GB DDR3 Dual DVI/TV Out (PCI-E) - Retail **Special Offer** £299.95

    Gigabyte GA-965P-DS4 i965P PCI-E (Socket 775) DDR2 Motherboard £99.95

    Corsair Twin2X 2GB DDR2 (2x1024MB) XMS2 6400 £124.95

    + Vat

    Only thing worrying me is the Gigabyte memory pickyness
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    If the raptors is too loud try a http://www.scythe-eu.com/products/hd...e/SQD-1000.php touch pricy bu they shut those drives right up. Personally, I got used to the raptor noise quite quickly, seeing as it only maes noise while I'm hammering the PC and then that means winamp is blasting out

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    I've ordered half my machine from Komplett and purposely avoided the 7950GX2 as I think there may be compatability issues with the Intel Chipset (I've read of people struggling with the 975 Chipset and the 7950).

    The prices for my set-up are as follows:

    E6600 Core 2 Duo - £188+VAT (Komplett)
    2GB OCZ CAS 4 Platinum Ram - £117+VAT (Komplett)
    MSI 965 Platinum - £90+VAT (Komplett)
    HIS X1900XT ICE Q3 - £205+VAT (Overclockers)

    I'll probably get a 320GB hard disk from Scan and put them in my Lian-Li V1100.

    All should hopefully arrive by the end of the week.

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    Get the PC7+, dont worry. Overclockers.co.uk are not THAT bad for things like cases and such. Its just when you try and RMA things getting dogdy.

    Scans choice for cases aint the best around. Go for the PC7+ and get your DVD drives from there too.

    You want the Seasonic S12 500/600W, or the Enermax Liberty 500/620W. Dont mess about with this bit, the PSU is something you DO NOT want to skimp on.

    Apart from that its a very nice spec.

    Also, what monitor you using for the 7950? Please tell me its 1600X1200 at least!!!

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    Hehe yeah a dell 24" Dell 2405FPW so plenty of res to stress that card.
    Ive seen a few posts from 7950 people with gigabytes showing some very good looking 3d mark scores, the ds4 isnt on the compatiblity list tho the next one up is, perhaps i shoulda gone for that.
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    Thats ok then!

    Seriously I would have not gotten that Case, it does not have a intake and its quite cramped inside, its nothing on the PC7+.

    Looks quite ugly in my eyes too.

    Get a Seasonic too, 500/600W will suffice. Also the OCZ Gamestream PSU's are great!

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    Shame its all ordered ahh well I give it all a go and then see if i want to replace stuff to improve it.
    Gigabyte DS4, Conroe E6600, Club 3D 7950GX2, Corsair Twin2X 2GB PC6400, 74GB Raptor, 320GB WD SATA II

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