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    Newbie: Seeking some serious help.

    I need some help building a PC for myself. I have never built a system before and this should hopefully be the first which I hope to then keep up to date later down the line. I have been reading a lot about computer reviews to try and assist me with my build components.

    The following is required from the build: -

    I want a PC that I can use for gaming.
    Want the PC to be quiet.
    Want the PC to be easily upgradeable later on

    I have approximately £800 to spend on this build.
    The following is what I have down on paper so far (nothing bought yet): -

    Antec Performance P150 with PSU
    Core 2 duo E6400
    * need silent mobo to go with processor *
    Sony DRU820A dvd drive
    Samsung spinpoint Hard drive 120gb
    I have a keyboard and mouse
    * need good gaming 20 to 20+ inch lcd monitor *
    7600GT heatpipe gigabyte graphic card
    Not bothered about floppy
    * need good DDR ram that is easy to configure with the cpu and mobo used * - don’t know how to set this and haven’t a clue what to buy.

    Please suggest any changes or additions to the above.

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    The jump in price for 20" to 20"+ can be quite large so best to stick to 20" though I think they may be out of yer budget. Dell and NEC have some nice 20"

    You may also want to check out:

    http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/...oofing_39.html

    I'd also get a floppy in case yer BIOS gets corrputed and u have to reflash it - don't think u can do this with a cd but that might have changed. A floppy has saved my bacon a few times - and its only a few bob.

    Once you decide on a mobo just have a look at the manufacturers site for compatible ram or check with users here. I'm getting an Asus p5w and some mushkin ram for it.
    Last edited by PanzerKnight; 04-08-2006 at 03:29 PM.

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    • shaithis's system
      • Motherboard:
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    I can recomend the Asus P5B Deluxe for silent conroe mobo, its a bit picky about RAM, but then it seems all conroe boards are...
    Main PC: Asus Rampage IV Extreme / 3960X@4.5GHz / Antec H1200 Pro / 32GB DDR3-1866 Quad Channel / Sapphire Fury X / Areca 1680 / 850W EVGA SuperNOVA Gold 2 / Corsair 600T / 2x Dell 3007 / 4 x 250GB SSD + 2 x 80GB SSD / 4 x 1TB HDD (RAID 10) / Windows 10 Pro, Yosemite & Ubuntu
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    What ram would you recommend and at what size.

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    • shaithis's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
      • i7 3770k @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 32GB HyperX 1866
      • Storage:
      • Lots!
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Fury X
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX850
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      • 2 x Dell 3007
      • Internet:
      • Zen 80Mb Fibre
    Whatever is on the compatability list for the motherboard you choose.....2 x 1GB I would lean towrds.

    But with these boards being so picky, I would say only buy with the mobo manufacturer recomends.
    Main PC: Asus Rampage IV Extreme / 3960X@4.5GHz / Antec H1200 Pro / 32GB DDR3-1866 Quad Channel / Sapphire Fury X / Areca 1680 / 850W EVGA SuperNOVA Gold 2 / Corsair 600T / 2x Dell 3007 / 4 x 250GB SSD + 2 x 80GB SSD / 4 x 1TB HDD (RAID 10) / Windows 10 Pro, Yosemite & Ubuntu
    HTPC: AsRock Z77 Pro 4 / 3770K@4.2GHz / 24GB / GTX 1080 / SST-LC20 / Antec TP-550 / Hisense 65k5510 4K TV / HTC Vive / 2 x 240GB SSD + 12TB HDD Space / Race Seat / Logitech G29 / Win 10 Pro
    HTPC2: Asus AM1I-A / 5150 / 4GB / Corsair Force 3 240GB / Silverstone SST-ML05B + ST30SF / Samsung UE60H6200 TV / Windows 10 Pro
    Spare/Loaner: Gigabyte EX58-UD5 / i950 / 12GB / HD7870 / Corsair 300R / Silverpower 700W modular
    NAS 1: HP N40L / 12GB ECC RAM / 2 x 3TB Arrays || NAS 2: Dell PowerEdge T110 II / 24GB ECC RAM / 2 x 3TB Hybrid arrays || Network:Buffalo WZR-1166DHP w/DD-WRT + HP ProCurve 1800-24G
    Laptop: Lenovo Flex 2 / 12GB RAM / 240GB Corsair Force 3 Printer: HP CP1515n || Phone: HTC One U11 || Other: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Pro 10.1 CM12.1 / Playstation 4 + G29 + 2TB Hybrid drive

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    Corsair, Crucial or OCZ are the best for memory in my experience.

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    G.skill are good too

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    Optical drive: LG GSA-H10N
    Mobo: Foxconn P9657AA-8EKRS2H, or Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6
    Change the Harddisk to 250Gb

    Happy shopping
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    I've changed the spec a little. What do you think?

    Abit AB9 Pro ***** £110 from scan
    19inch Dell monitor - £220 (dell)
    E6400 - core 2 duo £182 (scan) cheaper on ccl site
    256Mb Gigabyte 7600GT PCI-E (x16), Silent pipe (scan)
    250GB Samsung SP2504C**(ccl)
    Antec Performance P150 - 450 watt PSU - ccl
    Sony DRU820A - ccl
    2GB OCZ Value DDR2 - 667 - 5-5-5-10 (ccl)

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