Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: new build in a week

  1. #1
    Lurking since 06
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    575
    Thanks
    66
    Thanked
    41 times in 26 posts
    • Mama Sumae's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5B - deluxe
      • CPU:
      • Core2 duo 6300 O'c @ 3.1 Mhz / Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
      • Memory:
      • Corsair 2GB XMS2 6400 C4 @ 890Mhz
      • Storage:
      • WD 320 GB /sata
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti oc - 1GB GDDR5
      • PSU:
      • Enermax NoisetakerII 485W
      • Case:
      • AKASA ZEN Black 2x12cm fans
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 Ulti
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ G2222HDL 21.5 inch
      • Internet:
      • Virginmedia 50MB (or so they told me...)

    Talking new build in a week

    hi all still in portugal for holidays but leaving soon, uni is starting so...


    i need a new pc so i will be building one once i arrived, i have like 600 pounds (stupid keyboard doesnt have the symbol) not much specially cause I play games.

    i have pretty much no idea of i can get with that money but i almost sure i will spend 150 on a monitor i saw so its down to 450 not much right?

    i like this case looks good to me

    i already have a good HD and dual layer dvd burner so for now its down to this:


    GPU, CPU , cpu Cooler, case (psu) and memory

    Plz give me some goods hints

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    3,050
    Thanks
    248
    Thanked
    33 times in 31 posts
    • amjedm's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus A8N-Sli Premium
      • CPU:
      • Athlon X2 4200 S939 + Scythe Ninja rev A
      • Memory:
      • 2GB Corsair DDR PC3200
      • Storage:
      • Samsung T 160GB Sata in Scythe Quiet Box
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia 6600 256MB + Cooling Mod
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Noisetaker 485 (fanless) - lower chamber P180 fan doing the PSU cooling
      • Case:
      • P180 (modded - easier cable routing, front and rear grills cut)
      • Operating System:
      • XP Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG 22" WTQ?
      • Internet:
      • O2 8MB (Standard)
    You will need a motherboard as well.

    Case does look nice and includes a psu but will the psu be up to the job? Going for a case with psu will give you more to spend on the other bits but the psu is the iffy bit in most cases.

    Edit: If you want to go Conroe you're going to have to go for an ASRock mobo IMO otherwise you will go over budget unless you cut corners.
    Last edited by amjedm; 11-09-2006 at 08:28 AM. Reason: Mobo advice

  3. #3
    Lurking since 06
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    575
    Thanks
    66
    Thanked
    41 times in 26 posts
    • Mama Sumae's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5B - deluxe
      • CPU:
      • Core2 duo 6300 O'c @ 3.1 Mhz / Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
      • Memory:
      • Corsair 2GB XMS2 6400 C4 @ 890Mhz
      • Storage:
      • WD 320 GB /sata
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti oc - 1GB GDDR5
      • PSU:
      • Enermax NoisetakerII 485W
      • Case:
      • AKASA ZEN Black 2x12cm fans
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 Ulti
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ G2222HDL 21.5 inch
      • Internet:
      • Virginmedia 50MB (or so they told me...)
    ups the mobo

    anyway i can only choose one after i know the chip and the cpu is my biggest doubt, the buget is tight so should i go amd single core? is conroe the best option on dual core?


    i like the looks of the case but scan doesnt seem to have cases without psu

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    3,050
    Thanks
    248
    Thanked
    33 times in 31 posts
    • amjedm's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus A8N-Sli Premium
      • CPU:
      • Athlon X2 4200 S939 + Scythe Ninja rev A
      • Memory:
      • 2GB Corsair DDR PC3200
      • Storage:
      • Samsung T 160GB Sata in Scythe Quiet Box
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia 6600 256MB + Cooling Mod
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Noisetaker 485 (fanless) - lower chamber P180 fan doing the PSU cooling
      • Case:
      • P180 (modded - easier cable routing, front and rear grills cut)
      • Operating System:
      • XP Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG 22" WTQ?
      • Internet:
      • O2 8MB (Standard)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mama Sumae View Post
    ups the mobo

    anyway i can only choose one after i know the chip and the cpu is my biggest doubt, the buget is tight so should i go amd single core? is conroe the best option on dual core?


    i like the looks of the case but scan doesnt seem to have cases without psu
    Conroe is probably the better option if going Dual Core. Most people here tend to recommend it as it overclocks better (and I believe is faster).

    X2 3800 was £95 (on Today only over the weekend) or AM2 X2 3800 £103. The cheapest Conroe is around £130 (retail).

    Cases without psu

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=134904 - Coolermaster Cavalier

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=446040 - Akasa Zen

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=156451 - Coolermaster Centurion

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=359344 - Another Centurion

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=450659 - Enermax

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=352344 - Clio

    There are more but I gave up

  5. #5
    Welcome to stampytown! Salazaar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Oxford
    Posts
    4,429
    Thanks
    505
    Thanked
    350 times in 251 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Mama Sumae View Post
    (stupid keyboard doesnt have the symbol)
    Not really helping your main problem much but... hold down Alt and type 0163

  6. #6
    A. Nother
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    home
    Posts
    300
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked
    7 times in 5 posts
    • mallett's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3
      • CPU:
      • Intel E6300
      • Memory:
      • 4GB Corsair 800 DHX
      • Storage:
      • 1TB Samy & 2x 250GB Hitatichi RAID 0
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX 7600GT XXX
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic S12 - 430W
      • Case:
      • Antec SOLO
      • Operating System:
      • Vista 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Iiyama 19" LCD
    with that sort of budget and for a gamer, id recomend an AM2 single core like this one for £73 as it will give the best preformance in game for a cheep single core

    also for a good gfx id recomend something like the 7600GT as can get for around £100 now and that will serve you quite well in games, albeit not at max iq maybe this?

  7. #7
    Lurking since 06
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    575
    Thanks
    66
    Thanked
    41 times in 26 posts
    • Mama Sumae's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P5B - deluxe
      • CPU:
      • Core2 duo 6300 O'c @ 3.1 Mhz / Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
      • Memory:
      • Corsair 2GB XMS2 6400 C4 @ 890Mhz
      • Storage:
      • WD 320 GB /sata
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti oc - 1GB GDDR5
      • PSU:
      • Enermax NoisetakerII 485W
      • Case:
      • AKASA ZEN Black 2x12cm fans
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 Ulti
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ G2222HDL 21.5 inch
      • Internet:
      • Virginmedia 50MB (or so they told me...)
    well i am sure i can stretch my budget to £500 so i think i will go with these

    AKASA Zen case - Black Silent Cool Midi-ATX Computing case w/2 silent 12cm fnas & front I/O ports
    thnx amjedm i like this case a lot the white one is also great but my drive is black

    480W Tagan TG480-U01 Quiet ATX2.0 SLi 12v EPS/SATA/XEON 3 Years Warranty ATX/BTX
    not sure about this psu maybe i spending too much here i will never use sli

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 S775, 1.86Ghz, 1066Mhz FSB, Allendale Core, 2M Cache Retail

    this makes a total of £234.01

    i still need a mobo, memory and gpu. any advices?
    Last edited by Mama Sumae; 13-09-2006 at 12:54 AM.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. New 939 build Motherboard - ASUS or ABIT?
    By EtheAv8r in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 16-02-2006, 09:27 PM
  2. help with mage build?
    By Skaramush in forum PC
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 19-03-2005, 02:03 AM
  3. The week : 25th Aug -> 31st Aug - SETI
    By Agent in forum Software
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-09-2003, 12:06 PM
  4. The week : 04th Aug -> 11th Aug - SETI
    By Agent in forum Software
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 16-08-2003, 06:22 PM
  5. The week : 21st July -> 27th July - SETI
    By Agent in forum Software
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 03-08-2003, 10:47 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •