Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: My New PC

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    922
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    30 times in 30 posts
    • Marcvs's system
      • CPU:
      • Acer Aspire 5810T
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7/Mac OSX Lion
      • Monitor(s):
      • Viewsonic 22" (1920*1200)

    My New PC

    Hi, Im building a new PC and was wondering if the people here could make some constructive comments etc.

    I am slightly over budget at the moment but as I will not be buying until jan/feb (r600 release) - I should be under or just on budget.

    I already have the CD/DVD Drives so no matter for those (except an extra SATA cable for my DVD Drive)

    Okay so here are the Specs

    Antec Nine Hundred Gamer Case (£075.14 # Scan # LN16718)

    2X 120MM Coolermaster Blue LED Case Fan (£008.20 # Scan # LN8599)

    600w Seasonic M12 PSU (£110.44 # Scan # LN16008)

    19" Novatech 19" 1440x900 {DVI} (£139.82 # NovaTech # TFT-NOV19W)

    Asus P5N32-E SLI NF680i S775 Mobo, (£176.24 # Scan # LN16814)

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (£198.21 # Scan # LN15049)

    Zalman CNPS9700-LED CPU Fan (£040.64 # Scan # LN LN16149)

    BFG Tech 8800GTX (£452.25 # Scan # LN16658)

    160 Gb Samsung SpinPoint P80 HDD (£38.89 # Scan # LN9709)

    2Gb Corsair XMS2 - 4-4-4-12 EPP {DDR2-800} (£180.53 # Scan # LN14277)

    Total @ Scan (Inc Shipping): £1297.85
    Total @ Novatech (Inc Shipping) £145.69

    I would be happy for people to suggest an alternative for that monitor but it MUST BE

    >Similarly Priced and Spec'ed
    >A DVI Connector

    If anyone can suggest any other changes (Similar Pricing then Id be happy to hear this).

    I would prefer to shop from a single supplier if possible (i.e.) and may pick up a Xerox Monitor in the sales depending on how much its reduced, its currently £189.99 so if its reduced by a few more quid, I'll get that.

    Thanks

    MT

  2. #2
    Sink or Swim
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Bedford/Leicester
    Posts
    1,393
    Thanks
    61
    Thanked
    6 times in 6 posts
    thats a very nice rig there

    makes mine looks sh*te

    im amazingly tempted by an 8800gtx.

    just...not got the cash

  3. #3
    Big Member BlindMelon7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,190
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    I'd say the main parts of that rig are fine. Those fans will probably be LOUD so loose those. Besides, that case probably has serviceable ones already installed. As for the CPU fan, downgrade it for an Arctic one. They're much better apparently (and they're cheap as hell). You might want to get a slightly better hard drive. From what I've heard, the Samsung's main selling point is the quietness but your not gonna get quiet with those parts . The case is a matter of personal preference. Personally I think the 900s are ugly but thats just me . Just make sure you can fit your graphics card in it .
    With love and many thanks,

    Melons

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    922
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    30 times in 30 posts
    • Marcvs's system
      • CPU:
      • Acer Aspire 5810T
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7/Mac OSX Lion
      • Monitor(s):
      • Viewsonic 22" (1920*1200)
    Quote Originally Posted by BlindMelon7 View Post
    I'd say the main parts of that rig are fine. Those fans will probably be LOUD so loose those. Besides, that case probably has serviceable ones already installed. As for the CPU fan, downgrade it for an Arctic one. They're much better apparently (and they're cheap as hell). You might want to get a slightly better hard drive. From what I've heard, the Samsung's main selling point is the quietness but your not gonna get quiet with those parts . The case is a matter of personal preference. Personally I think the 900s are ugly but thats just me . Just make sure you can fit your graphics card in it .

    Well the case only comes with 4 (can support upto 6 - but would the seagate cuda be better than that samsung?

    ww23.tomshardware.com/storage.html

    I dont know if that helps at all.


    and I Know that zalman cools very well (i used one in a build for someone).

    so any other suggestions - PS the Xerox monitor I saw was NOT ugly; ww.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0910832835.1166992764@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccdjaddjjmfmfeicflgceggdhhmdfjf. 0&page=Product&sku=884378&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&tabIndex=1

    something like that but a bit bigger wioescreen wise

  5. #5
    WEEEEEEEEEEEEE! MadduckUK's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Lytham St. Annes
    Posts
    17,293
    Thanks
    649
    Thanked
    1,580 times in 1,006 posts
    • MadduckUK's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus A88XM-PLUS
      • CPU:
      • AMD 860K @4.45
      • Memory:
      • 16GB (4x4GB) PC3-12800
      • Storage:
      • 1x240GB Sandisk Extreme / 3x500GB RAID0 / 3GB Backup
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon 7870XT
      • PSU:
      • Corsair TX750w
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master Galdiator 600
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • DELL S2409W
      • Internet:
      • 3 One Plan
    Samsung quiet, Seagate speed.

    all id say is it would probably be better to go for a 22" monitor (1680 x 1050) as your GFX card of choice can certainly cope
    Quote Originally Posted by Ephesians
    Do not be drunk with wine, which will ruin you, but be filled with the Spirit
    Vodka

  6. #6
    Big Member BlindMelon7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,190
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    I meant the case is ugly.
    With love and many thanks,

    Melons

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    922
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    30 times in 30 posts
    • Marcvs's system
      • CPU:
      • Acer Aspire 5810T
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7/Mac OSX Lion
      • Monitor(s):
      • Viewsonic 22" (1920*1200)
    the case is not so bad - its the best cooling in that price range - and doesnt actually look so bad - for the monitor my GFX card can stand it but my wallet and DESK cant (my desk isnt that big!

  8. #8
    Big Member BlindMelon7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,190
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    How about this for a case? I reckon it should fit an 8 series.
    With love and many thanks,

    Melons

  9. #9
    Late Night Ninja! CrazyMonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    1,510
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked
    44 times in 43 posts
    • CrazyMonkey's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M4N98TD Evo
      • CPU:
      • Phenom II X6 1055T @ 4.1ghz
      • Memory:
      • 8GB DDR3 Dominator @ 1700mhz
      • Storage:
      • 120GB OCZ Vertex 2E - 1TB Hitatchi
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2x 460 1GB
      • PSU:
      • 850W
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT02R-WRI Ltd.Edition
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7, XP, Server2008 RC1, Gentoo
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" Acer LED - 22" Belinea - 19" Samsung - 19" IIyama
      • Internet:
      • 50 MB Virgin Media Cable
    800GTX twinned with a 19" monitor? cant see the point..
    19" monitor has like refresh rate of 80 Max so only see 80 FPS, GTX is gonna do much more. The screen is like a bottleneck for any 8800 IMO.

    22" would be a safebet look here http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...=486&OrderBy=3

  10. #10
    hi unreal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    East London & Birmingham City Uni
    Posts
    3,657
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked
    37 times in 30 posts
    • unreal's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Intel iMac 20" & Macbook
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 2.0Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 4gb DDR667
      • Storage:
      • 1TB 7200 Int + 1.5Tb Ext
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATi Radeon 2400XT
      • PSU:
      • 95W or something?
      • Case:
      • Intel iMac 20" Aluminium
      • Operating System:
      • OSX Snow Leopard (Win 7 x64 on Macbook Bootcamp)
      • Monitor(s):
      • 20" @ 1680x1050 & 27" 1080p HDTV
      • Internet:
      • O2 10mb
    Will the GTX even fit in there? I just fitted a GTS into the Nine Hundred which had quite a lot of room left, but I don't know how much larger the GTX is.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    922
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    30 times in 30 posts
    • Marcvs's system
      • CPU:
      • Acer Aspire 5810T
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7/Mac OSX Lion
      • Monitor(s):
      • Viewsonic 22" (1920*1200)
    around 4cm - I know it fits - if i can cut a little off my budget then i will use that to get a coolermaster stacker

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Posting Permissions

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