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    • tinners's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Intel P35 Shuttle
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6700 @ 3.2 GHz
      • Memory:
      • OCZ - 2Gb + Corsair TwinX 2Gb
      • Storage:
      • Raptor X 150Gb + 2TB Tranquil Windows Home Server
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX ATI 5770
      • PSU:
      • Shuttle PSU
      • Case:
      • Shuttle SP35P2
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407WFP (A04)
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      • Talk Talk, hovering around 1Mb

    mobo / memory advice

    Quick bit of advice needed re c2d build. Will likely be stock to start then might experiment with overclocking later.

    Which memory best out of these 2:

    • 2Gb (2X1Gb) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC5400 (667),CAS 4-4-4-12 for £154.56 from Scan
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    • GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC5300 667MHz Value DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX22GB5300DC) for £152.74 from OCUK


    Was also looking at the ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP iP965 mobo for £123.13. Is this still the best bet ? Is it worth that or should I just get something a bit cheaper ?

    Final question re PSU. Anyone got a better option for the money than this:
    535W Enermax FMA SLi EG565AX-VE(W)-SFMA (20 + 4Pin) PCI-E R aPFC Quiet £62.15

    Cheers

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    • Hidden Hippo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z68AP-D3
      • CPU:
      • i5 2500k (stock)
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Ballistix 1600MHz
      • Storage:
      • 250GB WD Caviar
      • Graphics card(s):
      • HD4870 1GB
      • PSU:
      • Tagan TG530-U15 530W
      • Case:
      • Thermaltake Armour
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ FP241W
    The motherboard is one of the best that you can get for that price, so I'd say go for it. As for the ram, I'd go for the GeIL, as they it is reknowned for its overclockability.

    In answer to the power supply question, I'd go for something like the Tagan Easycon TG530-U15 from Scan for £65.80. I myself have one and it is very reliable and very quiet. Its also modular so there is no mass of unsightly cables in your case.

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    • tinners's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Intel P35 Shuttle
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6700 @ 3.2 GHz
      • Memory:
      • OCZ - 2Gb + Corsair TwinX 2Gb
      • Storage:
      • Raptor X 150Gb + 2TB Tranquil Windows Home Server
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX ATI 5770
      • PSU:
      • Shuttle PSU
      • Case:
      • Shuttle SP35P2
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407WFP (A04)
      • Internet:
      • Talk Talk, hovering around 1Mb
    Thanks for the tips.

    Am trying to get the prices down on my new PC to about £800ish.

    Can do without 2nd drive for the mo which brings down by £50.

    This is where I am at the mo.



    All from Scan except memory

    Also looking at the Dell E207 - £250 at Scan. Anyone know any cheaper good alternatives ?

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    • tinners's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Intel P35 Shuttle
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6700 @ 3.2 GHz
      • Memory:
      • OCZ - 2Gb + Corsair TwinX 2Gb
      • Storage:
      • Raptor X 150Gb + 2TB Tranquil Windows Home Server
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX ATI 5770
      • PSU:
      • Shuttle PSU
      • Case:
      • Shuttle SP35P2
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407WFP (A04)
      • Internet:
      • Talk Talk, hovering around 1Mb
    That's cracking I can now get the 2007WFP !

    And with the extra 3% discount from my work that makes £253 delivered !

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    • tinners's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Intel P35 Shuttle
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6700 @ 3.2 GHz
      • Memory:
      • OCZ - 2Gb + Corsair TwinX 2Gb
      • Storage:
      • Raptor X 150Gb + 2TB Tranquil Windows Home Server
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX ATI 5770
      • PSU:
      • Shuttle PSU
      • Case:
      • Shuttle SP35P2
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407WFP (A04)
      • Internet:
      • Talk Talk, hovering around 1Mb
    Here's where I got to. Comments ? Am trying to keep this to £900 as have some HTPC bits to buy also (£200) and dont really want to go over £1100 for the whole lot


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    • tinners's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Intel P35 Shuttle
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6700 @ 3.2 GHz
      • Memory:
      • OCZ - 2Gb + Corsair TwinX 2Gb
      • Storage:
      • Raptor X 150Gb + 2TB Tranquil Windows Home Server
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX ATI 5770
      • PSU:
      • Shuttle PSU
      • Case:
      • Shuttle SP35P2
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407WFP (A04)
      • Internet:
      • Talk Talk, hovering around 1Mb
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    Without reading the thread, beware of the Hiper PSUs - the recent ones are just blowing up for fun.

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    • tinners's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Intel P35 Shuttle
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6700 @ 3.2 GHz
      • Memory:
      • OCZ - 2Gb + Corsair TwinX 2Gb
      • Storage:
      • Raptor X 150Gb + 2TB Tranquil Windows Home Server
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX ATI 5770
      • PSU:
      • Shuttle PSU
      • Case:
      • Shuttle SP35P2
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407WFP (A04)
      • Internet:
      • Talk Talk, hovering around 1Mb
    thanks, whats the best alternative for similar cash ?

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    Maybe it's worth researching the memory a bit more. I've got Geil PC6400 512mb 800mhz 4-4-4-12 memory, and it's not playing nicely with my GA-965P-DS3 motherboard. Can't even get stock speeds at the moment! Currently at 5-5-5-18 @ 800mhz and it still won't run the Prime95 blend torture test past 10 minutes! Worrying, considering I've already replaced the memory once because the first set had a dodgy stick which didn't even work at 533mhz!

    I'm not sure if any of this applies to the 667mhz 2gb stuff, but it's worth keeping in mind.
    Last edited by my new pc is a; 03-01-2007 at 12:08 AM. Reason: badass icon i saw just after I clicked post

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinners View Post
    thanks, whats the best alternative for similar cash ?
    If you wish to stick to that sort of cash, I'd go with the Tagan 480W at Scan. If you can stretch, then something from Seasonic, Corsair (probably the best bang for buck atm) or FSP.

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