Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 36

Thread: New Build - Your thoughts

  1. #1
    MacDaddy! darrensen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    1,694
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    43 times in 37 posts
    • darrensen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte z77 UD3H
      • CPU:
      • i7
      • Memory:
      • 8gb DDR3
      • Storage:
      • Loads!
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 780 GTX
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 850Watt
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Storm Trooper
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 24"
      • Internet:
      • Plusnet Fibre 80mb

    New Build - Your thoughts

    Right, i'm sorry i know a lot of people do this. I am about to sell my Macpro becuase i dont need to desktop machines, so i'm buying a mac laptop and building a gaming PC.

    Please see the below screenshot and add any comments on the items that i have picked. I have not decided yet what case to go for, possibly the Akasa Eclipse 62????


  2. #2
    radix lecti dave87's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    England
    Posts
    12,806
    Thanks
    657
    Thanked
    931 times in 634 posts
    • dave87's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus
      • CPU:
      • i5 3470k under Corsair H80 WC
      • Memory:
      • 8gb DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 240gb SSD + 120gb SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus HD7950
      • PSU:
      • XFX 600w Modular
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-A05FNB + Acoustipack
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2x Dell S2309W (1920x1080)
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity Option 2
    Looks good, the 600w PSU is a possible weakpoint if you ever go SLi, and I'd still go for the Eclipse over the Coolermaster Centurion

  3. #3
    Senior Member chrestomanci's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Reading
    Posts
    1,600
    Thanks
    91
    Thanked
    93 times in 77 posts
    • chrestomanci's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus AMD AM4 Ryzen PRIME B350M
      • CPU:
      • AMD Ryzen 1600 @ stock clocks
      • Memory:
      • 16Gb DDR4 2666MHz
      • Storage:
      • 250Gb Samsung 960 Evo M.2 + 3Tb Western Digital Red
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Basic AMD GPU (OSS linux drivers)
      • PSU:
      • Novatech 500W
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Sugo SG02
      • Operating System:
      • Linux - Latest Xubuntu
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ 24" LCD (Thanks: DDY)
      • Internet:
      • Zen FTTC
    If it where my money I would probably go for an 8800 GTS instead of GTX. The performance is almost as good, and you save a load of cash and avoid some issues with the dual power connectors and the size of the thing.

    I might also look into water cooling options, to get both a quieter system, and more overclocking options.

  4. #4
    Not mad just max with a long beard Mad-Max's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    On my own island somewhere
    Posts
    849
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked
    20 times in 18 posts
    • Mad-Max's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus or Gigabyte
      • CPU:
      • Intel
      • Memory:
      • Corsair
      • Storage:
      • Western Digital
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA all the way
      • PSU:
      • Corsair or Seasonic are good
      • Case:
      • Any that looks nice and has great cooling
      • Operating System:
      • XP/7 and any thing else
      • Monitor(s):
      • Big widescreen will do
      • Internet:
      • Some thing nice and fast with no cap
    Sorry but I can't see the picture as you've got clear type on or what ever it is called

  5. #5
    radix lecti dave87's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    England
    Posts
    12,806
    Thanks
    657
    Thanked
    931 times in 634 posts
    • dave87's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus
      • CPU:
      • i5 3470k under Corsair H80 WC
      • Memory:
      • 8gb DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 240gb SSD + 120gb SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus HD7950
      • PSU:
      • XFX 600w Modular
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-A05FNB + Acoustipack
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2x Dell S2309W (1920x1080)
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity Option 2
    Does it make that much of a difference? I think its disabled on my laptop - makes that picture a bit wierd, but readable

  6. #6
    Senior Member manwithnoname's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    1,050
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked
    26 times in 25 posts
    The today only page 'Super Savers' section 3rd from the bottom...

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, Socket 775, 2.4 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, Conroe Core, 4MB Cache, Retail + 2GB (2x1GB) CorsairTwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 4-4-4-12, EPP

    £309.00 (ex vat)
    £363.08 (inc vat)

    The ram is different http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=402849 Could save you a bit of cash unless you want the 'Dominator' ram

  7. #7
    MacDaddy! darrensen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    1,694
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    43 times in 37 posts
    • darrensen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte z77 UD3H
      • CPU:
      • i7
      • Memory:
      • 8gb DDR3
      • Storage:
      • Loads!
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 780 GTX
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 850Watt
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Storm Trooper
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 24"
      • Internet:
      • Plusnet Fibre 80mb
    Thanks so far all!

    Is there a major different between 8500 and 6400 DDR2?

    I'm thinking of going all out on the case and going for this..

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=487038

    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    Looks good, the 600w PSU is a possible weakpoint if you ever go SLi, and I'd still go for the Eclipse over the Coolermaster Centurion
    What PSU do you think i should go for?
    Last edited by darrensen; 09-01-2007 at 11:14 PM.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    748
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked
    25 times in 25 posts
    • DratUK's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P877-V Pro
      • CPU:
      • I5 3570K with Antec Kuhler 920
      • Memory:
      • 8Gb Corsair Vengance
      • Storage:
      • 120Gb OCZ Vertex 2 Sandforce, 1TB WD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit Jetstream 670
      • PSU:
      • Enermax 720
      • Case:
      • Lian Li A10B
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 24" 1900x1200
      • Internet:
      • VM 100
    Estasis 850 watt. Listed on Nvidias SLi Zone as accepted for GTX SLi. Estasis make the Silverstone PSU's so read up on any Silverstone 850 watt and its a Estasis. They also do a 750 watt which would be more than adequate.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=473321
    650 watt version just search Scan for the others. Bit more expensive than the Seasonic but a worthwhile investment.




    Dont bother wit the Centurion the Eclipse is far superior and it will take the 8800 GTX without a problem. In the centurion it will eiether be very cramped or not fit at all. ihad the 532 with 7900 GTx and that was a tight fit.

    Stick with the GTX 22 and 24 inch panels will be coming down in price, I was half a mind to buy a GTS myself but went for the GTX in the end. Now I have a Dell 24 inch and the picture is to die for. Could be you would want to do the same at some point.

  9. #9
    MacDaddy! darrensen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    1,694
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    43 times in 37 posts
    • darrensen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte z77 UD3H
      • CPU:
      • i7
      • Memory:
      • 8gb DDR3
      • Storage:
      • Loads!
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 780 GTX
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 850Watt
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Storm Trooper
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 24"
      • Internet:
      • Plusnet Fibre 80mb
    Quote Originally Posted by DratUK View Post
    Estasis 850 watt. Listed on Nvidias SLi Zone as accepted for GTX SLi. Estasis make the Silverstone PSU's so read up on any Silverstone 850 watt and its a Estasis. They also do a 750 watt which would be more than adequate.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=473321
    650 watt version just search Scan for the others. Bit more expensive than the Seasonic but a worthwhile investment.




    Dont bother wit the Centurion the Eclipse is far superior and it will take the 8800 GTX without a problem. In the centurion it will eiether be very cramped or not fit at all. ihad the 532 with 7900 GTx and that was a tight fit.

    Stick with the GTX 22 and 24 inch panels will be coming down in price, I was half a mind to buy a GTS myself but went for the GTX in the end. Now I have a Dell 24 inch and the picture is to die for. Could be you would want to do the same at some point.
    I am about to buy the 24" Dell screen as well.

  10. #10
    MacDaddy! darrensen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    1,694
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    43 times in 37 posts
    • darrensen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte z77 UD3H
      • CPU:
      • i7
      • Memory:
      • 8gb DDR3
      • Storage:
      • Loads!
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 780 GTX
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 850Watt
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Storm Trooper
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 24"
      • Internet:
      • Plusnet Fibre 80mb
    I dont think i'll go down the SLi route for a while i think i might as well stick with the 600watt Seasonic psu for now.

    Here is the spec so far


  11. #11
    JagerBomber Mossy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    0.0
    Posts
    2,618
    Thanks
    191
    Thanked
    173 times in 144 posts
    Go for the Corsair HX 620w

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=446787

    Better stability and extremly quiet.

    Asus Commando

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=526999

    i965 chipset good overclocker better than the older P5W-DH i975X chipset

    By the way that case is nice but massive

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    2,594
    Thanks
    80
    Thanked
    106 times in 94 posts
    Dont forget the Hexus/Scan free carriage - that'll save you £16.33

    Like Paul said, get the Corsair 620w - very good psu

  13. #13
    radix lecti dave87's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    England
    Posts
    12,806
    Thanks
    657
    Thanked
    931 times in 634 posts
    • dave87's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus
      • CPU:
      • i5 3470k under Corsair H80 WC
      • Memory:
      • 8gb DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 240gb SSD + 120gb SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus HD7950
      • PSU:
      • XFX 600w Modular
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-A05FNB + Acoustipack
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2x Dell S2309W (1920x1080)
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity Option 2
    Yup, either the Seasonic or Corsair PSU would be fine if you aren't intending to go SLi

    i965 can go to higher FSBs, but has to run at looser timings than the i975 chipset - with a 6600 with its higher multi either is good

  14. #14
    MacDaddy! darrensen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    1,694
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    43 times in 37 posts
    • darrensen's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte z77 UD3H
      • CPU:
      • i7
      • Memory:
      • 8gb DDR3
      • Storage:
      • Loads!
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA 780 GTX
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 850Watt
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Storm Trooper
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 24"
      • Internet:
      • Plusnet Fibre 80mb
    thanks again chaps you have been brilliant!

    Just need to decide on the case really. I want a good looking case without a door really and has good space to work with.


  15. #15
    Anthropomorphic Personification shaithis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    The Last Aerie
    Posts
    10,829
    Thanks
    645
    Thanked
    870 times in 734 posts
    • shaithis's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77 WS
      • CPU:
      • i7 3770k @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 32GB HyperX 1866
      • Storage:
      • Lots!
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Fury X
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX850
      • Case:
      • Corsair 600T (White)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Dell 3007
      • Internet:
      • Zen 80Mb Fibre
    Being a Mac person, you may want to go back to using the first board you specced, i975 has better support then the i965 in MacOSX86
    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

  16. #16
    mutantbass head Lee H's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    M28, Manchester
    Posts
    14,204
    Thanks
    337
    Thanked
    671 times in 580 posts
    • Lee H's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z370 Carbon Gaming
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 8700K Unlocked CPU
      • Memory:
      • 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 3200 LPX
      • Storage:
      • 250GB 960 EVO + a few more drives
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 6GB Palit GTX 1060 Dual
      • PSU:
      • Antec Truepower 750W Modular Blue
      • Case:
      • Corsair 600T White Edition
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 PRO
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" Asus MX279H & 24" Acer 3D GD245HQ + the 3D glasses
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media
    I'd say that a good choice would be the Antec 900 Gaming Case.

    Ample space, nice cooling and also a few nice features.

    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=7507

    The review above shows it to be a pretty good case and it's probably my next choice to replace my 1018 monster case

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. C2D Build: About to order my first ever build, advice please
    By jr2408 in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 16-09-2006, 09:34 PM
  2. Another Upgrade Post :) New System Build
    By fothsn in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-09-2006, 03:05 PM
  3. MCE Build - Any thoughts ?? Advice ??
    By kevpuk in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 29-05-2006, 02:55 PM
  4. Another first build thread....
    By kieran in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 25-08-2005, 06:34 PM
  5. Lets build a Gamer's PC
    By MatrixCy in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 16-08-2005, 08:16 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
  •