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    Need advice to upgrade to duo core pc

    Hello people
    This is my first post
    Im looking for some advice, Im buying a new pc and i have not updated in 4 years so im a bit out of date with whats compatible with what. Below ive poseted the hardware could someone tell me if is all compatible??
    My concerens are.

    1.Is the motherboard and cpu compatible together?

    2.Does the ram work with the motherboard

    3.The case comes with a 400W power supply is it powerful enough to run all the hardware below and a Radeon X1950XTX.

    4.Motherboard and power supplys nowadays have new connections are these to do with SATA1 and 2, do i need to buy extra cables????

    5.Do i have the correct fan for cpu???

    6. sorry i am very noob now.
    RAM
    2GB (2x1GB) CorsairTwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-12

    Budget is £700 but i can go higher

    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6400, Socket 775, 2.13 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, Allendale Core, 2MB Cache, Retail

    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA 965P-DS3 iP965, S775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 533/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX

    Fan
    CoolerMaster Hiper L3 LGA 775 extreem Silent Heat Pipe system - Low profile

    case
    EZCool Alpine 7104 Silver Case Midi - Apple G5 Design with 400W PSU

    Hard Drive
    250 Gb Samsung SP2504C SpinPoint P120, SATA300, 7200 rpm, 8MB Cache, 9.0 ms, NCQ



    PLEASE HELP I NEED IT
    Last edited by DEEKS; 27-01-2007 at 06:21 PM.

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    Dump the psu that comes with the case and buy a decent branded one, seasonic, corsair, enermax etc.

    Are you planning on overclocking? if not, you can get some value select ram and save a few quid.

    Im not familiar with the cpu cooler you have chosen, but again, you need to say if you intend to overclock

    What cpu?

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    all components you selected will be fine, the fact you selected a ds3 would suggest some intention to overclock, but as previous poster stated Corsair Value select is cheaper, and personally my ddr2-5300 sticks run at 400 fsb [800 spec]

    X1950XTX could be vastly improved upon for the sake of 20-40 quid with an 8800gts assuming you are buying new

    your mobo will come with all necessary cables but you might want to consider a slightly faster 16 meg cache HD
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    i have added the cpu to my original post, i missed it.


    nope no over clocking being done by me

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    also can you give us a budget?

    well be able to help you a bit more then

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    added budget to original post

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    700 quid should be enough to expand to one of these instead of PSU you get with the case:

    Corsiar 520W
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=446788

    Hiper 530W
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=442822

    both are modular, i know that the corsair is good but im not so sure about the hiper..

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    • kalniel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte X58A UD3R rev 2
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon X5680
      • Memory:
      • 12gb DDR3 2000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • nVidia GTX 1060 6GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic 600W
      • Case:
      • Cooler Master HAF 912
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10 Pro x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2311H
      • Internet:
      • O2 8mbps
    Quote Originally Posted by DEEKS View Post
    1.Is the motherboard and cpu compatible together?
    Think so.

    2.Does the ram work with the motherboard
    Yes.

    3.The case comes with a 400W power supply is it powerful enough to run all the hardware below and a Radeon X1950XTX.
    400W is plenty in theory, but it depends very much on the brand - if it's generic then I'd say no, best eliminate it from possible future problems.

    4.Motherboard and power supplys nowadays have new connections are these to do with SATA1 and 2, do i need to buy extra cables????
    Only if you're going to be adding more than you list.

    5.Do i have the correct fan for cpu???
    Yes, but it's not going to be any better than the one that comes with your CPU, so I'd just use that and stay in warranty.

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    get the oem cpu, not the retail(difference is lack of box with oem and rubbish stock cooler you get the the retail(none with the oem)) and go for a decent cpu cooler like artic freezer pro as will cost about the same as retail cpu but have much much better cooling.
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starbuck View Post
    get the oem cpu, not the retail(difference is lack of box with oem and rubbish stock cooler you get the the retail(none with the oem)) and go for a decent cpu cooler like artic freezer pro as will cost about the same as retail cpu but have much much better cooling.
    oem cpus have 1 year warranty as opposed to 3 years warranty with a boxed one. the extra £10 or £20 could save your ass if it breaks down in the 2nd or 3rd year.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Smith View Post
    700 quid should be enough to expand to one of these instead of PSU you get with the case:

    Corsiar 520W
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=446788

    Hiper 530W
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=442822

    both are modular, i know that the corsair is good but im not so sure about the hiper..
    corsair models are made by seasonic who makes the best quality psu's ever i think. ive been reading about alot of people with problems on the hipers. for about £5 less you can get the
    700W Xclio X12S4P4 Modular £64.57 Inc VAT
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=375887

    they are quite good and have an efficiency over 80% at all times.

    and may i say excellent choice on hard drive. if i had an extra £100 to spend on my pc i'd buy 2 and raid 0 them. the cpu cooler is a good one too and hexus agrees. if your not planning to overclock its a good one.
    Last edited by moogle; 29-01-2007 at 12:08 AM.

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