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    Decent spec?

    Any ideas on what to change? add?

    LN9753 256Mb Connect 3D PCI-E X850XT Tv/DVI £259.00 £304.33

    LN8594 AMD Athlon 64 4000 32/64Bit CPU S939 Clawhammer Retail inc Heat Sink Fan & 3 Years Warranty £298.40 £350.62

    LN9217 Asus A8V-E Deluxe, VIA K8T890, Gbit Lan, USB 2.0, 1394, 8Ch Audio, 2 x SATA, Raid *Wifi G on board*

    LN9693 Akasa AK-856 S754/S939 Copper Base + Alum. fins Heat Sink Fan - A64/FX55 Hi End £9.95 £11.69

    LN7498 1 Gb (2 x 512 Mb) Corsair TwinX-XL, DDR, PC3200XLPT, Cas 2, Lifetime Warranty £149.00 £175.08

    LN6346 74Gb Western Digital Raptor Enterprise (10Krpm,8MB) - SATA £104.29 £122.54

    LN6521 160Gb Seagate Barracuda ATA-100 (7200rpm,8MB) - PATA £47.98 £56.38

    LN6669 1.44Mb Sony Silver Floppy Disk Drive £3.99 £4.69

    LN9094 400W 3XS XClio-SCF aPFC Super Silent (21Db) 12cm Fan 20/24 + SATA+PCI-E+Super Cooling Function £25.65 £30.14

    LN9856 SilverStone "TEMJIN" J05S-T (Silver) Aluminum front & SECC Body + Thermal controller (w/o PSU) £86.00 £101.05

    LN7609 Logitech Premium Stereo USB Headset 30 with Microphone inc Inline volume and mute control £26.89 £31.60
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    Firstly its a good spec anyway, the only thing that i would consider changing is maybe going for a Nforce 4 Mobo.

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    Go with a Nforce 4.
    Get an artic cooler on the xt850. The default ATI ones are nasty.
    No soundcard ? Im guessing your just going to use onboard ?
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    LN8876 Akasa AK-859 S940 Pure Copper Heat Sink Fan - FX55 Hi End £21.00 £24.68

    This fan will be more quiet and should cool the CPU better than the AK-856, too bad it is not in stock. I personally feel that a 12 quids HSF won't be good enough for a high-end CPU.

    Use a SATA HDD instead of a PATA one to use those liffle SATA cables.
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    how about this cooler from Akasa?


    here

    It look cool and according to CPC it is very good at cooling

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    Any better ill have to go elsewhere for heatsink thanks for the replies so far though


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    Akasa AK-825, Socket A up to XP3400 + , 17.23 - 40.90 dB(A) £6.99 £8.21

    LN7917
    Akasa AK-827, Socket A up to XP3400 + , 24.26 dB(A) Ultra Quiet £5.22 £6.13

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    Akasa AK-855, Copper Base S754/S940 Hi End, 34 dB(A) £6.98 £8.20

    LN9693
    Akasa AK-856 S754/S939 Copper Base + Alum. fins Heat Sink Fan - A64/FX55 Hi End £9.95 £11.69

    LN8876
    Akasa AK-859 S940 Pure Copper Heat Sink Fan - FX55 Hi End £21.00 £24.68

    LN8874
    Akasa AK-861, supports Opteron, Athlon64 & Athlon64FX £8.50 £9.99

    LN9692
    Akasa AK-862 S754/S939 9cm Ultra Quiet Amber Heat Sink Fan - A64/FX53 £7.00 £8.23

    LN10146
    Akasa Evo 33 (AK913) HeatPipe Cooler for AMD Athlon 64 & Athlon FX CPUs - S754/S939/S940 £19.29 £22.67

    LN6702
    Coolermaster ACB-V83 Jet-7 + Copper, Socket A, 370, 462, 29.3 - 42.6 dBA £19.49 £22.90

    LN7738
    Coolermaster CK8-8JD2B-0L, Socket 754,940, 26 dBA £5.69 £6.69

    LN4374
    Coolermaster DP5-6J31C Socket A/P3/FCPGA Cooler Upto AMD XP3200 + & Sempron CPUs £3.49 £4.10

    LN7650
    Coolermaster Extreme II, Socket A, 370, 462, 24 dBA £6.99 £8.21

    LN9960
    CoolerMaster Low Profile AMD K8 Cooler - Specially designed for Hiper Media Chassis £7.95 £9.34

    LN5419
    Coolermaster MP5-6G32A 2U Heat Sink Fan for AMD upto 3000 + £7.69 £9.04

    LN9546
    Coolermaster Vortex Dream7 Socket A, 370, 462 Heat Sink Fan £14.99 £17.61

    LN9547
    Coolermaster XDream III Socket A, 370, 462 Heat Sink Fan £9.95 £11.69

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    Thermo Engine Heat Sink Fan V60/4210 SoA/FCPGA Heat Pipe £8.99 £10.56
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    on the scan website check out the section called 'Coolers - Multi CPUs' it has more CPU coolers than the ones you listed there

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    Hi
    All the post you can take a look at and decide on which route you want to go down but there all valid points on what people have used and know is good kit, so take your pick, most of the guys who post here are quite clued up on whats hot and whats not, so there choices are worth a look.

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    If I were you I'd ditch that PSU and get a Tagan 480W.
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    yep id agree. although I havent heard anything bad about those PSUs a Tagan or similar high qyuality psu would be a good idea. especially with all the nice (very nice) kit you are buying

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    I'd suggest at least a 480w in case of future demand.

    I like the Tagans and Enermax myself - although the Ultra is a great PSU with the removable cables

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve A
    Firstly its a good spec anyway, the only thing that i would consider changing is maybe going for a Nforce 4 Mobo.
    Nothing wrong with the Asus A8V-E Deluxe! It's excellent value for money but not a great overclocker (with my components at least). The WiFi was really important for me so I chose this board.

    However, if you want to overclock then it's probably not a great choice IMO. Also, if you want to add more than two SATA drives then it's probably not a good choice either as you'll need to buy a third party controller. I've been using it for a few months now and, apart from a couple of teething problems, it's been fairly stable. I'm actually undervolting my 939 3500+ for low temps!

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