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post #21 of 30
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Think this is my final build, as you can see some of the smaller items have a bit of postage, possible to get similar for cheaper from a proper store?

cpu - £129.99

Mobo - £99

Ram - £40

HDD - £32.07

CPU Fan - £13.50 + £5postage

Thermal paste - £4.75 + £0.99postage

Case - £46.51 + £6.95postage

=380.06.
Edited by Azarathal - 6/7/11 at 1:34pm
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post #22 of 30
Nice... What PSU ( Power Supply Unit) And GPU ( Graphics Proccessing Unit) Do you have?

I'll tel you one thing. NEVER go cheap with PC hardware. You get what you pay. That's how things are in the PC world. Hahaha.
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post #23 of 30
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PSU - winpower atx-750

GPU - Ati HD4890.

Just found the classifieds on this forum, maybe it'd be worth getting most of it secondhand?
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post #24 of 30
You are on the UK. Most of the sales here are US. You can get secondhand GPU & Ram. that's the only thing I'll recommend getting Secondhanded. MAYBE Motherboards. But I won't recommend it a lot.

You should be fine with the things on Ebay since they are new, they have warranty and you get the joy of unboxing and building your very first pc (I guess its the first)

Anways, I'll add you as friend. If you have any trouble or doubt you can PM me and I'll try to answere it the faster I can. I'm on OCN almost all the time. So you can find me almost anytime in the day. I work at home. And a few hours outside.

I have to leave now. Good luck! And don't think twice to PM me. C ya!
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post #25 of 30
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Thanks so much for all your help Shame about the case but I guess it saves the disappointment when stuff doesn't fit.

I guess I'd better get saving, got about £60 in my bank at the moment so I might order the smaller bits now.
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post #26 of 30
A new case will allow for more fans to bring more airflow to your hot-running GPU. Also, keeping cables managed (tied down/not messy) can help with keeping airflow moving and heat leaving.

I have seen better 2x2GB DDR3-1600 RAM choices, brand new, at other sites in the UK before (as in, below 40 pounds), I'm pretty sure... in America you would definitely not be getting the best value for money with that choice.

This motherboard is a better deal for the same price. Though it is in essence the same design, a key difference is the CPU socket which is AM3+ socket, you can expand to the Bulldozer/FX-Series CPU in July or August.
post #27 of 30
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I've been told to stick to 1333 for amd, I guess 1600 would be better though.

I most likely won't be upgrading this system for at least a year, apart from it being AMD3+ is there any other benefit?
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500gb WD SataIII Windows7 x64 42" LCD Zalman ZM500-HP 
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post #28 of 30
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Originally Posted by Azarathal View Post
I've been told to stick to 1333 for amd, I guess 1600 would be better though.

I most likely won't be upgrading this system for at least a year, apart from it being AMD3+ is there any other benefit?
Who told you that, and it being upgradable after that year IS the benefit. Same price afterall.
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post #29 of 30
1333 is an official spec from AMD, and though 1600 is beyond that official spec you should have no problem running it, even on all 4 DIMMs filled (unless you have a C2 rev processor, but most sold are C3 or E0 nowadays). Performance is somewhat more optimal; price, the same or lower.
post #30 of 30
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Alright thanks for the advice, any chance you could link some 1600 ram with decent timings for around the same price?
My first build.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k i5 P67a-G45 HD4890 Corsair xms3 7-8-7-20 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500gb WD SataIII Windows7 x64 42" LCD Zalman ZM500-HP 
Case
NXZT M59 
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My first build.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k i5 P67a-G45 HD4890 Corsair xms3 7-8-7-20 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
500gb WD SataIII Windows7 x64 42" LCD Zalman ZM500-HP 
Case
NXZT M59 
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