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post #1 of 48
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Hey guys, here with an update

MOBO http://www.tekheads.co.uk/s/product?product=606613 £140

CASE http://www.xcase.co.uk/p/288840/ante...--no-psu-.html £90 (bought)

RAM http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/121162 £145

GFX http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=559808 £395

PSU ???

CPU QX6800 or Q6600 Price = £??? Waiting for Intels price drop on the 22nd july so I can get me a quad core

HDD ???

Water Cooling Kit ???


So my motherboard came in the mail today, case should of come too but looks like it will be here tomorrow.
Anymore help with parts will be greatly appreciated and given rep
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post #2 of 48
Good build, not familiar with euros though, but i'm sure you found the cheapest seller.

Xcase links aren't working for me atm.

I don't think i would change a thing.
post #3 of 48
i would change the 500gb drive to 2x 320gb in a raid 0 config.
that's just my 2 cents, looks great otherwise.
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post #5 of 48
If you've looking for good deals on watercooling check out these shops:

www.aqua-pcs.co.uk
www.watercoolinguk.co.uk

The latter also has a forum where you could get advice if you fail to on this forum

Case wise - why bother?

Do a bit more research That case is overpriced...I mean, when one of its features is a "Removable Right Side Panel" then you know you've hit the bottom

Maybe a P180?
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post #6 of 48
I agree on the case being pointless. There are so many other less expensive cases that give better performance (thermaltake armor for example). The money you save could be spent in many places.
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post #7 of 48
Personally, i think you should go with 2x250gb in a raid0 (same price) and change the case to an antec p180 or a lian-li (both around £90). The whole 'fatality' thing is quickly becoming renowned as 'gay'.
As for the mobo, have you looked at some of the higher end p35 chipset boards, such as this:

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=595229

These boards not only have some serious overclocking potential, but also support the upcoming 45nm 'penryn' processors and DDR3, when it becomes more popular.

the q6600 is good, and after the price cuts should be around £150?
But not long after that, intel are releasing their 45nm dual-cores, so its up to you. (quad is likely to be better for games like alan wake and crysis)

As for sound, spending £50 on an x-fi xtreme gamer isnt going to break the bank, and saves the cpu from doing any audio so it can concentrate on the rest.(dont forget the great sound!!)

The PSU seems a sturdy choice, but is all that power neccessary? you'll have to ask your self really, if your not planning sli/cf, the corsair 620 is awesome and less than £100.

It's not really my area, but dont stinge on water cooling, with some low end setups you would be safer and cooler on a well planned air cooling system.

Ill also add that the whole 8800ultra thing is a bit pointless, you may as well overclock your 8800gtx, 'cuz thats all it is! (it was designed for noobs to put in high end dells and for the super rich)

this should save you about £100-150, with more in regards to 'future proofing'

(id personally be wary about large orders from ocuk (with all the links on this thread), do a google search-dont ask me anything about it!! i dont mean to start world war 3)

Hope This helps
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post #8 of 48
Dont get that case thing ways like 50 pounds and isent very good! i also dont think theres enough room if you are looking to do water cooling. grab something cheaper!
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post #9 of 48
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Fine I'll change the case!
But I love how it looks
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post #10 of 48
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I don't see a difference between these Mobos except the one I picked is SLi capable and the suggested one isn't.

http://www.tekheads.co.uk/s/product?product=606613

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=595229
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