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post #1 of 12
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Does this look ok for a small form factor PC? I really can't go over £600 for the base unit. I've already got a cheap LCD, keyboard, mouse and speakers. List is from OverClockersUK.


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Pentium E2140 @ 2.66GHz 680i GeForce 8800GTS 512MB 2GB XMS2 PC6400 
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320GB Barracuda Asus 16x DVDRW Vista Business x64 Samsung 19" CRT 
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Pentium E2140 @ 2.66GHz 680i GeForce 8800GTS 512MB 2GB XMS2 PC6400 
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320GB Barracuda Asus 16x DVDRW Vista Business x64 Samsung 19" CRT 
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Thermaltake 650W Asus TA-250 
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post #2 of 12
Is Tagan a good PSU brand? i dunno ive never heard of them- but my only recomendations would be to make sure you are getting a high quality PSU- all your other components depend on it-
and for the processor- i thought the E2140 was a pentium-- and an Allendale, not a Conroe??
id say spend a little more money on the cpu and get an E6000 series.
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opteron 165 @2.5Ghz (278x9) -- 1.375v asus a8n-e GIGABYTE HD3850 512MB 780/880 2 x 1GB OCZ Platinum DDR400 2.5-3-2-8 @228Mhz 
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2 80GB 7200.10's in RAID 0; 1 320GB 7200.10 memorex DVD+-DL Win7 x64 and Vista x64 samsung 906BW 19in. WS 
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coolerMaster 450W 
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opteron 165 @2.5Ghz (278x9) -- 1.375v asus a8n-e GIGABYTE HD3850 512MB 780/880 2 x 1GB OCZ Platinum DDR400 2.5-3-2-8 @228Mhz 
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2 80GB 7200.10's in RAID 0; 1 320GB 7200.10 memorex DVD+-DL Win7 x64 and Vista x64 samsung 906BW 19in. WS 
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coolerMaster 450W 
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post #3 of 12
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I might be able to add another £15 towards the budget for E2160, though I can't go much higher. A mate of mine recons he should be able to at least push an E2160 to 2.4Ghz, seeing as the IP-95 supports 1066FSB.

Does anyone think I should bother dowgradeing the graphics card for the sake of a better CPU?
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Pentium E2140 @ 2.66GHz 680i GeForce 8800GTS 512MB 2GB XMS2 PC6400 
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320GB Barracuda Asus 16x DVDRW Vista Business x64 Samsung 19" CRT 
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Thermaltake 650W Asus TA-250 
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Pentium E2140 @ 2.66GHz 680i GeForce 8800GTS 512MB 2GB XMS2 PC6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320GB Barracuda Asus 16x DVDRW Vista Business x64 Samsung 19" CRT 
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Thermaltake 650W Asus TA-250 
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post #4 of 12
I would suggest a better PSU over a higher-end CPU. You'll need better power for the GTS than a Tagan can offer. Go with a 550W NUUO if they're on sale, or a 450-500W FSP/OCZ/Antec NeoHE.

All very high quality PSU's.

EDIT: And no, keep the GTS, you won't regret it. The 2140 will do fine, and as you said, it should be able to hit 2.4Ghz with some tweaking
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2500K @ 4.5GHz/1.32v P8P67-PRO [BIOS 1704] MSI GTX780 TFIV G.Skill 4x4GB DDR3-1600 (8-8-8-24-1T) 
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512GB 850EVO, WD Black 1TB & ES.2 1TB & Cuda 3TB XSPC Rasa w/ RS240 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell SX2210 
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Filco Ninja w/ Browns SilverStone Strider Plus 750W [Sleeved] Custom Stacker 832 Logitech G500 
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512GB 850EVO, WD Black 1TB & ES.2 1TB & Cuda 3TB XSPC Rasa w/ RS240 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell SX2210 
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post #5 of 12
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Thanks for responce. My mate swears by Tagan and I'm just going by his recommendation. I worked out the required power here and it recons I'll only need 263W even at 100% load. As for the amps, there's 28 on the 12v, which I hope is enough.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium E2140 @ 2.66GHz 680i GeForce 8800GTS 512MB 2GB XMS2 PC6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320GB Barracuda Asus 16x DVDRW Vista Business x64 Samsung 19" CRT 
PowerCase
Thermaltake 650W Asus TA-250 
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Pentium E2140 @ 2.66GHz 680i GeForce 8800GTS 512MB 2GB XMS2 PC6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320GB Barracuda Asus 16x DVDRW Vista Business x64 Samsung 19" CRT 
PowerCase
Thermaltake 650W Asus TA-250 
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post #6 of 12
Tagan is an ok brand but not the best. I believe they are based out of Germany . They only have a few PSU sold in the US.
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Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
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Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
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Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
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post #7 of 12
you really want vista 64 bit?

awesome case though, buddy of mine has it and he always insists on bringing his comp over lol. It has good cooling for such a little thing.
post #8 of 12
If you buy Vista, I would get 32-Bit, unless you want to have incompatibility issues with overclocking, games, drivers, internet, and sound issues then I would recommend not going 64-Bit. I regret it, but I need it to run 4GB.
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6 x VELOCIRAPTOR 300GB RAID10 5 x PLEXTOR PX-716AL SLOT-LOAD VISTA ULTIMATE X64 30" APPLE M9179LL/A DISPLAY 
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LOGITECH G15 SILVERSTONE DA1200 LIAN LI PC-A71B LOGITECH G9 
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Criswell View Post
If you buy Vista, I would get 32-Bit, unless you want to have incompatibility issues with overclocking, games, drivers, internet, and sound issues then I would recommend not going 64-Bit. I regret it, but I need it to run 4GB.
Overclocking?
Games?
Internet?

Where? I haven't had issues with those at all. Sound issues are due to poor Creative labs (but affects 32-bit as well). The only other real driver issues maybe be network drivers.
Once again...
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i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
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Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
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Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
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post #10 of 12
that 8800 is gonna fit but its gonna be really tight
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