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I dont want to spend money on buying a completely new rig, so I just found some parts lying about in the house.

Abit AS8, P4 630 (3.0Ghz) and 1 gig of DDR ram, 7800/7900gt agp and x-fi elite sound card.

Probably going to be dualbooting Xp and Vista.

I need the following parts :
PSU
HSF
Harddrive

What I am thinking :
PSU - Arctic Power 600W PSU - With PCI-E, 4x SATA, 20+4, ATX12V, 8pin +12V Connectors

HDD -Western Digital WD5000AAKS

HSF - Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 Processor Cooler

Ideally I would like it to be under 100 quid. I require your opinions and suggestions please. However, all suggestions would be required from ebuyer.com please.

I dont need it to be of the highest quality as this computer is probably going to ve converted into a HTPC within a year and proabably get a decent(er) pc. Just need it to get it up and running as I dont want my laptop running 24/7 as it is right now.
Help is Very much appreciated
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A 600W PSU is just £31.99. Is any info for that? I haven't used this PSU before so I don't know how good it is. A good 400W PSU should be fine for this rig. A psu isn’t just to provide adequate power but only protect your rig. May take a look at Antec PSU with similar price such as Antec EarthWatts 380 or 430.
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A 600W PSU is just £31.99. Is any info for that? I haven't used this PSU before so I don't know how good it is. A good 400W PSU should be fine for this rig. A psu isn’t just to provide adequate power but only protect your rig. May take a look at Antec PSU with similar price such as Antec EarthWatts 380 or 430.
I havent heard of it either unfortunately... but, I want a power supply atleast 500W+ , because I will add a few more harddrives in a lil while and wireless card etc. , and also, I am not sure about the power requirements of the gfx card. I understand what you are saying but I cant find anything sensible for 500W+ . I want it to be close to 100 but obviously a lil here and there is not really a big deal.
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Max for 7900GT is 85w. I still think Antec EarthWatts 430 should be fine. PSU seems expensive there. If you still need a 500W PSU, then go for Antec EarthWatts 500W

7900GT/GTX (mid section)
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Max for 7900GT is 85w. I still think Antec EarthWatts 430 should be fine. PSU seems expensive there. If you still need a 500W PSU, then go for Antec EarthWatts 500W

7900GT/GTX (mid section)
I have no experience with Antec, what about this Hiper 530W or this OCZ 600W or this Hiper 580?
I am not sure how to compare psu's

Thanks again for your help

Edit : I have a sneaky feeling I am spending more and more *sigh*
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I have no experience with Antec, what about this Hiper 530W or this OCZ 600W or this Hiper 580?
I am not sure how to compare psu's

Thanks again for your help

Edit : I have a sneaky feeling I am spending more and more *sigh*
Antec is a good brand as well as Hiper and OCZ but there are few issues reported in OCZ 600w so I would go for Hiper 530 or 580.
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What about 1 more gig of ram
    
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Antec is a good brand as well as Hiper and OCZ but there are few issues reported in OCZ 600w so I would go for Hiper 530 or 580.
ah okay, cheers . What if any is a good site for checkin out reviews of power supplies ?

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What about 1 more gig of ram
Too expensive compared to DDR2... I am going to try and find some normal DDR from old computers or friends or something
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Instead of a new thread I think I'll hijack this one.

I am thinking of maxing out storage for a computer, within the next 6 months or so ..

I am just trying to decide what would be a better solution ?

2 x Western Digital 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 16MB Cache Caviar Green Power - OEM £139.99 each

or

3 x Samsung HD753LJ 750GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm *32MB Cache* - OEM £79.99 each.

The max that a Windows Xp computer can handle is 2 Terabytes right ?

or something else from WD or Samsung ??
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Originally Posted by lanky View Post
Instead of a new thread I think I'll hijack this one.

I am thinking of maxing out storage for a computer, within the next 6 months or so ..

I am just trying to decide what would be a better solution ?

2 x Western Digital 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 16MB Cache Caviar Green Power - OEM £139.99 each

or

3 x Samsung HD753LJ 750GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm *32MB Cache* - OEM £79.99 each.

The max that a Windows Xp computer can handle is 2 Terabytes right ?

or something else from WD or Samsung ??


I kinda need to order within the next day, all help would be appreciated please .
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