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post #1 of 25
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Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L, iP35 Express, S 775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 1066/667/800, SATA II, ATX
PSU: Corsair VX 550W ATX2.2 Silent PSU
Graphics Card: EVGA 8800 GTS 512MB G92 SSC
Hard Drive: Maxtor DiamondMax 22 500GB 7200RPM SATA II/300 32MB Cache OEM
Memory: Corsair Twin2X 4GB DDR2 (2x2048MB) XMS2 6400
Cooling: Vendetta 2
Disc Drive: Samsung 16X DVD-ROM SATA Black, OEM
Case: Antec 900
Monitor: 19" New York Hanspree Widescreen
OS: Vista Home Premium 64bit
i don't know tha much about computers so i dnt know whether the motherboard will work with any of this or whatever. This is £950in the UK about $1900 but he cannot really afford much better.

he wants to build it himself but he never has before. will he need to buy any other cables incase they dont come with the components?

Thanks alot everyone
Edited by jfletch1305 - 6/8/08 at 4:08am
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Q6600 EVGA 780i Gainward 9600GT x 2 4x2 GB Kingston 
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Maxtor 500GB Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Hanns.G 22" Corsair 750W 
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Antec 900 
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post #2 of 25
Well for a start get rid of that IDE hard drive

Also, i would get a different power supply. I for one have never heard of that brand before, and 750w sounds too much for that system
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post #3 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by jfletch1305 View Post
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
Motherboard: ASUS P5K SE Intel P35 1333FSB Socket 775 Motherboard
PSU: ColorsIT 750Watt Gold Silent 120mm PSU
Graphics Card: Gigabyte nVidia GeForce 8800GT 512MB DDR3 Zalman Fan 700MHz GPU Dual DVI/TV Out PCI-E
Hard Drive: Western Digital WD5000AVJB AV 500Gb 7200RPM 8Mb IDE/133 Hard Disk OEM
Memory: Corsair Twin2X 4GB DDR2 (2x2048MB) XMS2 6400
Cooling: Vendetta 2
Disc Drive: Samsung 16X DVD-ROM SATA Black, OEM
Case: Antec 900
Monitor: 19" New York Hanspree Widescreen

i don't know tha much about computers so i dnt know whether the motherboard will work with any of this or whatever. This is £750 in the UK about $1500 but he cannot really afford much better.

he wants to build it himself but he never has before. will he need to buy any other cables incase they dont come with the components?

Thanks alot everyone

Change to a SATA HDD. There is no reason to get IDE. Can you link the PSU? I have never heard of it. The PSU is a very important component. A cheap one can damage major components like MB, RAM and video card.
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post #4 of 25
Extra value PSUs are generally a bad idea. Get a corsair or themaltake.
I would change the motherboard to a Gigabyte GA-P35_DS3L, but that is just my personal grudge against ASUS.
The e8500 isn't really worth the extra over the e8400 unless you aren't overclocking.
As others have said, IDE is a dead platform, go SATA.
19" widescreens look a little pointless to me...they're too narrow IMO. Then again trying to find a 4:3 screen now is almost impossible. If you can try to stretch the budget to at least a 20" widescreen.
post #5 of 25
Thread Starter 
Corsair VX 550W ATX2.2 Silent PSU
http://www.epcbuyer.com/product/Cors...-PSU_6058.html

Maxtor DiamondMax 22 500GB 7200RPM SATA II/300 32MB Cache OEM
http://www.epcbuyer.com/product/Maxt...-OEM_6165.html

would that be ok for it? its difficult to find ANYWHERE in the uk thats sells components reasonably cheap.
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Maxtor 500GB Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Hanns.G 22" Corsair 750W 
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Antec 900 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 EVGA 780i Gainward 9600GT x 2 4x2 GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Maxtor 500GB Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Hanns.G 22" Corsair 750W 
Case
Antec 900 
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post #6 of 25
Thread Starter 
he may improve the graphics card with
EVGA 8800 GTS 512MB G92 SSC

would it be worth it?

he wanted a system like mine
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ok-system.html
but my one will cost bout £1000 or more if i make the suggested changes
First Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 EVGA 780i Gainward 9600GT x 2 4x2 GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Maxtor 500GB Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Hanns.G 22" Corsair 750W 
Case
Antec 900 
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First Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 EVGA 780i Gainward 9600GT x 2 4x2 GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Maxtor 500GB Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Hanns.G 22" Corsair 750W 
Case
Antec 900 
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post #7 of 25
Can't beat eBuyer IMO, free delivery good customer service -
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/132563

Also Maxtor are a bit shady as far as reliability. Their newer (seagate based) drives seem okay, but their old stuff was pretty unreliable. Try to get a western digital or seagate drive if possible.
post #8 of 25
Thread Starter 
same PSU £10 cheaper on epcbuyer.com
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 EVGA 780i Gainward 9600GT x 2 4x2 GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Maxtor 500GB Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Hanns.G 22" Corsair 750W 
Case
Antec 900 
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First Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 EVGA 780i Gainward 9600GT x 2 4x2 GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Maxtor 500GB Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Hanns.G 22" Corsair 750W 
Case
Antec 900 
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post #9 of 25
Thread Starter 
would the


Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L, iP35 Express, S 775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 1066/667/800, SATA II, ATX

be a better motherboard, i can get it for the same price as the other one just from a different place
First Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 EVGA 780i Gainward 9600GT x 2 4x2 GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Maxtor 500GB Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Hanns.G 22" Corsair 750W 
Case
Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
First Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 EVGA 780i Gainward 9600GT x 2 4x2 GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Maxtor 500GB Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Hanns.G 22" Corsair 750W 
Case
Antec 900 
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post #10 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by jfletch1305 View Post
same PSU £10 cheaper on epcbuyer.com
Did you add VAT? eBuyer already includes VAT in the price. Its the same price except with free P&P.

The gigabyte motherboard would be a better choice in my opinion.

Getting a G92 GTS is a huge increase in performance over an 8800GT.
Edited by coffeejunky - 6/8/08 at 3:51am
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