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post #1 of 13
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This is what im thinking for my new build!

any ideas welcome!


Asus GeForce 9800 GTX+ TOP "Dark Knight" 512MB GDDR3 HDTV/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail £154.99
(£178.24) £154.99
(£178.24)
Asus P5Q Intel P45 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard £84.99
(£97.74) £84.99
(£97.74)
Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 LGA775 'Wolfdale' 2.66GHz (1066FSB) - Retail £83.99
(£96.59) £83.99
(£96.59)
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (WD1001FALS) £72.99
(£83.94) £72.99
(£83.94)
OCZ GameXStream 600w Silent SLI Ready ATX2 Power Supply £59.99
(£68.99) £59.99
(£68.99)
Coolermaster Centurion 590 Case - Black (No PSU) £49.99
(£57.49) £49.99
(£57.49)
Asus Silent Square Evo CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940/AM2/LGA775) £39.99
(£45.99) £39.99
(£45.99)
OCZ 2GB (2x1GB) PC2-9200C5 1150MHz Reaper HPC Edition Dual Channel DDR2 (OCZ2RPR11502GK) £34.99
(£40.24) £69.98
(£80.48)
Asus DRW-20B1LT 20x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer Lightscribe Rewriter (Black/Beige) - Retail
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post #2 of 13
This is a gaming setup right? And what's your budget?

Anyway, personally I would swap the 9800 GTX+ for either a 4850/70 or a 260 GTX Core 216, and the CPU to a Q6600 or E8400 and you look good to go.

Not sure about the PSU you might be better off spending a bit more for a Corsair. It looks alright though...
Edited by Darz - 12/16/08 at 5:40am
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E8400 @ 3.9GHz Asus P5Q Pro 4870 @ 790/1100 4GB DDR2 880Mhz Kingston (2x2) 
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WD 640GB Windows XP Pro 32 Bit LG W2242S 22" TFT Monitor 1680x1050 Corsair TX 650w 
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WD 640GB Windows XP Pro 32 Bit LG W2242S 22" TFT Monitor 1680x1050 Corsair TX 650w 
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post #3 of 13
Go for either a 4850 or 4870 so you have the possibility of Crossfire later. Also, consider swapping the PSU out for a Corsair 550 or 650. OCZ isn't known for great PSUs. Also, consider upgrading the CPU to a Q6600 or E8400/E8500 as Darz suggested.
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Core 2 Duo E4600 Asus P5Q Pro **Ordered** EVGA e-GeForce 8600GTS SSC 256MB 2GB Corsair DDR2 800 
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Western Digital 200GB (IDE) none Windows Server 2008 Standard Workstation 2xCTX X571A 
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PowerUp! 800 (free, hopefully Corsair or OCZ soon) Antec 300 
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Western Digital 200GB (IDE) none Windows Server 2008 Standard Workstation 2xCTX X571A 
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post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
cheers for the tips. i wana stick with OCZ its nice and matches the rest of the pc. im going for a black and blue setup and its not to pricey. i was looking to spend between 650 and 800 quid at a push!
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320GB SpinPoint SATAII Black OEM DVD Burner Win 7 Home Premium 64Bit Samsung P2370 23" 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320GB SpinPoint SATAII Black OEM DVD Burner Win 7 Home Premium 64Bit Samsung P2370 23" 
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post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
what about E8600. expensive though!
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AMD Phenom II B50 X4 (3.7Ghz) Biostar TA790GX 128M Gainward GTX 260 GS 2X2GB OCZ Gold DDR2 1066Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320GB SpinPoint SATAII Black OEM DVD Burner Win 7 Home Premium 64Bit Samsung P2370 23" 
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AMD Phenom II B50 X4 (3.7Ghz) Biostar TA790GX 128M Gainward GTX 260 GS 2X2GB OCZ Gold DDR2 1066Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320GB SpinPoint SATAII Black OEM DVD Burner Win 7 Home Premium 64Bit Samsung P2370 23" 
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post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
i wana stick with the dual core btw!
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320GB SpinPoint SATAII Black OEM DVD Burner Win 7 Home Premium 64Bit Samsung P2370 23" 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320GB SpinPoint SATAII Black OEM DVD Burner Win 7 Home Premium 64Bit Samsung P2370 23" 
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post #7 of 13
Right now, the old version of the GTX 260 is probably the best deal out there since many have had their prices reduced to make way for the 216 revision. Otherwise go with an HD4850/70.

Personally, I would prefer the Xigmatek Rifle cooler, Noctua NH-U12P, or TRUE for the CPU.
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2600K@4.8 Lapped MSI P67A-G55 GTX 580 980@ 1.18v (WC) 4x4GB Mushkin Ridgeback 7-8-7-24 
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by JMT668 View Post
what about E8600. expensive though!
It's obviously better but save your money and get an E8400 it'll overclock a little lower but it shouldn't make any difference tbh.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.9GHz Asus P5Q Pro 4870 @ 790/1100 4GB DDR2 880Mhz Kingston (2x2) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD 640GB Windows XP Pro 32 Bit LG W2242S 22" TFT Monitor 1680x1050 Corsair TX 650w 
Case
Antec 900 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.9GHz Asus P5Q Pro 4870 @ 790/1100 4GB DDR2 880Mhz Kingston (2x2) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD 640GB Windows XP Pro 32 Bit LG W2242S 22" TFT Monitor 1680x1050 Corsair TX 650w 
Case
Antec 900 
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post #9 of 13
change your gfx card to a 4870 1gb or 4870x2 if you can afford it,
alsoo push for an e8400, better option, otherwise it sounds great!
good luck, any Qs or if you want help pm me!
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2x WD 160gb sata RAID-0 and 1x maxtor 250gb boot samsung dvd RW +- 40x Vista home premium 32bit Samsung sm225MD 22" 1680x1050 
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2x WD 160gb sata RAID-0 and 1x maxtor 250gb boot samsung dvd RW +- 40x Vista home premium 32bit Samsung sm225MD 22" 1680x1050 
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Razer reclusa ocz stealth xtreme 500W Antec 900 razer diamondback 3g frost blue 
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post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
cheers for all the ideas!
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320GB SpinPoint SATAII Black OEM DVD Burner Win 7 Home Premium 64Bit Samsung P2370 23" 
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750Watt Modular Xigmatek Midgard SteelSeries Kinzu SteelSeries OcK 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320GB SpinPoint SATAII Black OEM DVD Burner Win 7 Home Premium 64Bit Samsung P2370 23" 
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750Watt Modular Xigmatek Midgard SteelSeries Kinzu SteelSeries OcK 
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