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  1. Mb
    Mb is offline The Photographer
    Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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    Default Building new PC, need some help

    Hey guys!
    My parents are buying me a new pc () and i need some help selecting the parts.
    What i need:

    - Good videocard, so i can play latest games
    - Motherboard
    - Processor
    - Hard Drive
    - Housing
    - Memory

    I still have a sound-card and valid Windows XP, keyboard, mouse, 5.1 surround sound, dvd player and burner and a external HDD.
    Computer must be somewhere close to 600.
    If you could help me with quality parts so i can select things and finally play games on my own pc, you will be rewarded with some cookies.

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  2. HavockJoker is offline PGR4 Master
    Location: New Jersey, USA
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    I would like to help but you are in the UK and I don't know about those behind the scene sites that you may have that would be cheaper than Newegg.

    Video card: 8800gts (you don't need anything higher)
    CPU: Intel Q6600
    Memory: Corsair 2gb 800mhz
    Case: Personally I like Thermaltake - Soprano
    HDD: WD caviar 750gb
    Motherboard: Asus P5OL PRO

    That is what I would build. This is off the top of my head but consider things around this cause its good bang for buck.




  3. Mb
    Mb is offline The Photographer
    Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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    Thanks I'll look up the Dutch prices later today.

    It doesn't matter how much horsepower your car has, it's about the smile on your face when you drive it.

  4. Iced_Bullet is offline Cheese=Milk's Death Route
     
    Location: Norfolk, UK
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    600 = 478 ...

    This is what I got and it all works together nicely:

    - BFG 8800GTS 512mb (lifetime warranty - good for the person who doesn't update loads) (120)
    - Quad Core Q6600 OEM (110)
    - Arctic Cooler Pro 7 (14)
    - Abit ip35-Pro Mobo (comes with HD 5.1) (85)
    - 2gb Corsair 4-4-4-12 (35)
    - Antec Sonata 3 Case w. 500W PSU (80)

    = 444

    For the remainder 30, ou could always get an extra 2gb RAM. But then you're on XP and not Vista, so no need. Also, you might not have a 64bit XP, therefore, your max RAM is 3gb.

    The fan cooler and mobo fit together no problem. Sometimes they dont, but I was lucky!
    Last edited by Iced_Bullet; 27/08/08 at 09:39 AM.
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  5. Mb
    Mb is offline The Photographer
    Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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    Thanks for info Iced!
    Will look up prices aswell and find the best combination

    It doesn't matter how much horsepower your car has, it's about the smile on your face when you drive it.

  6. Iced_Bullet is offline Cheese=Milk's Death Route
     
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    If you do choose the same case, give me the length of the GPU card you choose and I'll measure it Make sure it'll fit in with extra room for the power supply cable.
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  7. Mb
    Mb is offline The Photographer
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    Thanks!

    It doesn't matter how much horsepower your car has, it's about the smile on your face when you drive it.

  8. Neo-Tech is offline TDU 2 = Win.
    Location: Dewsbury, England
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    Check eBay, you can get a amazing spec like above for around 300 and it's no fake.
    But if you want to build your own, feel free but it will cost more.

  9. Iced_Bullet is offline Cheese=Milk's Death Route
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo-Tech »
    Check eBay, you can get a amazing spec like above for around 300 and it's no fake.
    But if you want to build your own, feel free but it will cost more.
    But you don't get the reasurance that what you're getting a) works, b) fits together c) is in warranty d) you also don't get the flexibilty, you have to choose pre-built rigs.
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  10. Iced_Bullet is offline Cheese=Milk's Death Route
     
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    Oh, didn't see you're wanting a HDD too ... how much are you wanting in terms of size? Because that can easily be 60 too ...
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  11. Mb
    Mb is offline The Photographer
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    No i have one

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  12. Iced_Bullet is offline Cheese=Milk's Death Route
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mb »
    What i need:

    - Hard Drive
    Quote Originally Posted by Mb »
    No i have one
    O....K....
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  13. Mb
    Mb is offline The Photographer
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    Yeah i think i used the wrong translation for it.
    I come out on 803, to much, but i don't want to drop other things

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  14. Mb
    Mb is offline The Photographer
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    At the moment i have this:

    Option 1:
    - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400* Socket 775 FSB1333 3,00 GHz 2x3MB Cache
    - Intel DG35EC (45nm) Intel G35/1333 5.1/GLAN/PCI-E/4xSATA/FW/10xUSB
    - Expansion to 4096MB* 2x2048MB 800MHz* PC2-6400
    - Zalman CNPS7700Cu 20-32 dBA
    - 500 GB Western Digital Caviar 16MB 7200rpm S-ATA II
    - Procase Zirco Miditower zwart lownoise 350W
    - ASUS nVidia EN9600GT TOP* 512MB DDR3 DVI/HDMI/TV (Or do you recommend me something else?!)
    Price: 808,-

    Option 2:
    - Aragorn Intel Core 2 Duo E4600
    - 2048MB DDR2 667Mhz (2x1024MB)
    - 500 GB Western Digital Caviar 16MB 7200rpm S-ATA II
    - Procase Zirco Miditower
    - OCZ GameXStream lownoise 600w 24 Pins 12x12 fan
    - Club3D nVidia 9600GT OC* 512MB DDR3 DVI/DVI/TV-Out

    Price: 737,-

    Option 2 is cheaper, but only has 2GB internal memory, option one has 4gb.
    Other things i have already or are on the basisprice.
    Last edited by Mb; 29/08/08 at 19:36 PM.

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  15. Iced_Bullet is offline Cheese=Milk's Death Route
     
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    a) where abouts are you looking for these products? (site name)
    b) you'll ned a better PSU (500W min, I doubt 350W wil get you far) ...
    c) do you have inidividual prices for the parts?
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  16. Mb
    Mb is offline The Photographer
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    a) Aragorn, local PC shop, faily expensive but quality service.
    b) Ok, will look further
    c) Not really, it gives you a basis price with all the stock parts, and you swap them for better ones. It says how much more expensive they are.

    It doesn't matter how much horsepower your car has, it's about the smile on your face when you drive it.

  17. Iced_Bullet is offline Cheese=Milk's Death Route
     
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    My answer to reducing the cost, is to buy online.

    Simple
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  18. Mb
    Mb is offline The Photographer
    Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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    True.
    I might go to the store tommorow to just ask some random things.

    It doesn't matter how much horsepower your car has, it's about the smile on your face when you drive it.

  19. Mb
    Mb is offline The Photographer
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    Wow i was definately looking at the wrong basis computer.

    Now i have: 8800 GT, 4GB, 500GD Hard-drive, 600w and more for 876,-

    It doesn't matter how much horsepower your car has, it's about the smile on your face when you drive it.

  20. Iced_Bullet is offline Cheese=Milk's Death Route
     
    Location: Norfolk, UK
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    The power of the internet
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