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Building a new pc need some advice

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by reas11, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. reas11

    reas11 Member

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    Hi i'm planning on build a new computer, but before i buy anything i would like some advice on whether the parts I've picked are the best for there price range.

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-012-TT&groupid=701&catid=7&subcat=715
    Thermaltake VA3000BNA Tsunami Dream SuperMidi Aluminium Tower - Black

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-152-AS&groupid=701&catid=5&subcat=174
    Asus P5W DH Deluxe WiFi (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-128-IN&groupid=701&catid=6&subcat=793
    Intel Core 2 DUO E6600 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.40GHz (1066FSB) - Retail

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-112-CS&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=813
    Corsair 1GB DDR2 XMS2-6400C5 TwinX (2x512MB)

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-051-CO&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=404
    ATI Radeon X1950 XT-X ***Crossfire/Master Edition*** SILENT Heatpipe 512MB GDDR4 (PCI-Express) - Retail

    Also can i use my current hard drive in my this new computer.

    And do you still need to configure the cpu clock speeds on the motherboards?

    Thanks
     
  2. AXT

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    Do not get that video card. Get a 8800GTS at least.

    Something like these: NOTE there are 2 versions of GTS one 320MB and one 640MB.

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-039-BG

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-036-BG&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=877

    EVGA and BFG are both good brands, i prefer EVGA though.

    Mother Board get THIS:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-000-EA&groupid=701&catid=5&subcat=205

    Might as well spend an extra 15euros and get 2GB of memory:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-018-GS&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=813

    or something of that sort.

    Ohh! and one more thing, wait till the end of april to buy your core2duo. Intel is coming out with revised versions. Wait till the end of april and buy A E6650. That motherboard i posted will be able to support the processor.
     
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  3. reas11

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    Wow thanks for the advice.

    Just one more question what are the advantages of the 640mb 8800gts over the 320mb one?
     
  4. GrandpaBW

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    Don't get that card. The motherboard that you listed in your first post is made for the ATI Crossfire video cards. Get the video card that you list in your first post.

    The Conroe based system is far superior than any NVidia based system out there.
     
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    Get the Ati X1950 its cheaper the difference is that the 8800 supports DirectX 10 and 1950 does 9.0c but games will run one 9.0 for at least anotehr 2 years and in 2 years time all cards will be Direct X 10 and will be much cheaper go for the X1950.
    What do you mean at least LOL! the 8800 is teh fastest card so how can it be at least if there is nothing above it the Radeon X1950 is nearly as good its just a few mhz slower.and it will end up cheaper.
    and then in 2 years when games start needing DirectX 10 to run then look around for something by then the 8800 will be mediocre.
     
  6. AXT

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    I agree ATI has better hardware, BUT, not right now. Clearly NVIDIA has the upper hand right now with their 8800 series.The 1950xtx IS the best DirectX 9 card money will buy, but the 8800, even the 320MB has been shown to beat the 1950xtx in most benchmarks.

    The motherboard I listed supports SLI, quad core processors, and the revised entry level Core2Duos that are due to come out in late april.

    As far as price is concerned, here in the states the X1950xtx cost maybe $20 dollas less than the 8800GTS 640MB and costs more than the 8800GTS 320MB.

    So if you are going to buy a video card RIGHT NOW, get the 8800 series and don't spend money on a DX 9 card that doesn't even perform as well.

    OR you can wait till DAMMIT releases the X2K series which will be superior to the 8800 series.
     
  7. REAM

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    and before you do all of that, please look for a goo enough psu to be capable of running your setup?
     
  8. steimy

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    well, personally i have the XFX GeForce 7600GT PCI-E card
    It will pretty much run any game i have thrown at it including Rainbow 6 Vegas and Counter Strike Source without flaw. It is also a crossfire card with the Nvidia chipset.
    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/(16305)XFX-GeForce-7600GT-256MB-Fatal1ty-DDR2-PCIE.aspx
    plus you can save yourself some money. If it will play the games i listed, those are about as demanding as they get right now.
    and trust me, any card endoursed by Fatal1ty has got to be good seeing that he is pretty much the best gamer on the face of the earth right now.

    I would lower the processor to a Conroe 2.13GHz and use the $100 you save to get 2GB or the RAM instead of just 1GB as well. You can EASILY overclock the 2.13 to run at 2.4 per core just by adjusting the front side bus from 266 to 300 on your motherboard bios (if the board supports it) Also make sure the RAM is dual channel or you will not get the most out of it.

    as far as PSU i went with an Enermax Liberty 620W and have had no problems.

    Motherboard i bought was a MSI 975X Platinum Power Up Edition, supports dual channel ram, crossfire cards, HD audio on board, supports quad-core processors and has been an all around good board for me so far. Also has a nice bios update program that makes it very simple called MSI Live Update.
     
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  9. reas11

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