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*****THE OFFICIAL "SPEC ME" THREAD*****

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by spamual, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. spamual

    spamual Guest

    For people who need specs:

    Just Copy and Paste this template

    and we shall spec your computers, hopefulyl with no problems :D
    Country:
    BUDGET:


    Processor:
    Motherboard:
    Memory:
    Graphics Card(s):
    TV Card:
    Hard Drive(s):
    Optical Drive(s):
    Cooling:
    Water Cooling:
    Cable(s):
    Sound Card:
    Controller Card(s):
    Case:
    Power Supply:

    Keyboard:
    Mouse:
    Headset:
    Speakers:
    Monitor(s):
    Operating System:

    Uses:
    Overclocking:





    So for example:
    now get speccing :D

    and myself and hopefully others (boozer, sam etc) will fullfill the specs :)
     
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  2. abuzar1

    abuzar1 Active member

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    Let's see how this goes...
     
  3. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    This should be interesting. Were I not frantically involved with multiple msn convos (all to old afterdawn members!) I'd give it a bash now, so looks like I'll be late to the party again... :p
     
  4. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    COUNTRY: UK
    BUDGET: £1300
    TYPE: COMPLETE PACKAGE

    Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
    Motherboard: Gigabyte EP45-DS3R
    Memory: Corsair Dominator 4GB (2x2) PC2-8500 w/cooler
    Graphics card: HIS ATi Radeon HD4850 ICEQ4 Turbo
    TV Card: none
    Hard Drive 1: Western Digital VelociRaptor 150GB
    Hard Drive 2: Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB HD753LJ
    Optical Drive: LG GH20NS15 20x DVD burner
    Air Cooling: Tuniq Tower
    Water Cooling: None
    Cable(s): None extra
    Sound Card: Asus Xonar DX
    Controller Card: none
    Case: NZXT Lexa Blackline
    Power Supply: Corsair HX 520W
    Keyboard: Saitek Eclipse II
    Mouse: Razer Diamondback 3G
    Headset: Sennheiser PC-151 Pro
    Speakers: Logitech X-540
    Monitor: Samsung SM-2253LW 21.6"
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional Sp2
    Uses: All, Gaming, multimedia, the lot
    Overclocking: Why not?
     
  5. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Country: UK
    BUDGET: £280
    TYPE: TOWER ONLY

    Processor: Intel Pentium E 2200, 2.2Ghz
    Motherboard: Gigabyte P31-S3G
    Memory: 2GB Corsair XMS2 PC6400 CAS5 (2x1GB)
    Graphics Card: Geforce 8400GS
    TV Card: none
    Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD502IJ 500GB
    Optical Drive: LG GH-20NS15 20x DVD Burner
    Cooling: Stock
    Water Cooling: No
    Cables: None extra
    Sound Card: Integrated
    Controller Card: None
    Case: Coolermaster Elite RC-331
    Power Supply: Silverstone ST35F 350W

    Keyboard, Mouse, Headset, Speakers, Monitor, Operating system not included

    Uses: Workstation, very light gaming
    Overclocking: doubtful
     
  6. spamual

    spamual Guest

    no no sam, i mean people who want a spec done, come here, say what they want, and we within their budget and stuff they ahve said and their uses, spec them somthing, the table is for them :D
     
  7. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Fair enough, I understand now. Two examples there though... :p
     
  8. spamual

    spamual Guest

    yeah :D nice one as it is :D
     
  9. Schultz66

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    Ill be building my pc in 2 weeks and last time I built a pc was 3 years ago so I want to see what someone else would put together.

    Country: USA
    BUDGET: $2400

    Processor: Yes
    Motherboard: Yes
    Memory: Yes (2GB sticks ill get a total of 8GBs later if not now)
    Graphics Card(s): one (adding 2nd graphics card in a month or 2)
    TV Card: No
    Hard Drive(s): 1TB+gaming hard drive(s)
    Optical Drive(s): No
    Cooling: Yes also want fan control and temp display for drive bay(s)
    Water Cooling: No
    Cable(s): No
    Sound Card: No
    Controller Card(s): No
    Case: No
    Power Supply: Yes

    Keyboard: No
    Mouse: No
    Headset: No
    Speakers: No
    Monitor(s): No (using my tv or monitor they have hdtv/s-video and hdmi inputs)
    Operating System: Vista 64-bit

    Uses: Gaming, video editing and playback
    Overclocking: Mild
     
  10. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 - $555
    Motherboard: Gigabyte X48-DS4 - $235
    Memory: Corsair Dominator 4GB (2x2) PC2-8500C5 w/fan - $149 (40 dollar rebate)
    Graphics card: Visiontek ATi Radeon HD4870X2 2GB - $550
    Hard Drive 1: Western Digital Velociraptor 150GB - $190
    Hard Drive 2: Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB - $150
    Cooling: Sunbeam Rheobus Fan controller, Tuniq Tower LED CPU cooler - $86
    Power Supply: Zalman ZM850-HP 850W $174
    Operating System: Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit SP1 $180

    Are you sure you want to stick with the same case you have now? A new case can be included under your budget and is recommended for high-heat components like these.
     
  11. abuzar1

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    Then again, if you can spend so much at least wait till Nehalem comes out. End of October, I think.
     
  12. spamual

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    id agree with boozer, unless your deprate, inwhich case sam's spec is bang on
     
  13. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Given all the things I've been hearing, I'm a little bit wary of Nehalem, if you're a gamer and are just about fed up of your current system and want something new in a short space of time, this will fit the bill perfectly. Forgive my cynicism but I'm not convinced Nehalem will actually be leaps and bounds above current tech.
     
  14. Schultz66

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    Thanks for the input, just about the same as what I had in mind. Im not waiting any longer to get it as I dont have a working pc right now. I have a coolermaster case that will work till I get a better one.
     
  15. sammorris

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    Which? Some coolermaster cases are alright, but cooling for that graphics card will be a problem in the cheaper ones. I strongly recommend you get a new case with the build, as it falls within your budget.
     
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    I was going to use a centurion 590 for now (not mine), I was planning on buying a full tower case when I buy the rest of the parts. If you have any suggestions on what to get then?
     
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    Cases like the NZXT Zero have temperature sensors built in, numerous large fans and are nice and spacious. For the best cooling though, I'd say perhaps the NZXT Tempest with the NZXT Sentry 2 front panel add-on, or the Antec 900 or 1200 with same.
     
  18. spamual

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    for a full tower either the extremely cool (both meanings) gaming orientated antec 1200, OR the sleek beautiful elegance called the Lian-Li PC-A70B (which i am getting for my build within the month with watercooling)
     
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    Let's not forget the new kid on the block, the Coolermaster 932, that looks fabulous - or PerformancePCs' modified windowmod Antec P190... mmmmm
     
  20. abuzar1

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    I'm partial to the Coolermaster cases. That 932 looks badass.
     

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