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Hi All, First post, need some help finding the last parts of my long overdue PC build. Here's what I have so far: Athlon 175 Asus A8N Premium 2GB DDR RAM 2 x 250GB SATA II HD, going into R… Read More
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9y, 6m agoPosted 9 years, 6 months ago
Hi All,

First post, need some help finding the last parts of my long overdue PC build.

Here's what I have so far:

Athlon 175
Asus A8N Premium
2GB DDR RAM
2 x 250GB SATA II HD, going into Raid 0 probably.....

So, to get this project up and running I need a case+PSU combo and a mid range graphics card.

I've looked at some of the deals on here already, i'm looking at this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Xpertvision-256MB-GeForce-8600GT-2XDVI/dp/B000PL7PL6/ref=pd_sbs_ce_2/026-3066869-7542843?ie=UTF8&qid=1191429906&sr=8-1 Geforce 8600GT for £47.28

And maybe this http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135101 Coolermaster Case+PSU combo for £39.99.

Are there any better deals out there than these?
Is the 460W PSU powerful enough? (2 DVD-RW drives to go in as well).

Thanks
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9y, 6m agoPosted 9 years, 6 months ago
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#1
How long has the build been overdue? 2 years? lol.
I wouldn`t have recommended a new socket 939(end of line) what with prices of intels cheap dual cores but if you have the parts thats fine.
I have a similar system and its still doing all that i want it to admirably for heavy music production.
If you`re not bothered playing the latest games at high res ie watching video,editing etc that card will be fine.
I`d grab both,and 460w more than enough nice deal that.
With the money saved from buying say a corsair psu i`d grab a good cooler like this
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/101471
and some silver compound
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/66688
Really wish i`d bought my better cooler earlier,less noise,more efficient.
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luminous
How long has the build been overdue? 2 years? lol.


Good guess - I got the parts about 15 months ago, motherboard, cpu and RAM for £135, good deal at the time.......just never got round to getting the rest of the parts!

And it's still a big step up from the Athlon XP 1400, 512MB RAM, 30GB HDD, Geforce 440MX 64MB sloooow thing i'm using now.

The 2 x 250GB SATAII Raid 0 and Opteron oc'ed to ~2.5GHz should see a performance boost over my current setup eh!

Don't play the very latest games so a 8600GT looks like a good bet.

The opteron stepping code suggests it will go up to 2.8GHz+, is that arctic freezer 64 a better cooler for the job?
#3
Your new one is going to blow it out of the water! lol.
For an overclock you deffo need a better one than stock,i`ve got my 3700 sitting at 2.6 with ram 1:1 219,cpu idle 29 on load max 40 with a Gigabyte G-Power Silent Blue Light cooler.
Stock fan was noisy and was idleing another 10-12 degrees more on idle/load.
I made a system for a mate with the arctic freezer and was very impressed at how quiet and good it was at cooling.Have a swatch at the reviews few have opterons.
Just treated myself to an a64 3800x2 as they`re so cheap on ebuyer,last upgrade till next year.Was tempted by an opty but i`d rather use money on next build.

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