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The perfect computer for Vista needs not be the most expensive one... But there are some clues which you can use to make your Vista trip even more entertaining.

Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 - £109.01
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/121407
Look for an Intel Core processor, they are cheap, consume less power than the competition and are powerful enough to cut through almost anything you through at them. The icing on the cake... The E4300 can be overclocked to a whopping 3.1GHz and comes with a retail fan.

Memory : Kingston Valueram 2GB - £89.79
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/91124/rb/25251690305
2GB is the minimum you should look for once you embark on the Vista adventure. Kingston is a trusted brand and 2GB DDR2 5400 at this price is a steal.

Motherboard : Gigabyte GA 8I945GZME-RH - £36.42
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/113825
The Gigabyte GA 8I945GZME-RH motherboard was developed specifically by Gigabyte to support the new Core 2 Duo processors. It brings you the advanced tech and powerful innovations you need to build a killer system. Its ready to roll with 800MHz FSB, support for Dual Channel DDR2 533 memory, and the groundbreaking Intel 945GZ Express and ICH7 chipsets. Not ideal for overclocking though.

Video card : BFG 8800GTS OC 320MB DDR3 Dual DVI PCI-E - £194.90
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/125183
Redefine your gaming reality with the BFG Tech GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB PCI Express graphics card featuring the world's first DirectX 10 GPU and a powerful unified architecture that delivers an incredibly true-to-life gaming experience.

Monitors : Video7 V7L22WD 22-inch screen - £440.48
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/121037
To really enjoy Vista, you will want 2 screens. Not ANY screens; these are two 22-inch slim bezel Video7 capable of WUXGA resolutions of 1680x1050 with a 700:1 contrast ratio and a 3 year warranty.

Media Center Case : Ebuyer's EV Silver Cube case with Side window and 650w PSU - £49.98
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/122772/rb/25252404292
A surprisingly good value micro case with a 650W PSU and a 120mm LED fan. It has enough power and room inside to cater for the rest of the components

Storage Hard disk drive : 2 Hitachi 250GB SATA drive with 8MB cache- £90.34
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/117755
Two drives in RAID-1 means that your chances of losing ALL your data in one go are drastically reduced. Hitachi are both cheap, reliable and performant. For those in the know, they have 2 platters rather than 3.

Keyboard and Touchpad : KeySonic KB-ACK-540RF - £31.59
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/104608/rb/25253228670
2.4Ghz Wireless Compact Keyboard with Integrated TouchPad. Control your PC from up to 10 metres away with this laptop-style keyboard with incorporated mouse! Perfect for Media Center use

Readyboost Memory : Veho 4GB Ultra Fast 80x SD Card - £24.00
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/123309
Windows Vista has implemented a Readyboost memory feature which should allow you to squeeze a bit more performance out of your computer for not that much money. More about readyboost here http://blogs.msdn.com/tomarcher/archive/2006/06/02/615199.aspx


Of course, you will have to add a Windows Vista OEM license. P&P is free at Ebuyer.
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#1
I would not use Ebuyers cheap PSU to run an 8800, you may as well get a Hiper Type-M 580W for just £52 if your spending that much on a PC, the best bang for buck PSU money can buy.

Sell that nasty 650W PSU on Ebay and get some of your money back. ;)
#2
not sure I'd go for Hitachi drives..although their history of unreliability may be in the past...Samsung are the quietest in my opinion ..look at this link
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID=12209&GroupID=1053

and I would recommend Raid O set up and back up your data usuing an external hard drive...if you get a major system fault the chances are that you'll lose both drives so all data will be lost.
#3
Are you going to get 3.1Ghz with that memory?

With the scrimping on the RAM and Motherboard, I think the 8800 is overkill, the 8600s are out soon, may be a better buy. Will the 8800 fit in this case?

As mentioned above, that PSU is more than likely gonna be dreadful....and when a PSU goes, especially when running expensive equipment, it could be very expensive.

If you are overclocking in such a small case, you will be limited in cooler size. With restricted airflow, temps could be very worrying.

For monitors, I think this is a better option.

http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4CHT&SearchType=1&SearchTerms=l2045&PageMode=3&SearchKey=All&SearchMode=All

£199 inc VAT each gives a 40 quid saving, and then you get £100 cashback
#4
siliconbits
Readyboost Memory : Veho 4GB Ultra Fast 80x SD Card - £24.00
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/123309
Windows Vista has implemented a Readyboost memory feature which should allow you to squeeze a bit more performance out of your computer for not that much money. More about readyboost here http://blogs.msdn.com/tomarcher/archive/2006/06/02/615199.aspx


this acts as the RAM doesnt it?
#5
I've read some bad things about motherboards with the 945 chipset.
#6
I'd personnally avoid anything with the word "value" in it, so that's the RAM out. To overclock the CPU you should get a better fan (but the Intel fans are not bad) And the motherboard doesn't support RAID or SLI.

I suggest for a quality Vista+8800 gaming rig for £1000 you should not include a monitor in the price.
#7
n1tul
this acts as the RAM doesnt it?



Microsoft recommends a ratio of 1:1 or better between system RAM and Readyboost flash memory i.e. if the system has 2GB RAM, no more than 2GB Readyboost is recommended.
The Readyboost memory is not used as RAM, it is simply used to relocate the paging file, which is usually on the hard disk. Since flash memory has a very fast seek time compared to hard disk, it leads to an increase in performance.
#8
The e4300 is ok with value ram, that is why it is so good, you do not need to spend loads of money on ram that can hit crazy speeds because the e4300 does not require it.

I would personally get a 965 chipset or above to be honest, and yes stick with the Gigabyte.
#9
Thanks daveham for the hint. I was actually looking for a cheap 22-inch WUXGA monitor.. This one is very attractive - the cheapest 20-inch WUXGA pivotable monitor... Most similar priced monitor are only 1450x1080, non pivotable and with DB-15
#10
Bobbajob
I've read some bad things about motherboards with the 945 chipset.


PC Stats has some good things to do about that particular motherboard...

I was also looking to get two 15K RAID-0 SCSI hard drives in there but said to myself that it might be overkilled
#11
Ive skimped on certain parts when building a pc before and it is a BIG mistake. They will always let you down. I agree with beerman1 get the hiper psu, it is modular too. Also did you see the deal for the samsung 22" monitor 2ms. Now that is a beauty.
#12
lol this was funny to read!!!
#13
Video card : BFG 8800GTS OC 320MB DDR3 Dual DVI PCI-E - £194.90
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/125183
Redefine your gaming reality with the BFG Tech GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB PCI Express graphics card featuring the world's first DirectX 10 GPU and a powerful unified architecture that delivers an incredibly true-to-life gaming experience.


http://www.the-inquirer.com/default.aspx?article=37598
http://www.the-inquirer.com/default.aspx?article=37591

I dont think I'll be upgrading to Vista for a while.....

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