Found 4th Mar 2009
Hey I am trying to build a PC and have come up with this. Would you say this is good value for money? Btw I already have 2g Ram (would like to upgrade later when a really a good deal comes along) and I would not use this for gaming as I have a Xbox 360.

Motherboard--->‌ ebuyer.com/pro…802
Processor------>‌ ebuyer.com/pro…715
Case------------->‌ ebuyer.com/pro…811

Add about £70 for a TB hard drive, then some more for a multi card reader and mabe some more fans. Also need a DVD burner, one which is good for burning my backup 360 games would be ideal.

Would like suggestions for different components to get, I am willing to spend around £300-350ish.

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hello you've come up with what? That link will only work on your computer mate me thinks.

Ahh you've changed it now... kool, will have a gander.

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Just wondering if this is good value for money. orders.ebuyer.com/cus…tml

Sorry not sure how to make it a proper link.

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Xiwt;4550596

hello you've come up with what? That link will only work on your computer … hello you've come up with what? That link will only work on your computer mate me thinks.Ahh you've changed it now... kool, will have a gander.



Sorry I muddled everything up for a sec..

What OS are you going to be running?

Where can you get a TB hardrive for £70from?

Will Lovett;4550686

Sorry I muddled everything up for a sec..



No problem it was your first ever post here! Welcome!

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Xiwt;4550717

What OS are you going to be running?



Window Pro, 32 bit.

vengod;4550724

Where can you get a TB hardrive for £70from?



There was a hitachi one here somewhere, might of expired now.

Ok, so we'll assume OS Cost is not in the equation.

And you are sorted on the monitor side of things?

vengod;4550724

Where can you get a TB hardrive for £70from?


ebuyer.com/pro…472

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Xiwt;4550775

Ok, so we'll assume OS Cost is not in the equation.And you are sorted on … Ok, so we'll assume OS Cost is not in the equation.And you are sorted on the monitor side of things?



Well I was gonna use one I have for now, but when something comes along get a Television and use it for TV, gaming and my PC.

Not sure if you are aware but that Motherboard does not have built in graphics (full size ATX boards often dont, only mATX boards have built in graphics).

So you will need to buy a graphics card.

emasu;4550777

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/141472





and maxtor drives are made by seagate now so are more reliable than before.

Also what about graphics card ...does the mobo have built in? I think it has built in sound...I'm off for dinner back later.

EDIT just read someone else picked up on this...

When I built a PC I went with an ASUS mobo (built in graphics)...years ago though.

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guilbert53;4550833

Not sure if you are aware but that Motherboard does not have built in … Not sure if you are aware but that Motherboard does not have built in graphics (full size ATX boards often dont, only mATX boards have built in graphics).So you will need to buy a graphics card.



Right ok, I took a look at a different build which used this that was a gaming PC, and just took out the graphics card and didnt even think about that, thanks. Any ideas of what other motherboard I could get (with built in graphics) or should I just get a cheap graphics card (a few have been flying around on here).

BTW rep added to you all.

Will Lovett;4550896

Right ok, I took a look at a differant build which used this that was a … Right ok, I took a look at a differant build which used this that was a gaming PC, and just took out the graphics card and didnt even think about that, thanks. Any ideas of what other motherboard I could get (with built in graphics).BTW rep added to you all.



Choosing the motherboard you want is a very dificult decision.

There are hundreds to chose from, with different chipsets, different features, some with on board graphics, some with HDMI, and so on and so on.

I have a Gigabyte (the version just before yours) GA-P35-DS3L and it is a fine motherboard, so maybe stick with yours and buy a cheapish graphics card, you can get one for £25.
.

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guilbert53;4550965

Choosing the motherboard you want is a very dificult decision.There are … Choosing the motherboard you want is a very dificult decision.There are hundreds to chose from, with different chipsets, different features, some with on board graphics, some with HDMI, and so on and so on. I have a Gigabyte (the version just before yours) GA-P35-DS3L and it is a fine motherboard, so maybe stick with yours and buy a cheapish graphics card, you can get one for £25..



I know, choosing the motherboard has been hard, thanks for your help then. So does everyone think this is a good deal then?

[IMG]i194.photobucket.com/alb…png?t=1236193396[/IMG]

This is at ebuyer. No RAM, assuming yours will work in this board.

The gigabyte board i've shown here comes with nvidia integrated graphics, and has HDMI/DVI onboard. It gets good reviews. For the price as i've shown above you could go for a quad, but you could get the E5200 as it is a very good processor and overclocker (I've had one.)

If you got an E5200 instead, you could perhaps get an ATI HD4670 - maybe a little overkill for what you need though.

Will Lovett;4551008

I know, choosing the motherboard has been hard, thanks for your help … I know, choosing the motherboard has been hard, thanks for your help then. So does everyone think this is a good deal then?



The chipset on that motherboard is the P31, which is quite old (mid 2007).

I have not kept up to date, but there are newer chipsets that support newer CPUs memory etc so it may be worth going to a newer chipset

List of chipsets here

en.wikipedia.org/wik…ets

It may be worth you registering on the icromart forum as some real PC experts hang out there

forum.micromart.co.uk/

See the Builders and Upgraders forum.

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emasu;4551020

[IMG]http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z106/emasu/ebuyerorder.png?t=1236193396[/IMG]This is at ebuyer. No RAM, assuming yours will work in this board.The gigabyte board i've shown here comes with nvidia integrated graphics, and has HDMI/DVI onboard. It gets good reviews. For the price as i've shown above you could go for a quad, but you could get the E5200 as it is a very good processor and overclocker (I've had one.)If you got an E5200 instead, you could perhaps get an ATI HD4670 - maybe a little overkill for what you need though.



I could get a quad core, but do you think it is worth the huge price jump?

emasu;4551020

[IMG]http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z106/emasu/ebuyerorder.png?t=1236193396[/IMG]This is at ebuyer. No RAM, assuming yours will work in this board.The gigabyte board i've shown here comes with nvidia integrated graphics, and has HDMI/DVI onboard. It gets good reviews. For the price as i've shown above you could go for a quad, but you could get the E5200 as it is a very good processor and overclocker (I've had one.)If you got an E5200 instead, you could perhaps get an ATI HD4670 - maybe a little overkill for what you need though.



This looks good I think you just need an IDE cable no (for the OEM dvd drive ...unless you can hook it up to maxtor one? No thats OEM too...maybe the mobo comes with one) Also do retail boxed processors come with CPU heat/fan thing and thermal paste?

Xiwt;4551242

This looks good I think you just need an IDE cable no (for the OEM dvd … This looks good I think you just need an IDE cable no (for the OEM dvd drive ...unless you can hook it up to maxtor one? No thats OEM too...maybe the mobo comes with one) Also do retail boxed processors come with CPU heat/fan thing and thermal paste?



The DVD drive and Maxtor harddrive are SATA not IDE so you need SATA cables not IDE.

The motherboard will come with at least 2 SATA cables I should think.

guilbert53;4551526

The DVD drive and Maxtor harddrive are SATA not IDE so you need SATA … The DVD drive and Maxtor harddrive are SATA not IDE so you need SATA cables not IDE.The motherboard will come with at least 2 SATA cables I should think.



Kool so just need the CPU fan/heatsink, some thermal paste, and power cord and your up up and away!

The processor will come boxed with the standard intel HSF, although if any overlcoking was going to happen you would need something more substantial.

Not sure whether a power cord comes with the coolermaster combo, it might or might not.

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emasu;4551020

[IMG]http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z106/emasu/ebuyerorder.png?t=1236193396[/IMG]This is at ebuyer. No RAM, assuming yours will work in this board.The gigabyte board i've shown here comes with nvidia integrated graphics, and has HDMI/DVI onboard. It gets good reviews. For the price as i've shown above you could go for a quad, but you could get the E5200 as it is a very good processor and overclocker (I've had one.)If you got an E5200 instead, you could perhaps get an ATI HD4670 - maybe a little overkill for what you need though.



Hmmm, that does look pretty good, does that processor overclock well? Or for the price it is, is it worth spending a little more for the Intel Q6600?

The E5200 is excellent and faster than manyQuad core processors unless your applications are multi-core enabled - most aren't. It will also easily overclock even with the stock heatsink. Expect to get at least an extra 20% clock speed.

Will Lovett;4551099

I could get a quad core, but do you think it is worth the huge price jump?



Depending on the tasks you run, maybe, maybe not. If you're running processor-intensive tasks and running apps designed to take advantage of quad core chips, there'll be some bonus in a quad core. Might get apps running maybe about 80% faster. If your apps aren't written for quad core chips or aren't multithreaded at all, the 2.5GHz of the E5200 will be faster than the 2.2GHz of that Quad chip.

What sort of stuff are you planning on running?

For comparisons sake ]this is what you could buy ready made for similar money with an LCD monitor.

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So if I got the E5200, what motherboard do you reckon would suit it?

Xiwt;4557024

For comparisons sake ]this is what you could buy ready made for similar … For comparisons sake ]this is what you could buy ready made for similar money with an LCD monitor.



or you could get ]this ready made without the monitor.
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