New PC Base Unit- Need Spec Advice

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Found 16th Feb 2009
Hi there, i've been looking intogetting a new PC as my old one is on it's last legs, I was looking at the Tesco one but as it's out of stock i've been looking elsewhere.
I put together this provisional spec on Cyberpower and wanted to know what you thought, it comes to £410 in total.

# Case: Coolermaster Elite 330 Mid Tower 420W Black
# Lights & Illumination: NONE
# Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default Case Fan
# Power Supply Upgrade: STANDARD CASE POWER SUPPLY ***No OverClocking Possible***
# CPU: (Sckt775)Intel® Core 2 Duo E8500 CPU @ 3.16GHz 1333FSB 6MB L2 ***Overclockable XXX*** Cache 64-bit
# Overclocking Service: No Overclocking
# Cooling Fan: INTEL LGA775 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK
# Motherboard: (Quad-Core support) MSI P31 Neo-F V2 P31 Chipset LGA775 FSB800/1066/1333 DDR2 Mainboard
# Memory: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)4GB (2x2GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (G.SKILL Value Select or Major Brand)
# VGA Power Supply: NONE
# Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 16X PCI Express
# Video Card 2: NONE
# Video Card 3: NONE
# Monitor & LCD: NONE
# 2nd Monitor: NONE
# Hard Drive: Single Hard Drive (500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
# Data Hard Drive: NONE
# Hard Drive Cooler: None
# Optical Drive: SONY DUAL FORMAT 20X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR)
# Optical Drive 2: NONE
# Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
# Speakers: NONE
# Network: ONBOARD 10/100 NETWORK CARD
# MODEM: NONE
# Keyboard: NONE
# Mouse: NONE
# Extra Thermal Display : NONE (AS SHOWN)
# Wireless 802.11B/G Network Card: NONE
# Wireless 802.11B/G Access Point: NONE
# Flash Media Reader/Writer: None
# Cable Wiring: None
# Cables: None
# Video Camera: NONE
# Power Surge Protection: None
# IEEE Card: NONE
# USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
# USB Portable Drive: NONE
# Floppy: NONE
# OS: Microsoft® Windows Vista Home Premium w/ Service Pack 1 (64-bit Edition)
# Media Center Remote & TV Tuner: NONE
# RUSH SERVICE: NONE
# WARRANTY SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
# HOME INSTALLATION SERVICE:

9 Comments

the BFG 9600 GSX will be better, you will probably need at least a 500w power supply with what you have on your list

Original Poster

Cheers, it's very much a provisional spec, just seeing what I could get for £400.Still have doubts about which o's to go for,ram and graphics.It seems good for the price but i've read very mixed reviews on Cyberpower.

i have a Q6600 quad 2.4, they over clock really easy to 3.4 on air and are a lot cheaper then the E8500 which you are looking at, and the quad is a lot more future prrof then the E8500, you would be better of going for the DDR2 1066mhz as this will help with over clocking and run smoother

Original Poster

To be honest i'm a bit out the loop with computers, i'm not much of a pc gamer only really Football Manager.I just wanted a solid PC that would last me a few years, mainly use it for media functions ie films,music etc.

get a quad core, more futureproof and worth it. Also get a blu-ray drive

Original Poster

So what would you recommend then if I went Quad-Core, the Q6600? If so do you know of any deals, I don't fancy building it myself.

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 16X PCI Express

how much would you be spending on this card?

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Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 16X PCI Expresshow much would you … Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 16X PCI Expresshow much would you be spending on this card?



If I take the card out of the build it knocks £44 off.

Original Poster

Quick bump as I posted late last night.
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