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    Quad core self build

    yeah so my p4 2.8 is screaming at me that its time to give up :thinking:

    What you lot think about this for a self build price..

    2 x Kingston 2GB KIT (2X1GB) DDR2 667MHz/PC2-5300 CL5 Non Ecc 1.8V 091124

    Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATA II 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM 124228

    LiteOn DH-20A3P-12C 20X DVD1RW/DL/RAM Black Bare Drive - OEM 129936

    Asus P5N-E SLI 650i Socket 775 PCI-E Onboard Audio ATX Motherboard 125082

    BFG 8800 GTS OC 320MB DDR3 DVI PCI-E Graphics Card 125183

    XION Solaris Black (Blue LED) Mid Tower Case - No PSU 107994

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Energy Efficient 95W edition Socket 775 (2.40GHz) G0 Stepping L2 8MB Cache OEM Processor 131823

    Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 Processor Cooler 105994

    Extra Value 550W Gold ATX Silent PSU with PFC and 12cm fan 102993

    Enlight Black 26-in-1 Internal 3.5" Card Reader - Retail Boxed 125247

    Total:
    £660.04



    :thumbsup: think it all fits.. of cause going for the gameing side of things ( 360 nearly stole my soul time to get back with the real gamers ) :giggle:

    Any advice would be nice :oops: will be my first self build :thinking: ( hopefully )

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    All good but the PSU is let down on your set-up, one with dedicated 12v railing would be preferable for your set-up, also it only has 1 SATA power connection.

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    Alfonse

    All good but the PSU is let down on your set-up, one with dedicated 12v … All good but the PSU is let down on your set-up, one with dedicated 12v railing would be preferable for your set-up, also it only has 1 SATA power connection.



    :thumbsup: thanks, was 50/50 about that PSU... will get back to the drawing board on that one... thanks anyway :thumbsup:

    The RAM and the harddisk are the only points I'd want to change. You can get 2GB of the 800MHz stuff for about £35, and if you were to get a Seagate instead of the WD, you'd benefit from a 5yr warranty instead of a 3. I'd drop the heatsink - if the CPU has one bundled with it, there's really no point bothering to buy a 3rd party heatsink. And personally, I'd stick with the PSU - I have one myself in the downstairs system, and it works fine. There doesn't seem much point in spending £60 on a 'gaming' PSU when there's no difference between them.

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    The Heatsink comes with the CPU Fan so no problems with that.

    and the rest good advice so thanks..

    but as long as i can play some GP4 with the 2007 Mod at a good detail level its all good :whistling:
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