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Found 2nd Oct 2009
Fancied building a desktop but unsure what would be the best hardware to order.

So far i've ordered the ATI 4830 HD Graphics card
Just going to use my 26" Samsung HDTV for the monitor
Got a 500gb WD sata drive already

Anyone able to find me a good deal on a Motherboard,CPU,Fan and RAM Memory bundle?
Also what PSU and enclosure?

Really not wanting to spend that much but i'm in no rush to build it to be honest so i can acquire parts over time.

Thanks

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Have a look on [url]www.novatech.co.uk[/url] at their motherboard bundles. Reasonably priced and usually a fairly good range. Also, you can be sure they've been put together properly!

try ebuyer norm get top notch for a decent price

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Any comments on these with regards to compatibility to the other equipment i'm guessing i'll need to get a 4 to 6 pin connector for the graphics card if I use this PSU

novatech.co.uk/nov…tml

and for the motherboard,cpu etc

novatech.co.uk/nov…02G

i'll pick up some more ram aswell if I go for that motherboard

Thanks

Fantastic mobo with 2 gig stick & room for 3 more and AM3 Quad :thumbsup:
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Any comments on these with regards to compatibility to the other … Any comments on these with regards to compatibility to the other equipment i'm guessing i'll need to get a 4 to 6 pin connector for the graphics card if I use this PSU http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/Cases/Cases/Novatech/ACHILLES.htmland for the motherboard,cpu etchttp://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?MBB-2402Gi'll pick up some more ram aswell if I go for that motherboardThanks



Check the dimensions of the Achilles case, it's HUGE! It would comfortably accommodate several mATX motherboards.

Cannot really comment on AMD motherboard and processor - I had too many bad experiences with AMD based systems in the past to ever use them again. There's a reason that they're cheaper than Intel. :roll:

And remember to use Quidco if you buy from Novatech - I think it's about 5% back which makes them competitive with Ebuyer.

"Cannot really comment on AMD motherboard and processor - I had too many bad experiences with AMD based systems in the past to ever use them again. There's a reason that they're cheaper than Intel. :roll:"

What were your bad experiences? Socket A's (462) Ran hot for sure, Nothing more!
Intel chips from same time were hotplates you could cook on. (They maybe didn't burn as quick)

I am using same setup as I recommended & it flies on XP & Win 7.
I have been building systems for over 10 years & i'm an AMD Fanboi on price
& performance., the extra Intel ££ do not equate in performance!

My quad runs @ 48.C overclocked on stock equipment.

I am very happy with it on price & what it can do. :thumbsup:

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Ordered the Gigabyte MA770-UD3
gigabyte.com.tw/Pro…UD3

AMD Phenom II X2 545 3GHz Socket AM3 6MB Cache Retail Box Processor

Casecom LG-5570 Black/Silver Mid Tower Case - With 500W PSU 12CM Fan 20+4pin

500GB WD Drive

CPU fan, dvd-+drive, 4gb Ram etc

Really the only game I fancy playing on it will be Oblivion, that graphics card and CPU should be ok for it yeah?

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Well first lesson learned...don't use a cheap psu, smoke and sparks on power up, i'm hopeing it hasnt ******d the CPU, Mobo and Graphics Card. Anyone had any experience with ebuyer regarding getting them to pay for faulty parts caused by their products?

why on earth did you get an AM3 chipset and only a ddr2 mobo? you should have gone for a native am3 board (one that supports ddr3), and a Phenom X3 720be which is only about £30 more than your cpu, and a 4850 atleast, your gpu is gonna be seriously underpowered in the months to come, and well to be honest if your gonna spend decent money building a computer you might aswell future proof yourself slightly.

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Well first lesson learned...don't use a cheap psu, smoke and sparks on … Well first lesson learned...don't use a cheap psu, smoke and sparks on power up, i'm hopeing it hasnt ******d the CPU, Mobo and Graphics Card. Anyone had any experience with ebuyer regarding getting them to pay for faulty parts caused by their products?



I know you would have been ok if faulty PSU took out other components a year or two ago.
I'd be very surprised if they had changed that policy. Mind you, might be different owners etc now.

Can you not test system with a working PSU to find out? Happened to me before with no problems.



PS/ I always use cheap power supplies (I voltage test them first though) Never had any issues really!

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PS/ I always use cheap power supplies (I voltage test them first though) … PS/ I always use cheap power supplies (I voltage test them first though) Never had any issues really!



Agree with you on that one, iv got a cheap winpower PSU powering my system, and it sucks out far more power than that mentioned above.
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