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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Stephan, 21 Apr 2010.

  1. Stephan

    Associate

    Joined: 28 Feb 2010

    Posts: 16

    Location: Carrickfergus; NI

    Hi

    I'm about to build my sytem with the following components and I would like some opinions, I used to build PC's but I was out of touch for a while. Anything you would change or a waste of money ?


    BenQ G2420HDBL 24" Widescreen LED Monitor £164.99

    Asus ATI Radeon HD 5770 CuCore 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card £129.98

    AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 955 Black Edition 3.20GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail £125.98

    G.Skill Ripjaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM) £99.99

    Asus M4A79XTD Evo (Socket AM3) DDR3 Motherboard £89.99

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit - OEM (GFC-00599) £79.99

    Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (HD103SJ) £65.99

    OCZ ModXStream Pro 600w Silent SLI Certified Modular Power Supply £62.99

    Antec 300 Three Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case - Black £44.99

    Alpenföhn Panorama 'Low Profile' CPU Cooler (Socket 775/AM2/AM2+/AM3) £23.99

    LG GH22NS50 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £16.99


    Thanks

    Stephan
     
  2. David41

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    Joined: 23 Apr 2009

    Posts: 604

    Location: Glasgow

    All seems fine, but why the low profile cpu cooler?
     
  3. Stephan

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    Joined: 28 Feb 2010

    Posts: 16

    Location: Carrickfergus; NI

    I was simply worried about enough room in the case ?
     
  4. welshdragon

    Soldato

    Joined: 28 Dec 2009

    Posts: 6,444

    Location: Wales

    Hi

    I also have the following in my build:
    Asus ATI Radeon HD 5770
    AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 965 Black Edition
    G.Skill Ripjaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit
    Asus M4A79XTD Evo (Socket AM3) DDR3 Motherboard £89.99
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Pro 64-Bit
    Antec 300 case
    Corsair TX 650 PSU
    And a western digital caviar black.

    All I can say from direct experience is it has been a breeze to install and runs very well.

    Three things though
    1. Why get the oem edition of win 7? My preference was the retail so I could reinstall it if I change my rig. My understanding is the oem edition this cannot be done (may be wrong), worth checking.

    2. The stock cooler is noisey and for me temps ran high. I installed a thermolab baram with a 120mm fan and my system now idles at 27c with full load taking it to low 40's. Just a thought.

    3. In my antec 300 I fitted two 120mm silent apache fans in the front, another on the heatsink and using the presupplied exhaust fans on low setting. Worth a thought about some fans for the front.
     
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  5. welshdragon

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    Joined: 28 Dec 2009

    Posts: 6,444

    Location: Wales

    The thermolab baram I'm using is huge (Dimension 67 × 132 × 160 (L x W x H)mm
    , fits with plenty of room and doesn't block the ram slots on that motherboard. Worth the initial extra outlay.

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-000-TL
     
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  6. David41

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Apr 2009

    Posts: 604

    Location: Glasgow

    I imagine an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 pro rev.2 will give you better temps and it'll fit in the case no probs. I would check some reviews out just to clarify this though. :)
     
  7. Stephan

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    Joined: 28 Feb 2010

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    Location: Carrickfergus; NI

    Thanks and good thinking about win7 I will check this out
     
  8. sh4dy1981

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    Joined: 16 Nov 2008

    Posts: 319

    Location: West Sussex

    i have oem windows vista and have used it in 2 diff comps. not at the same time of course
     
  9. iv-tecman

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    Joined: 12 May 2005

    Posts: 8,387

    Deleted - wrong thread..
     
  10. welshdragon

    Soldato

    Joined: 28 Dec 2009

    Posts: 6,444

    Location: Wales

    Have you ordered it?