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New £650 System

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Nogimmix, 30 May 2006.

  1. Nogimmix

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Jan 2003

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    Location: Kent

    Right, got £650 squid to spend on an upgrade. I have 3 hard drives to put in the system and a monitor, keyboard and speakers already.

    I, myself was looking at the Intel 805cpu for it's overclocking (even though I haven't a clue about oc) :p
    If anyone can give me a better system for the price that would be great.

    CP-116-IN Intel Pentium 4 805 Dual Core "LGA775 Smithfield" 2.66GHz (533FSB) - Retail (CP-116-IN)
    £71.95 £71.95
    HS-017-AR Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 775) (HS-017-AR)
    £15.95 £15.95
    MY-034-GL GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC5300 667MHz Value DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX22GB5300DC) (MY-034-GL)
    £109.95 £109.95
    GX-044-CO Connect3D ATI Radeon X1800 XT 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-044-CO)
    £144.95 £144.95
    CA-040-AN Antec Sonata II Piano Black Quiet Case - 450W Smart Power PSU (CA-040-AN)
    £56.95 £56.95
    FG-024-AK Akasa AK-183-L2B Ultra Quiet 120mm Fan - 3 pin (FG-024-AK)
    £9.95 £9.95
    MB-105-AS Asus P5WD2 Premium Intel 955X (LGA775) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-105-AS)
    £119.95 £119.95
    Subtotal £529.65
    VAT £92.69
    Total £622.34
     
  2. Stelly

    Don

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    Location: Liverpool

    I would think about upgrading the PSU since your powering 3 hard drives and I'm taking it that your OCing the Pentium??

    Stelly
     
  3. Nogimmix

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    What PSU would you recommend, ideally a modular one?
     
  4. quadboi

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    :p If you can live without it being modular, get the Seasonic S-12 600W bit pricey but great, quiet thing, and futureproof! - Kinda
     
  5. Nogimmix

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    Wow, nearly a ton, a bit over my budget me thinks, saying that I might actually be able to move up to £750 for the system, so I'm also in two minds whether to buy a AMD AM2 system instead, along with a 7900GT.

    Decisions decisions. :confused:
     
  6. Stelly

    Don

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    I would say Seasonic too :)

    Stelly
     
  7. semi-pro waster

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    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

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    Location: Glasgow

    If you are still going with the Intel based system something like this might be suitable. It is modular and a good PSU, the case is well built also.

    CA-027-AN Antec SLK3000B Midi Tower Case - No PSU (CA-027-AN)
    £24.95 £24.95
    CA-025-EN Enermax Liberty 500W ELT500AWT ATX2.2 Modular SLI Compliant PSU (CA-025-EN)
    £59.95 £59.95
    Subtotal £84.90
    VAT £14.86
    Total £99.76
     
  8. Nogimmix

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    Joined: 13 Jan 2003

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    Location: Kent

    I'm now considering -

    CA-054-LL Lian-Li PC-7 PLUS Black Aluminium Midi-Tower Case (No PSU) (CA-054-LL)
    £48.95 £48.95
    MB-097-AB Abit KN9 SLi nForce 570 SLi (Socket AM2) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-097-AB)
    £94.95 £94.95
    CP-166-AM AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ 2.00GHz (Socket AM2) - Retail (CP-166-AM)
    £184.95 £184.95
    MY-095-CS Corsair 2GB DDR2 XMS2-5400 TwinX (2x1GB) (MY-095-CS)
    £114.95 £114.95
    GX-037-OK OcUK GeForce 7900 GT 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-037-OK)
    £159.95 £159.95
    CA-009-HP Hiper HPU-4M580 Type R 580W ATX2.2 PSU - Black (CA-009-HP)
    £44.95 £44.95
    Subtotal £648.70
    VAT £113.53
    Total £762.23

    Hopefully be able to clock up to 2.6mhz