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New build

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

  1. johneva

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    Hi

    I am doing a new build very soon and would like your opinions on what PSU to go for heres what I have so far parts wise.

    MOBO = Asus P5WD2-E Premium Intel 975X
    CPU = Intel Pentium 4 950 Dual Core
    RAM = OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC4000 Dual Channel Gold GX XTC Series ---Not Anymore--
    HDD = 2x Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10,000RPM SATA 16MB

    Then I was looking at getting these parts from OcUK next few days.

    Grapix card = Sapphire ATI Radeon X1800 XT 512MB
    Case = Thermaltake VB1000BWS Soprano
    PSU = Thermaltake PurePower 560W Silent

    Have I missed something or made a boo boo anywhere you can see?
    What do you lot reckon?

    Thanx John

    EDIT

    Now the RAM is this instead.
    OCZ 2GB Kit DDR2-667 PC2-5400 Gold

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  2. BillytheImpaler

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    You'll want a CPU heatsink, mate. Consider the Scythe Ninja or the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7.

    EDIT: Holy crap! How'd I miss this the first time around? That mobo needs DDR2 memory and you've only spec'd DDR (as far as I can tell). The two are entirely imcompatible.
     
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  3. hp7909

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    FSP (Sparkle), Enermax, Tagan & Seasonic (in no particular order) are currently the highly recommended PSU makers to choose from :D

    EDIT: The Raptors are known to be very noisy :eek: & two(2) :eek: :eek: I'd go for 1 & a quiet large hard disk like a Samsung for backups/etc :cool:
     
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  4. Beenom

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    Hasn't he already got the RAM and Mobo though? Cuz he said...

    Surely they won't work together?
     
  5. hp7909

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    / need specs :o

    Yes 'boo boo' on the memory!
     
  6. gr1mey

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    wouldnt get a Thermaltack PSU, get a Seasonic, FSP as said, as big as you can afford, should last you a while.
     
  7. johneva

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    I dont belive what an idiot I am yeah I did not realize I ordered the wrong RAM, I even knew that I needed the DDR2 and thought thats what I had untill it was just pointed out on here.

    I just did not read it properly, grrrrr.

    I got the RAM from a shop on ebay in the US I ordered it yesterday so it will already be on the way I should think, I have tryed emailing him explaining my misstake and explained I am still after a few diffrent bits so asked if it has not been sent yet to contact me so I can tell him the other bits I still need.

    Well I wont do that again in a hurry. :rolleyes:
     
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  8. johneva

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    Sorted I am so glad you pointed out that I had got the wrong RAM as I have now managed to change my order to the DDR2 version thank god. :D

    Also cheers for your advice on the CPU cooler and PSU aswell guys. ;)

    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 and
    FSP Sparkle FX600-GLN Epsilon 600W ATX2.0 PSU

    It is then.
     
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  9. BillytheImpaler

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    Those are both great choices. Cheers. ;)
     
  10. johneva

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    Right now them things are sorted, I have just thought does anybody know if it is worth my while changing from the standard fans that come with that case I was looking at?

    As there only cheap for a few fans but if it is gonna keep it cooler or quiter or both in changing from the standard then I might aswell do it.

    Even more so that I know these dual core pentiums run hot anyways and with the rest of the gear I am getting I should imagine it getting rather hot in there.

    What you reckon guys?
     
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