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PC Build

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Token, 5 Mar 2006.

  1. Token

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    Joined: 3 Mar 2006

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    Hello im new to the forum and in the process of selecting components for a new quiet build. My budget is around the £700 mark and the PC needs to be a general all-rounder. What I have so far is as follows:

    Case/PSU
    Antec P150 Quiet PC Case - 430w HE Modular PSU (CA-047-AN)

    Motherboard / RAM / Processor
    GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS2.5 (GE1GB3200BHDC) (MY-005-GL)
    Asus A8N-SLi Premium nForce4 SLi (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-111-AS)
    AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 90nm (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3700BNBOX) (CP-121-AM)

    Graphics Card
    PowerColor ATI Radeon X800 GTO 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-054-PC)

    DVD/CD-ROM/RW
    Sony DDU-1615 DVD-ROM (Silver) - OEM (CD-015-SO)
    AOpen DUW1616 Chameleon 16x DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter inc. Ivory/Black/Silver Bezels - Retail (CD-008-AO)

    HDD
    Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 160GB 1600JS SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-047-WD)


    Opinions, comments and recommendations would be appreciated.
     
  2. Shiz

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    If your not worried about overclocking, the new batch of opterons are looking good. Pick up one of those instead of the 3700+ and you'll save 40 odd quid.
     
  3. Token

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    Thanks for the reply. Im not worried about overclocking to be honest although the CPU, mobo and memory I have listed above are a bundle deal so im probably saving about 40quid as it is anyway. I'll check it out though for sure.
     
  4. quadboi

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    The 3700 will be fine for his tasks :D
     
  5. DaveBennett

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    Preety good build there make, go for it. Looks ***.

    Also, welcome to the forum. Be sure to check out the FAQ and Rules.

    Dave
     
  6. BigDom

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    Joined: 30 Nov 2002

    Posts: 1,852

    Location: Birmingham

    the bundle saves you.. £0... Go for a Asus Crossfire MVP board with the same RAM and CPU and you'll save about £40 - then put the saving into an X850XT Graphics card. Other than that nice spec :).

    AMD Athlon 64 3700 Retail / Asus A8N-SLi Premium / 1GB GeIL CAS 2.5 PC3200 Dual Channel Kit - Bundle (BU-029-OK)
    GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS2.5 (GE1GB3200BHDC) (MY-005-GL)
    Asus A8N-SLi Premium nForce4 SLi (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-111-AS)
    AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 90nm (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3700BNBOX) (CP-121-AM)
    Price: £284.85 (£334.70 Including VAT at 17.5%)


    MY-005-GL GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS2.5 (GE1GB3200BHDC) (MY-005-GL)
    £49.95 £49.95
    MB-111-AS Asus A8N-SLi Premium nForce4 SLi (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-111-AS)
    £104.95 £104.95
    CP-121-AM AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 90nm (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3700BNBOX) (CP-121-AM)
    £129.95 £129.95
    Subtotal £284.85
     
  7. Token

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    Thanks a lot for the advice :p