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Possible new PC

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Danluas, 2 Feb 2006.

  1. Danluas


    Joined: 29 Jan 2006

    Posts: 8

    Location: Exeter

    Hi everyone, first post here and its a doozy. Both me and my brother are looking to upgrade our current 3+ yr old PC's to something with a bit more umpf as this will be the first time I have actually built one from scratch I feel its a good idea to get some advice on what we have decided on after talking with friends we play games with.

    As you can see we are very much going on the need to not upgrade for a while after we build this and want opinions on things like cases mostly to ensure we have sufficient cooling.

    This will be my brother's PC I am still undecided on a few things and will look to build it later. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


    MB-017-DF DFI LanParty UT RDX200CF-DR Crossfire (Socket 939) Motherboard (MB-017-DF)
    £124.95 £124.95
    MY-057-OC OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC3200 Dual Channel Platinum Series EL-DDR CAS2 (OCZ4002048ELDCPE-K) (MY-057-OC)
    £164.95 £164.95
    GX-113-SP Sapphire ATI Radeon X1900 XT-X 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-113-SP)
    £357.95 £357.95
    HD-069-WD Western Digital Raptor 150GB WD1500ADFD 10,000RPM SATA 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-069-WD)
    £175.95 £175.95
    HD-001-OK OcUK Value Floppy Drive - Black (HD-001-OK)
    £5.95 £5.95
    CD-024-NE NEC ND4550 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-024-NE)
    £25.50 £25.50
    AC-000-AC Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound (3.5g) (AC-000-AC)
    £5.50 £5.50
    CA-006-HP Hiper HPU-4B580 Type R 580W Modular ATX2.2 PSU - Blue (CA-006-HP)
    £54.95 £54.95
    OS-002-MS Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition inc. SP2 - OEM (OS-002-MS)
    £81.95 £81.95
    CP-146-AM AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core FX60 (Socket 939) - Retail (ADAFX60DAA6CDBOX) (CP-146-AM)
    £629.95 £629.95
    HS-010-ZA Zalman CNPS7700-CU Ultra-Quiet CPU Cooler - Retail (HS-010-ZA)
    £22.95 £22.95
    CA-010-TT Thermaltake VA3000BWA Tsunami Dream SuperMidi Aluminium Tower - Black (CA-010-TT)
    £63.00 £63.00
    Subtotal £1,713.55
    VAT £299.88
    Total £2,013.43
  2. Broon


    Joined: 16 Oct 2005

    Posts: 360

    Location: Edinburgh

    I want one :(

    Welcome to the forums :)

    Nice system looks as good as you'll get. I would suggest maybe faster RAM but as the CPU is an FX you can just change the multi as you shouldn't have to worry about overclocking your RAM.
  3. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    Welcome to the forums, the PC unsurprisingly looks pretty good although I'd change the DVDRW to the 4551 because it is slightly newer. The case looks to be very closely modelled on the Coolermaster Wavemaster so it may not have great airflow in operation but hopefully someone with the case can advise more fully.
  4. Danluas


    Joined: 29 Jan 2006

    Posts: 8

    Location: Exeter

    Thanks for the replies so far, I think the main problem is getting a case that offers the best cooling solution and also looks ok as its pointless to put all this expensive gear in something that won't do it justice.
  5. mp260767


    Joined: 4 Feb 2003

    Posts: 10,820

    Location: telford, shropshire


    if u're happy to spend that then good on you.

    maybe look at the x2 4400 or 4800 as their cheaper, but options just as good imho.

    maybe look at the Zalman CNPS9500-LED Aero Flower as another option for cpu cooling.
  6. amx


    Joined: 2 Dec 2005

    Posts: 808

    From reading the forum some people would change the Hiper PSU to something like the Seasonic, or if you want modular the tagan.
    Also, people seem to favour the Saphire Pure Innovation Motherboard in favour of the DFI Crossfire boards.
    But looks like its gonna be a nice system.
  7. Larok


    Joined: 30 Oct 2005

    Posts: 340

    yeah some people on the forums have reported high noise on high spec machines with the type r. Perhaps the enermax liberty or seasonic.