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What do you guys think to this spec?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Mr Mister, 1 Jun 2006.

  1. Mr Mister

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    Planning on building the following spec...
    Its not going to be used for games really hence the gfx. Mainly for office/downloads/bit of video encoding etc.

    Intel Pentium 4 805 Dual Core "LGA775 Smithfield" 2.66GHz (533FSB) - Retail
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 775)
    1GB (2X512MB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC5400
    Abit AW8 i955X, S775, PCI-E
    NEC ND-4570A-GNB Black 16x16 DVD±RW/RAM

    Total: £306.64 inc delivery.

    I already have the following stuff to use in it:
    Gigebyte 6600 (non GT) PCI-E
    2 x 160gb HDD's
    Lian Li PC60 case
    FSP Epsilon 600w PSU.

    What do you think? Anything i could change to make it better. I have looked at 2gb ram but would rather not spend any more than the above spec. Only really would if it would make a big difference.

    Thanks
     
  2. knowlesy

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    seems quite good enough to me :D
     
  3. Mr Mister

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    Does anyone know the difference between the Abit AW8 and the Abit AW8 MAX?
     
  4. semi-pro waster

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    From what I know of Intel that is all compatible and should be easily sufficient for the proposed uses. Other than going for 2gb I don't see anything obvious to change.

    //edit I'd assume the difference is from having a better chipset although I don't actually know anything about the motherboard.
     
  5. charltonfan1

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    The PSU is a bit OTT for that system. You could sell it and buy another one then put the extra money towards more ram?
     
  6. knowlesy

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    abit

    the aw8 max

    so better cooling system me thinks =S
     
  7. Mr Mister

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    Yes i realise that but i bought it second hand so it was a good deal. I got it for the price i would have paid for a 500w or so new. Anyway at least it can provide the juice to the PD. Its obligatory to clock the nuts off this chip. :D
     
  8. Mr Mister

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    Thanks for the link, its nearly double the price and uses the same intel 955x chipset so i think the standard AW8 will suffice. :)
     
  9. knowlesy

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    probably the best way as it more than likely makes not a jot difference
     
  10. Mr Mister

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    Does anyone here have any experience with overclocking and the abit aw8 mobo?