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what do you think of this new build-

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by mt50, 12 Jul 2006.

  1. mt50

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    Joined: 9 Jul 2006

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    hi, going to be building myself a new baseunit in the next couple of weeks, i was going to get a conroe system but seen as i don't play games that would be a waste. so i've set myself a budget of £400(give or take a few quid)

    someone has put this together on ***** for me, now it all looks very good for the price, can always get a new graphics card if it struggles with vista(can't see that as it ran fine on my old pc)

    would maybe overclock the PCu upto around 3gig maybe a little higher if i can.

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    how would this compare to a XP2500+ with 1gig ram and a geforce 4 ti 4200 128mb graphics card. much better?


    thanks
     
    Last edited: 12 Jul 2006
  2. Eddietop

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    A mod wont like this, id remove pic and list components instead.
     
  3. Bezinator

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    Location: Brighton

    Do remember this is the OcUK forums, as previous post said remove the pic :)
     
  4. Stelly

    Don

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    Location: Liverpool

    hmm... still dont like that pic mate, order from OcUk :)

    Stelly
     
  5. Mr Mister

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    He doesnt have to order from ocuk if he doesnt want to.

    In regards to the question, it looks a pretty good spec. Im not sure how good the motherboard is for overclocking though, it might be best to research its clocking abilities before laying the money down.

    I would try and avoid the turbocache cards if i were you because they steal system memory. Maybe look for a cheap second hand nvidia 6600 for £35 or 6600GT for £40-45.

    The hiper psu has been getting some bad reports lately too in terms of reliability so maybe look at something lower powered but with better reliabilty, maybe the enermax liberty 500w or the seasonic 430w. Both are ample to power that system.

    Hope that helps.
     
  6. Dureth

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    Try looking for an 8 pipe 7300GT/GS card. They are great value and overclock like demons.

    Otherwise the spec itself looks ok, but I really would remove the picture and list the components seperately.
     
  7. Stelly

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    Didnt say he had too just said he might like too :p

    Stelly
     
  8. mt50

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    hi, didn't know about the pic, thats just what someone put together pm *****, saved me listing all the stuff, just a rough idea like, i'm in stoke so could pick up most of *** stuff up from OC(if they let you)

    does that look good though? things like the case i would change though but the main stuff seem ok?

    thanks
     
  9. mt50

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    thanks for that, read a couple of reviews of the PSU and it did seem good :( will check out some others now.

    the motherboard does seem fine not checked a review out but the website looked fine rev 2.0 boards even work with conroe cpus :)

    wil look for another graphics card thanks :)
     
  10. GhostRider

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    MB-148-AS Asus M2V (Socket AM2) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-148-AS)
    £54.95 £54.95
    MY-012-GS G.Skill 2GB DDR2 LA PC2-5300 (2x1GB) CAS4 Dual Channel Kit (F2-5400PHU2-2GBLA) (MY-012-GS)
    £99.95 £99.95
    CA-052-AN Antec NSK4400 Mini Tower Case - 380W SmartPower PSU (CA-052-AN)
    £34.95 £34.95
    HD-018-SA Samsung SpinPoint P SP2504C 250GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-018-SA)
    £43.50 £43.50
    GX-087-LT Leadtek GeForce 7300 GT 256MB DDR2 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-087-LT)
    £47.95 £47.95
    CP-164-AM AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 2.2GHz (Socket AM2) - Retail (CP-164-AM)
    £66.95 £66.95
    CD-035-NE NEC ND3550 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-035-NE)
    £19.95 £19.95
    Subtotal £368.20
    VAT £64.44
    Total £432.64


    Got bored so i had a look at what overclockers could provide. I think it would out preform or be close to the other spec. If you want a dual core i would wait for the conroe processor (1-2 weeks hopefully) because there is an expected price drop of the x2. These are a better chip than the pentium D one
     
  11. Dureth

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    Joined: 14 Mar 2005

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    Heres a cheap dual core Intel setup at the same price as the system above:

    CP-116-IN Intel Pentium 4 805 Dual Core "LGA775 Smithfield" 2.66GHz (533FSB) - Retail (CP-116-IN)
    £72.95 £72.95
    MB-116-AS Asus P5ND2 SLi nForce4 SLi (LGA775) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-116-AS)
    £54.95 £54.95
    MY-012-GS G.Skill 2GB DDR2 LA PC2-5300 (2x1GB) CAS4 Dual Channel Kit (F2-5400PHU2-2GBLA) (MY-012-GS)
    £99.95 £99.95
    GX-087-LT Leadtek GeForce 7300 GT 256MB DDR2 TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-087-LT)
    £47.95 £47.95
    HD-018-SA Samsung SpinPoint P SP2504C 250GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-018-SA)
    £43.50 £43.50
    CD-059-LO Liteon DRW-6S160P-05C 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-059-LO)
    £18.25 £18.25
    CA-052-AN Antec NSK4400 Mini Tower Case - 380W SmartPower PSU (CA-052-AN)
    £34.95 £34.95
    Subtotal £372.50
    VAT £65.19
    Total £437.69