building a computer

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  1. tomqman
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    You've got all the parts.

    Is she a gamer or something? A Q6600 seems a little over the top.

    That power supply is pretty crap too.

    What is she going to be using the PC for?
     
  3. xcalibur

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    Change the CPU to either an E8400 or Q9300 and the PSU to PC Power & Cooling 500W and you're all set.

    Also, where is the graphics card?
     
  4. tomqman
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    and im putting my old gfx card in their

    ok il chan the psu

    and is the e8400 better than the q6600
     
  5. Westside

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    Actually E8400 is better than Q6600 in many aspects such as overclocking and gaming. At this moment Q6600 is only good for multi-threaded applications and multi-tasking. However, in the future, we may see some changes.
     
  6. fischju

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    I would that proc to an E7200, much cheaper
     
  7. xcalibur

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    Would be recommendable with a a budget like that.
    Maybe a microATX board too.
     
  8. tomqman
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    tomqman This Is Everyone's Fault But Mine.

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    with the e7200 would i need to the Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 Processor Cooler
     
  9. Mewgia

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    why?
     
  10. fischju

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    The stock cooler works perfectly fine
     
  11. tomqman
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    all my past intel coolers have been very noisy. That's why
     
  12. fischju

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    The stock 775 cooler I have for my E8200 is very quite
     
  13. jeronz

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    you dont need an aftermarket cooler, and the freezer 7 pro isnt actually much quiter than the stock cooling, only good if she wants to overclock.

    how about this:

    microatx mobo: GA-G31M-S2L - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/140066 34.66
    cpu: E7200 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145258 75.84
    ram: 2x1gb - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/111438 58.81
    HDD: WD 250gb http://www.ebuyer.com/product/124734 39.76
    case: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/143854 35.24
    psu: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131052 45.57

    under 300. but could get a weaker psu and slower ram. what graphics card is it? 500w would be overkill i think unless its like a 4870 or something.
     
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    the gfx card is an x1300pro (i know it sucks but it should do)
    what she wants is a nice fast family computer (running vista) with good hdd (around 250GB)
    around £300 budget(got vista, mouse,keyboard, monitor)
     
  15. xJonny

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    Get a power supply like this and boast about its efficiency like crazy for extra props or at the very least a branded (not a branded generic or shit brand etc) one.
     
  16. porchemasi

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    500w PSU will NOT BE SUFFICIENT!

    I had to go up to a 700W .... pay the extra $20 to be safe
     
  17. xJonny

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    You are wrong.








    A very high spec single GPU, overclocked quadcore, multiple hard drives etc. will not likely use more than 350 watts. An x1300 and the sort of spec he is talking about should be very safe with that PSU, especially since it's a good brand and it's been proven by reviews to be great and very efficient.

    E: There are probably many cheap/generic/shit 500w PSUs that perform worse than that Earthwatts.
     
  18. fischju

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    My X1950XT and E8200 worked fine with a 450w PSU. 500-550w is enough for a 4850 and maybe a 4870
     
  19. Xeijin

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    Absolute Rubbish. A 450w would be sufficient with this setup.
     
  20. tomqman
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    ok heres what im getting at the mo with an x1300pro

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    should i get a few extra fans?

    and will this be a good fast settup running vista?

    also which vista would be best as i have home, home premium, vista ultimate