Yet another PC building topic

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Nov 30, 2008
  1. xcalibur
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    I'm building my new PC hopefully next week and here is what I had in mind:


    Arianet 4GB PC2-6400 CL5 (2x2GB) £29.32

    Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L iP35 Express Socket 775 Motherboard £62.50

    Cooler Master CM-690 Dominator

    550w Thermaltake TR2 Performance Power Supply Retail £48.37

    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 PRO (Socket LGA775) £14.04

    Logitech X210 2.1 Speaker system £22.62

    Logitech Media Keyboard 600 £11.20

    Microsoft Intellimouse Optical £13.16

    20" LG L206WU Widescreen LCD Monitor £152.69

    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz (Retail 775) £129.19

    1TB Samsung Spinpoint F1 SATA2 7200RPM 32MB cache £75.14

    Pioneer DVR-116DBK 20x Internal DVDRW Black Bare £20.46


    All together it will come to £637.38 excluding shipping but includes tax.

    I've chosen to use my old graphics card (a radeon x1650 pro) untill I get enough money to buy a new graphics card. Most likely a 9800GTX+/HD4870.

    Comments? Please tell me.

    EDIT: Made a few changes. Namely the processor and HDD.
     
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  3. xcalibur
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    I chose the Dell because it is one of the best. Its an S-IPS panel with amazing viewing angles.


    What you've just linked me was a 22" TN with a full HD res.
     
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    Do attachments work? Guess not.

    http://go.f-everything.net/newpc is what I built (Excel Spreadsheet)

    Asus P5Q PRO P45 Socket 775 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Socket 775 (3.0GHz) 1333FSB 6MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor
    OCZ 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 CL 4-4-4-15 PLATINUM XTC with LIFETIME WARRANTY
    Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Case With CM eXtreme Power 460W PSU *SPECIAL OFFER*
    LG GH22NS30 22X SATA DVD?RW/DL/RAM Black Bare Drive - OEM
    Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 Processor Cooler
    HIS ATI Radeon HD 4670 IceQ Turbo 512MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI (PCI-Express) - Retail
    Seagate ST3500320AS 500GB Hard Drive SATA II 7200rpm *32MB Cache* - OEM
    Seagate ST3500320AS 500GB Hard Drive SATA II 7200rpm *32MB Cache* - OEM
    Hiper 120mm Case Fan - Clear HiperFlow Frame & Blades - 3pin with Adaptor/Screws Included
    Hiper 120mm Case Fan - Clear HiperFlow Frame & Blades - 3pin with Adaptor/Screws Included
    Logitech Classic Keyboard
    Logitech Black Pilot Mouse
    19" Wide Monitor 1440x900

    Total (Inc VAT): £620.54
    Total (Ex VAT): £528.12
     
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    well its what ive got and it works great for me. The problem with wide angle screens is, although you can see a picture at a wide angle, its still pretty useless because its distorted at that angle. ive got a 22 inch dell screen, quite cheap, full HD resolution ( the viewsonics are supposed to be good though) and although it doesnt boast "wide angle viewing" it still seems to show a picture at wide angles. Or am i missing your idea of "wide angle" *sigh....* pc building has so many little niggles... Good choice with the HDD though, the samsung spinpoints are the best out there, not counting WD Raptors
     
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    Realised that the quality between an S-IPS panel and a decent TN panel would be negligable for me so I changed it to a 20" LG monitor. Strange coloured casing but quite good and has height adjustable stand.

    @CorruptedAngel: Wide viewing angles refers to vertical viewing angles.
    Try viewing a picture slightly below and above your monitor and you'll notice its not the same at all.

    EDIT: I'm considering moving to a p45 mobo but I don't see anything that warrants paying almost £30 extra...

    EDIT2: Went for the CM-690 case anyway.
     
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    Looks like you got a pretty rad setup there Xcali [​IMG]
     
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    If you can hold out on the GFX card, I'd wait til some DX11-enabled cards on the market, as apparently Microsoft plans to bring DX11 out with Windows 7.
     
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    I have an Iiyama Prolite 17" it's 5years old and counting. It's a nice monitor. Mine was discounted because of a dead pixel [​IMG]
     
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    A few things to suggest out of experience;

    Thermaltake PSUs (at least the cheap ones) I have found to be unreliable. I prefer Seasonic or Corsair myself. I own a Corsair HX520W modular PSU, and it's very very quiet and stable.

    The heatsink you chose; I have the same one and it's lackluster. It's not bad for the price, but once you start cranking up the speed on your CPU, the heatsink doesn't perform too well.

    I recommend one of those newer direct-touch heatpipe heatsinks, they seem to perform quite well for a little extra. OCZ Vendetta 2 is a good option.
     
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    What exactly is your definition of "cheap"? This PSU is costing me almost £50 and I don't find that cheap at all...
    The cpu fan will be fine since I'm not going to overclock and I needed an extra fan anyway (going to slap the one the cpu comes with on my old PC).
     
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    Asus P5Q motherboard
    Intel E8400 processor
    Asus GeForce 9800GT
    2x2gb Kingston ValueRAM / Corsair DDR2 800mhz
    Seagate Barracuda 1tb hard drive / 2x Seagate Barracuda 500gb (SATAII)
    Samsung Superwritemaster DVD writer
    FSP Group or Nexus 500w 80plus power

    Logitech Office Comfort (best keyboard out there, rare as heck though)
    Logitech MX Revolution (best mouse out there, expensive though)

    Missing a case, possibly a few case fans and the display. I have a 22 inch Eizo FlexScan S2201W which is an awesome display but may be out of your price range.
     
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    Cheaply made, as in, lesser quality OEM built.

    I'm not quite sure what OEM made the Thermaltake PSUs, but I stand by my choice of Corsair and other Seasonic made PSUs.

    Quality is everything for your power source.
     
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    I'm buying this PC instead
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    lolj/k

    But a man can dream...
     
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    your first list was good

    except never heard of Arianet ram brand before
    g-skill, kingston, and OCZ make good cheap ram

    p35 should just go to p45
    gigabyte UD3P is a very nice choice (or UD3R), good ratings all around
    p5q-pro is problematic, unless you wanna pay alot more for the deluxe ver
    also if you stayed P35 you risk getting old bios that will not work with the 45nm CPU's (the computer wont boot, no nothing)
    so you would need to get another 775 CPU to flash the bios

    other then that the list is good
     

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