Hi Guys, im new to the forum and i hope you dont mind me posting, anyways its been awhile since i built my own machine, in fact the last one was about 8 years ago, a 333mhz K6 machine, been using laptops since but things have change and i have a work laptop which leaves me a little cash to put together a nice’ish machine at home, because ive been away from it for a while i just wanted to get some opinions on what i have speced up so far.:
Case Thermaltake Armor+
Mainboard DFI Lan Party DK X48-T2R Intel X48
RAM Corsair 4GB DDR2 XMS2 Dominator PC2-8500C5 TwinX
Hard drive Samsung SpinPoint F1 750GB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM
Power Supply Thermaltake ToughPower 750W Power Supply
Drives 2 x Sony NEC Optiarc DRU-190S 20x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter
Video Card Asus ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI
So what do you think? anything you think i should swap?
There is a good deal on the Mushkin RAM on NCIX, offers a much better OC.
Power Supply (Modular)
I would swap the RAM for the mushkin ram, it's really cheap and overclocks well. For the power supply, you should have enough with a 520watts but you could always get a OCZ. The case, I dunno where you will get it from though, but NCIX doesn't have them in stock, it's a special order, if you want a big case with lot of airflow, the stacker is for you.
What do you plan on doing with this rig? And what is your budget?
Oh, and Welcome to the Forums.
Well im based in the uk, hope you dont mind me joining, a bit of everything with the pc, games, i only really play command and conquer 3, hopfully red alert 3 when it comes out, i spend a lot of time with lots of programs open at the same time, Many Pages on IE, Outlook and word, Nero, that sort of thing,
Then forget the case I suggested :P, it's a big overpriced. But the RAM I suggested you, is really good and only 120$ ish.
So, I'm guessing you want a machine that will work and won't bother with overclocking. Am I right?
Edit: Do you plan do buy all your parts from a UK site like www.dabs.com ?
yeah ever dabs.com or overclockers.co.uk, both seem to have some good prices, i thought i would give he Overclocking a little go, just because i like to play around with things i guess, the plan was to set the system up and then to upgrade to move expensive parts when i have the cash,
You may take a look to a core 2 duo like the E8400 or E8500 instead of a quad has it gives about the same performance in games and is easier to cooldown with a good air cooling when overclocked. But it's sure that the Q6600 still interesting with his low price.
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