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Planning First Build idea/beast

Discussion in 'Modding' started by steveymncl, 28 Jan 2010.

  1. steveymncl

    steveymncl What's a Dremel?

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    Hi guys I'm looking to do my first build to replace my dying machine. Does this build look solid? I want to use editing software and games but Im not so sure about the GFX since the difference between the two I have put down look small :S.

    Intel Core i5 650 3.2Ghz (Socket LGA1156) £152.69
    http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...hz+(Socket+LGA1156)+-+Retail+?productId=39237

    MotherBoard
    Gigabyte H55M-S2H, Intel H55, 1156, PCI-E 2.0 (x16) £69.97
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Giga...-(x16)-DDR3-1600-1800-2133-SATA-3Gb-s-ATX-VGA

    Memory
    2GB (2x1GB) Corsair XMS3 Dominator DDR3 £60.68
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/2GB-...0-(1600)-240-Pin-Non-ECC-Unbuffered-CAS-9-DHX

    Graphics Card
    1GB XFX 5770 XXX 875MHz DDR5 DUAL DVI DP HDMI PCI-E CARD £152.27
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-XFX-5770-XXX-875MHz-DDR5-DUAL-DVI-DP-HDMI-PCI-E-CARD

    OR

    GB XFX HD 4890 OC, PCI-E 2.0, 3900MHz GDDR5 £149.79
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-...MHz-800-Cores-2x-DVI-HDTV-HDCP-plus-Stormrise

    Optical Drive
    LiteOn IHOS104-37 4xBlu-Ray, 8x DVD Reader OEM inc Software £52.04
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/LiteOn-IHOS104-37-4xBlu-Ray-8x-DVD-Reader-OEM-inc-Software

    Internal Hard Drive £62.47
    750 GB Western Digital WD7501AALS Caviar Black, SATA 3Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/750-...ALS-Caviar-Black-SATA-300-7200-rpm-32MB-Cache

    Case
    NZXT Lexa S, Black Mid Tower Case w/o PSU
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/NZXT-Lexa-S-Black-Mid-Tower-Case-w-o-PSU

    Power Supply £25.58
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/700W...Silent-Fan-24pin-plus4-pin-plus12V-PSU-ATX-22
     
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  2. matty4467

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    Looks good,

    But please change that PSU, It will be very poor Quality. Try something from corsair, like the TX650W. And personally I would go for 5770.

    Edit: Are you running a 64Bit or 32 bit OS? If you are running 64Bit you could possibly do with some more ram.

    Hope this helps,
    Matty
     
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  3. sixfootsideburns

    sixfootsideburns modeteer

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    absolutely change the PSU. Please please ppllleeeeaassseee don't skimp on that piece of hardware. If you buy a low quality PSU and it fails it has a good chance of taking the rest of your rig with it.

    As matty said Corsair is an excellent option. Some of the highest quality PSUs on the market and well worth the price. I've known people to replace their entire computer and continue to use the same Corsair PSU because it still ran like the day they bought it.
     
  4. Nanosec

    Nanosec absit iniuria verbis

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    Shop around, see where you can save a few, without cutting too many corners, and UPGRADE the PSU and the RAM.....

    You should at least be running 4GB or more, especially with the prices as low as they are.
     
  5. Fazanitar

    Fazanitar What's a Dremel?

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    As afore mentioned, the PSU will definitely need replacing. Spending a good deal of money on quality components elsewhere in your build is pointless with a low quality PSU - Imagine getting a brand new sports car with all the bells and whistles and having it driven by a half blind, one legged monkey - it won't end well.

    The PSU is the heart of your build - everything will depend on it, so you simply can't afford to get a cheap one and have it go wrong and wipe out the rest of your components.

    Corsair make fantastic quality PSUs - certainly worth a look.

    Also - go for the 5770 certainly.
     

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