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Weak willed PC build

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Daniel114, 25 Dec 2007.

  1. Daniel114

    Daniel114 What's a Dremel?

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    Hello,

    You know that old saying about building a brand new PC around a piece of hardware... well I just got some of the GeIL Ram on offer on OC, and now I find myself wanting to do just that...

    Basically I'm building up a gaming PC, but I realise I'm going to have to wait until February for the parts I want.. that and I'm getting cold feet about buying a part, only for it to be out of date only a month later.

    So with that in mind I'm wanting to do a (cheapish) new pc build (to better my older 3ghz P4)
    I'm thinking so far 'Intel Core 2 Duo E6750, S775, 2.66 GHz, 1333MHz FSB, Conroe Core, 4MB Cache, Retail' but thats it, I don't need a monitor or ought, just wanting suggestions on a cheap mobo (DDR2 800) (prob p35 unless you say otherwise as I've only heard good things) and a graphics card? I don't mind paying a bit more if it provides a far better performance boost

    Like I say its not going to be my gaming PC, just a decent PC that I can sort of play games on (better than my current PC, I need to finish STALKER), and that will tide me over whilst I carry on buying parts for my uber PC.. just so I don't rush it and end up buying stuff just because I'm bored of waiting and weak willed

    I know its another boring help me buy a pc component thread but any help would be much appreciated, cheers and merry xmas

    dan
     
  2. Gravemind123

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    For the motherboard, Gigabyte P35-DS3R or DS3L, Abit IP35-E or Pro or Asus P5K-E.

    For the graphics card, Radeon HD 3850 or GeForce 8800GT depending one what price you want to pay and how available they are near you.
     
  3. ryanjleng

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    go for Premium 4 x 1GB of DDR2-800 (if not 1066) instead of 2. it is so cheap.
     
  4. atanum141

    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    Geil is perfectly fine, some of the best around.

    Also what Gravemind suggested.
     
  5. Daniel114

    Daniel114 What's a Dremel?

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    Cheers, I'm think 2gig will be fine because I'm probably going to be keeping 32 bit xp for this build, and should I get a new OS for it later I can just get a 2 more gigs at that point.

    Think I'm going to go the Gravemind route, just trying to sort for the cheapest I can find them.

    Cheers for the help
     
  6. Daniel114

    Daniel114 What's a Dremel?

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    quick addition

    ordering now, pushed the budget up a bit... just finally what the deal with this motherboard?

    Asus P5K SE, iP35, S 775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 1066/667/800MHz, SATA II, ATX
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/productinfo.asp?WebProductID=740897

    (running quad core 6600, 2 gig geil ram and a 512 xfx alpha dog)

    ...Unless anyone knows better, or a cheapy cheap sli board

    cheers for teh help again, lats post I swear
     
  7. oasked

    oasked Stuck in (better) mud

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    Looks fine to me, no idea how well it will overclock though (the Abit IP35 Pro is the best motherboad for that). :)
     
  8. Daniel114

    Daniel114 What's a Dremel?

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    would that be this one? http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=605524

    *edit, went with the Dark raider one, cheers for the help*

    *Double edit, anyone having any knowledge of how it overclocks?*
     
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