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#1 Oaken

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 04:11 PM

I have these parts so far....

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128375 - Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145221 - RAM
http://www.scan.co.u...&source=froogle - Cooling

Then I'm going to get the following things once I have the money,

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115202 - CPU
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814161306 - Graphics
http://www.overclock..._650w_atx_psu/1 - PSU

I'll probably get a new soundcard as well at some point. This will be the first computer I have put together myself....is it any good? Had to a bit of research to see which parts would go with what.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 04:46 PM

Your motherboard has an HD audio card built in. You dont need any better do you?

Everything looks good :). Though a few recommendations.

Use this memory instead.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820226033

The Cas Latency is significantly lower, 9-9-9-24 vs 6-6-6-18. The CAS latency is in lamen terms, the "lag" between when the memory erases data and replaces it with new data.

For slightly less, why not go faster? :o

Your not going to need that cpu fan :p. I have my i7 overclocked to 4ghz on the stock, and I dont have heat issues. Your call though :)

Good build though, fits on a budget nicely, 100x better then buying a mac, and so much cheaper :)

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 04:52 PM

Could you suggest another power supply by any chance that is just as good but cheaper? :p

I'll check out the RAM as well, thanks.

I figure the fan, even though it might be overkill, will be useful should I get anything more powerful in the future.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 04:57 PM

Could you suggest another power supply by any chance that is just as good but cheaper? :p

I'll check out the RAM as well, thanks.

I figure the fan, even though it might be overkill, will be useful should I get anything more powerful in the future.


NOTHING is more powerfull then the i7, and it only fits specific cpu socket types :p. Just save the money, and get a fan whenever you need it. *sagenod*

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817822010

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 03:17 PM

i7 is the hottest running Intel CPU to date iargue, I don't know what you're talking about.

What are you using to monitor temps?

Also, I wouldn't buy anything till I had the money for all of it. Buying piece by piece = a horrible idea.

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 03:22 PM

i7 is the hottest running Intel CPU to date iargue, I don't know what you're talking about.

What are you using to monitor temps?

Also, I wouldn't buy anything till I had the money for all of it. Buying piece by piece = a horrible idea.


Piece by piece is the only way I can do it at the moment. I'm hoping to have it all within a month. What would I need to monitor temps?...I don't know much about temps to be honest.

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 03:24 PM

Piece by piece is the only way I can do it at the moment. I'm hoping to have it all within a month. What would I need to monitor temps?...I don't know much about temps to be honest.


That was directed at Iargue :p you wont have to monitor temps, assuming you wont do any overclocking. They DO supply the stock fans to suit the processor they supply :p

#8 Oaken

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 03:37 PM

That was directed at Iargue :p you wont have to monitor temps, assuming you wont do any overclocking. They DO supply the stock fans to suit the processor they supply :p


Ah :p, the piece by piece bit was for me though :).

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:30 PM

i7 is the hottest running Intel CPU to date iargue, I don't know what you're talking about.

What are you using to monitor temps?

Also, I wouldn't buy anything till I had the money for all of it. Buying piece by piece = a horrible idea.



Hwmonitor. It provides me with the temps reported by the I7.


You are aware that the I7 can run at temps of over 1000c (Not that mine even goes close to that) without overheating?

Mines at 35 idle, and 80 under complete load (Which only a benchmarking program can do that it so far)

Piece by piece is the only way I can do it at the moment. I'm hoping to have it all within a month. What would I need to monitor temps?...I don't know much about temps to be honest.



Its cheaper to ship everything at once. XD.

Btw. Would you like me to see if I can find these from selling in the UK? (Cheaper shipping)

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 10:35 AM

Its cheaper to ship everything at once. XD.

Btw. Would you like me to see if I can find these from selling in the UK? (Cheaper shipping)


I paid for the RAM and fan last week so they have already arrived. Waiting on the motherboard now...and I still need to get PSU, CPU and graphics card....but if you can find them cheap in the UK then feel free to have a look :p. I have had a look but can't find the PSU for less than around £100...the CPU for less than about £210 and the Graphics for less than £130.

By the way...the ATI Radeon 5770 will be good enough right? I don't really fancy paying out the extra for the 5850 :/.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 04:19 PM

I paid for the RAM and fan last week so they have already arrived. Waiting on the motherboard now...and I still need to get PSU, CPU and graphics card....but if you can find them cheap in the UK then feel free to have a look :p. I have had a look but can't find the PSU for less than around £100...the CPU for less than about £210 and the Graphics for less than £130.

By the way...the ATI Radeon 5770 will be good enough right? I don't really fancy paying out the extra for the 5850 :/.

The 5850 is a fantastic card. However, if you don't want to shell out the money for it (which is more than understandable), I'd honestly suggest an older generation card. You can pick up the 1GB HD ATI 4870 for about $160 (I believe that's around £100? idk I'm not well versed with conversion rates atm) and it will usually outperform the 5770.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 04:49 PM

http://www.lambda-te...&prodID=B209985

Is that the card you mean?

#13 iargue

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:22 PM

Psu

http://www.amazon.co...57481123&sr=8-3

The Graphic card you link will do perfectly fine :)

And

Cpu
http://www.amazon.co...57481326&sr=1-1

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 10:15 PM

http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?origin=gbase5.5&prodID=B209985

Is that the card you mean?

Yes, suppose it's cheaper than what I was thinking.

#15 Oaken

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 02:43 AM

Yes, suppose it's cheaper than what I was thinking.


So it's half the price but still just as good :unsure:? Also it will be compatible with everything else I have right? If so I'm going to get it asap :p.

Also could anyone suggest a good 'chassis' to fit all this? I'm not sure the one I have is big enough.

EDIT: Motherboard just arrived :)

#16 iargue

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 09:10 AM

So it's half the price but still just as good :unsure:? Also it will be compatible with everything else I have right? If so I'm going to get it asap :p.

Also could anyone suggest a good 'chassis' to fit all this? I'm not sure the one I have is big enough.

EDIT: Motherboard just arrived :)



It will work with the motherboard everything that you got. Same as you old one, just a little bit less powerful. Will hangle high end games just fine though :)

#17 Oaken

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 09:50 AM

It will work with the motherboard everything that you got. Same as you old one, just a little bit less powerful. Will hangle high end games just fine though :)


I can't find anywhere that has that graphics card in stock :(. How about this one? http://www.ebuyer.com/product/175344

Any good?

or this one? http://cgi.ebay.co.u...=item483820ffe3

#18 iargue

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 03:18 PM

Shopping for UK people is hard.

Maybe try this one?

http://www.limitedgo...oogleUK_InStock

#19 Oaken

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 04:32 PM

Shipping is £24 on that site :(

#20 iargue

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 04:33 PM

Shipping is £24 on that site :(



Like I said. shoping for UK people is hard :p.

Just stick with what you have then?

#21 Oaken

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 04:43 PM

Like I said. shoping for UK people is hard :p.

Just stick with what you have then?


Are either of the two cards I posted above any good? I think one of them is the same as the MSI card.

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 04:48 PM

The ebay has a broken fan, do you not care about that?

As the for other, its only Gdd2, while Nvidia is at Gdd3, and Amd is at Gddr5, so your missing a performance.... Though in the product specifications, they say it has Ddr5

Edited by iargue, 06 November 2009 - 04:49 PM.


#23 Oaken

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 04:55 PM

The ebay has a broken fan, do you not care about that?

As the for other, its only Gdd2, while Nvidia is at Gdd3, and Amd is at Gddr5, so your missing a performance.... Though in the product specifications, they say it has Ddr5


I figured I have that giant Titan Fenrir fan so that might be enough :p. No?

I'll keep looking around then for the MSI card.

#24 iargue

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 04:58 PM

I figured I have that giant Titan Fenrir fan so that might be enough :p. No?

I'll keep looking around then for the MSI card.



Thats for your CPU. GPU's need different fans lol. Your video card has a dumbed down CPU on it, so you need to fix it up.

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 05:11 PM

http://www.shdtechno...no=912-V803-415 - says out of stock but it will let me order it...so maybe they will get one for me....but is that same card as Bryan suggested? Just wondering as this one is Radeon rather than MSI :lookaround:


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