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My 1st DIY PC

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February 4, 2003 2:23:46 PM

I am planning on getting a new PC,(My first DIY pc), I have been reading a lot of reviews for various parts.

I would like to know that the given PSU below is enough.
I would also like peoples opinions on the setup.


Thanks for any help out there.

So far I have come up with:


AVAILABLE AT DABS

MoBo ASUS A7N8X non-deluxe (£98.00)

RAM Corsair 1GB DDR XMS2700 TwinX (2x512MB)CAS2
(£271.19 OverclockersUK)

CPU ATHLON XP 2700+ (£289.00)

CPU Noise Control Silverado
cooler (£45.00)

GPU ATI RADEON 9700 PRO 128MB AGP DDR (HERCULES) (£311.01)

HDD SEAGATE BARRACUDA 80.0GB ST380021A UATA-100 7200RPM 8.9MS 2MB
(£76.01)

Case Coolermaster ATC-710 (silver)
(£112.80)

Power ENERMAX EG365AX-VE FMA
supply (£55.00)

DVD Pioneer 16xDVD 40xCD Int IDE Slot
Mfr code: DVD-106S
(£37.00 Maplin)

Floppy Panasonic
Mfr code: JU257A607P
(£7.05)

CD-RW Lite-on 52r 52w 24rw Int IDE RP
Mfr code:LTR-52246S
(£52.51)

Monitor HERCULES PROPHETVIEW 920DVI 17"
(£527.57)

Keybd SILVER/BLACK MULTIMEDIA KYBD
(£19.99 Maplin)


TOTAL: £1902.13

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February 4, 2003 2:28:14 PM

do not buy from dabs or maplin, they are very expensive.from experience i have found that the best places for components in the uk are:
<A HREF="http://www.ebuyer.com" target="_new">Ebuyer</A>-Masses of stuff at great prices.
<A HREF="http://www.komplett.co.uk" target="_new">Komplett</A>-Not as much stuff but often cheaper than Ebuyer for memory and cpus
If you shop at these two you can knock at least £100 off your price- you can get a sapphire 9700 pro at ebuyer for about £260 for example-that's £50 off already.

no matter how hard you try, you can't polish a turd. :]<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by ad_rach on 02/04/03 11:31 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
February 4, 2003 3:00:09 PM

Thanks for your help I will look into these sites.
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February 4, 2003 3:09:12 PM

no problem.be sure to get yoyr stuff from them- i used to pay over-the-odds at dabs etc before i knew about those two so don't make the same mistake as me.dabs have good service and massive variety of items-more even than ebuyer-but they charge much more.

no matter how hard you try, you can't polish a turd. :]
February 4, 2003 7:18:03 PM

Thanks again i've managed to get the price down to £1772 ,so far.

Though in my searching I found the Sapphire 9700 pro ultimate.

The only place i've found that has it is DABS at £335.

Though with the overall saving made so far it still cheaper over all.
!