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Could someone just check my parts before I buy them please ?

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January 5, 2007 3:30:02 PM

yo everyone

Just about to buy my new pc. I just select what i thought would be ok. It would be awesome if someone could tell me if one of the parts i have selected is rubbish and there is a even better part for that money or even just telling me whats wrong and stuff.

Crucial 1GB (2x512MB) DDR2 PC2-4200C4 Dual Channel Kit (CT2KIT6464AA53E) - £88.11

Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13ghz - Skt775 Fsb1066 2mb Cache Boxed - £143.93

Sapphire Radeon X1650 PRO 256MB GDDR3 VGA TVO DVI-I AGP

Asus P5b Deluxe wifi ap Lga775 Core 2 Duo P965 Fsb1066 8gb DDR2 Sata Dual Gigabit Lan Wifi Audio Firewire ATX
- £133.57

Antec TruePower Trio 550W PSU - With 3x 12v Rails and 120mm Fan

I make it around £544




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January 5, 2007 4:21:33 PM

Are you looking for this to be a gaming machine or for something else.

If for gaming, I'd save some money over that ASUS P5B Deluxe and get the P5B-E instead. There's also the Gigabyte GA-865P-DS3 for a lot less money.

I would then take the money saved on the motherboard and put in into getting a better video card. Either a 7900GT or X1950Pro, whichever is cheaper.

For the PSU, I'd try and get Antec's NeoHE 550W. You'll save some money in electric bills. And it's better to boot.

I'd get a 1GB stick of memory instead of 2x512MB and then when you save up more money, get another 1GB stick of memory to go dual-channel. 2GB is almost the standard now-a-days.
January 5, 2007 4:26:47 PM

im not a gamer.

But i just want a nice new pc that will last a whilst. I do burn and rip a lot of dvds so what do i need. I also use my pc pretty much all the time, i run a lot of applications like messengers, media players etc

I dont need to spend a lot on a graphics card. But i dont know what the graphics cards are like these days, ive a got ati radeon 9600 pro thats comming to the end of its days and i just want something new. I dont want a shit graphics card, something that can handle games ok. i dont need super high shit.

yeh the ram i really wasn't sure on :S I guess i could cut back on the graphics card and motherboard go for 2gb dual channel?

i really was set on getting a fanless mobo though ;p
January 6, 2007 10:19:50 PM

bump :) 

please help

what do i need for fast burning and ripping of cd's and dvds?