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Building a new computer -need suggestions

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February 19, 2007 2:17:15 PM

Okay, so i recently got hold of some extra money, and im building a new computer... I live in europe, so all the prices are in EUROS (€). PSU comes with case, its an Antec 450Watt SmartPower 2.0.

Part/ Name/ Price

Graphics/ XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 320mb/ 258,64
Motherboard/ GIGABYTE GA-956P-DQ6/ 208,16
CPU/ Intel Core 2 Duo E6300/ 166,36
Memory/ 2x 1gb 800mhz Ddr2 Non-ecc Cl5 Dimm/ 216,16
Hard Disk/ Seagate Barracuda 320GB Sata 2/ 94,84
Case/ Antec Sonata Il/ 91,59
Screen/ Samsung SyncMaster 226BW/ 294,98
DVD-drive/ LG GSA-h12nrb/ 37,24

Total 1367,97

These are the prices i can get these parts for, if anyone has any suggestions/comments, please write. I can look for other parts if there's something better you think I can get a hold of. I'm looking for a computer around €1300-1400, so I'm actually a little over budget.. :roll:
February 19, 2007 2:24:50 PM

Looks good to me. Make sure that the hardrive is a 7200.10 when you buy it. As for the case that comes with the PSU, I don't really like it when it comes with a case, I usually just buy it separately but it depends on people I guess.

Question: Will you be Overclocking this system? if so I'm not sure how good the GA-N680SLI-DQ6 at overclocking. What brand name RAM are you getting? Get OCZ or G.Skill but not sure if that board will support it, I'm pretty sure it will.

But overall its looks good to me and Enjoy it.
February 19, 2007 2:31:01 PM

I think im just going to trust the psu that comes with the case, if it doesnt work out well i will find a new one... Also, I will be trying to overclock it a bit yes... The RAM is Kingston, that's the only decent ram i can get in this store...
Edit: The hard drive should be 7200.10 (that's what it says at least)
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February 19, 2007 3:00:00 PM

Yeah, like no problem. DQ6 or even the DS3 are very good boards and good at OCing. The Board you picked (GA-N680i-SLi) is still new and has some fixes to resolve so the board you have picked is very good.
February 19, 2007 3:10:26 PM

Also, I just figured out i can get the XFX 8800 GTS 320mb graphics card for more or less the same price as the 7950 gt... So I think i will be getting that, too :p