Hi, I am just putting together a complete new build, I have about £1200 to spend and I want a widescreen monitor and a genuine copy of vista in this.
I already have a P180 case and a nice keyboard.
What I got so far was from Overclockers as it all needs to come from one etailer.
A C2D 6400,
Abit AB9 Pro mobo
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-6400 Dual Channel Platinum Revision 2 XTC Series DDR2 (OCZ2P800R22GK) RAM
An Artic 7 Freezer cooler
Seasonic 600W PSU
Hitachi 320 and 80 GB HDD's
Samsung SATA DVD RW (Must be SATA)
BFG 8800GTS 320 gpu
Dell E207WFP 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor
Logitech Cordless G7 Gaming-Grade Laser Mouse
Akasa AK-ZEN-01-BK Zen Black Case (for all my old bits)
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit Edition DVD - OEM - 1Pk
Eset NOD32 Anti-Virus - Retail
Any thoughts on this build? I would really appreciate your thoughts!
It looks like someone actually read some of the forum before they posted for a change!
You have made some good choices and the only changes people could recommend would be based on personal preference. For example I personally like the Gigabyte DS3 because it has 3 pci slots vs. 2 and the AB9 Pro's IDE and floppy are in a difficult/in the way location but I see you are using all sata drives so the AB9 Pro should be great for you.
Thanks for the advice, I did a lot of reading before coming up with this and it should be a great replacement for my skt 939 NF4 system.
With regards to power, I have seen articles in CustomPC where theire overclocked C2D rig with an OC'd 8800 GTX only drew 350W or so, the 600W PSU should give me plenty of headroom for a little bit of judicious overclocking!
I have gone with Hitachi disks as these are my favourite and I have always had them and nary a problem.
With regards to XP with a vista upgrade, this is a great idea and I am looking into this further, any ideas of sources?