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Proposed new system - let me know what you guys think

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May 6, 2007 4:05:13 PM

here's a list of the stuff that I'm planning on putting into my new build

X2 4600+

Abit KN9 Ultra MCP55P

Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2) DDR2 PC2-5300 CL=5 UNBUFFERED NON-ECC DDR2-667 1.8V

Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATA II 7200RPM 16MB Cache - OEM

BFG OC 8800GTS 320MB

Enermax Liberty 500W Modular ATX2.2 PSU

already have case, disk drives etc

System is mainly for gaming - I have no interest in OCing

what do you think guys? can you see any obvious problems?

Thanks in advance
Sam 8)

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May 6, 2007 4:59:59 PM

Question: What is you're budget on this build?

I would totally get a different kind of motherboard other than Abit.

Second, whats the total amps on the +12V rail on the PSU? make sure you have enough to run that 8800 GTS.
May 6, 2007 5:01:36 PM

budget is around £600

PSU has 32a on 12v rails

is the abit a bit crap? what would you recommend?
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May 6, 2007 5:34:18 PM

32a is fine. What monitor are you running this system on? Where are you buying the parts from?
In terms of motherboard, the Gigabyte DS3 is very good, but Abit aren't that bad if you're not overclocking.
May 6, 2007 6:28:18 PM

Abit it's not a piece of crap, they are probably the best motherboard for enthusiasts, your mobo is cheap and solid, but also there are mobo's with SLi support with better chipset for the same money, eg. asus m2n-e sli.
Your memory sucks get 800mhz is also around the same money, you will see the true power of AM2 amd processor only with 800mhz memory.
May 6, 2007 9:23:20 PM

thanks for the advice guys.
800mhz memory is about 50% more expensive in the uk, but If thats what I need, thats what I'll get!

Motherboard sounds good then - dont really have an interest in Sli - one 8800GTS will be quite enough I think! when it can't do the job anymore I'll replace it with a newer model.

my monitor is my weak spot to be honest - 19inch CRT, but a damn good one. Picture quality is top notch.

any advice on the actual build would be cool as well

cheers
Sam
May 6, 2007 9:26:22 PM

buying the parts from ebuyer - where else!?
May 6, 2007 10:18:41 PM

Cool cool. Some stuff is cheaper on scan.co.uk, but make sure you get the £10 off with the Google checkout on ebuyer. Apparently, you can get the £10 off more than once if you make separate orders, but I'm not 100% on that.
With AM2 processors, they have a divider on the chip, so the faster the RAM, the better (with Intel processors, the RAM will be limited to match the FSB).
May 6, 2007 10:25:59 PM

I've had a bad experience with scan - found the customer service to be rubbish :( . Ebuyer also offer a great 9 month free finance deal, so can get a new PC and go on holidays

thanks for your advice guys
Sam
May 7, 2007 12:46:18 AM

Fair enough. I've only used them once, and that was because the Gadget Show recommended them. I mainly use them because they have a lot of stuff that ebuyer don't (much bigger selection of after-market HSF's, and actually decent case fans).
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