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January 12, 2009 2:47:07 AM

I haven't actually purchased this yet, but I may just after this discussion. :) 

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.00GHz - £131.44

Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P - £123.38

CoolerMaster BLACK CM 690 CASE - £66.84

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB - £36.58

(from amazon)
HIS ATI Radeon HD 4850 IceQ 4 Turbo x2 - £251.06

TOTAL - £626.98 inc vat and p&p

P.S. I still need a PSU, any recommendations?


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January 12, 2009 2:49:03 AM

Opps, forgot. I also need RAM, but I don't know what I'm looking for. Also any recommendations on this are appriciated. :ange: 
January 12, 2009 3:02:42 AM

everything looks ok, and as for a psu i would recommend a zalman or corsair. zalman is alittle more expensive but generates less noise.
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January 12, 2009 3:05:31 AM

Thanks for the info, I'll take a look at both and see which prices fit my budget. Any idea on how much wattage would be okay. I was thinking around 750watt.
January 12, 2009 6:20:29 AM

On a 4850 and the rest of your gear, a 750w is top end, you could get a 600w range if it saved a few pounds.
For RAM I would get a 4GB kit (2x2GB) 800mhz stuff. Link your vendor and we can look at their choices.
January 12, 2009 8:04:04 AM

I'm buying most of my gear from, and some from I though the following amount of memory would be suitable. What do you think?

I've also decide to purchase vista 64bit along with this.
January 12, 2009 10:39:57 AM

what about win7? isnt it worth waiting for?
January 12, 2009 10:41:33 AM

Cheers for the link alcattle. :) 

When is win7 being realeased? is there a price list out yet?
January 12, 2009 6:53:56 PM

I wouldn't wait for Win 7. You might be able to buy it in December, but do you really want to use a Microsoft operating system before SP1 is out? Win 98, XP, Vista - they were all a lot better after SP1.

I'd stick with Vista Home Premium 64-bit until then.