Please review my new system

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?

Thanks.
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  1. Opps, forgot. I also need RAM, but I don't know what I'm looking for. Also any recommendations on this are appriciated. :ange:
  2. everything looks ok, and as for a psu i would recommend a zalman or corsair. zalman is alittle more expensive but generates less noise.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. I'm buying most of my gear from dabs.com, and some from amazon.co.uk. I though the following amount of memory would be suitable. What do you think?

    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4PDL&SearchType=1&SearchTerms=Gigabyte+GA+EP45+UD3P&PageMode=3&SearchKey=All&SearchMode=All

    I've also decide to purchase vista 64bit along with this.
  6. OCZ Technology 2x2GB would be just as nice and it saves you 6 pounds

    Good choice on Vista 64
  7. what about win7? isnt it worth waiting for?
  8. Cheers for the link alcattle. :)

    When is win7 being realeased? is there a price list out yet?
  9. 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.
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