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March 18, 2010 6:18:06 PM

hi, i currently about to buy and build my new pc from scratch and just wondering if i could get some feedback as to how it looks so far :D 

sumivision PowerX2 - 700W atx psu
asus P5Q premium mobo
Galaxy 3 gaming case (case side window)
intel core 2 quad Q8400
Nvidia GTX260
4GB DDR2 ram(2 x 2GB) corsair CGM2X2G800
WD Green 1 TB
LG ide dual layer DVD/RW(22x dvd, 48x cd)
54MBps wireless PCI card

price is just under 700 GBP

what you all think?

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March 18, 2010 6:21:39 PM

I think it's a computer that uses out of date hardware and a POS power supply. Please edit your post to include all the information in the "How to ask for new build advice" sticky so we can help you build a system around current hardware. No new system should be using LGA 775 or DDR2.

It's also not a good idea to use a slow "Green" HD for your system drive or an IDE DVD burner.
March 18, 2010 6:24:21 PM


edit, i already have 24'' hd monitor, 7.1 speaker system, and logitech cordless desktop wave pro keyboard and mouse
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March 18, 2010 6:24:30 PM

Pretty much horrible. There's a lot of old tech in that build and a lot of low quality parts. Here's something you should price out over there:

CPU/Mobo: X4 955 and Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $265 after rebate. The LGA775 socket is a dead socket. This will be a lot more future proof and better overall.
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $115. DDR2 is also dead.
GPU: HD 5850 $315. nVidia is losing the battle. Go ATI right now or wait for Fermi to be released (should be April sometime).
HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55. WD is slow right now, especially the green series. If you need a 1 TB drive, this comes in that size as well.
PSU: Corsair 750W 80+ $100 after rebate. That PSU is a POS. Lose it or risk destroying your build when it fails.
Case: HAF 922 $90 after rebate. Much, much better.
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $23

Total: $962

March 19, 2010 5:29:01 AM

Hmm if u on a strict low 700ish GBP and with UK prices off Ebuyer:

March 19, 2010 11:40:08 AM
March 19, 2010 12:00:00 PM

I wouldn't touch that Coolermaster PSU.

Also, the other builds have a 5850 and X4 955 in them, while that one has a 5770. The 5850 would be much, much better.

batuchka's build is pretty similar to mine. I don't particularly card for MSI boards, so if you can find an Asus or Gigabyte that fits the budget, I'd go with that. You could also check out the Coolermaster Elite for the case. It should be cheaper than that NZXT.
March 19, 2010 12:11:28 PM

Yea to be honest i would go with the 5850 if i could afford it.

Didnt really know which PSU to select...sorry for the bad advice there. Admiral is right.
March 19, 2010 12:16:16 PM

@baldwondor: Just so you know, you should typically stay with the major brands for the PSU. Corsair, Antec, Silverstone, SeaSonic and PC Power & Cooling are the top brands. If those aren't available, you need to make sure the unit has Active PFC and a good efficiency rating (at least 80 Plus Certified).
March 19, 2010 12:19:17 PM

Thanks for the tips, ill bare that in mind for future use. Much appreciated!! (im alwasy learining.)
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