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August 9, 2010 9:09:42 PM

Hi I am soon going to buy a new computer at a Budget with an absolute maximum of £480. I have already run this system through another forum and refined it slightly. If making any suggestions could you please use the website http://scan.co.uk to select the components as all of the prices will be from the UK.
The picture of the system is at http://a.imageshack.us/img830/2044/1156v5.png
Thanks in advance,
Jack
August 9, 2010 9:22:51 PM

Pretty good. Can't see how to improve it or save money unless you went AMD.
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August 9, 2010 9:27:00 PM

i3's aren't the greatest. But this is very solid. For a hard drive i would go with a spinpoint f3. Or do you already have a hard drive? :0)
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August 9, 2010 9:40:00 PM

Sorry I forgot to mention that I already have a hard drive from my last computer so I won't need a hard drive.
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August 9, 2010 10:10:35 PM

ilikesimple said:
OK I have downgraded PSU to a cheaper model recommended by another website. I think that it meets my requirements. Does it or not?
Link is http://a.imageshack.us/img299/138/1156v6.png

Stay with the corsair, never never NEVER go cheap on a power supply, if it fails it can take your system with it.
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August 9, 2010 10:15:51 PM

Mr Pizza said:
Stay with the corsair, never never NEVER go cheap on a power supply, if it fails it can take your system with it.


It's cheaper. Not cheap. It's still an Antec make so it should be a good quality.
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August 9, 2010 10:16:41 PM

ilikesimple said:
It's cheaper. Not cheap. It's still an Antec make so it should be a good quality.

Antec does make good PSUs but corsair is much better and has a long warranty if anything goes wrong with it.
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August 9, 2010 10:23:25 PM

Mr Pizza said:
Antec does make good PSUs but corsair is much better and has a long warranty if anything goes wrong with it.


Good idea. And because of the higher output of the PSU it will also allow for more upgrading.
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August 9, 2010 10:25:15 PM

ilikesimple said:
Good idea. And because of the higher output of the PSU it will also allow for more upgrading.

Right, hope i helped :) 
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August 9, 2010 10:37:38 PM

Mr Pizza said:
out of those I would say the strider ;) 


I think I would pick the same as it is just as upgradable in terms of ports as the corsair. But I will get the corsair as it is more future proof as ther are 2x 6+2 pins.
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August 9, 2010 10:42:00 PM

ilikesimple said:
I think I would pick the same as it is just as upgradable in terms of ports as the corsair. But I will get the corsair as it is more future proof as ther are 2x 6+2 pins.

Yes, but you want a 750 when you only need 500w :)  go with the 550VX because of price and its what you need!
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August 9, 2010 11:13:18 PM

Mr Pizza said:
Yes, but you want a 750 when you only need 500w :)  go with the 550VX because of price and its what you need!


Yeah looks like a good quality PSU with a long warranty and enough expansion ports like the 6+2 ports. Only thing is that I may need to wait just a bit longer to actually afford it as it is currently out of my budget.
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August 9, 2010 11:20:58 PM

Just get the Corsair TX650. You have to realize that some people who respond to threads made by people from the UK don't know that PSU pricing isn't more linear or similar to how they are priced in the US/on newegg. Mr Pizza probably assumed that the Corsair VX550 was cheaper than the TX650.
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August 9, 2010 11:32:47 PM

Silvune said:
Just get the Corsair TX650. You have to realize that some people who respond to threads made by people from the UK don't know that PSU pricing isn't more linear or similar to how they are priced in the US/on newegg. Mr Pizza probably assumed that the Corsair VX550 was cheaper than the TX650.

Well yes. Srry :/ 
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August 10, 2010 12:30:57 AM

Yeah. I noticed that the price was higher for the VX550. I will probably get the tx650 as the higher output will lessen the load on the power supply lasting longer.
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August 10, 2010 1:18:28 AM

Mr Pizza said:
That case is very low quality, flimsy... do not go with that!


OK thanks for the advice. Can you recommend a low price case that is decent quality with high airflow/ more fan expansions slots with more fans for a maximum of £45?
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August 10, 2010 1:27:10 AM

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Coolermaster-Gladiator-6... this has 4 spaces for fans :) 

EDIT: if you want lots of airflow i would go with this, £20 more, do you think you could squeeze that in there?

also: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Antec-600-Six-Hundred-Ul...
and, http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Antec-300-Three-Hundred-...

and this is black inside, http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Silverstone-Precision-PS...(in-and-out)-Mid-Tower-Case-w-o-PSU-Best-Seller
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August 10, 2010 1:30:20 AM

Mr Pizza said:
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Coolermaster-Gladiator-6... this has 4 spaces for fans :) 

EDIT: if you want lots of airflow i would go with this, £20 more, do you think you could squeeze that in there?


EDIT: I quite like this case http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/NZXT-Lexa-S-Black-Mid-To... and if I drop the DVD drive then I can afford it. That means that over the months that I have my PC all I need to get will be a DVD drive and a proper heatsink. What would you choose out of this case and the Antec 600?

What about the http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Coolermaster-Storm-Scout...(Gaming)

Also I like all of the Cases that You have posted.
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August 10, 2010 1:34:14 AM

ilikesimple said:
Let me have a check.
I'm not entirely sure that it will fit in budget. Ill edit when I've remade the PC

I edited, I posted some more cases
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August 10, 2010 1:44:52 AM

Mr Pizza said:
I edited, I posted some more cases


I know I posted a message above.
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August 10, 2010 1:46:45 AM

By the way I just want to say thanks for helping me refine my PC
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August 10, 2010 1:55:54 AM

ilikesimple said:
By the way I just want to say thanks for helping me refine my PC

Anytime, if you need help during your build just PM me :) 
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August 10, 2010 1:59:00 AM

hmm thats a lot of writing :p 
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August 10, 2010 2:00:17 AM

Hey I've got to go for now. It's Three in the morning here and I need some sleep.
I'll be on from about one o clock here.
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August 10, 2010 2:01:03 AM

Mr Pizza said:
hmm thats a lot of writing :p 


Yep, I't been going on for the last couple of days.
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August 10, 2010 2:02:12 AM

ilikesimple said:
Yep, I't been going on for the last couple of days.

c ya
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August 10, 2010 12:46:43 PM

The case is on sale today. The Xclio one. If my Mum has any money today I may get it.
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August 10, 2010 1:41:23 PM

ilikesimple said:
The case is on sale today. The Xclio one. If my Mum has any money today I may get it.

Xcilo... hmm ok, i'm gonna get flamed :p  but I would go for the antec case or the coolermaster.
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August 10, 2010 2:05:40 PM

Mr Pizza said:
Xcilo... hmm ok, i'm gonna get flamed :p  but I would go for the antec case or the coolermaster.


If I didn't already have that case for my current PC then I wouldn't go for it either now. But I have got the case and personally I quite like it. It comes with 4 fans and has room to fit in 2 more. And its £15 cheaper thank the Antec 300. Oh, it also has a slot in the back for heatsink backplate attachment. And the cable tidying is good.
EDIT: It means that I can have more money to buy something important. Like a heatsink for the PC or a better Graphics card.
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August 10, 2010 2:11:14 PM

ilikesimple said:
If I didn't already have that case for my current PC then I wouldn't go for it either now. But I have got the case and personally I quite like it. It comes with 4 fans and has room to fit in 2 more. And its £15 cheaper thank the Antec 300. Oh, it also has a slot in the back for heatsink backplate attachment. And the cable tidying is good.
EDIT: It means that I can have more money to buy something important. Like a heatsink for the PC or a better Graphics card.

hehe
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August 10, 2010 2:12:30 PM

Mr Pizza said:
hehe


Whats so funny?
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August 10, 2010 2:19:24 PM

ilikesimple said:
Whats so funny?

oh nothing, its just that you should upgrade your case :o  new, hot hardware, big hardware.. just. If you can upgrade do it.
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August 10, 2010 2:21:33 PM

Mr Pizza said:
oh nothing, its just that you should upgrade your case :o  new, hot hardware, big hardware.. just. If you can upgrade do it.


But I see no reason to upgrade the case. As it is my Computer is running Freezing already in the case. And I only have a £15 heatsink.
I can use the extra money to get a £25 heatsink. The Gelid Tranquillo.
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August 10, 2010 2:32:20 PM

ilikesimple said:
But I see no reason to upgrade the case. As it is my Computer is running Freezing already in the case. And I only have a £15 heatsink.
I can use the extra money to get a £25 heatsink. The Gelid Tranquillo.

Well... ok? I don't know how much that would be US but ok :D 
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August 10, 2010 3:42:05 PM

Mr Pizza said:
NH-D14 beats them all! and if you want high airflow, big fans, quite go with a Haf 922, Haf 932, Haf 942 (X)


I'd love to. It's just a question of the money. If I was any good at it I would build my own case.
I was thinking that I would replace all of the Blue LED fans on the XClio with Red fans http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/120mm-Coolermaster-Silen... so that it will look nicer.
Also the ND has only 50CFM of airflow
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August 10, 2010 3:47:42 PM

ilikesimple said:
I'd love to. It's just a question of the money. If I was any good at it I would build my own case.
I was thinking that I would replace all of the Blue LED fans on the XClio with Red fans http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/120mm-Coolermaster-Silen... so that it will look nicer.
Also the ND has only 50CFM of airflow

The airflow doesnt matter really, its the dual tower heat sinks, dual fans, trust me dude NH-D14 is the best of the best. http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/noctua...

http://www.xbitlabs.com/images/coolers/noctua-nh-d14/44...(xbt).png
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August 10, 2010 4:57:41 PM

Mr Pizza said:
is that really a big difference?


To someone whose budget does even fit in £40 for a heatsink it is yes.
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August 10, 2010 6:18:08 PM

Right, I will sort you out now. Are you overclocking? You said earlier that you only have a £15 heatsink, which one is it? In that other thread you said it was an Arctic Cooling one, so I assume it's the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2.

Don't bother getting the Special Edition Titan Fenrir, it's just the Titan Fenrir V2 with a paint job. So, if you can and are prepared to pay £29 get the Titan Fenrir. If £29 is too much get the Gelid Tranquillo. I assume that you won't need to buy any thermal paste, as you will either have some that came with your last cooler, or whichever one you buy will come with some.

I don't know what else needs to be sorted out, so if there is anything then draw my attention to it.
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