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Help me build my computer please.

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October 5, 2010 3:37:41 PM

i was just wondering if the following is a good combination. i wish to edit video have done some reasearch and have selected these parts. will i lose any funtions because any of these arent completely compatable? and how about the price?

Processor CPU: Quad Core Q8300 2.50Ghz
Memory: 2GB DDR3 Dual Chanel
Hard Disk 1: 250 Gigabyte Sata Hard Disk
Hard Disk 2: 250 Gigabyte Sata Hard Disk
Optical Drive 1: High Speed DVD Rewriter
Optical Drive 2: Optional Extra
Video Graphics Card: Nvidia Quadro FX380
TV Card: Optional Extra
Networking {Broadband}: Gigabit Ethernet OnBoard
Sound Card: Xonar DX PCI Express
Power Supply: EVO 700 Watt Gaming PSU
CPU Cooling: Intel 775 Original Cooling System
Asus G41 Motherboard With DDR3 Support.
E834.00 inc tax/vat

any replies are greatly appreciated

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October 5, 2010 4:00:39 PM

What's your budget? Also, do you need a case?

The sound card probably isn't needed; most motherboards have pretty good to excellent onboard sound these days. The PSU might be a bit suspect; I can't find any reviews for it (unless it's the Thermaltake EVO, but that's a 750W).

Depending on your budget, I'd consider going with a newer socket interface. The LGA775 socket is the previous Intel generation, and the current generation (LGA1156/1366) is going to be replaced within a few months by the new Sandy Bridge socket interface. If you do decide to stick with the LGA775, I'd consider getting a bigger motherboard since the one you picked is a microATX, which means it has fewer features ans is more crowded.
October 10, 2010 9:11:59 PM

thank you for your reply coleam45, i have changed up and now im contemplating hitting the purchess key on this build. it comes with case for 1200 euros, about 200 more than i wanted to spend, but if it does what i want then im happy.


Processor CPU: Intel i7 920 2.66 Ghz 4 Cores
CPU Cooling: Intel i7 Original Cooling System
Memory: 3GB DDR3 Triple Chanel
Motherboard: Asus P6T X58 Deluxe
Sound Card: 8 Chanel OnBoard Sound
Hard Disk 1: 500 Gigabyte Sata Hard Disk
Hard Disk 2: Optional Extra
Optical Drive 1: High Speed DVD Rewriter
Optical Drive 2: Optional Extra
Video Card: Nvidia Quadro FX380 256MB
TV Card: Optional Extra
Networking {Broadband}: Gigabit Ethernet On Board
Power Supply: EVO 700 watt Gaming PSU
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October 10, 2010 11:52:02 PM

The first build was terrible . Two year old bargain bin parts.

The new build is better but just saying " a 500 gb hard drive" means you could be getting a slow quiet model or a fast and slightly noisier model

You are better to ask in the format suggested in
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
October 12, 2010 12:11:57 AM

thank you for your advice it is much appreaciated but after much thought i think tomorow i will buy it and if the hard drive doesent cut it i will get a better one when i have more cashflow. so unless somebody out there can see a major flaw?, Thanks again!
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