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Thread: First PC Build - Would this Work!!??

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    First PC Build - Would this Work!!??

    I am thinking about doing my first ever pc build

    I think i have got it all right but could someone just check it over and make sure iv got everything right, Thanks Very Much in advance.

    Also do you think i am skimping on any areas or overpowering anything? its for light to medium gaming.

    Case: Compucase 6CS3 Black Silver Midi Tower- 400 Watt X-Power Psu (£25) (http://www.xcase.co.uk/p/288979/comp...power-psu.html)
    Mother Board: Asrock ConRoe1333-eSATA2 (£65) (http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...Roe1333-eSATA2)
    Ram: Ballistix 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 (£75) (http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpar...87B51BA5CA7304)
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 (£80) (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=6&subcat=)
    Graphics: EVGA GeForce 7900GS KO 256MB PCI-E (£70) (http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/...roductId=27678)
    Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS - hard drive - 250 GB - SATA II (£45) (http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...p?EdpNo=109926)
    PSU: 400 Watt X-Power Psu (inc with case) (http://www.xcase.co.uk/p/288979/comp...power-psu.html)
    DVD Drive: Writemaster Lightscribe (£25) (http://www.quietpc.com/gb-en-gbp/pro...itemaster-sata)

    TOTAL: £385

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    ok you can get a few things abit cheaper and there is alot of room for improvement just for a small amount of $$$$$$


    RAM: Corsair 2GB DDR2 6400 £66.96

    Case: Akasa £30.54

    MOBO: Abit IP35-E £70.49

    HDD: Maxtor Diamondmax 21 250GB £37.59

    DVD-RW: Samsung 18x18 DVD±RW Dual Layer LightScribe £18.79

    Graphics: EVGA GeForce 7900GS £75.14 seems good cant get better price/performance ratio

    PSU: 530W Hiper HPU-4M530 SLi Ready Black £42.24

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 £108.09

    TOTAL: £448 (yes i no its 60 over but you will notice a difference)
    My Computer

    Parts:
    CPU: Q9450 @ 3.6Ghz(OC'd)1800Mhz FSB
    Mobo: EVGA 780i
    GPU: HD 5870 (I have two but only got one in at the moment)
    PSU: 1000w Corsair
    Ram: 4GB Corsair dominator DDR2 1066Mhz
    Soundcard: Asus Xonar D2
    Monitor: Samsumg 226BW 22" and secondary 17" LCD
    Speakers: logitech Z5400
    Case: Silverstone Tj07


    Water cooling:
    Loop 1: Mobo NB & Mofset with Zalman resorator
    Loop 2: CPU (Ek supreme) with MCP 355 XSPC acrylic top 360 & 240 mm rad


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    thanks for the advice,

    £50 on the psu is that really neccesary?

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...uct_uid=102993

    that ones got raving reviews for half the price

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    you dont need a good PSU but if they goes so does your whole PC. its up to you

    well put it this way my OLD PSU blew up and that was a cheap make luckily it was my old PC

    so i have with this now http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=CA-004-CS
    My Computer

    Parts:
    CPU: Q9450 @ 3.6Ghz(OC'd)1800Mhz FSB
    Mobo: EVGA 780i
    GPU: HD 5870 (I have two but only got one in at the moment)
    PSU: 1000w Corsair
    Ram: 4GB Corsair dominator DDR2 1066Mhz
    Soundcard: Asus Xonar D2
    Monitor: Samsumg 226BW 22" and secondary 17" LCD
    Speakers: logitech Z5400
    Case: Silverstone Tj07


    Water cooling:
    Loop 1: Mobo NB & Mofset with Zalman resorator
    Loop 2: CPU (Ek supreme) with MCP 355 XSPC acrylic top 360 & 240 mm rad


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro
    £50 on the psu is that really neccesary?
    YES!!

    Never ever ever skimp on your PSU!! It feeds power to every single component in your system! If you get a cr@ppy one, your system will have strange problems, such as instability or crashes during gameplay. There's also the possibility, as George Hallam mentioned, of a cheap PSU blowing itself out and taking a bit of your system with it.

    To wit, the PSU I recently bought for my new vid card was this Seasonic 650W. Notice the price - $160 USD! If you're serious about having a solid system for years to come, you have to start by putting quality first. And the PSU should be one of the first components to get that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by saphalline View Post
    YES!!
    ok i think i get the point uv won me over il go for the 530 Hiper

    so my prospective system would be:

    Case: Akasa AK-ZEN-01-BK Zen Black Case (£30) (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...atid=7&subcat=)
    Mother Board: Abit IP35-E (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (£70) (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...d=5&subcat=913)
    Ram: Corsair 2GB DDR2 XMS2-6400C5 TwinX (2x1GB) (£66) (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...d=8&subcat=813)
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 "LGA775 Conroe" 1.86GHz (1066FSB) (£110) (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...d=6&subcat=793)
    Graphics: EVGA GeForce 7900GS KO 256MB PCI-E (£70) (http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/...roductId=27678)
    Hard Drive: Maxtor Diamondmax 21 250GB STM3250820AS SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (£37) (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=14&subcat=768)
    PSU: 530W Hiper HPU-4M530 SLi Ready Black (£42.24) (http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=408083)
    DVD Drive: Samsung SH-S182MBEBN 18x18 DVD±RW Dual Layer LightScribe ReWriter (Black) - OEM (£18) (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=10&subcat=349)

    TOTAL: £443

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    also if i was to overclock that cpu would i need improved cooling or would the heatsink handle it???

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    with stock cooling you can get 10-15% with a good cooler you can get 35-45% i do recommend you OC it but be warned it VOIDS THE WARRANTY AND CAN BURN UP THE CPU IF NOT DONE CORRECT
    My Computer

    Parts:
    CPU: Q9450 @ 3.6Ghz(OC'd)1800Mhz FSB
    Mobo: EVGA 780i
    GPU: HD 5870 (I have two but only got one in at the moment)
    PSU: 1000w Corsair
    Ram: 4GB Corsair dominator DDR2 1066Mhz
    Soundcard: Asus Xonar D2
    Monitor: Samsumg 226BW 22" and secondary 17" LCD
    Speakers: logitech Z5400
    Case: Silverstone Tj07


    Water cooling:
    Loop 1: Mobo NB & Mofset with Zalman resorator
    Loop 2: CPU (Ek supreme) with MCP 355 XSPC acrylic top 360 & 240 mm rad


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    ok, thanks

    i think il build and see if it does need any improvements and proceed carefully when i do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Hallam
    i do recommend you OC
    You need to stop doing this!!! How many times do I and the mods have to warn people about this topic??

    No recommending overclocking on these forums!!

    It is not something that a newbie can do! And it has the very real potential of damaging components, reducing their lifespan, causing instability, and a whole mess of other trouble than merely voiding the CPU's warranty! The official stance on the forums is NO OC'ing, except in the proper section and only after the full disclaimer has been mentioned! If you can't afford to flat-out afford to replace the entire system, you should not OC! It requires a ton of knowledge and precautions that go way beyond picking a 3rd-party CPU HSF unit at random!

    -

    Now, all of that aside, your component choices look good. Pull the trigger.

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    oops sorry i will not do it again
    My Computer

    Parts:
    CPU: Q9450 @ 3.6Ghz(OC'd)1800Mhz FSB
    Mobo: EVGA 780i
    GPU: HD 5870 (I have two but only got one in at the moment)
    PSU: 1000w Corsair
    Ram: 4GB Corsair dominator DDR2 1066Mhz
    Soundcard: Asus Xonar D2
    Monitor: Samsumg 226BW 22" and secondary 17" LCD
    Speakers: logitech Z5400
    Case: Silverstone Tj07


    Water cooling:
    Loop 1: Mobo NB & Mofset with Zalman resorator
    Loop 2: CPU (Ek supreme) with MCP 355 XSPC acrylic top 360 & 240 mm rad


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    thanks guys il pop back when iv started/finished/got stuck/made everything blow up or anything else that might happen.

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