about to order - final check

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well, my new credit card should be hitting the doormat any minute now, so want a last check on this rig before i order:

OcUK Value Hanns-G HW191D 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Silver (MO-017-OK)
Price: £109.99 (£129.24 Including VAT at 17.5%)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_This_Week_Only_25.html#amo_2d017_2dok


Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition inc. SP2 - OEM - 1Pk (N09-01528) (OS-001-MS)
Price: £52.99 (£62.26 Including VAT at 17.5%)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Operating_Systems.html


Creative Inspire 5.1 P5800 Speakers - OEM (SP-043-CL)
Price: £34.95 (£41.07 Including VAT at 17.5%)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/5_1_Speakers.html


Antec Sonata II Piano Black Quiet Case - 450W Smart Power PSU (CA-040-AN)
Price: £66.99 (£78.71 Including VAT at 17.5%)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Antec_Cases.html


Intel Core 2 DUO E6400 "LGA775 Allendale" 2.13GHz (1066FSB) - Retail (CP-127-IN)
Price: £139.99 (£164.49 Including VAT at 17.5%)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Intel_Pentium_Core_Duo2.html


Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 200GB ST3200820AS SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-085-SE)
Price: £45.95 (£53.99 Including VAT at 17.5%)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Seagate_SATA.html


NEC AD5170 18x18 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-041-NE)
Price: £18.95 (£22.27 Including VAT at 17.5%)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/DVDRW_Drives.html


Connect3D ATI Radeon X1900 XT 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-053-CO)
Price: £144.99 (£170.36 Including VAT at 17.5%)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/X1800_Series.html


Gigabyte GA_965P_DS3 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-061-GI)
Price: £91.99 (£108.09 Including VAT at 17.5%)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Gigabyte_179.html


GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC5300 667MHz Value DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX22GB5300DC) (MY-034-GL)
Price: £129.99 (£152.74 Including VAT at 17.5%)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Geil_DDR2_Memory.html


Logitech G5 Gaming-Grade Laser Mouse - Retail (KB-069-LG)
Price: £36.99 (£43.46 Including VAT at 17.5%)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Gaming_Mice.html


SpeedLink Ultra SL-6466 Flat Illuminated Metal Keyboard (KB-001-SL)
Price: £29.99 (£35.24 Including VAT at 17.5%)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Keyboards.html


Icemat - Black 2nd Edition (GS-001-IC)
Price: £16.70 (£19.62 Including VAT at 17.5%)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Mouse_Mats.html



final questions:

i want the e6600 - if i swap to that, can i still get the same mobo?
(there seemed to be a new monitor cheap this week i was going to ask advice on, but my net doesnt seem to want to load it :S - will edit this later)

and is there anything you would change / anything thats particularly crap compared to the rest?


Thanks in advance
 
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Get the Geil or Corsair 800mhz ram, you won't regret it if overclocking. I would also go for a good set of 2.1 speakers over cheap 5.1.
 
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If you change to the 6600 then you can still get the same motherboard but you would probably get better results with one that uses the 975 chipset if you are overclocking.

Speaking of which I'd consider an aftermarket cooler if that is an aim, an Arctic Freezer 7 is a good choice.

Other than the PC6400 Ram if overclocking as Raikiri suggests it all looks fine to me :)
 
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Well, though i'd certainly like to get in to overclocking, im a relative PC nub, so i don't want to have to think about coolers and whatnot, though there's some nice guides around here.

Could you suggest exact product names, cos im pretty clueless as to what you're advising :p
 
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If you want to get the 6600 then this is the combination I'd suggest. If you decide this is too much money for you then I'd probably still suggest going for this Ram and maybe also the cooler as the chances are good with the 6400 and DS3 that you can overclock to 6600 sort of speeds or above.

MB-152-AS Asus P5W DH Deluxe WiFi (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-152-AS)
£129.99 £129.99
CP-128-IN Intel Core 2 DUO E6600 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.40GHz (1066FSB) - Retail (CP-128-IN)
£194.99 £194.99
MY-058-GL GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 800MHz Ultra Low Latency DDR2 Dual Channel Kit (GX22GB6400UDC) (MY-058-GL)
£173.99 £173.99
HS-017-AR Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 775) (HS-017-AR)
£17.99 £17.99
Subtotal £516.96
Shipping (City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)) £8.25
VAT £91.92
Total £617.13
 
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do i still need the cooler? seeing as im not going to be doing anything to major to this rig (at least not right away :D ).
 
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ICEMAN133 said:
do i still need the cooler? seeing as im not going to be doing anything to major to this rig (at least not right away :D ).

No you don't need the cooler but I was suggesting it as it will be quieter than stock and the delivery charges mean it is often uneconomical to buy one later but if you think you will be happy with stock cooling(and it is usually decent enough) then don't bother with it. :)
 
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