Advice on Specs PLEASE

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Im building a new PC for my Dad.

1) he does not play games (But I have built him a what I think is a good PC)
2) I will be clocking the CPU, but would you change any items like the Graphics.

Im trying to keep it a good Spec. Just any advice if any one has some.
 
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What does he use it for?

My old man uses office and Autocad, that spec would blow him away :p

Seems a pretty decent spec.

What is he like with noise? that can with fans on medium makes a bit of noise and on full is pretty damn noisy. I also saw a while ag osomeone saying the hitachi drives were noisy (not proven by myself though).

just food for thought, he may be better off with what you specd
 
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Looks basically fine although I'd change the Ram for a 4gb kit rather than 4x1gb sticks. 700w seems a bit overkill on the PSU front and I don't know anything about the cooler but other than that it should build into a nice PC.
 
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Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 LGA775 'Wolfdale' 2.53GHz (1066FSB) - Retail £73.99
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Thermalright IFX-14 CPU Cooler (Socket AM2/LGA775) £29.99
(£35.24) £29.99
(£35.24)
Scythe S-FLEX 1600RPM Ultra Quiet 120mm Fan - 3/4 Pin £10.99
(£12.91) £21.98
(£25.82)
Asus P5K Pro Intel P35 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard £72.99
(£85.76) £72.99
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OcUK GeForce 8800 GTS Extreme 512MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail £117.99
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Ok I have changed the hard drives, PSU, and case.

What other RAM would you sudjest.
 
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Since this is not for gaming, how about spending a little less on the Graphics Card and getting a faster processor. For example, a OcUK GeForce 9600 GT for £99.86 and an Intel Core2 Duo E8200 (2.66GHz, 1333FSB, 6MB L2 Cache) for £111.61?

That comes to £211.47 for both compared to £225.58 for the one you've got above, so there's actually a 15 quid saving. The graphics card isn't going to affect anything if it's not going to be used for playing games - you just need something that will run aero well, and a 9600 will do that with ease.
 
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Ok I have swapped the 8800 GTS 512 for the OcUK GeForce 9600 GT.

The CPU I was going to give my dad my E4500 in sig, (£50) and upgrade to a faster chip. I do play games :). I was going to go for one of the Q9450 but they are expensive. And i heard the E7200 is a good clocker and a cheap upgrade.

But any advice on the CPU let em know.
 
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OK RAM

2x2 GB Kits

Crucial Ballistix Tracer RED 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 PC2-6400C4 800MHz http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-116-CR&tool=3

OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) PC2-6400C4 800MHz ReaperX HPC Enhanced Bandwidth Edition Dual Channel http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-105-OC&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=813

OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) PC2-8000C5 1000MHz ReaperX HPC Enhanced Bandwidth Edition Dual Channel http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-104-OC

They are all approx £80-£90
 
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It shouldn't really matter which Ram kit you pick although for anything with a 1066mhz FSB (and above an 8x or 9x multiplier) then it is probably slightly overkill to get anything more than PC6400 even if overclocking.
 
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