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Complete and Utter Newbie Needs Help

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Subarctic, 4 Jun 2006.

  1. Subarctic

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    Joined: 3 Jun 2006

    Posts: 6

    First of all i would like to apologise for this post, this is probably a type of post you get a lot and you are probably getting sick of them.

    Im looking to build my first PC, ive done a little background research but i think i may be a little too old and stupid to understand everything. Ive worked out what i want and the cost, but im not sure if all the bits im getting will work together. Could some kind person tell me if the following bits and pieces will work together, and if ive got something wrong tell me what to replace it with.

    604708 AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 90nm 1MB L2 (939 Pin) - Retail with Fan (********.co.uk) £148.05

    Asus A8N SLI SE PCI-E (Socket 939) Motherboard £74.88 (********.co.uk)

    Corsair ValueSelect 1GB DDR2 (2x512MB) PC4200 Dual Channel Kit £120.28 (2x60.14)

    TekValue nVidia GeForce 7900GT 256MB DDR3 Dual DVI/TV Out (PCI-E) – Retail £190.35

    Sapphire Black Deluxe Midi Tower Case with 460w PSU £29.32

    Also im looking to build this pc to play games on, will this set up allow me to play the current games at decent settings? And if i can get any of the bits cheaper does anyone know where?

    Thank you in advance for your help
     
  2. squiffy

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    Incorrect memory, you want DDR. That case/PSU looks a bit too cheap
     
  3. SiriusB

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    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

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    Location: Manchester

    Yeah, get DDR memory and get a better case/PSU.

    Get any case you like but you should be getting a decent PSU such as a Hiper, Tagan, Seasonic or Enermax.

    SiriusB
     
  4. Subarctic

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    Thanks Squiffy & SirriusB.

    Ive updated the components below.

    604708 AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 90nm 1MB L2 (939 Pin) - Retail with Fan (********.co.uk) £148.05

    Asus A8N SLI SE PCI-E (Socket 939) Motherboard £74.88 (********.co.uk)

    Corsair TwinX 2GB DDR (2x1024MB) XMS3200PT £135.07
    TekValue nVidia GeForce 7900GT 256MB DDR3 Dual DVI/TV Out (PCI-E) – Retail £190.35

    AeroCool Bay Dream 10 Bay ATX/BTX Silver Gaming Case - £39.95

    Akasa Paxpower 460W Ultra Quiet PSU Blue v.5 - ATX 2.0 £51.58

    Are these components okay? Sorry for my complete supidity :D
     
  5. semi-pro waster

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    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

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    Location: Glasgow

    Welcome to the forums, all components are compatible now. We can't advise about where to get parts cheaper other than saying if you have a look on OcUK you might actually find you can save some money, the motherboard is cheaper,in fact all the parts might be marginally cheaper for the same or equivalents. Also do you already have a hard drive/optical drives etc?

    MB-101-AS Asus A8N-SLi SE nForce4 SLi (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-101-AS)
    £56.95 £56.95
    CP-121-AM AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 90nm (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3700BNBOX) (CP-121-AM)
    £124.95 £124.95
    MY-039-CS Corsair 2GB DDR XMS3200PT TwinX (2x1GB) CAS3 (MY-039-CS)
    £114.95 £114.95
    CA-004-AK Akasa Ultra Quiet 460W Paxpower Active PFC ATX2.0 PSU - Black Nickel with Blue LED Fan (CA-004-AK)
    £45.95 £45.95
    CA-027-AN Antec SLK3000B Midi Tower Case - No PSU (CA-027-AN)
    £24.95 £24.95
    GX-018-BG BFG GeForce 7900 GT OC 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-018-BG)
    £164.95 £164.95
    Subtotal £532.70
    VAT £93.23
    Total £625.93
     
  6. Subarctic

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    Thanks semi-pro, for the advice and the warm welcome.

    I think your right that some of the parts and equivilents are cheaper on overclockers.co.uk.

    I forgot to mention that i have a HDD, DVD Drive and DVD re-rewriter from my old pc, there in good nick so the plan was to slap them into the new pc.

    Couple of further questions, i might be able to strech my budget a bit further and get a 3800+ duel core. Is it worth the extra money to get this chip, or am i still cool with the 3700+ non-duel core.

    Also what kind of performence could i expect on say Battlefield 2 for instance? Would it be good or average?
     
  7. comp builder

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    Joined: 29 May 2006

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    Location: stoke-on-trent


    hi semin-pro waster may disagree with me but i think you should not get the dual-core and instead buy the single core and overclock it you will save alot of money this way.

    you will have to wait for someone to answer tyour question about battle field 2 as i have never played it
    hth :D
     
  8. SiriusB

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    I'm afraid I disagree with you too :D If you can comfortably stretch your budget for an X2 3800+ then I think it will be a good investment. The 3800+ clocks quite well so it should be well worth the extra moolah you spend. It should also last you longer than the 3700+. But again only if you can reasonably afford to. Dont break the bank because the 3700+ is a quality chip and as said can be overclocked nicely.

    SiriusB