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9 Dec 2007
Sorry for my first post on these forums to be a cry for some kind of help.. But, here it is:

I havn't built a computer for 3+ years, possibly longer, and in that time I have taken no notice of the new advances in technology and so on. I am however, at last, looking to get myself a new computer, I have about £650-750 to spend. So far I have come up with this:

Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 (£133.99)

ABit IP35-E (£54.99)

OCZ 4GB DDR2 (£64.99)

Asus GeForce EN8800 GT 512MB (£164.99)

Western Digital RE2 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache £67.99

Asus DRW-1814BLT DVD/RW (£16.99)

Corsair 620W PSU (£64.99)

NZXT Hush Classic Series Silent Computer Chassis (£53.99)

Sub-Total: £632.99 before VAT, £758 with it.

Anything I have missed? Any comments?

Im just looking for anywhere I am wasting my money, or where it could be better spent.

I have also never had any experience with SATA before.. Is it, as far as a simple nab like myself is concerned, simply a different plug than IDE? Or does it have special requirements etc? Besides of course the motherboard supporting it, which im fairly sure the one I have chosen does.

Man of Honour
27 Sep 2004
Welcome to the forums, in addition to the advice that jak731 gives I'd suggest going for the WD 500gb AAKS drive instead of the Raid Edition that you have selected, it is about ~£15 less and will perform as well or better.

This is a bit of a long shot but your name isn't anything to do with Northern State is it? :)
9 Dec 2007
Thanks, I'll look in to that :D

Also, is there any kind of comparisson chart for the GT/GTX/GTS graphics cards? Just want to know what kind of difference Im getting for my money, and therefore the best all round (cost/performance) card to go for.

No, sorry - My name is nothing to do with Northern State, who I'm guessing are a band? Its been my name for YEARS, and tbh.. Im not entirely sure why.