New PC Build

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Hi

I have a request please, I am looking to build a new PC specifically for gaming, I have £1000 - £1250 to spend and require some advice.

I want to move to PCI-E, and so i do not know if I will need a new case?

Anyway I will need to buy:

Motherboard
Memory
Graphics Card
Power Supply
Processor
Hard Drive
Sound Card

The two items below I have but will I need a new case for a new PCI-E Motherboard?
CD/DVD
Case

If i need the two items above please include in your replies (If any - fingers crossed)


Thank you
Gav
Any help appreciated, I am building this myself
 
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Well the new boards are still generally ATX format, so if your old case is ATX it should be fine, though for that budget you get yourself something sleek and professional looking, LianLi or Silverstone spring to mind.

CD / DVD drives you can keep if you like, though with that budget you could also squeeze in a new DVD Rewriter.

What do you use the PC for, and do you want to Overclock?
 
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Well, the case I have is quite nice so thats good news, and so is the DVD/RW so i would prob keep them, obviously if i could spend less i will but you never know.

The PC is totally for gaming

Cheers
 
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I have made some choices:

Motherboard
ABIT AW9d MX Intel (775) PCI-E DDR2
£164

Graphics Card
X1900 XT-X - 512MB ICE Q3
£293

Power
Antec Phantom 500w Hybred ATX 2.0
£117

CPU
Intel Pentium 4 960 Dual Core "LGA775 Presler" 3.6GHz (800FSB)
£232

I need some help with 2 things please, i would like to put 2GB memory in plus a new Hard drive

Will all this work together and can anyone suggest improvements and also resolve the memory and HD issue

Cheers
 
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Change the processor for the Core 2 Duo, much better, even the cheapest one at around £125.......

Just look around the forum, the lowest Core 2 would still whoop that pressler more then likely.

Its not all about raw processing speed these days... ;)
 
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Hi yes I came to that conclusion (I am at work surfing the net haha)

Latest idea is:

HD
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB
55.95

G card
Sapphire ATI Radeon X1900 XT-X 512MB
214.99

Power
Antec Neo HE 430W Modular
£52.99

BUNDLE
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4
Abit AB9 Pro
2GB GeIL PC2-6400C4 Dual Channel
£439.97

= £763.90
+£133.69 VAt

TOTAL
£897.59

What do you think, have i forgotten anything?

As i say I have case, CD/DVD

Cheers
G
 
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