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Please spec me :)

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Goodeh, 15 May 2006.

  1. Goodeh

    Gangster

    Joined: 15 May 2006

    Posts: 112

    Need a brand new pc which I'm going to build myself for around 1 grand.

    Things I'd like to do with the pc: Video Editing, General Media capabilities, Gaming, Music editing, Web design.

    Things I want: Dual core, 300gb + storage (more is better) 1gb ram (pref 2), sli/crossfire capable system (if not with 2 gfx), a monitor, must have firewire, decent case, and to be as quiet as possible, though the spec comes first.

    I need a monitor in the price, though I have keyboard, mouse, and operating system

    I've never overclocked before, but it'd be nice if the components gave me some room to do that. I don't plan on overclocking the 70 quid pentium D to 4 ghz :p

    Thanks
     
  2. KizZ

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Aug 2005

    Posts: 5,233

    Location: Lincoln

    Ok, I'll see what i can do in a min :)

    Right, how about:

    CP-152-AM AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ (Socket 939) - OEM (CP-152-AM) 1
    £157.95 £157.95

    MB-131-AS Asus A8R32-MVP Deluxe Crossfire (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-131-AS) 1
    £109.95 £109.95

    MY-046-GL GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS3 (GE2GB3200BDC) (MY-046-GL) 1
    £101.95 £101.95

    GX-121-SP Sapphire ATI Radeon X1800 XT 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-121-SP) 1
    £149.95 £149.95

    HD-070-WD Western Digital Caviar SE16 320GB 3200KS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-070-WD) 1
    £69.95 £69.95

    CD-031-NE NEC ND4570 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Silver) - OEM (CD-031-NE) 1
    £22.95 £22.95

    FG-000-AR Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940) (FG-000-AR) 1
    £14.49 £14.49

    CA-038-LL Lian-Li PC-7 PLUS Silver Aluminium Midi-Tower Case (No PSU) (CA-038-LL) 1
    £47.95 £47.95

    CA-002-SK FSP Sparkle FX600-GLN Epsilon 600W ATX2.0 PSU (CA-002-SK) 1
    £69.95 £69.95

    MO-012-AC Acer AL1916WS 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black/Silver (MO-012-AC) 1
    £149.95 £149.95


    Subtotal £895.04
    VAT £156.64
    Total £1,051.68
     
    Last edited: 15 May 2006
  3. SiriusB

    Capodecina

    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,444

    Location: Manchester

    CP-152-AM AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ (Socket 939) - OEM (CP-152-AM)
    £157.95 £157.95
    GX-047-CO Connect3D ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (3056) (GX-047-CO)
    £239.95 £239.95
    HD-066-SE Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 300GB ST3300622AS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-066-SE)
    £64.95 £64.95
    CD-041-PO Pioneer DVR-111BK 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter - (Black) OEM (CD-041-PO)
    £23.95 £23.95
    FG-000-AR Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940) (FG-000-AR)
    £14.49 £14.49
    CA-005-AK Akasa Eclipse-62 Aluminum Case (CA-005-AK)
    £69.95 £69.95
    CA-001-SS Seasonic S12 500W Silent ATX2.0 Power Supply (CA-001-SS)
    £75.95 £75.95
    MB-101-AS Asus A8N-SLi SE nForce4 SLi (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-101-AS)
    £54.95 £54.95
    MY-046-GL GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS3 (GE2GB3200BDC) (MY-046-GL)
    £101.95 £101.95
    MO-012-AC Acer AL1916WS 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black/Silver (MO-012-AC)
    £149.95 £149.95
    Subtotal £954.04
    VAT £166.96
    Total £1,121.00

    100 quid over budget cos I forgot about the monitor :p

    You could get a lower spec GFX card maybe... depends how strict your budget is.

    SiriusB
     
  4. quadboi

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    Same as what I would of done nice accurate spec
     
  5. Noni

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    If you drop siriu's B's case to a PC7+ and swap the motherboard for a better one its a very powerful setup. Worth the extra £121 is debatable.

    :)
     
  6. gam3r

    Mobster

    Joined: 20 Jun 2005

    Posts: 3,785

    Location: London..

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ (Socket 939) - OEM (CP-152-AM) £157.95
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940) (FG-000-AR) £14.49

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 300GB ST3300622AS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM £64.95
    DFI LanParty UT NF4 SLI-D (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-013-DF)£94.95

    2x XFX GeForce 7900 GT Extreme Edition 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail £179.95 £359.90

    Lian-Li PC-7 PLUS Black Aluminium Midi-Tower Case £48.95

    Hiper HPU-4M580 Type R 580W ATX2.2 PSU - Black £44.95

    OcUK Value 2GB (2x1GB) PC3200 184pin DDR Memory Dual Channel Kit £94.95

    Subtotal £881.09
    VAT £154.20
    Total £1,035.29

    Sorry, i don't know much about monitors so ill leave you to see about it. You will have to remove one of those 7900's to get a monitor in!
     
  7. SiriusB

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    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

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    Location: Manchester

    Well as I said, monitor was an after thought hence 100 quid over budget. Agree with case and going for a better mobo but its still over budget.

    Cheaper/less RAM perhaps?

    SiriusB
     
  8. Noni

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    Heres my attempt-

    Its a more rounded machine, please not the 20 INCH TFT :O!

    Also the X-FI. :)

    The motherboard has a zalman i included to put on it to cool it down :)

    CP-152-AM AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ (Socket 939) - OEM (CP-152-AM)
    £157.95 £157.95
    CA-054-LL Lian-Li PC-7 PLUS Black Aluminium Midi-Tower Case (No PSU) (CA-054-LL)
    £48.95 £48.95
    FG-000-AR Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940) (FG-000-AR)
    £14.49 £14.49
    MO-014-BQ BenQ FP202W 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Black (MO-014-BQ)
    £244.95 £244.95
    GX-037-OK OcUK GeForce 7900 GT 256MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-037-OK)
    £164.95 £164.95
    CA-023-EN Enermax Noisetaker 535W EG565AX-VE(W) SFMA ATX2.0 SLI Compliant PSU (CA-023-EN)
    £44.95 £44.95
    HD-066-SE Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 300GB ST3300622AS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-066-SE)
    £64.95 £64.95
    MB-101-AS Asus A8N-SLi SE nForce4 SLi (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-101-AS)
    £54.95 £54.95
    KB-058-LG Logitech Cordless Optical Desktop Rechargeable Black/Silver - OEM (KB-058-LG)
    £24.95 £24.95
    SY-007-ZA Zalman ZM-NB47J Northbridge Cooler (SY-007-ZA)
    £3.95 £3.95
    MY-046-GL GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS3 (GE2GB3200BDC) (MY-046-GL)
    £101.95 £101.95
    SC-034-CL Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music - Retail (SC-034-CL)
    £66.95 £66.95
    Subtotal £993.94
    VAT £173.94
    Total £1,167.88
     
  9. Goodeh

    Gangster

    Joined: 15 May 2006

    Posts: 112

    I love that spec without the soundcard and keyboard, think thats the one

    EDIT: Thanks, and would that overclock well?
     
    Last edited: 15 May 2006
  10. SiriusB

    Capodecina

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    Location: Manchester

    It's a sweet spec :D Nice one noni

    SiriusB
     
  11. Goodeh

    Gangster

    Joined: 15 May 2006

    Posts: 112

    Silverstone Temjin TJ01 - Silver (No PSU) (CA-000-SV)
    Price: £46.95 (£55.17 Including VAT at 17.5%)

    I'd prefer that case for style, any problems with substituing it?
     
  12. Monstermunch

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 1,597

    Location: Eating PI

    How much video editing do you do, the reason for asking is that a TFT monitor that is both good for video and for gaming will be quite a bit more expensive as a P-MVA panel would be preferable to the TN Panel you will get in cheaper monitors.

    A good all round P-MVA panel will cost around £300 and will drastically effect budget and in fact the cost of a 20" widescreen version is hardly any different. One of these 2 would be good:

    MO-045-VS Viewsonic VP930 19" LCD Monitor - Black/Silver (MO-045-VS) £264.95 £264.95
    MO-052-VS Viewsonic VX2025 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Silver/Black (MO-052-VS) £269.95 £269.95


    With the monitor aside, and dual core in mind, this is what I would reccomend:

    CP-152-AM AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ (Socket 939) - OEM (CP-152-AM) £157.95 £157.95

    MB-000-BG BFG RNF4U nForce4 Ultra (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-000-BG) £59.95 £59.95

    FG-000-AR Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 754/939/940) (FG-000-AR) £14.49 £14.49

    MY-046-GL GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS3 (GE2GB3200BDC) (MY-046-GL) £101.95 £101.95

    GX-121-SP Sapphire ATI Radeon X1800 XT 256MB GDDR3 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-121-SP) £149.95 £149.95

    HD-070-WD Western Digital Caviar SE16 320GB 3200KS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-070-WD) £69.95 £69.95

    CD-033-NE NEC ND4571 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer LabelFlash ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-033-NE) £24.95 £24.95

    CA-040-AN Antec Sonata II Piano Black Quiet Case - 450W Smart Power PSU (CA-040-AN) £61.95 £61.95

    Subtotal £641.14
    Shipping (City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)) £9.95
    VAT £113.95
    Total £765.04

    IMO the WD drive would be better than the Seagate. Contrary to what others may tell you, 450w PSU will be adequate for that system.
     
  13. Noni

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    Get the PC7+ a much much better case. The silverstone has some problems and to be honest is quite bad.

    Trust me on this one :)

    EDIT- Oh and thanks sirius B!