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Hey guys :)
I'm a bit of noob when it comes to pc's,so any advice/alternatives is appreciated on the following:


Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition inc. SP2 - OEM - 1Pk (N09-01528) £49.99
Corsair HX 620W ATX2.2 Modular SLI Compliant PSU (CMPSU-620HXUK) £87.99
BFG GeForce 8800 Ultra OC 768MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail £399.99
Antec P182 Super Midi Tower Case - No PSU (Gun Metal Black) £68.99
Samsung SH-S203BEBN 20x20 DVD±RW Dual Layer Serial ATA ReWriter (Black) - OEM £15.99
Western Digital Caviar SE16 400GB 4000AAKS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM £56.99
Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-6400C4 800MHz Dual Channel Kit (BL2KIT12864AA804) £74.99
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.40GHz (1066FSB) - Retail £121.99
Gigabyte GA_P35_DS3P (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard £84.99
Creative X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty Professional 7.1 Soundcard - Retail £75.99
Tuniq Tower 120 CPU Cooler £26.99

Sub Total : £1,037.90
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £12.95
VAT is being charged at 17.5% VAT : £183.90
Total : £1,234.75

Is there anything im missing(cables etc?) have keyboard/mouse already.
Will be mainly used for gaming on a 24 monitor @ 1920x1200.Will this spec play c&c3/stalker/supreme commander etc. at this res ok?
Reason for e6600 is i hear there will be price drops on the 22nd or later,but i need this system before that as i am on my holiday break soon,and will upgrade to vista/cpu when dx10(crysis) is finally here.
Will probably be run @ stock speeds(never overclocked before :o )

Thanks!
 
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tsj said:
Looks great :)

How about a after-market cooler? Tuniq Tower 120 maybe?

Even if you don't overclock now... you can have a go later on...

Added that cooler :) ,should i probably get some Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound ?,or does the cpu/fan come with it?
 

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mthor said:
Added that cooler :) ,should i probably get some Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound ?,or does the cpu/fan come with it?

Well the Tuniq Tower does come with some which is gonna do the same/similar job but you can grab some I guess ;)
 
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Very similar to my own proposed spec mthor, though I'm saving a few quid by getting the vanilla Xtreme Gamer rather than the Fatal1ty. Don't see the benefit myself, but that's just my opinion :)

Speaking of which, you mentioned you already have a kb, monitor and mouse. What about speakers and/or headset? Would be a waste on the sound card if not!
 
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Hey GreenGiant,
speaker wise...i currently have 2 set ups"yamaha amp and kef eggs "and M&K speakers and arcam amp"....I'll probably use the rig with the kef eggs for the time being,being a 2 speaker set up for the moment.Didnt want to use the onboard sound as i heard its not that great,plus i didnt want any extra load on the cpu,do you think the vanilla would do just as good a job?Is this it http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=SC-049-CL&groupid=701&catid=11&subcat=

As for keyboard/mouse.... i have an old dinivo keyboard and mouse set that i have not used in a few years ..going to dust that off and see how it works..although i seem to recall the mouse having sinc problems with the hub when recharging,might have to get a new mouse too :D.Would anybody know if its possible for the dinova keyboard to somehow work without the hub :confused:

Doh,just seen this card ;p http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=SC-045-CL&groupid=701&catid=11&subcat=
 
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