Spec me a fast box

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Spec me a fast box please !

Hi guys,

Am looking to put together a new system which is fast and quiet. Basically for desktop work but M$ media on it wont hurt as it is faster than xp no gaming tho.

Want a case, mboard, Amdx23800+, fans / cooler, ram, graphics, sata x 2 plus a spare if poss.


My current system was bought right with antec case, enermax power, maxtor hds, and I have swapped mboards in an out as I wanted too, NF7, A7N8,KA266 but the base stayed the same if you know what i mean.

So if you wanted to build a nippy but solid system what would you use ???

Cheers

Stone
 
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Hi

PSU is an enemax 350 not sure of model. Dont really want to use what I have. I dont game m8

Been looking at the Asus spec you did earlier, have left a post on there



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very difficult with that budget and the dual core... here is what i've come up with... only one hdd though


CP-134-AM AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3800BVBOX) (CP-134-AM)
£183.95 £183.95
FS-018-AO Aopen XC Cube EZ 482 Barebone (Socket 939) (FS-018-AO)
£169.95 £169.95
MY-005-OK OcUK Value 512MB (2x256MB) PC3200 184pin DDR Memory Dual Channel Kit (MY-005-OK)
£24.95 £24.95
HD-055-WD Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 120GB 1200JS SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-055-WD)
£40.95 £40.95
CD-020-SO Sony DDU-1615 DVD-ROM (Black) - OEM (CD-020-SO)
£10.95 £10.95
Subtotal £430.75
Shipping (City Link Parcel Next Day (Delivered Mon-Fri)) £8.95
VAT £76.95
Total £516.65
 
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Hi

Ok Again :D

Hi guys,

Basically for desktop work but Msoft media/ office on it wont hurt as it is faster than xp NO gaming tho.

Want a case, mboard, Amdx23800+, fans / cooler, ram, graphics, sata x 2 plus a spare if poss.

Hope this is clearer for you.


I have come to this so please comment and help out remembering Media and speed.


Antec SLK3800B
(could go no psu and use my Chieftec HPC-340-201 or is it too old ?)

AMd x2 3800+ cpu

Cooler ?

2 x Hitachi 1Tk250 160 SATA2 ( can I do better ?)

Vantec eazi swap (should I use sata os ide ? )

Asus A8N-VM CSM (This is just a stab need advice ? )

Sorry if my first post wasn't too good :)

Cheers

Stone
 
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3800BVBOX) (CP-134-AM)
£216.14
Gigabyte K8N51GMF-9 nForce 6100 Micro ATX (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-042-GI)
£52.82
GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS2.5 (GE1GB3200BHDC) (MY-005-GL) **this week only**
£57.52
Hitachi Deskstar T7K250 NCQ 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (0A31637) (HD-001-HI)
£52.82
Samsung SH-W162C 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) (CD-068-SA)
£23.21
Antec SLK2650BQE Black Quiet Mini Tower Case - 350W SmartPower PSU (CA-051-AN)
£48.12

Total inc VAT: £450.63

Onboard graphics, dual core, 1GB ram, £50 left to play with.
 
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mc_bob said:
:confused: What :confused:

MC_Bob

It is a marginally tasteless joke based on slang about body parts if that helps you understand it at all.

Explicit's specification should be fine given the tight budget and you will still need software, you could use your Chieftec PSU although you will need a 20-24pin adapter for the motherboard.

stone I'd also suggest you edit the swearing out of your last post, as stated in the FAQ you aren't allowed any swearing here :)
 
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Explicit said:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3800BVBOX) (CP-134-AM)
£216.14
Gigabyte K8N51GMF-9 nForce 6100 Micro ATX (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-042-GI)
£52.82
GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS2.5 (GE1GB3200BHDC) (MY-005-GL) **this week only**
£57.52
Hitachi Deskstar T7K250 NCQ 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (0A31637) (HD-001-HI)
£52.82
Samsung SH-W162C 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) (CD-068-SA)
£23.21
Antec SLK2650BQE Black Quiet Mini Tower Case - 350W SmartPower PSU (CA-051-AN)
£48.12

Total inc VAT: £450.63

Onboard graphics, dual core, 1GB ram, £50 left to play with.


Excellent spec!
 
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Thank you Explicit!!!!

Now thats better, MCE is media centre, I have fiddled and searched to come up with the below what I would like now is for you to improve it with the surplus I have if poss ??


AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3800BVBOX)
£170

GeIL 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 Value Dual Channel Kit CAS2.5 (GE1GB3200BHDC) (MY-005-GL) **this week only**
£57.52

Hitachi Deskstar T7K250 NCQ 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (0A31637) £45.

Have a dvdr & cdr

Antec SLK2650BQE Black Quiet Mini Tower Case - 350W SmartPower PSU (CA-051-AN)
£48.12


Gigabyte K8N51GMF-9 nForce 6100 Micro ATX (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-042-GI)
£52.82


This way the total is £418.00 with 2xsata drives

Now I have 100 to play with rounded up where do I use it please (carriage extras I can live with)


Is there a spacific reason you went gigabyte rather than the Asus A8N-VM CSM or was it just price only the Asus has dual vga, again advice would be cool


Stone
 
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