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# 37392 13-Jul-2009 09:36
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OK, well after taking into account the constructive criticism from everyone (thanks a TON!) I have modified my build to this:



GIGABYTE EP45-UD3P
ATI RADEON HD4890
ANTEC NINE HUNDRED 2
INTEL CORE 2 DUO E8400 3.0GHZ
Corsair TWIN2X4096-8500C5D 2x2GB XMS2 Dominator
WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB 7200RPM 16MB SATA2
PIONEER DVR-115D MULTI-FORMAT 20X DVD WRITER BLACK BUNDLE NERO 8
GIGABYTE 800W ODIN GT POWER SUPPLY
Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit + free W7 upgrade

Once again, if anyone notices anything wrong at all, PLEASE let me know :)

Cheers everyone


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  # 234570 13-Jul-2009 09:59
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The optical drive - external ?




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  # 234582 13-Jul-2009 10:19
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hmmm yea fail...thts what u get for choosing the first option on the list of optical drives and not reading the names...

 
 
 
 


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  # 234586 13-Jul-2009 10:24
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That motherboard has good onboard audio, why do you need the "AUDIO EXCEL 3D PCI SOUND CARD"? 

What monitor will you be using with this?

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  # 234589 13-Jul-2009 10:25
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Why would you be getting a pci sound card? you do realise the motherboard has a decent HD realtek sound card that does 7.1??
Wouldnt go with a seagate drive, would recommend you go down the Western Digital route.. But that my opinion (computer tech with a lot of years behind me in the job.. no end of troubles with bad seagates!)
Everything else looks okay.. You havnt said what operating system you will be running?
If you get vista home premium from a OEM dealer when you buy the parts you should get a free upgrade coupon to Windows 7 home premium (we are offering this at present)



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  # 234602 13-Jul-2009 10:38
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Ok thanks for the replies. The reason that I put a sound card in there is because I had no idea if the motherboard came with a good one. Seeing as it apparently does, I'll axe it out, so thanks for the help there =]

The operating system I'm planning on running is most likely Vista Home Premium 64bit. If you could reccommend where to buy that for a decent price, that would be awesome.

Once again, thanks for all the help =]

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  # 234610 13-Jul-2009 10:52
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Looks good, I've got a similar spec'd one, same ram, same mobo, core2duo as well, and it goes very well, if you're feeling bold (and get a better cpu heatsink) it will also overclock nicely.

But i concur with the HDD, sound and external dvd drive comments.

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  # 234617 13-Jul-2009 11:10
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I'm a fan of computer lounge ask them for a quote for the parts, there is usually a decent discount when buying a bunch of parts together vs the individual price for each part.

They have a useful PC Build Help forum also.




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  # 234703 13-Jul-2009 13:57
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Any thought to a monitor? Blu-ray drive?

Ditto with HDD, sound card, and USB DVD drive.



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  # 234778 13-Jul-2009 15:55
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Well thanks everyone I'll change the parts that everyone seems to agree are wrong. This is a replacement for our current computer so we already have a monitor and so on, though I may try to convince dad to get 2 so that we can run both computers. We don't need Blue-Ray because we have no Blue Ray dvd's, and anyway my laptop does that =P.

Once again, thank you VERY much to all posters, your help has been awesome and greatly appreciated =]

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  # 234970 13-Jul-2009 22:37
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All good stuff there. CPU is very good, a lot of people get them to 4Ghz with decent air cooling. And the RAM will be good for getting to that overclock as well.

Only thing I'd check is that the RAM is listed on the motherboards compatability list. Its good RAM, so it should be fine, but pays to check! You should be able to find that info on Gigabytes website :)

One thing I'd consider is going for a larger power supply, maybe 750w. Gives you room to add more stuff in there, like a second video card in the future, as well as additional hard drives etc.

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  # 234991 14-Jul-2009 00:47
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Only thing I'd check is that the RAM is listed on the motherboards compatability list. Its good RAM, so it should be fine, but pays to check! You should be able to find that info on Gigabytes website :)


Can confirm RAM works with mobo, all the way up to 500mhz FSB.... :D

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  # 235202 14-Jul-2009 15:50
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500mhz?! You crazy mofo :P

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