Building a new PC v.eleventy

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  1. MeanFiddler

    MeanFiddler The C.I.A. is Trying to Kill Me

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    Hi guys, looking to build a new PC to replace my Athlon 2600+.

    Don't know how your advice will work out since prices are drastically different between the US and the UK, but if you could advise me if there's anything better I coul d get for similar money that'd be wicked.

    So far, and it's been a while since I've built a PC (used Macs for two years) this is what I've got:

    1x Gigabyte GA M61P-S3, NF6100, S AM2, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 533/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX

    1x AMD AM2 Athlon 64 6000+ Dual Core 3.0GHz, 2x 1MB Cache, Retail

    1x Zalman CNPS9500-AM2 AMD Aero Flower Cooler, AM2/939/754

    3x 120mm Xclio 16 Blade Quiet Cooling Fan - Clear Frame - Clear Blades - 4 x Red LED's 2400rpm Ball

    1x 2GB (2x1GB) CorsairTwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-12

    1x 500 Gb Western Digital WD5000AAKS Caviar SE16, SATA300, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.9 ms

    1x Asus DRW-1814BLT, DVD±R x18, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, DVD-RAM x14, Lightscribe, SATA, Black, OEM

    1x 520W Corsair HX Series Modular PSU, ATX, EPS12V, whisper quiet, 5 year warranty

    1x 320MB XFX 8800GTS XT, PCI-E (x16), Mem 1700MHz, GPU 560MHz, 96 Streams, 2x Dual Link DVI/HDTV

    Total is £596, or $1204.

    Already have a Chieftec Dragon copy case.

    Cheers.
     
  2. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    This seems to be a question that comes up reguarly and which never has a valid answer:

    WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU WASTE YOUR MONEY ON AMD RIGHT NOW?
     
  3. MeanFiddler

    MeanFiddler The C.I.A. is Trying to Kill Me

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    That's why I'm completely open to suggestions. I picked AMD because I've always used them in the past, and as I said, I've had a big break from using PCs.

    If you'd be so kind, could you recommend me a suitable motherboard and Intel processor?
     
  4. DAN513

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    switch the board to one using the Intel P35 chipset. Intel, Asus or Giga-Byte all make great boards.
    Switch to the Intel Core 2 Duo E6420. It shows up as being $7 more than the AMD 6000+ and will blow the 6000+ out of the water for performance.
    Also, stick to the stock cooler unless you're planning on overclocking. If you want to overclock, look for either one of the Asus or Giga-Byte boards as the Intel one won't let you overclock. If you do get a better than stock heatsink, it's easy enough to hit 3.0GHz from 2.13.
     
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    The P35s don't have onboard video. The G33 does.
     
  6. MeanFiddler

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    I've had good luck with gigabyte boards previously and wouldn't hesitate to use one again. Go for it.
     
  8. Doomsday

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    Asus Blitz is already available in the UK. I want that board. :wtc:
     

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