Building A PC

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  1. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Ok, im hopefully, at some time in the new year going to build my own computer.

    Ive worked out the cost of all the stuff, and it comes to about £220 ($370)

    I can get all the stuff from amazon.com which is good but im just wondering about hardware compatablity and making sure everything will work with each other and just need a bit of help making sure it will.

    Thanks.

    Case - Price: £18.99
    EZcool N880 Black Case 450 Watt Psu 20-24 pin ATX ​

    * Fits all standard size mainboards for ATX/ Micro ATX and AT format
    * Stealthed DVD 5.25 cover
    * 450w low noise ATX PIV ready PSU
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    Motherboard - Price: £52.95
    Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 - Motherboard - ATX - nForce 570 SLI - Socket AM2 - UDMA133, Serial ATA-300 (RAID) - Gigabit Ethernet - FireWire - High Definition Audio (8-channel)​

    * Product Description: Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 - motherboard - ATX - nForce 570 SLI
    * Product Type: Motherboard
    * Form Factor: ATX
    * Dimensions (WxDxH): 30.5 cm x 23.4 cm
    * Chipset Type: NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI
    * Multi-Core Support: Dual-Core
    * Max Bus Speed: 1000 MHz
    * Processor: 0 ( 1 ) - Socket AM2
    * Compatibility: AMD LIVE! Ready
    * Compatible Processors: Athlon 64, Sempron, Athlon 64 FX, Athlon 64 X2
    * 64-bit Processors Compatibility: Built-in
    * RAM: 0 MB (installed) / 16 GB (max)
    * Supported RAM Technology: DDR2 SDRAM
    * Storage Controller: ATA-133, Serial ATA-300 (RAID)
    * USB Ports Configuration: 10 x USB
    * Storage Ports Configuration: 1 x ATA, 6 x SATA
    * FireWire Ports Configuration: 3 x FireWire
    * Audio Output: Sound card - 7.1 channel surround
    * Networking: Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
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    Processor - Price: £68.49
    AMD Athlon X2 6000+ Dual-Core Processor - 3.00 GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, Socket AM2, 125W, 90 nm, 3 Year Warranty, Retail Boxed​

    * Processor Type: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
    * Multi-Core Technology: Dual-Core
    * 64-bit Computing: Yes
    * Compatible Processor Socket: Socket AM2
    * Processor Qty: 1
    * Clock Speed: 3 GHz
    * Manufacturing Process: 90 nm
    * Cache Memory: L2 2 MB ( 2 x 1 MB )
    * Features: HyperTransport technology, AMD64 technology, integrated memory controller, Enhanced Virus Protection
    * Compatible Slots: 1 x processor - Socket AM2
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    Hard Drive - Price: £35.75
    Hitachi 500GB Desktop Internal 3.5" Hard Drive 7200rpm 16MB cache SATA-300
    Technical Details

    * Type: 3.5" Desktop Computer Hard drive - internal
    * 7200rpm
    * 16MB Cache
    * SATA 300 interface
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    Graphics Card - Price: £44.95
    Sapphire 11091-08-20R Radeon X1650 PRO AGP 512MB Graphics Card​

    * ATI RADEON™ X1650 Core [500MHz]
    * 512 / 256 MB DDR2 [800MHz]
    * AGP Support
    * Support for Microsoft®Windows Vista™

    I know its kinda complicated and badly laid out but could anyone tell me if that will all work together. Thanks alot in advance

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    AND WHAT MHZ OF RAM WILL I NEED?
  2. simonrichards150

    simonrichards150 New Member

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    Your graphics card is AGP, and your motherboard requires PCI-E, so you will need a PCI-E graphics card. AGP is outdated.

    Otherwise it looks fine.
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    damn... i liked that graphics card

    thanks for that simon

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    ps. how did you know it needed PCI-E from looking at those specs?

    and would this be an ok replacement?

    Sapphire 11093-19-21R Radeon X1550 512MB PCI-E Graphics Card

    Radeon X1550
    DAC Speed:2 x 400MHz
    Memory (Maximum):512MB 800MHz DDR2
    Memory Width:128bit
    Video Card Bus Type: PCI Express x16
    VGA Port: 1 x VGA 15-pin D-Sub Port
    DVI Port:1 x DVI-D
    TV Out:1 x TV-Out
  4. Monkey Jam

    Monkey Jam New Member

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    you are spending 19 POUNDS ON A CASE AND PSU?!?! (sorry for caps) but tbh, they are the most important parts cos=crappy case=crappy cooling=hot components=LOTS OF FUN BSODS!!! YAY! also a cheap PSu will not last as long, not give a steady amount of power, also making the system unstable, with the price range you are in (about 250?), I'd go with more like Antec 300 case (35 pounds, scan.co.uk) and 50 on PSU (arctic earthwatts EA 650? tekheads.co.uk), it may sound alot, but you can benefit loads by the ability to overclock alot more! Also the 570 SLI is oooold and unstable, where are you getting prices from? Also mobo and CPU are well out of date, (wait, ill just check everything)
    ok here we go: Intel Pentium Dual-Core, E5200
    Mobo gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L tekheads.co.uk
    that thing will run faster than urs at stock! but will OC like a monster (hopefully!) you could easily get the CPU to 3.7Ghz ish.
    remember you also need RAM and an optical disk drive!
    Um for the graphics card, hows about NVidia 9600 GSO?? bit more expensive, but well worth it, you'll be able to play crysis!

    PS- Random captilization FTW!!! (buildng A PC), its unfair on the words in the middle! hope I'm not the only person who gets that in-joke!
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    simonrichards150 New Member

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    Looks alright to me, and you your motherboard will support up to 800Mhz DDR2 RAM, so you could get 533Mhz, 667Mhz, or 800Mhz, but as 800Mhz is normal these days I would go for that.

    Also Monkey Jam has a point, spend a little more on the PSU and it will make a massive difference

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  6. www719

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    Geforce graphic card is best for game
  7. mattym

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    I reccomend you spend some time on new egg or tiger direct looking into parts. New Egg has lots of informative and educational resources. Right now you were about to make the novice mistake that all of us have made at one point. You went for the cheap simple parts. Spend soem time and learn what all the specs mean and what you need in order to make them compatible. Spend some time learning this so you dont waist your money. If you hit any other snags post it up and ill be glad to talk you through it.
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    simonrichards150 New Member

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    If you like I will spec you a PC with a UK online shop if you give me your max budget

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    Get an i7 quad.
  10. Monkey Jam

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    I've already done that mainly lol! all he needs is RAM and an ODD!

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