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How the spec on this build?

ssjaronx4

Active Member
Hi guys,

Im' desprately in need of a pc since my laptops dieing a bit more every day.

Ive been trying to spec a pc for around £750 and this is the best ive been able to come up with so far. I'm going to be using it for VMWare, HD movies and gaming.

Intel Q6600 - £156.26

Akasa AK-961 Cooler - £18.79

2xSamsung Spinpoint HD501LJ - £119.82

XpertVision GeForce 8800 GT 512MB - £142.06

Asus P5KC, iP35 Motherboard - £76.42

4GB (2x2GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 or OCZ 4GB Kit (2x2048) Reaper HPC Edition DDR2 PC2 6400 - £70

Antec P182 - £78.73

600/700 power supply £45-55

Pioneer DVR-212BK - £18.67

Couple of quid for cables.

I'll raid 0 the hard drives and overclock the processor and ram. I think ill need to upgrade to 6/8gb in a few months once my lab gets going and I'll probably upgrade to a 9 series when the come out in March\April. I'm going to get a 22" samsung monitor for £178 and will be running my 40" 720p Sammy as a secondary for films, tv, fps etc.

So what do you guys think? What sort of overclock do you think I'll get on the processor given the spec? Which ram do you think would be better. Do you think it'll handle the resolutions I'll be using for games like UT3 and Crysis?

Any modifications and suggestions welcome. Expecially if you can find components cheap. every little helps.
 

sir_tiger

Standard Member
Hi guys,

Im' desprately in need of a pc since my laptops dieing a bit more every day.

Ive been trying to spec a pc for around £750 and this is the best ive been able to come up with so far. I'm going to be using it for VMWare, HD movies and gaming.

Intel Q6600 - £156.26

Akasa AK-961 Cooler - £18.79

2xSamsung Spinpoint HD501LJ - £119.82

XpertVision GeForce 8800 GT 512MB - £142.06

Asus P5KC, iP35 Motherboard - £76.42

4GB (2x2GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 or OCZ 4GB Kit (2x2048) Reaper HPC Edition DDR2 PC2 6400 - £70

Antec P182 - £78.73

600/700 power supply £45-55

Pioneer DVR-212BK - £18.67

Couple of quid for cables.

I'll raid 0 the hard drives and overclock the processor and ram. I think ill need to upgrade to 6/8gb in a few months once my lab gets going and I'll probably upgrade to a 9 series when the come out in March\April. I'm going to get a 22" samsung monitor for £178 and will be running my 40" 720p Sammy as a secondary for films, tv, fps etc.

So what do you guys think? What sort of overclock do you think I'll get on the processor given the spec? Which ram do you think would be better. Do you think it'll handle the resolutions I'll be using for games like UT3 and Crysis?

Any modifications and suggestions welcome. Especially if you can find components cheap. every little helps.


Nice setup, :smashin:, But I would change smth for a better performance.

- First of all mobo: I would suggest GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX, or ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX instead of P5KC
-Don't buy, that cooler, buy this in my opinion: ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler for low range OC, if you wanna make a high range OC I would suggest Water cooling(is much better, but more expensive)

- As a graphic I would suggest 8800 GTS 320 Mb for approx. the same price.
- Ram 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair XMS2 dominator, DDR2 PC2-6400 is good but, 4G are more than enough, and I don't know if more will be known form your OS.

- As a PSU I would suggest CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX for that performance, It's a bit expensive bit it worths the extra money!

THE OTHER STUFF IS OK!

You can tell me what do you think
Best Regards
sir_tiger
 

Uridium

Distinguished Member
Nice setup, :smashin:, But I would change smth for a better performance.

- First of all mobo: I would suggest GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX, or ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX instead of P5KC
-Don't buy, that cooler, buy this in my opinion: ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler for low range OC, if you wanna make a high range OC I would suggest Water cooling(is much better, but more expensive)

- As a graphic I would suggest 8800 GTS 320 Mb for approx. the same price.
- Ram 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair XMS2 dominator, DDR2 PC2-6400 is good but, 4G are more than enough, and I don't know if more will be known form your OS.

- As a PSU I would suggest CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX for that performance, It's a bit expensive bit it worths the extra money!

THE OTHER STUFF IS OK!

You can tell me what do you think
Best Regards
sir_tiger

The Gigabyte DS3R has both DDR2 and DDR3 support for less than tenner more than the DS3L
 

sir_tiger

Standard Member
The Gigabyte DS3R has both DDR2 and DDR3 support for less than tenner more than the DS3L

@ uridium: I agree, but DS3L is cheaper and that was my intention! For more performance we can make to many choices

@ FutureTech! Also you're right, but I'm a bit skeptic for the new 65 nm 8800 GT 512 MB video card, because a friend of mine bought one 2 weeks ago, and if compared with mine (I have an 8800gts) it's more noisy and not faster. I don't know why! Maybe is a problem only with that card.... (P.s we both have the same pc specs)

Best regards
Sir_Tiger
 
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Deleted member 209349

Guest
there must be something wrong with the card. the 8800gt 512mb beats the 8800gts 640mb in most benchmarks and runs rings round the 8800gts 320mb
 

sir_tiger

Standard Member
You're right! 8800 gt (65 Nm) beats 8800 GTS (90 nm).
The 8800 Gt is better in many parameters:
4 example is shorter and thinner than the old 8800 gts or gtx, have a higher core clock speed and according tests, beats the 8800gts 640mb in most benchmarks. nVidia said that will interrupt the production of the old series 8800, but, I can't understand how it is possible that the new 8800 GT have approx. the same price, because as you know every new product with a new technology in the beginning is more expensive than the previous product!

Anyway i'm doing "The Devil's Advocate", because as I said, I agree with you about the new 8800 GT.

Best regards
Sir_Tiger

there must be something wrong with the card. The 8800gt 512mb beats the 8800gts 640mb in most benchmarks and runs rings round the 8800gts 320mb
 

ssjaronx4

Active Member
Thanks for the replys guys. Ok I've come up with some new builds.

All Builds are made with the following components

Q6600
4gb DD2 6400 xms2 Corsair
P182
Pioneer DVD writer
Tuniq Tower 120 LFB
XpertVision 8800gt
=========================================
Spec 1


Q6600
4gb DD2 6400 xms2 Corsair
P182
Pioneer DVD writer
Tuniq Tower 120 LFB
XpertVision 8800gt
--------------------
P5KC MB
750 F1 HD
600w ocz PSU

£734.48

=========================================
Spec 2


Q6600
4gb DD2 6400 xms2 Corsair
P182
Pioneer DVD writer
Tuniq Tower 120 LFB
XpertVision 8800gt
-----------------------
P5KC
500 702.11
620W HX Corsair

£725.67

=========================================
Spec 3


Q6600
4gb DD2 6400 xms2 Corsair
P182
Pioneer DVD writer
Tuniq Tower 120 LFB
XpertVision 8800gt
--------------------
P5KE
750 F1
600 OCZ

£765.04

=========================================
Spec 4


Q6600
4gb DD2 6400 xms2 Corsair
P182
Pioneer DVD writer
Tuniq Tower 120 LFB
XpertVision 8800gt
----------------------
PK5e
500 7200.11
600 ocz

£729
=========================================
Spec 5


Q6600
4gb DD2 6400 xms2 Corsair
P182
Pioneer DVD writer
Tuniq Tower 120 LFB
XpertVision 8800gt
-------------------
pk5e
500 7200.11
620 Cors

£741.71
=========================================
Spec 6


Q6600
4gb DD2 6400 xms2 Corsair
P182
Pioneer DVD writer
Tuniq Tower 120 LFB
XpertVision 8800gt
-------------------------
pk5e
500 sam
620 cors

£738.12

So which do you think is better? Would I notice the difference between the Samsung 500gb and the 7200.11?
 

sir_tiger

Standard Member
Depending on your budget and if you wanna go for a "kickass" rig, in my opinon go with a mobo based X38, Cpu Q6600, Ram 1066 mhz, Nvidia 8800 ultra, 1 x 150 G Raptor 10000 rpm and 1x 500 gb WD, PC&C 750w Psu, and of course water cooling.
 

booyaka

Moderator
simple answer is any of the specs are perfectly fine.

I would go with the Corsair HX520/620W and a 500gb hard drive to start with. Any seagate or western digital.

Also no need for sata cables etc - get them with the motherboard.
 

ssjaronx4

Active Member
Thanks for the replies. I think I might swap the Samsung HD for the WD as from what I've read they
are cooler and quieter. I'll stick with the 620w corsair as what I've read they are very good. Not sure
what to do about the motherboard though as they are both good but I'm tempted to go with the DS3R
to save the extra bit of money which could be spent elsewhere.

So the new spec I've come up with looks like this:

Q6600
P5K-E/Wifi
4gb (2x2) Corsair xms2 6400
Xpertvision 8800GT
WD 500gb WD5000AAKS
P182
Tuniq Tower
Corsair HX 620

733.58

Or 715.63 with a DS3R.

One question though, how would putting 2x1gb modules alongside the 2x2gb affect performance?
If I got both pairs as corsair xms2 would I be able to get the timings the same and maintain the
performance of the system?
 

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