My newbie HTPC / Gaming PC Build Thread

Does anyone have any good advice on suppliers? I've been looking at the following websites and between them I think I can get most of my components at the cheapest going rates.

ebuyer.co.uk
scan.co.uk
computerwebstore.co.uk
microdirect.co.uk
coolpc.com

Any horror stories from any of them? Or any others that I should be looking at?

Cheers for all the advice!

I have bought from Scan, Ebuyer, Overclockers and have had good dealings with all of them - I do mostly buy from Scan and Ebuyer though of the three I listed, with some odd bits bought from QuietPC like fans and heatsinks.

Also look at aria.co.uk and Novatech.
 

dr_jae

Standard Member
Hi guys,

After listening to everyone's advice and checking out some reviews online here's my final spec. Changes from the original spec in post 1 are in bold:-

Case - Silverstone LC17
Mobo - Asus P6T Deluxe V2
Processor - Intel Core i7 920 2.66
Proc Colling - Scythe Mini Ninja
Graphics - ATI 5870
Memory - 6GB OCZ Gold DDR3 2000 mhz
PSU - Corsair HX 750w
Storage (OS Drive) - OCZ 60GB Solid State
Storage (Data) - 3 x Samsung EcoGreen F2 1.5 TB
Optical Drive - LG BH08LS20 Blu-Ray writer
OS - Windows 7 Ultimate
Sound - Auzentech HD Theatre
TV Card - Hauppauge HVR-4000
Fans - Various as recommended by Razor

I'm going to start ordering tonight, so will post details of where I buy and how much I spend!
 
Excellent, make sure you write everything up and post some pics. :smashin:
 

Razor

Member
That looks a good spec dr_jae. :smashin:

Dont forget to add some MX-3 or Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste to that list for the cpu cooler. :)
 

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