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Ashbash123

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Hiya im new to the forums although most people seem extremely helpful im sure ill post more often, i know a tiny bit about Computers although im not confident enough to go buy a load of components without consulting someone who knows more about it, so here goes.

I have a max budget of about 800 pounds for a tower, all i need to know is that if the components listed below will work with each other, also if there is anything in there which needs upgrading or downgrading in your opinion could you please say so as you may save me a few pounds.

Another thing i would prefer is a ATi Gfx card using crossfire tech in it, is it possible to use with this mobo?

Case 74.55 - http://www.microdire...-VA3000BWA.aspx
PSU 58.97 - http://www.microdire...600W-Power.aspx
MotherBoard 79.25 - http://www.microdire...A775-Core2.aspx
CPU 171.54 - http://www.microdire...95W-Energy.aspx
Ram 112.80 - http://www.microdire...R2-EPP-SLI.aspx
Gfx 85.54 - http://www.microdire...TV-Out-Oem.aspx
Sound 28.08 - http://www.microdire...-Audio-OEM.aspx
Hard drive 31.71 - http://www.microdire...00-7200rpm.aspx
Coolers 39.30 - http://www.microdire...Super-Aero.aspx
OS XP Home 52.86 - http://www.microdire...WINDOWSKEY.aspx


Total = £734.60


Thanks for your time! :wave:

P.s: Main reason im buying this pc is to play newest games out such as call of duty 4. Also if you think you can make a better pc for the money than what ive listed then please give me a list and ill love you long time :)

Edited by Ashbash123, 25 September 2007 - 12:50 PM.

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800 pounds ~ $1,600USD This convention is mainly for me. :)
I would highly recommend a DirectX 10 video card instead of the Radeon X1950 PRO DirectX 9. All of the cool new games that are coming out are DirectX 10. If you must have an ATI card then I would get a Radeon HD X2900 XT but you could go with the Nvidia 8800GTS for less money and more performance.

The "Coolers" will benefit you if you overclock. If you do not overclock then I would stick with the stock cooling.

OS XP Home 52.86 - http://www.microdire...WINDOWSKEY.aspx

I would go with Vista Home Premium. It is more secure, has a lot of awesome features, and is necessary for DirectX 10 gaming.

Edited by jackflash1991, 25 September 2007 - 06:58 PM.

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Thanks buddy, other than that everything will work ok? And also if you could provide a link to a good stock fan it would be much appreicated. I just realised i needed a better gfx card and vista to run DirectX10. Thanks.
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The stock fan comes with the CPU unless the CPU is labeled OEM. Everything looks good. The sound card is unnecessary because the onboard sound on your mobo is fairly good. Also crossfire is the ATI version of SLI. Like it's Nvidia counterpart it is almost nothing more than a marketing gimic.
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Thanks your your reply, much appreciated.
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Alway happy to help :).
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Thanks buddy, other than that everything will work ok? And also if you could provide a link to a good stock fan it would be much appreicated. I just realised i needed a better gfx card and vista to run DirectX10. Thanks.

Unless you willing to spend alot more money on the video card, I recommend you stay with the card you have originally chosen, I also recommend you take a copy of vista as it will be beneficial in the future should you decide to upgrade to DX10. If you can find the HD2900Pro, it's the lower I can recommend for a DX10 GPU.
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